PriorL (1642) - Gent, - MAY 11, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 3, 2013 Plastic bottle at home. Shared with Mathieu87.
Appearance: lightly clouded blonde/amber beer, unstable white head.
Nose: strawberry ’coulis’, caramel, some hops, malts, little spices maybe.
Taste: sugar, almost like drinking pure brown sugar, lots of malts.
It could be deteriorated by the travel from South Africa!
Wanja (603) - GERMANY - APR 11, 2014
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap ( 0.5 l ) at the brewpub in Cape Town, South Africa... Nice clody dark red and golden color, average head... Very fruity aroma of berries... Mild and fruity refreshing flavor, tastes quite mild and easy going... Fruity ending...
capetownbrew (18) - SOUTH AFRICA - MAR 21, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
660ml bottle! Nice fruity aroma and lovely deep colour. All round nice example of the Ale.
aleksander9 (366) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 2, 2014
0.6 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Deep copper color with weird big off-white bubbles. Aroma is battery acid, spice and roasted malt. Very tart and acidic oily mouth feel with high carbonation. Extremely tart, sour and dry finish. Overall: poured down the drain. Horrible. Second infected beer from this brewery. Disappointing
theSlipperyPen (236) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very attractive dark copper ale with a chalk white head. Aroma is of chestnuts and autumnal leaves, with sweet malts and slight ginger and watermelon jam thing going on. Soft malts and warm spices in the mouth. The hops come through with a bitter end that prevents things from getting cloying. Quite surprised by this one - perhaps the move to glass bottles has signaled a sea change for the 90 Shilling. It’s pretty delicious. Creamy mouth feel and a return to the lingering malt spice and orange peel. Enjoyable easy-drinker.
AtronSeige (513) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - JAN 8, 2014
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
Aroma: Hoppy, sweet, spicy, biscuit,
Appearance: Slightly hazy copper body. Small, off-white head.
Flavour: Medium-high bitterness, medium-sweetness, spicy, bready, dry finish, hop flavours
Palate: Creamy carbonation, medium-full body,
Overall: A drinkable beer, but the hops and the style does not match.
660 ml bottle, poured.
9C. Scottish Export 80/-
JonMoore (1840) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 17, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at Mitchell’sTavern, Cape Town. Clear amber colour with thick white head. Malty flavour with some hops, medium to thick bodied.
JorisPPattyn (7796) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAY 12, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Slightly ’aged’ sample Small off-white head, fast reduced to rim; fully muddy orange-ochre beer. Sourish nose, lactic, Brett or Pedio-like. Fermented milk or kvass, even. Weird. Bitter, even quite spicy-bitter, with initially only a shade of the lactic sourness that the nose speaks of. Especially the finish has a sharp, short vegetable or spicy bitterness. Yet the sourness creeps in again after some time, both lactic and as in wild fruit, berries. Very end has some bananaester, if devoid of sweetness. Very spritzy, yeast-filled, slick. Definitely other ferments. Question is: willed or not? And I wonder why I ought to be circumspect with 5% ABV? Many thanks to Mathieu & Louis!
Oakes (12167) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 16, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 20, 2012 Cape Town rating: Amber-brown with a bubbly cask-like head. The aroma has slightly smoky caramel. The palate is caramel, with a touch of smoke/toast and with a balanced finished that has a touch of dryness.
Knysna rating: Golden amber. Thin head. Fresh grainy aroma, toasty and appetizing. Caramel, toast, fairly earthy, complex..is this that Edinburgh yeast? Moreish. Better in Knysna, fresher and more complex.
Beershine (5201) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - OCT 17, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Mitchell’s Waterfront. Dark copper. Thick dense creamy head. The aroma doesnt yield a hell of a lot more than spicy malt profile. Light carbonation. Cinnamon and toasty malt great balance and true to style. Best mitchells yet and is sessionable.