PriorL (1989) - 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!
Abrakarl (342) - SWEDEN - NOV 7, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nice aroma of some spices and fudge. Similar taste with some bitterness added. Low carbonation which is fitting.
Wim (2884) - Weelde, BELGIUM - AUG 10, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
on holiday in cape town ath mitchells ale hous on tap tasters light brown dark amber coloured body with an off white head and a spicy malt hops aroma a spicy malt sweet fruity bitter hop flavor with a bitter finish
Beezzting (21) - SOUTH AFRICA - AUG 6, 2014
2.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sweet malty aroma. Caramel and slight cinnamon taste. No head retention with minimal lacing.
Wanja (673) - 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 (523) - 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 (240) - 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 (702) - 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 (1898) - 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 (8032) - 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!