rosenbergh (8081) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 12, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
375 ml bottle. O'Hara's, Tampere, Finland.
Clear amber golden colour with a tiny off-white head.
Fruity hops, lots of fruity sweetness and mild bitterness in the aroma.
The flavour is resiny and fruity hops, a plethora of sweetness and mild bitterness. Drinkable but a bit too sweet for me. Blah...
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Dervock (539) - Emu plains, AUSTRALIA - JUN 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - pours hazy dark copper with a big off white head. Orange citrus, honey and some floral notes ( was a bit colder than should have been). Looks of citrus and bitterness with a lighter lingering finish. Mouthfeel was a bit thin on the finish.
DocJitsu (1158) - Florida, USA - JUN 8, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear copper-amber with a nice, long lasting eggshell colored head. Mild malty nose with not much of a hop presence. Nice balance of far flavor with the malt backbone. Refreshing lightly oily mouthfeel with ample carbonation scrub.
LesArgen (244) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 6, 2014
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
I’m not an ESB fan, so take that into account. The aroma is a pleasant mix of orange peel, caramel, bread, a little spice and plenty of hops too. The taste is hoppy and dry, but there’s an unpleasant metallic aftertaste and the length is quite short.
StevieT (894) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a 375ml bottle. Pours a cloudy orange caramel, tiny white head, fresh hop aroma with a hint of malt, mild bitter finish. Worth every cent.
magpieken (101) - - APR 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a light reddish brown with a nice head.
Goes down nicely with a solid hit of hops.
crazymorton (19) - AUSTRALIA - APR 25, 2014
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
resin, caramel, leaves, cloudy, amber, frothy, light sweetness, medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, bitter,
slightly less fruity than i like. although a nice beer before dinner.
Ellery (28) - AUSTRALIA - APR 11, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Another great beer from the New Zealand boys, lovely reddish colour, big floral nose and beautiful big bold hop flavours with a lingering bitter finish
ALLOVATE (2540) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAR 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
From the all-class, cork stoppered bottle, at just on cool and into a snifter. Hazy with a fiery sheen to its ruddy copper body. Head went up then went down to leave a mere frothy ring on the meniscus. Sticky, caramelised citrus nose with nuances of pine, stinging nettles, eucalypt, camphor, bready yeast and rose petals. Considering the sweetness of the aroma I expected this to be a sugary, estery bomb but it is relatively dry on the palate. Firm, chewy mouthfeel with moderate spritz. Weedy, bitter, hop flower finish with a hint of pinewood and camphor. Blood orange and lime peel mid-palate with a touch of lemon grass makes it quite tight and tangy. A little roasted peanut and hazelnut husks builds as it warms further. Solid, bready and toasted malt backbone levels it out well. This is an interesting beer. Not refined, it is quite rough, rugged and raw but it works. Well balanced, refreshing and full of character. Very nice stuff!! (37,5cL, BB 05/11/15, Dan Murphy’s Currambine)
BeerdedDave (728) - - MAR 16, 2014
3.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
deep amber color; not much of an aroma; a well balanced beer; light caramel malt and bitter hops; slightly fruity