dantheman278 (1361) - - JAN 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home. Burnt amber colour, frothy white head fades leaving good lacing. Really lovely hop nose - somewhere in between a big pineappley US hop bomb and an English session ale - lots of sweet lime, a touch of apricot, some grapefruit even, light piney sprucey notes. Palate is lovely soft woody sweetness, and then a big hop hit - definite grapefruit, slightly peachy, just a tiny splash of soapiness. Long lingering bitter finish. Really quite bitter and juicy. I’m impressed! If this truly is the new wave of English hops, I’m VERY excited.
chrisv10 (13131) - DENMARK - MAY 24, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Clear amber with medium off-white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, hops, citrus and caramel. Flavour is malt, fruit, hops, citrus, caramel, medium sweet and a medium bitter.
Torrefacto (1030) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 15, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ámbar y espuma blanca. Aromas suaves, cítricos, pino y herbáceos. Cuero medio bajo con sabor de intensidad media cítrico y pino. Amargor final suave algo resinoso. Ligera y fresca.
Stuu666 (7313) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 19, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Pours golden amber, nose is floral, zesty fruit, taste is sweet, fruity and light toffee.
rarbring (1900) - Linköping, SWEDEN - APR 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Overall: Upfront fruity, then a clean bitterness. Well composed.
Note: On-tap at Monk’s Cafe. Reviewed 2013-04-23.
SaintMatty (6053) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAR 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught (Monks Cafe, Wallingatan, Stockholm) - Amber in colour. Grapefruit, lemon, tea and malt in the aroma. Refreshing and hoppy taste with notes of lemon, grapefruit and honey standing out.
gyllenbock (6201) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 23, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Monks Cafe, Wallingatan. (thanks SaintMatty)
Clear dark golden with a medium white head. Aroma of grass, fruit, citrus and some malt. About the same in the taste. On the dry side and medium bitter. Nothing sensational but drinkable.
wyzzywyz22 (2108) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Chester Beer & Wine. Murky amber pour with a dissipating yet lingering off white head. Pineapple, ganja like hop and sweet malt nose. Great fullish mouthfeel. Slightly sweet flavour with tropical fruit notes of melon and grapefruit, that gives way to a steadily building hop bitterness. Robust, satisfying and lengthy finish. The Jester looks like a win on this evidence.
a_cross (639) - Poole, Dorset, ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2013
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle; gold/amber, clear, frothy white head; good peachy aroma; peachy flavour too, alongside citrus peel, salt and pepper; very bitter; fizzy; much too aggressively bitter in my book, only partially saved by the hop flavour; didn’t enjoy it, which I’m sad to say as a bit of a Moor fan.
Svesse (7033) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - MAR 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Draught at Monk’s Café Wallingatan, Stockholm) Golden amber colour with lasting, off-white head. Fruity, hoppy nose with notes of citrus, passion-fruit, grapefruit and lychee. Fruity, hoppy taste with grainy malt, grapefruit, passion-fruit and a fairly dry finish with a solid citric bitterness. Medium body, quite dry. Very tasty with an impressive hop character. Very nice.
fonefan (39785) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 15, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask (handpump) @ Earl of Essex, 25 Danbury Street, Islington, Greater London, England N1 8LE.
Clear medium to dark orange colour with a average, frothy - creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted - caramel, fruity notes, light hoppy, orange - citrus. Initial flavor is moderate to light light heavy sweet and bitter, finish flavor is moderate to light light heavy sweet and moderate to heavy bitter with a long duration, peel bitter. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.