zacgillbanks (3085) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Coppers, Newcastle. A hazy dark golden beer with pine, toffee and slight tropical fruit flavours followed by a very bitter woody finish.
knickskicks (873) - - OCT 3, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at York Tap last week. Hazy gold, white head. Nose is grass, straw, and citrus fruits. Taste is the same, with some pineapple notes and a hoppy bitter finish.
Meilby (9431) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 2, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 660ml @ Christianssand Brygghus, Kristiansand
Pours cloudy golden with a white head. Aroma has notes of malt, citrus and floral hops. Taste is light to medium sweet and medium bitter with a long fruity finish. Body is light to medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.
pushkinwow (2226) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 24, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to Sylvain, best before October 2011. Cloudy amber not much head to speak off and mostly flat. Light, some malt, nice smooth and mellow bitterness, overall mild with a hint of sweetness at the end some moderate body. Probably a little past its prime but still worthwhile.
Beer4000 (5041) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 22, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
660 ml bottle @ Christianssand Brygghus. Hazy golden body with a big off-white head. Aroma has light malt, citric fruit and spices that reminds a bit about soap, but not in an unpleasant way. Flavor is quite sweet, light malt, fruity and moderate bitter. Medium body and aftertaste. Refreshing straight forward plain bitter.
Firefly54 (242) - - SEP 19, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma is mostly citrus and pine. Some malt comes through. Some pineapple. Mouthfeel is lively. Taste is quite dry, plenty of tropical fruit. Subtle caramel note. This is a lot better than the abv would have you believe. Good.
larsga (6676) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 16, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Medium offwhite head. Hazy deep golden body with fast carbonation. Kiwi and gooseberry aroma with mealy lemon zest notes. Dryish chalky grassy peas taste with white wine grape and earth notes. Mid-bodied. Sharpish, fizzy mouthfeel. Dry earthy lemon zest aftertaste with chalky resiny grassy notes. Nice, if a little sharp. (0.6l bottle, Akersberget, Oslo.)
gunnfryd (12273) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 15, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at Christianssand Brygghus. Golden -orange colour with a white head. Aroma is fruit, malt, floral. Flavour is fruit, malt, hop, grapefruit, floral. Medium body. Ordinary beer.
Geokkjer (6402) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 14, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @CB. Pours cloudy golden with a white head. Aroma of malt, some floral notes, citrus and wheat. Flavor is sweet and floral with some citrus and wheat. Medium body, soft carbonation.
Leighton (13789) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask at The Magpie, Nicholson’s, London. Pours clear, yellow-gold with a fluffy, white foam head. Great golden ale all around. Fantastic citrus character, light sweetness, robust bitterness, some grass, lots of grapefruit and citrus rind, plenty of dry straw. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Great condition. Crisp, clean finish, fresh grass and grapefruit, mild pale malts. Very, very good stuff.