HogTownHarry (5977) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - AUG 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
August 20, 2013 - handpull cask at Earl of Essex. Bubbly and hazy orange-amber with a solid and lasting straw/beige clearly head. Aroma of blood orange and pungent grassiness, some alcohol; taste is very bitter indeed (unlike most "bitters") - pungently floral with a grapefruit residue, quite fruity. Thick, chewy, still, long-finishing - my luck with this brewery is very good; looking forward to them at Cask Days 2013!
Osprey87 (1097) - London via, WALES - AUG 15, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
GBBF. Cloudy yellow/brown with decent white head. Slight pineapple in the smell. Mid to light body. Not a lot going on in the flavour really - soft bitterness, water, some astringency. Stupidly drinkable, but a bit ordinary.
kwik-lime (1122) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dry hop, hints of pine and earth with a streak of citrus. Nice balance, very drinkable - excellent bitter.
Niall73 (917) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at GBBF 2013. Lovely hoppy, fruity aroma. Very flavoursome big hops, pleasantly bitter. Nice.
caesar (4623) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - AUG 14, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cask @ gbbf, large sample. Hazy yellow to golden color, short head. Aroma is very hoppy, tropical fruit, citrus, peach, lychee. Lovely bitterness, refreshing. Just some grainy malt notes. Lovely beer.
Beese (940) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at Exmouth Arms, London on 17 July 2013.
Poured a light golden colour with a little hazy and a small, dense white head. Floral, grassy aroma with hints of citrus. Bitter tart fruit flavours with pine notes and some light caramel to balance. Dry finish.
ClubGonzo (3449) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 31, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Matkroken Natland, Bergen. Pours a slightly hazy dark-hued orange-golden body with a small white head. Nose is lovely mild citrusy hops; peaches and rosewater are in the mix with mango and the citric notes. Some faint traces of caramel and bread in the back. Taste is fresh mango, citric peel, grass, grapes, peaches and hints of bread in the back. Light to medium body, soft to medium carbonation. A fantastic thirst-quenching session ale from Moor!
Lowenbrau (1645) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - JUN 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 9, 2014 On tap @Lion Beer Festival, León, Spain.
Intense herbal, hoppy aromas. Pours some golden to amber in colour. Light body, average carbonation, some crispy texture. Taste is mild bitter. Unbalanced. Enjoyable but lacks some more body.
Original rating: 3.1
Update: 66cl bottle @Cimmeria, Oviedo, Sept 2013. Quite hoppy, some more body.
Update: On tap @Cimmeria, Oviedo, Feb 2014. Quite robust body for it´s alcohol content, quite hoppy, more or less balanced. Pretty enjoyable
pictoman (327) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 25, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Poured from 660mL bottle. Clear golden yellow with very full white head. Grapefruit and hops aroma with some grass and mild skunk. Very oily texture and extremely dry finish. Extremely mild taste, quite watery.
daje (1799) - NORWAY - JUN 10, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Grünerlřkka Brygghus Mathallen, march 8th 2013. Light orange body, big lively white head. Aroma is citrus hoppy with grass and pine, fresh hoppy taste of lemon and peach, grass, caramel. Short bitter aftertaste.