WheatKing (1141) - Oak Bay, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 26, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pretty sure this is the best bitter I’ve had yet, tasted like it had a huge sticky mash but somehow clocks in below 4%. Unfortunately this is priced as a "premium beer" here on Vancouver Island but if it were priced the same as local it would be my go-to beer, I can’t believe how incredibly balanced this is. Absolutely no diacetyl.
Bragesnak (5328) - Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 22, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
YNWA, Kolding, DK.
Amber with white head. Aroma of malt and fruit. Flavour with spices and moore malt
McNeillR (871) - SCOTLAND - OCT 6, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Densely hoppy alpine hop nsoe and a milky yellow body, almost Weiss-esque before settling. Minimal zest on the uptake of initial taste before a slalom of hops on the palate with a cuttingly dry ending that doesn’t quite match the effort which preceeded it.
A bold bottle conditioned effort for the ABV on show, but with a finish more akin to pasty American lagers than a celebratory English effort. Again, would happily re-rate on cask.
Bottle, Great Grog, Edinburgh
zacgillbanks (1757) - 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 (607) - - 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 (6269) - 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 (1822) - 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 (4269) - 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 (222) - - 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 (5894) - 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.)