Firefly54 (212) - - 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 (5821) - 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 (9379) - 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 (5027) - 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 (8751) - 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.
Lubiere (9085) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 12, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A hazed amber bitter with a thin white head. In aroma, a nice herbal British hops, treacle, nice. In mouth, a nice grassy British hops, caramel, barley candy, not bad. Bottle shared with GRM, Ian, Boutip, Spinrsx and Pushkinwow, Sept 7 2012. Merci Sylvain.
Boutip (4307) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 10, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Poured a cloudy dirty beige color ale with a small foamy head with limited retention and almost no lacing. Aroma of dry hops with light bitterness notes. Taste is a mix between dry malt backbones with some dry bitter hops notes. Body is quite full with limited carbonation. Not bad and probably a hops profile that was faded due to age of bottle but still interesting nonetheless.
visionthing (2099) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 3, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled from 66cl bottle at Beer Enthusiast release party, Håndverkerstuene. Pours clear golden with a nice, white head. Hoppy aroma with citrus, pine, malt and fruits. Medium body and carbonation. Dry and nicely bitter finish with grapefruit. Lasting bitter and citrusy aftertaste. Very refreshing - hoppy and sessionable!
Arve_Christian (2479) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 3, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On bottle at Håndverkerstuene, Oslo.
Golden color, good foam.
Aromas of hops, some floral notes.
Light/medium body & medium complexity
jamestulloch (844) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 14, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma: Lemon, grass and shortbread.
Appearance: The yeast sediment leads to a murky, pale golden body with a medium, fluffy white head. Light carbonation. Good lacing.
Taste: Very refreshing lime, lemongrass and leafy flavours. Sharp, lingering bitter finish.
Palate: Medium body with a sticky mouthfeel. Lively carbonation for a bottle conditioned beer.
Overall: Light flavour - very clean and moreish. It reminds me a little of Fyne Ales’ Avalanche. To me, this is more of a golden ale than a bitter.