hawthorne00 (2399) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - NOV 3, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler. Gold with a white head. Aroma of grapefruit, pepper, the meadow, light butterscotch. Light-bodied. Bittersweet with fairly austere light biscuit and plenty of bitterness. Some pine as well as grapefruit, grass and pepper. Refreshing but not all that welcoming.
WheatKing (1287) - Victoria, 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 (5346) - 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 (1135) - 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 (2249) - 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 (692) - - 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 (7385) - 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 (1990) - 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 (4434) - 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 (228) - - 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.