theread (51) - Wagga Wagga, - JUN 12, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I like this beer a lot, but it is better out of a tap than in the clear bottle. Beer in clear bottles can be a worry to me as it conjures up images of ice beers and cold filtered or light beers.
The creamy head and malty sweetness from the tap beer is great. I could drink this all day easily.
KoRoBeNiKi (57) - Fair Lawn, New Jersey, USA - MAY 19, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Amber color, small head. Little bit of fruit and spice. Good amount of malt helps here. Preferred Fuller’s as it felt more balanced while being more flavored.
Stuu666 (5869) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 15, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at home. Pours clear amber, nose is floral, toffee, grassy, taste is similar, dry, sweet.
Jankes (86) - Krakow, POLAND - MAY 14, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Ładna bursztynowo-pomarańczowa barwa, gęsta i wysoka piana bez lacingu. W aromacie przyjemna kompozycja słodowo-owocowo-chmielowa. W smaku też występują te 3 składniki, przeszkadza jednak nieco metaliczno-kwaćna nuta. Goryczka średnia ale wyraźna, bardzo dobrze dopełnia piwo. Odczucie w ustach średnie. Piwo bardzo solidne, choć bez fajerwerków.
Umoyk (50) - , - MAY 13, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Fruity, caramel and a little roasty. There’s a slight, but very off-puting, butyric-like (vomit) aroma. Thankfully I don’t perceive it once it’s in my mouth. Feels a bit thin. Earthy hops give it a dry end. Not very good but drinkable.
huineman (273) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 10, 2015
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Pours copper amber. White head.
Smells of iron, orange rind.
Fresh, bitter, short-lingering.
Piw (309) - Rüsselsheim, GERMANY - MAY 9, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml Flasche. Klar und bernsteinfarben. Kleine Schaumkrone. Süsser, voller Antrunk. Gefolgt von einem trockenen, leicht bitteren Abgang.
nihtila (1468) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 3, 2015
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Co-operative. Pours clear red-copper. Nose is red fruits, caramel malts, sweet toffee, wood. Taste is bitterish malts, caramel, nuts. Not very pleasant flavour.
Don2711 (215) - - APR 27, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 13, 2015 Had a couple of bottles and was very impressed. Will try again when I can get a chance to really sample as I was in company first tastings. Caramel flavours. Good strength and nice aroma.
Joakgust (1091) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 26, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Clear amber beer with a small white head. Aroma is malty with notes of caramel, bread, herbs, hay and toffee. Flavor is malty with notes of caramel, bread, toffee, herbs and oranges. Well balanced.
commonmac (604) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 25, 2015
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle from a sampler pack received as a gift back around Christmas. Delayed consumption based on anticipated low ceiling for beers from this brewery. Pours a copper color with an off white or almost tan head. Quickly dissipates. Aroma was non-existent in the bottle but gives off a slightly sour dark fruit smell upon pouring into a glass. Malty presence with a bitterness. Taste has elements of caramel and roasted, nutty qualities. Bitter notes come into play towards the end. Slight funk that I’m struggling to determine if it’s from a lack of freshness or intentionally put into play by the brewer. Overall, sweeter than I anticipated but it’s a very average to below average beer.