Hippoman (525) - Durham, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2015
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
341ml Bottle courtesy of Cuso.
Pours hazy, auburn/brown with almost no head and soft to moderate carbonation. It smells strongly like canned prunes which is not something I look for in a beer. The taste is predominantly malty, with plummy notes similar to, but more pleasant than, in the nose. There’s also a distinct oaky, boozy flavour and a reasonable bitterness to the finish, with a slight fizz on the palate. The bottle calls it a a classic British-style ale but that’s a stretch for sure.
williamherbert (1423) - Syracuse, New York, USA - DEC 8, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cloudy carrot orange, tons of carbonation. Lovely color.
Aroma is sugary corn syrup malt, very sugary and sweet. The intensity of the malt is almost overwhelming, even just in the nose. There is an almost "steam" quality to it.
The aroma is more of that corn syrup malt, but with a minty hop leaf right after. Then there is a juicy, pungent hop, which smooths everything right out.
Taste is more of that sugary sugarness. Corn syrup like malta goya, but the hop is like a juicy balance, slightly bitter like orange peel.
The feel, like the other Muskoka stuff, is thick and chewy.
ametras (1030) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 5, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
473ml can. Hazy amber orange with a foamy off-white head. Flavors are sweet cereals, caramel and orange with nutty and fruity notes. Medium body, moderate carbonation, slick texture.
Minderbinder (2966) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 19, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours deep golden/copper. Aroma is of caramel, malt. Taste is of caramel, bitterness. Palate: Medium body. Medium carbonation. Overall: Ok, tasty. Nice malt features.
lux_edwards (247) - - OCT 4, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
50 cl can. Pours a clear amber with a white head. Aroma of, cereal and grass. Taste is slightly bitter. Palate is medium. Overall a good ale.
Cuso (6863) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - AUG 11, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2015 Can kindly donated by Karol, many thanks. Amber orange color with medium white head. Sweet malt, candies in aroma. Sweet malt, candies in taste. Light resiny hoppy bitterness in finish.
Gurthnar (4090) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - AUG 11, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can kindly donated by Karol. Aroma sweetish caramelly American crystal malt. Clear orange colour, short lasting head. Taste has got the same caramel element and also a careful amount of resiny zesty orangey hoppiness. Also is thin bodied, somewhat watery. Easily drinkable but kind of uninteresting.
fajry (1321) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - AUG 11, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Plechovka. Tmavšia oranžová farba. Vôňa sladka, jemne karamelova a citrusova. Chut ostra na jazyku, cukrikova, velmi jemne citrusova, karamelova, medova. Prazdnejsia dochut, ale lahke, pitelne.
mcberko (11172) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 3, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can at Firefly, pours a clear copper orange with a small white head. Aroma brings out toasted malt and light sweet cereal. Flavour is along the same lines, with a slight herbal notes and cereal malt. Not my favourite style, but it’s solid stuff. Okay.
FRANKIE65 (3) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 16, 2015 does not count
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a copper/orange, with a finger of head. Thin to medium body, toffee, just not enough body to elevate it out of mediocrity.