patxa (166) - MEXICO - OCT 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pleasant beer. Caramel and nuts in the aroma, with a nice red look. Good head but goes fast, no lace. Hoppy taste, with good malts and a spicy fresh finish, probably due to the barley.
GoufCustom (417) - HONG KONG - OCT 25, 2013
2.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
355 ml bottle bought at YATA in Grand Century Place, Mong Kok.
Cloudy hazy dark amber colour with traces of dirt like yeast sediments; One finger head and off white foam which last for 2 minutes; Very good sticky lacing with active carbonation; Very fragrant aroma of sweet ale malt, with fresh pineapple, honey, mango, light grapefruit, orange blossoms, canned fruits, light pine cone and faint grass; Light sweet taste of ale malt, with grapefruit, strong yeast, dry biscuits, cream crackers, molasses, resin, light pine, liquorices, bitter lime and grass; Mid to light body, thin but slick palate; Mouth Feel is healthy Ale malt base with hard-hitting dry, bready, yeasty and a strong oozy touch, despite the rather thin body and palate. Grapefruit and honey is thread-bare; Hoppiness is highly fragrant tropical fruits, light grapefruits, floral and pine noses, fairly light grapefruit and resin in taste, and rather moderate liquorices / bitterness, rather underwhelming as opposed to the 42 IBUs it claimed. Moderately but low blow bitter finish; Very dry after taste, quite easy to mouth.
Comments: This one has exceptionally fresh and exotic tropical fruits plus piney nose, but it’s overtly dry, so little fruitiness in taste, and unimpressive hoppiness. It’s better than decent, but not as good as such APA standard bearers as Sierra Nevada Pale Ale. Still glad to try this one though.
hackobock (665) - SWEDEN - OCT 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Systembolaget. Nice red amber with a dense white head. Aroma has grapefruit, crisp malt and light red berries. Taste is bitter with some smoothing sweetness up front. Finish smooth bitter with a touch of red berries. Medium body. Very easy drinkable, nice session beer.
zvikar (2518) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - OCT 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared at a tasting at my place. Pours an hazy orange with a nice head, aroma of hops, honey, tangerine, orange and vanilla, flavor is bitter with dark bread, lemon and tangerine, medium bodied
stevoj (1349) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy amber with full, creamy head. Aroma wafts from the glass, nice mild hoppy nose. Flavor is right on target too, initial hops bite, with malt and spice flowing behind. Short pleasant lingering finish. This is nice....
BOSSbrewer (1036) - Arkansas, USA - OCT 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice beer. Pours a clear clean mber. Thick persistent head with nice lacing. Citrus and pine on the nose with some metallic aroma also slightly bitter with slight malt and slight caramel flavors. Finishes clean with not much bitterness. Medium to light bodied. A very nice beer.
merc7186 (1490) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The beer pours decently with a nice clear amber color to it, has a thing white head and leaves some lacing on the glass. The beer smell has a mild floral hoppiness, decent caramel malt blended together nicely. The taste comes through with a dry, crisp hoppy flavor up front with a nice mildly sweet malty finish on the back end. The mouthfeel is decent with a mildly dry bitterness and the beer was well carbonated. Overall, a decent amber ale with some nice hoppy bite to it. Id drink this again if I had more.
arsol (200) - NORWAY - SEP 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Gyllen brun farge med hvitt skum som blir liggende. Smaker noe fruktig med medium bitter ettersmak. Lukter noe karamell.
Vighals (426) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - SEP 30, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Gylden brun i fargen med hvitt skum som ligger godt. Moden stenfrukt, belgisk gjær. Ganske søt, medium bitter.
zvsn (291) - ISRAEL - SEP 28, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared at a tasting. Thanks zvikar. Clear amber with a off-white head. Aroma of citrus and malts. Moderate sweet with caramel and fruity undertones, nice bitter finish. Medium-bodied. Decent.
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