DruncanVeasey (7999) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JAN 9, 2016
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
From a farm shop. Not Ruby but clearish orange gold with a light swirl of detritus and low skim of head. As with previous beers from this brewery all about the yeast with suggestions of clove and bubblegum belonging to a hefeweizen or dunkelweizen. Slightly vinegared mouldering apple and clove aroma. Bazooka chew and rustic cider notes with background wholemeal. Aniseed and TCP homebrew yeast. Farmyard and metallic aroma. A bit rough. Glad I didn’t gift it.
Stuu666 (10263) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 11, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at ash’s. Pours amber, nose is dungy, roasted, tomato, taste is floral, toffee, thin, tomato ketchup.
AshtonMcCobb (5151) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 11, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to allmyvinyl.
Appearance - amber with a decent head.
Nose - red fruits, tomatoes thanks Stu). Biscuits and toffee.
Taste - yes red fruits again and biscuits.
Palate - light to medium bodied with a creamy texture and a long dry finish.
Overall - solid if unexceptional.
allmyvinyl (9318) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 11, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at Ashton McCobb’s. Pours lumpy amber gold with a thin white head. Aromas of malt, toffee, some green veg. Taste is light sweet, thin finish.
Last wee tasting of the summer
imdownthepub (13030) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 27, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled, 500ml from Wyevale Garden Centre, Bicester, Oxon. Brown with off white head. Initially pretty thin, in fact quite thin throughout, sweetish, fruity malty with a caramel edge. Little on the hop front. Pretty average.
TBone (16079) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 20, 2013
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Hazy orange color, small white head. Apricot jam and orange in the nose. Light bodied. A bit watery, some cardboardish notes. Light fruity flavors, otherwise not much going on.
BlackHaddock (6201) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle conditioned: 500ml BBD 1 Oct 2014, poured slowly into an Abbot Ale glass tankard at home on 23 Aug 2013. No sediment left the bottle, so I got a clean, clear brew of an amber colour that had a golden hue, on top a smooth white foaming head.
The nose was yeasty, woody and floral. Some semi-sweet maltiness as the beer warmed (the bottle asked for the beer to be served ’cool’).
Tasted fine: a pleasant blend of flavours with a young, almost green feel to it, the yeast still working on the other ingredients somewhat. Malts, which seem to be lightly roasted vie with the hops to give a well balanced and easy drinking brew. The alcohol content sits nicely within the flavours and suits the beer.
Should I have allowed the sediment into my tankard? Maybe, the beer would have been cloudy of course, but the depth of flavour might well have been deeper and more richer, I’ll never know.
oh6gdx (25127) - Vasa, FINLAND - APR 26, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled (from Beers Of Europe)@vPBFII. Amber colour, small white head. Aroma is fruity, floral and toffeeish with some mild notes of resin. Flavour is berries, fruity, floral and toffeeish with yeast.
lusikka (7681) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 26, 2013
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
500 ml bottle @ WPBF 2013.
Pours a murky golden amber colour with a small head. Aroma of mango, honey and some maltiness. Very dull flavour of caramel, cardboard, honey, mango, grassy hops and some hay. Weak flavour and still some off-flavours. Light bodied, watery mouthfeel and low carbonation. Useless.
laiti (8031) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 26, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
50 cl bottle @ wPBF, BBE 02/2014
Aroma is sweetish with caramel, some harsh malt and peaches. Flavour has harsh malt, peaches, some toffee and caramel. Quite generic bitter. And too English for me.