KyotoLefty (8922) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 26, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at the Rake. Blonde with a nice, thick head. Great hop nose, grapefruit and herbs. Very hoppy flavor, crisp matls, strong bitterness. Easly drinking and lovely.
Hansen (8292) - Assentoft, DENMARK - AUG 23, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
4.2% abv. Golden coloured and clear. Has a white head. Hoppy aroma, herbal, crisp. Flavor starts sweet, light bread and finish hoppy and moderate bitter.
ALLOVATE (2840) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 21, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Read of the life of Jeffrey Hudson many moons ago and have been waiting to try this ale in his honour since its awards more than a decade ago. A score at just $1.80 a pint makes it even better. At just on cool and into a snifter. Very sunny; a yellow amber in body with the clarity of honey that shimmers in the lights. Big, whipped up, snow-white foam does its best to hold and laces well. Candied lemon and pear drops hit the olfactories first. There is a tart, papaya and honeydew note lingering underneath with a little stewed rhubarb, dusty pale malt and chamomile. All-round balanced to a ’T’ on the palate. First sip brings along everything its got. Sweet and sour citrus fruit and zest, pine wood, a dry, herbaceous finish that is floral and also dusty from the pleasing malt profile. There is a zing of lime juice that fades into palest honey and cereal malts, before a moderate, nettle soaked bitterness on the peak. Body is light to medium with good feel, foamy, soft effervescence and well rounded flavours. Leaves the palate cleansed and just calls for another sip. Glad I bought quite a few of these as tonight is looking sorted. Lovely!! (50cL, BB 31/08/15, Luckies Liquor, East Vic. Park)
Don2711 (363) - - AUG 19, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 21, 2015 Nice one. Really enjoyable and stronger than you might think. Earthy tadte with hintof lime. Nice amber appearance and good bite on palate. All in all very enjoyable and deceptively strong. Can see why champion bitter 1999& 2001.
Borup (10709) - Albertslund, DENMARK - AUG 18, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at KØ 15. Clear golden colour with a white head. Aroma and flavour of fruit, hops, caramel, citrus and bitterness.
mjonesy07 (40) - Huntly, SCOTLAND - AUG 11, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pint from a bottle. Poured golden and clear with a brief head. Slight citrus aroma. Taste is hoppy with a bitter finish. Refreshing pint on a summer’s evening.
GuideDogSaint (1084) - Xiamen, CHINA - JUL 8, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask pint at the Coronation Hall, Surbiton, JDW. Pours clear light yellow with a white head. Aroma of malt with citrus. Biscuity bitter finish. Great summer pint.
gopherfan99 (1248) - CROATIA - JUL 1, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle; pours clear gold with a thin white head; aroma is fruity with hop and floral notes; taste is initially bitter citrus and then has some malt with hints of caramel; finish bitter citrus; not bad
omanson (49) - - JUN 21, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
J’ai adoré , une ale pas trop lourde, corps moyen , finale très houblonnée mais pas trop amère pour autant.
Fukito (1008) - Santiago, CHILE - JUN 7, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear golden with a white head. Aroma is sweet honey with some fruity hops. Flavor is citric passion fruit hops with a hay malt touch and a dry finish. Really quaffable and enjoyable.