niquillis (2344) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at Hopinn, Newcastle under Lyme. Pours golden with white head. Light fruit, nice malt balance. A little bland.
ALLOVATE (2840) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 22, 2015
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
At just on cool and into a snifter. Bright and shimmering; a deep amber, still in appearance and donned by a messy, inch of frothy off-white foam that daubs a thick lace. Well there is gooseberry and peach on the nose, as is hints of green peppercorn, fresh baked Anzac biscuit, leafy green herbs, lemon peel and nettles. Palate has a candyish quality with a piercing floral backend. Quite tart and tight managing to hold juicy and sour fruit against spicy herbs, flower petals, toasted malts and a touch of burnt sugar. All is a little muddled but comes together in the finish where there is a whiff of smoke. Body is light but it sits heavy in the stomach so one was enough. Didn’t quite get into this one. (50cL, 4.8% ABV, BB 30/09/15, Luckies Liquor, East Vic. Park)
Tsekouratos (578) - Nea Filadelfeia, Athens, GREECE - AUG 21, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden color, clear, with a thin white head. Aromas of pine, malts, some fruits. Taste is medium bitter with pine, fruits, light caramel and malt tones. Light body with light to medium carbonation.
Borup (10731) - Albertslund, DENMARK - AUG 18, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at KØ 15. Golden colour with a white head. Aroma and flavour of hops, fruit, bitterness, malt and citrus.
wheresthepath (2059) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 18, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the Draper’s Arms, Peterborough. Golden-amber with a thick white head. Grapefruit and tropical fruits up front with some flowers and a touch of pine following. Plenty of hops here, but still a good balance of sweet malt against the bitterness. Very tasty, very drinkable, very more-ish. Oakham do make this sort of beer very well indeed.
Bullit (4380) - Burgos, SPAIN - AUG 12, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask @ Bon Accord. Golden colour, off white head. Nose is light fruity, dish cloth, bit sour. Flavour is light malty, light fruity, low bitterness, a bit juicy. Ok.
rodbod (166) - SCOTLAND - AUG 11, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pint at the Bon Accord. Big hit of bitter hops, not floral or fruity. Light, fresh body, long bitter finish. Excellent
Swaroga (1955) - Brussels, BELGIUM - AUG 6, 2015
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A very decent and well hopped ale. Juicy malts with a typical US hops bite to it. Bitterness isn’t overwhelming neither long but just right. Refreshing and easy to drink but without holes. A beer I might actually come back to for long summertime evenings or BBQ.
klm1 (811) - - JUL 20, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours light brown haze colour with creamy white head. Aroma without notes of an alcohol, prevails notes of tropical fruits. Similar is taste, with discrete hidden note of an alcohol: firstly fruity sweet with bitter slight dry finish. Malt sweetness is medium, hop bitterness also. Very proper beer.
Gary (1812) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask @ The Queens Arms , Brixham , Devon. LOw Boost GOLD tim. And this is not bad within this stupid genre . Vibrant hops in the nose , fruity , especially peaches up front , sugary lemons . As golden as the gold Jesus piece Kanye West wears when he is singing about God and ’motherfucken gay fish’ . The flavours are nice and again suggesting peach, grapefruit , biscuty malt and a long dry finish ! I dunno , not fucken bad for a Golden fucken ale !