Stuu666 (8326) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 23, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at staggs bar. Pours clear amber, nose is tropical fruit, caramel, taste is sweet, light, dry, bitter toffee.
MikeTheRocker (18) - Gävle, SWEDEN - FEB 16, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle at Dino’s Restaurant and Pub in Mariehamn, Åland, Finland sep-14. Intense bitterness in USA-style, lots and lots of citrushoppyness. Too much for me though. A medium beer with too heavy citrtus bitterness. All other tastes disappears.
KoNrRiI (956) - Århus, DENMARK - FEB 10, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
0.5 bottle. Clear, gold color and a small, white head. Delicate aroma of mango, pineapple, and some spices. Taste is quite delicate, fruity, somewhat hoppy but with no recognizable characteristics. Medium body, slick texture, and flat carbonation. Finish is pleasant and soothing but medium long at best, also quite hoppy. Overall a standard blond ale, nothing to put in a spotlight apart from its hoppy bitterness.
edsspoon (826) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - JAN 29, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - dark amber with a foamy beige head. Aroma of mango, passion fruit, orange, fresh grass and some notes of spices including coriander seeds. Taste is roasty and toasty with orange, tangerine and passion fruits, light hints of smoke, toffee, grass and medium bitterness in the finish. Medium body, low carbonation. Amazing.
malvrich (159) - durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 8, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
16.9 oz. bottle into a Stella glass
BB date smudged but appears to be a cpl months past.
A: 3.5 Amber/orange slightly hazy appearance. Poured to a small tight eggshell head. Lacing retention is good in the center of the beer and edges of the glass. Little lasting visible carbonation. I like the color.
S: 3.25 Slight fruity bite on the nose with a malty backbone. Interesting balance.
T: 3.0 Immediate citrus pith whether orange or grapefruit. The same malt bready sweetness is still in place but the pithy hops seem to dominate. Not bad and kind of different but more hop complexity would have been good. Not to tone down the hops but just to add another dimension. The citrus pith gets a bit old after a while.
M: 3.5 Saves this review. A little soapy, very slightly chewy both of which I like. Carbonation is subdued but there and enjoyable. Surprisingly not much of a lingering aftertaste. I’ll call this a positive in this case. Does go down good!
O: 3.25 A surprising and different brew. The hop taste is too one dimensional. I like the citrus punch but too much astringency inside. Low 4.8% ABV says sessionable but I don’t think I’d like to drink many of these in one sitting. Overall, nice and glad I tried it but not one I’ll return to.
JoshRaburn (104) - - JAN 7, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Heavily hopped, pale beer. Showcase for some hop or other. Nice and fresh tasting due to lack of pasteurisation.
Lowenbrau (2856) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - DEC 31, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle @El Lúpulo Feroz, Oviedo. 07-09-2014.
Pours clear dark golden with some white head. Short head retention, scattered poor lacing. Fruity, grapy, tart aromas. Medium body, average carbonation, subtle crispy exture. Taste follows the nose, fruity, some grapy tart notes, ends quite dry, moderate bitterness.
BrewTom (522) - - DEC 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Malty with caramel, toffee coming through followed by a severely good bitter finish. An excellent British style ale.
Rated by BrewTom
Sad24 (209) - GREAT YARMOUTH, Norfolk, ENGLAND - DEC 24, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2015 Bottle from co-op. Nice hoppy aroma. Froffy creamy head. Nice hoppy aroma. Clearly American hops. Very oakham Ales, which is a good thing.
HammerTroll (1014) - Pula / Zagreb, CROATIA - DEC 8, 2014
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy golden color, small white head. Aroma of sour feet? Really mild lemon. Strange kind of bitterness. Thin to medium body, creamy texture, soft carbonated. Bitter finish. Had better.
(Pivoljub 0,5l bottle)