Martin243 (911) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAR 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500 ml bottle from B&M. Poured cold into a large San Miguel tasting glass. Greengage and cat pee aroma. Orangey gold body with a generous white head producing lacing down the glass. Typical Oakham American hops, delivering apricots and Olde English Marmalade flavour balanced by some Demerara sweetness from the malt, which is then shouldered aside by an assertive bitter finish. Medium bodied, sticky texture, prickly carbonation. Pleasingly robust for a blond ale. Candy in the eructation.
tillmac62 (448) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - MAR 13, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a clear light medium amber with a very nice head and lacing that retains quite well. Nose is of light sweet fruit, mostly peach, against a subtle toast malt essence. The body is light medium in texture coupled with a normal level of carbonation. The flavor profile is well balanced and quite nice. It begins with a fruit hop flavor, mostly peach, over a toast/biscuit sweetness. It then progresses to a well crafted level of bitterness - not too bold, but just right to arouse the taste buds. It finishes with a slightly citrus bitterness that lingers that is somewhat crisp. An excellent English use of Amarillo and Summit hops.
Marduk (4071) - Reval, ESTONIA - MAR 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle. Clear dark amber color. Medium size, white head, stays. Hops, grassy, mild caramel in aroma. Mild metallic, sweet, cake, vanilla in taste. Medium bitter aftertaste.
Oakes (13600) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 15, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light amber colour. Big hop nose is full of tropical goodness - mango, dragonfruit, papaya... Lots of bitterness, clean pale malts and all kinds of big fruity hops. Gorgeous stuff.
davidtjm (949) - Berlin, GERMANY - FEB 14, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Blonde pour with a small head. Light aroma of light malt and gooseberry. Taste is mainly the same, with a bitter punch. Quite alright
gunnfryd (12622) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 13, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Deep golden colour with an off-white head. Aroma is butterscotsch, hop, malt, toffee. Flavour is butterscotsch, hop, metallic, berries, malt, toffee. Bitter finish. Medium body. Ordinary beer.
MalcolmTucker (851) - SCOTLAND - FEB 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from waitrose. Sweaty hop aroma. Tropical fruit flavour leading to a punchy bitternes
spacecube (1378) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle, pours clear golden brown with a small head. Tart & tangy fruit in the nose, light malt, thin body with a long very bitter finish. Carbonation low.
SarkyNorthener (3082) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Waitrose.Thornbridge/Oakham mass online tasting. Golden amber beer with medium head and some lacing. Aroma of pineapple and tropical fruits. Taste is oranges, grapefruit pith and tropical fruits. Decent stuff.
tommann (3012) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at the Waggon & Horses, Halesowen. Pours gold with a small head. Aroma is pissy lime and gooseberry. Taste is sharp and sweet, with pineapple to start and a gooseberry finish.