lusikka (6925) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 21, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 ml bottle @ RIP camp.
Pours a dark golden colour with a large foamy head. Strong aroma of apricot with notes of grass, some floral notes and wooden notes. Flavour of sweet caramel malts, grassy bitterness, apricot jam, wood and mango. Medium bodied, soft carbonation and a sweet, fruity, apricot finish. Not as fresh as it should be.
Mora2000 (5893) - McKinney, Texas, USA - AUG 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to blutt59 for sharing this bottle. Orange pour with a white head. The aroma is full of oranges with some biscuit malt. The flavor is very similar with some heavy orange and grapefruit notes from the hops, as well as some biscuit malt and its associated sweetness. Low bitterness. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
Iphonephan (4039) - McLean, Virginia, USA - AUG 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a 75 cl bottle shared at home. Pours a clear and effervescent gold with a thick off white head. Citrus hop nose. Flavors of lemon and light malt. Highly carbonated mouthfeel. Crisp bitter finish,
jkwood04 (4502) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle in a glass. Pours cloudy, amber with a fluffy, off-white head. Aroma of citrusy and fruity hops plus a good amount of caramel and pale malts. Flavor the same with a really fruity hoppiness. Average texture. A good beer.
Martinus (3563) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - JUL 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Slightly hazy golden colour, white head. Aroma of honey, malts, light dusty, light citrus and red berries. Sweet malty flavour, honey, hops and caramel. Creamy body, sweet finish, malts and honey. Bit old but still worth your while!
(From 33cL bottle @ RBESG ’13, post-’Grand Tasting’ drink - Eet & Bierlokaal De Molen outdoor seating. Thanks for sharing, jmgreenuk!)
Philym (1003) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUL 15, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: Clear amber with white finger thick head.
Aroma: Mango, peach, note of citrus, pine, biscuity and resinous. Subtle hint marzipan and marmalade.
Taste: Medium sweetness, medium/high bitterness, low/medium sourness, with slight marzipan, apple and herbiness.
Palate: Smooth thin texture, medium body and mouthfeel, prickly/average carbonation. The finish is lingering, its starts off slightly sweet caramel and then turns bitter with a warming alcohol finale.
Comments: Very good and left a glass lace.
Aniela (2690) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Clear amber beer with a huge creamy offwhite head. Hoppy and fruity aroma. Similar flavour.
jfb (4534) - Freising, GERMANY - JUL 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(bottle) pours a hazy amber colour with a frothy white head. aroma of caramel, dandelions, floral hops, light apricots and a hint of green grapes. flavour is mostly caramel and raisins, with a hint of brown sugar and some light roasted malts. medium-bodied with average carbonation.
77ships (4940) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUL 1, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33 cl. bottle sampled @ Eet & Bierlokaal De Molen during RBESG 2013. Thx! to jmgreenuk. Quite exited about this one because Thronbridge is attached to it. Lovely label & bottle. Golden with a huge creamy white head. Nose is old hops but still plenty of goodness, citrus, creamy some sweet yeast showing, fruity with mellow grapefruit. Taste is creamy citrus hops, bit mellow out fruity, malts, sweet herbs & spices, some pine & caramel, hint floral. Creamy body. Still very good must have been really exceptional fresh.
jmgreenuk (5607) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - JUN 30, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Stirchley Wines, Birmingham and shared at the RBESG 2013 Grand Tasting. Poured a cloudy medium amber with a big frothy white head and loads of lace. The aroma is dry yeast and malt with some red berry citrus fruit. The flavour is medium to strong bitter with bags of alcohol liqourice. A super beer but one to share with friends.