spacecube (342) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 19, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330 ml bottle, pours a transparent red with a small head, great caramel malt aroma with piney hops, wish there were any UK beers with this distinct aroma. Really well balanced finish. Excellent ale.
RichTheVillan (836) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; hazy chestnut brown with a tinge of red, thin off white head, piney hop aroma with a hint of spice, sweet malt taste with pine hop background hint of peppery spice, enjoyed this one.
Juseq (77) - FINLAND - MAY 15, 2013
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Aroma has plenty of floral and citrus hops and bready malts. Mouthfeel is quite smooth but thin. Flavor has hops, a little bit of bubblegum and bitter maltiness. Aroma is a lot better than the bland malty taste. Aftertaste is malty bitter. Enjoyable!
blipp (4784) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - MAY 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours amber with an off white head. Sweet malts and fruity hops, medium bitterness, and a quick finish. Lighter earthy/spicy hoppy notes. Well balanced and very drinkable.
rgfellow (78) - - MAY 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Pours amber with minimal head and nice lacing. Aroma is piney with a touch of fruit. Taste is muted bitterness, earthiness, sweet malts. Pleasant, medium mouthfeel. Typical Odell balance.
RexTalionis (1425) - FINLAND - MAY 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 12 fl.oz. Pours deep amber in color with a small tan head. Very strong hoppy in aroma, some sweeter notes as well, some pine too. A bit of light grapefruit bitterness in taste, although this isn’t on the whole that over-the-top bitter, more leaning to the sweeter side. Quite soft. Some malty sweetness and a light grassy bitter in aftertaste.
olio (4080) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
355 ml bottle @ Ohara’s Freehouse, Tampere.
Pours clear copper color with a small head. Aroma of resin, caramel malts, sweet fruits and mild hops. Flavour of nuts, malts, sweet, resiny hops and some hints of toffee. A bit sweet and nutty, otherwise decent. Well balanced.
ration (1651) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 10, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
100513. Bottle at O’Hara’s Tampere. Pours clear copper with a nice head. Aroma citrus, earthly notes, nuts.Medium bodied.Not Bad.
BucannonXC5 (567) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Type: 12-oz. bottle
Glass: Hotel glass (half pint, half snifter)
From: Wilbur’s Total Beverage in Fort Collins, Colo.
Price: Part of a variety 6-pack for $9.99
Purchased: May 2, 2013
Consumed: May 3, 2013
Misc.: Best by June 26, 2013
Poured a dark red clear color with one finger of khaki tan head that dissipated quickly. Average sporadic lacing on the sides of the glass. Average retention, surprising considering how fast the head disappeared.
Smelled a surprising whiff of floral hops to start. Also got some nutty malts, buttery malts and some light caramel malts.
Tasted floral hops, buttery malts and nutty malts for the most part. Hops are the best part here.
Medium-to-light body. Oily texture. Average carbonation. Long, slightly bitter finish.
This beer had its moments but I think something was just a bit off. That being said, I’d probably give it another try.
SmokeyDaBear (42) - - MAY 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark red amber color with white head that stays present while drinking. Starts out sweet but has bitter after taste.