imdownthepub (8470) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 14, 2007
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle donditioned, 500ml. Brown amber with white head, quickly diminishing. This is a smooth, malty rich beer with a touch of spices on the tongue. there is a little fruitiness hidden away, but mostly the strong caramel malt notes. Ok.
Lubiere (8239) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 28, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A dark reddish copper ale with a thick frothy moka head. In aroma, wet dough with light vinous qualities, treacle, quite nice. In mouth, a smooth dark malt with light molasses, woody notes, light maderization, overall quite nice. Bieropholie import. BB 26-12-2009.
chrisv10 (7833) - DENMARK - JAN 18, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. SLightly hazy amber/orange with medium off-white head. Flavour is malt, caramel, fruit and bitter hops.
MesandSim (7118) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A Mes rate: 50cl bottle from Shamansburyís. Caramel nose with hints of coffee. Nice red brown colour with sadly a swiftly dissapating head. On the initial pour itís an easy 4 but the head is over in about 30 seconds. Strange it seemed so compact and well formed. Anyway, flavour is rather straight forward. Bitter orange with a strange hoppy note and and strange fizzyness. Slight metalic note. Palate is ok but a little sticky in the end. Not bad overall.
leaparsons (7069) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 24, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Amber/brown with an off-white head. Aromas are spiced oranges with sweet toffee malts. Flavours are spiced orange with yeast and caramel and chocolate malts. Dry and hoppy on the finish. A smooth, easy drinking bitter.
Rasmus40 (6937) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 4, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy amber with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty and light hoppy - fruity. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and light bitter finish. 031211
Quack-Duck (6811) - Down South, GERMANY - DEC 20, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle, a gift from friends in Devon. Clear red-golden colour, mid-sized head. Malty nose with aroma of berries. Fruity overall character, berries, currant, with a pleasant sourness/fruitiness. Quite fruity, slightly malty and hopps.
Fin (6178) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, picked up in Sainsburyís. Pours mid brown with a very slight haze, some nice gentle malty and spicey notes. Taste is very pleasing, again malts and spices and a nice richness with good bitterness levels a really nice beer and certainly one of the better seasonal oferings tried so far this Christmas.
Rune (6120) - TromsÝ, NORWAY - FEB 11, 2007
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle picked up at Sainsburyís, Holborn and shared with Magne and CinnamonGirl. Dense, white head rapidly diminishing. Spicy and floral malty aroma. Mandarin and juicy fruit in a refreshing taste. Notes of biterness towards the end. Fizzy and medium mouthfeel (01.02.2007).
DruncanVeasey (6102) - NUNEATON, Blue Square Premier, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Donít be put off by the filthy dishwater, headless pour or soupy murk. Sniff and taste. A very pleasantly hopped specimen swimming with bitter orange mandarin fruitiness, precisely as claimed. But whereís the spice?