JPDIPSO (5667) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 14, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden to amber in color with a moderate, stable off-white head. Light caramel, light fruit, hint of floral hops, yeah this is a golden ale. Some english ale qualities. Dry floor malt, mild hopsack flavors. Very much reminds me of an english canned ale. Not that that is bad, it’s just sort of there. Some malt, some hops, a touch of fruit a little nuances. Simple drinkable ale.
Rune (11347) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JAN 31, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle from Systembolaget in Linköping. Bright dark golden look under a thin ring of bubbles. Fair lacing. Aroma of fresh grass and fruits. Moderate amount of succulent orange hops in flavour. Smooth bitter ending. Not just drinkable, but in fact rather morish (27.01.2008).
bhensonb (14165) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 30, 2008
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Light stone fruit aromas. Amber tinged gold color with a respectable white head. Near medium body with creamy/fizzy carbonation. Definitely noble hop; with some light stone fruit - apricot does seem right. The finish is pretty dry, there are fruit notes, and it is deliciously bitter. As things go on, there seems to be citrus/grapefruit rind in small amount. Seems very underrated.
Finn (6291) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JAN 30, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 0,33l. Golden colored. A small white head. Pleasant fruity aroma. Hoppy fruity flavor. Hints of apricot. Dry fruity bitter finish.
argo0 (13314) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 28, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(50cl bottle) Medium off-white head atop lightly hazed straw body. Aroma is medium sweet, herbal/straw, grapefruit, some lemon, light bread. Taste is medium sweet, grapefruit, some lemon, light bread, metallic. Fairly bitter. Light-medium body, nice crispness, light acidity. Would fit nicely as an APA.
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 13, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500ml Bottle: Sweet aroma. Smells of floral hops, some citrus, caramel, straw, and hay. Poured golden/amber in color with a large, rocky, off-white head that lasted throughout. Excellent lacing. Hazy. Sparkling. Flavor is earthy and herbal and neither sweet nor bitter. Tastes of herbs, bitter hops, some caramel, and grass. Medium body. Chalky texture. Soft to average carbonation. Herbal, lightly bitter finish.
Kalli (502) - Falun, SWEDEN - JAN 8, 2008
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
At first I’m trying to hit the aroma; perhaps peach? Then a slightly grain-like quality emerging and takes over; something I can’t recall experiencing with an ale before. Left me thinking of a blonde lager made with corn.
I was thinking peach on the flavour but it’s more floral, I’d guess. But mostly there are quite harsh, grassy hops with a lingering aftertaste. Not much finesse, really, but the overal effect isn’t bad. Quite refreshing and a bit interesting really.
I’ll give the appearance a 4; it only narrowly makes it but I like this beer too much to let it slide below 3. Besides I’ll be practically moving into the neighborhood and it’s not smart to get on bad terms with the local brewer, right?
Jonte (1413) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - DEC 31, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 7, 2009 Bottle. Re-rated 080728. Yellow color with a white head. Aroma: Bitter hops, grass, citrus, roasted malt, fruit, yeast, minerals, grain, butter and red licorice!?. Flavor: Dry and hoppy, roasted malt, citrus, grass, butter, grain, apricots, yeast and minerals. Dry and bitter finish.
tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - DEC 26, 2007
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle. Heavy DMS aroma. Lots of stewed and slightly rotting vegetables. Bread dough. Corn. pours full, hazy gold with a thick white head. Toasted corn and barley, some grassy noble hops and vegetables on the palate. Creamy, good carbonation, finishes with toasted grain notes. The aroma was a bit nasty for my tastes.
beerbrat99 (132) - Shanghai, CHINA - DEC 24, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy blonde/straw color. Minimal head with some lacing. Aroma of noble hops with a hint of spice. The flavor is of toasted grains with a slight funk of DMS. Finish is slightly dry and tart.