Maris (1201) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - APR 7, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
From a 500ml bottle on 7/4/2011. Pours golden with a decent head. Doesnít have much of an aroma, but whatís there is a strange combo of grass, rice and paint. The taste is also quite unusual. There is some maltiness up front but itís dominated by a sour, salty, citric hop bitterness, which keeps on lingering. The palate is quite thin. Distinctive but not overly enjoyable.
tiong (5225) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAR 20, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500ml bottle from K-Supermarket Kamppi
Pours orange with a white head. Aroma has hints of spices and orange fruit. Taste is bitter and has hints of fruits. Finish is quite smooth. Quite easy to drink.
TET (2206) - Kaarina, FINLAND - MAR 19, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Copper brown beer with a medium and blond head. Aroma is malty, toffee, some red berries, rasberries and light hoppyness with fruits. Taste is also malty like aroma, biscuits, toffee, some lemon, medium bitterness and dry taste. Quite light to drink, but still lots of taste, medium carbonation, quite nice. Dry and malty beer, more aromatic hops would be needed to make this beer more aromatic and fresh.
mile (3509) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 18, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Light amber, short and fully diminishing head. Moderate, malty and sweetish aroma, caramel and toffee, some fruitiness and hoppyness .Body is light to medium, malty and lightly sweetish flavor, toffee and caramel, some fruitiness and toffee. Finish is average, malty and dryish, toffee and caramel, some hoppyness. Light-bodied toffeish ale.
Hermod (4786) - Vantaa, FINLAND - MAR 15, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
50cl bottle. Golden color with a white head, nice lacing. Biscuit and fruit in aroma, crisp as well. Flavor is malty, very citric hoppy, quite bitter. Finish is bitter hops. Enjoyable, fresh ale. Thumbs up!
ClubGonzo (4815) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAR 15, 2011
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Bottle from Vaaland Spesialbutikken, Bryne. Light orange body, medium off-white head. Nose is extremely bland, with only a few tiny caramel hints and not much else. Taste is even more disappointing: wishy-washy caramel ESB bland bullshit. Jesus, how boring can you get. Watery palate. Kinda "blah".
ALLOVATE (2685) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 19, 2010
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours not quite bright, a misty medium orange amber. A fairly firm off-white pad forms atop, a good half inch thick, holds for the length and laces well, points! Aroma of heather, rose petals, sulphurous leavened dough and orange peel, very subtle. More alive in the mouth, it is weedy, raspy and sharply bitter, the hops, all resinous, piney and grassy dominate a lax effort of crystal malt flavours. Little sweetness to hold. Lingering hops in the swallow with a very long, drawn woodiness to it like sucking on matchsticks. Creamy, foamy mouthfeel, medium-light in body. A little too harshly hopped to be sessionable, really didnít come together for balance. Unimpressed, but to be fair a re-rate might be needed........, far, far down the track!!! (50cL, BBE 04/11, Cellarbrations Kinross)
Thylacine (526) - Tasmania, AUSTRALIA - DEC 13, 2010
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - Rich gold colour. White head. Medium carbonation and body. Carmel, citrus. Fairly hoppy. Medium bitterness.
saxo (15094) - HÝjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 18, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are caramel, malt, hops and fruits.
hawthorne00 (2947) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - SEP 25, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Almost clear gold, white head. Low bead. Aroma of dusty pears, light caramel, flowers. Taste has biscuity malt thatís not very sweet at all, pears and mandarins. Quite dry and bitter. Pretty good.