ALLOVATE (2650) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - OCT 9, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask, handpump @ The First and Last, Exmouth, Devon.
Bright amber gold with the odd bubble here and there giving it life. Big head becomes a small one, a tight, compact white crown that lasts. Rough, bready, bakehouse, mash-tun nose. Has a hint of fruit, light sourish citrus coming through too. Taste is similar; lovely robust, grainy mash-tun flavours, light biscuity sweetness upfront, lots of toasted malts with a zesty, citrus edge down the sides adding tang. Bright hopping in back, peppery, herbal, stone fruit with a moderately bitter swallow that trails off malty and citric into the swallow. Quite filling in the stomach though the body is just above light, still and rounded. More a Bitter than Golden Ale. Not overly sessionable but a solid beer none the less.
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - SEP 22, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask Conditioned Handpump Briar Rose Birmingham. More golden that amber if you ask me with a white head and lacing. Nice citricity throughout. Lemon in the nose. Pear drops in the mouth. Quite fresh and tasty. A misnomered beer but I liked it.
Theis (14477) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 16, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at GBBF 2011, Wednesday. Clear red/brown - white head. Red berries, amber malts, forrest, dog, wet dog, fruity, ryebread, nutty, sweetness.
yespr (35937) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 10, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From cask. Pours hazy orange with a small white head. Aroma is mild fruity and toasted malty. Bitter, toasted malty and slight breadish. Bitter and light fruity into a dry finish.
joergen (23765) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 7, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at GBBF 2011.
Clear amber coloured with a small white head.
Sweet and fruiry aroma of caramel and cookies.
Fruity flavour of hops and grass with notes of caramel.
Brandman (2437) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 30, 2010
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask at HBF. Dark golden body, no head. Aroma has yeast, fruits and fruity hops. Some bitterness, little watery, Nice hop flavour, but the amber side is missing.
Hermod (4423) - Vantaa, FINLAND - APR 12, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask @HBF 2010. Pours golden/honey color, with a nice white head. Aroma is caramel malty and fruity. Hoppy, malty flavour. Nice ale.
rosenbergh (8664) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 11, 2010
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at HBF 10, Helsinki, Finland.
Golden (not amber) colour with tiny white head.
Fruity citric hoppy aroma with some skunky notes.
Fruity soapy hops and mild maltiness in flavour.
Waterish and mild.
oh6gdx (22802) - Vasa, FINLAND - FEB 5, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask@jdw. Yellowish golden colour, mediumsized fluffy head. Aroma is bready and caramelly malty along with some hints of floral and mildly fruity hops. Flavour is quite much the same.
fonefan (39393) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 28, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask @ GBBF 09, Great British Beer Festival, Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London, England.
Clear medium yellow orange color with a small to average, frothy - fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, straw, caramel, apple notes, light hoppy. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat.