waiake (68) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 6, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
355ml bottle pours gold orange with a lingering head, aromas are malty & caramel, taste similar with fruity spicy flavours before ending with a smooth semi bitter finish, glad I’ve got another
Darkmagus82 (1204) - - SEP 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Transfer from BA review on 3-11-13-
Poured from bottle into a pint glass
Appearance – Pours a nice amber color bordering on copper. Upon pouring there are tons of tiny carbonation bubbles seen streaming up through the clear brew. A two finger just off white head sits atop the brew after pouring, which slowly fades over time to give a moderate level of lacing on the sides of the glass.
Smell- The aroma is a mix of malt, sweet and hop. The malty is of a bready and biscuit nature with the sweet being of a caramel and toffee nature. With these aromas is a hoppy aroma of a more earthy and herbal smell which rounds out the sweet and malty well.
Taste – The taste begins with a more bready taste upfront. With this more bready taste are some flavors of a hoppy nature. The hop begins largely as a citrus and earthy nature. As the flavor advances however the citrus hop fades while a herbal hop takes its place. While this occurs, a caramel sweetness develops and maximizes more toward the middle to the end of the taste. At the very end, the caramel is of moderate strength and mixes with the bready flavor as well as the hop flavor, which is now most potent in a herbal and earthy nature, leavening a malty but bitter sort of earthed flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel –The body of the brew is on the average side in terms of its thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that is on the average side. Both are rather appropriate for the style and make for a rather easy drinker.
Overall- A pretty good ale. A bit more of earthy and herbal hop then that standard ale, but nothing totally out of the ordinary.
BLADT (622) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - AUG 31, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Clean amber. Full, soapy white head. Aroma of sweet malt and orange candies. Some dishwater and wet stones. Taste is a bite of a mess. Orange peel and grassy hops. Hints of kvass. Mostly sweet. Eh. Can be ignored.
laakus (12) - Nossebro, - AUG 28, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance is brown reddish with minimal foam, nose is light touch of caramel- Mouth is medium full, with a soft carbonation and long bitter finish. Not as good beer as I remembered.
ramboraffe (442) - SWEDEN - AUG 25, 2014
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
355 ml bottle. Clear amber with white head. Smell is caramel and malt. Taste is light malty with nutty caramel. Some bittering hops. Medium bitterness and low carbonation.
Travlr (11810) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 22, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bright amber, white head. Thin bodied. Light malt with added caramel. Not much to write home about.
klippx (54) - Solna, SWEDEN - AUG 12, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
If there were a category of "just ok beers" this would be the feature number. Smell is rather bland, just like the taste and palate. This used to be my favorite beer. Times certainly have changed...
jrob21 (2558) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 8, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Single from total wine. Nutty caramel and toasty grain. Toffee baked bread. A little more full bodied than most you see in this style.
Xavalias (147) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 27, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Irma, Copenhagen DK, 5.1% ABV. Pours amber-brown with medium, persisting, creamy slightly off-white head. Aroma is sweet malts and ripe fruits, caramel. Bitterness confined to the head. A bit oily on the palate. Medium bitter finish.
LasseVPedersen (242) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - JUL 25, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, 355ml. Pours slight cloudy orange/red amber color with a dense, small off-white head. Aroma is caramel, syrup, sweetish malt, butterscotch and bread. Medium-high sweet syrupy caramel beginning, which balanced the semi-bitter dry flavour fine. Yeasty easters along. Light-medium bodied, creamy, sticky texture with average carbonation. Very close to become too sugary for my style, but not at all bad.