Papsoe (25113) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 18, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle 33 cl) Pours a slightly hazy amber with a creamy, off-white head. Sweet aroma of overripe fruit and caramel. Medium-bodied with a fairly solid malt base and some nutty accents - again flavours of overripe fruit. Very subdued bitternes. Very pleasant and quaffable. 130208
Plimmer (252) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 13, 2008
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 33cl. Dark amber and slightly hazy body with large dense head. Lots of hops in the nose. Sweet fruit, malt and hops in the flavour with a nice rounding bitterness in the aftertaste.
presario (4432) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - APR 12, 2007
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy slighty amber. Thin head. very ligh dusty hop aroma. Soft and fizzy mouth feel. Pleasant earthy hops on the palate. Delicate. Seems to be better than the sum of itís parts. Grows on you as each sip is more addictive. Hard to quantify.
Hoser (367) - Cowtown, Alberta, CANADA - APR 12, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 15, 2007 The name has changed but I have heard that this beer is the PBA, an amazing Pale ale that sneaks up on you hop wise. Page 368 of Michael Jacksonís Great Beer Guide only 197 to go.
OStreetBrewery (120) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 28, 2007
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I have drunk this many times , every time different , every time enjoyable. Rating is for a bottle bought at Regional Wines in Feb 07. Pours a deep gold with a white head. Aroma has tropical fruit , pineapple and perhaps peach, also hops with a the slightest touch of cattyness, but not enougth to be unpleasent. On the palate there is a bold minerally note , fading to some very dry malt flavours without to much in the way of sweetness. Pineapple again makes an impression and perhaps coconut and then a satisfieing drying bitterness. This has been my beer for the summer, quencing, ballanced and yet still providing enougth interest to drink all session.
bozoNZ (716) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 22, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 31, 2007 On tap @ Black Creek, Blenheim. 20/01/07. Rich golden colour, no head from the start. Reasonable hop balance on the nose. Very lightly carbonated, fruity and slightly sweeter than expected. Grassy well hopped to a nice dry finish. Reasonable beer but appearance was awful. Looked well dead after about 2 mins in the glass.
Unsure if it was bad lines, bad glass or just the way the beer is. Tasted reasonable otherwise
Retasted 31/01/07 330ml bottle from New World. Better from a bottle - better carbonation, more alive liikong. Increased Appearance from 1 -3
bmackenzie (40) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 5, 2007
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
This beer is like that old British Leyland XJ Jaguar sitting in your Grandfatherís garage - you can see what a specimen it was in itís day but that seems a now distant memory.
The beer pours a brilliantly clear orange with a thin head that fades too quickly.
The aroma is of light malt, a dusty -paper suggesting oxidation, lemon, yeast fruitiness and a little spicy hop.
Dry mouthfeel suggesting again that itís spent some time in the bottle drying out.
Fruitiness from the yeast, spicy English hop character, no great malt character but a pleasant lingering bittereness.
There was no date on the bottle and I got the impression it was old.
Like the car, this beer isnít firing on all cylinders.
omhper (18350) - TyresŲ, SWEDEN - FEB 13, 2006
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Hazy golden, small head. Papery malt aroma. Dryish with soft, gentle mouthfeel. Medium bodied and very mild with pleasant notes of butter. Low bitterness.
Oakes (11031) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 12, 2006
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Hazy light amber colour. Musty, oxidized yeasty aroma. Musty, fairly yeasty flavour, too. Tastes old but would it ever have been decent...I doubt it. There are no hops, stale or otherwise and the malts and dull as dishwater. Itís a bit of a forsenic rating, so discard it if you wish, but Iíve seen good beer go bad and this isnít it.
beerguy101 (5244) - Newark, California, USA - FEB 4, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This ESB pours a medium orange gold color from a 330ml(?) bottle. Small sized white foamy head. Aroma is mild, malty and fruity but a little vegetative. Light to medium bodied ESB/Bitter. Malts are fruity and sweet. Hops are fairly mild and spicy. Clean and crisp. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.