Bendrixian (1462) - Canadiana, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 15, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear amber colour with a slightly laced appearance. Very big aroma, considering I thought this was over filtered. Showing big hoppy notes --> pine cone and slight citrus goodness with a malted/caramel like backbone and a hint of funk. the palate is bitter, medium bodied, slight malted/caramel like backbone, again, with a dry hopped finish. it surprisingly expressive givin’ the style and clarity of the beer as well as the somewhat low alcohol level. it is a decent brew, just not worth the big bucks.
Sigmund (6382) - Tau, NORWAY - SEP 14, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330 ml bottle with tear-off cap, Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 5%. Malts are pale, crystal, wheat and black. Hops are Pilgrim, Nugget, Cascade and Centennial. Orange to amber colour, large white head. Pleasant aroma of fruity / citrussy American hops. The fairly dry flavour is distinctly hoppy throughout, with grapefruity and resinous notes, and a sharp bitterness in the finish.
jookos (5105) - FINLAND - SEP 13, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap@ahven. Reddish amber, clear. Nose has a wonderful bouquet of citrus, pine, caramel. Body is medium light, caramel, fruity, pine, wood, citrus. A very nice hoppy ale.
Atheist_Peace (981) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - SEP 12, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330ml bottle. Clear amber/copper pour with off-white head that leaves a little lace. Citrus dominates the nose with a good caramel backbone. There’s really nothing else going on there. A little strange on the palate. Caramel comes out first and then a strange pine and soap hoppiness comes along. Finishes with a weak bitterness.
Grzesiek79 (3860) - Radom, POLAND - SEP 11, 2012
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: NOV 11, 2012 Bardzo dobre i wytrawne ale z Irlandii. Mocno nachmielone i w aromacie także dominują przeróżne chmiele. Nawet śmiało go można przyrównać do najlepszych IPA
Beersiveknown (4918) - NORTHERN IRELAND - SEP 10, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask@Porterhouse temple bar
Hazy amber with fluff off-white head. Very resinous nose with some orange. Rich citrus hops and robust bitterness balanced by sweeter malts. This was a great pint.
larsga (7157) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 8, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: SEP 16, 2015
First rating: Medium beige head. Hazy opaque brown body. Perfumy resiny freshly cut wood aroma with floral notes. Very vivid and clear. Dry wooden resiny taste with floral notes. Mid-bodied. Sharpish chalky mouthfeel. Dry resiny floral aftertaste with citric mealy notes. Nice, drinkable, full of flavour, and very fresh. (0.3l draft at Charlie’s Bar, Copenhagen.) 7,4,6,3,14=3.4
Second rating: Big beige head. Clear brown body with strong carbonation. Spicy
resiny herbal aroma with dusty rye and caramel notes. Dry resiny
tropical fruit taste with wooden perfumy notes. Mid-bodied. Mild,
soft mouthfeel. Dry wooden spicy herbal aftertaste with fruity notes.
Pretty good, but too dry and austere in the finish. (0.33l bottle,
from Kihoskh, Copenhagen.) 6,4,6,3,12=3.1
Sledutah (6839) - Utah, USA - SEP 5, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at The Porterhouse in London
Appearance: Cloudy golden with a big off-white head and good lacing
Aroma: Fruity and pine
Taste: Fruity, caramel and pine resin
Nice and mellow
wheresthepath (2059) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - SEP 3, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
[Bottle from Beers of Europe that Jim shared with me - cheers!] Deep amber with a moderate white head. Spicy red berries up front with a twang of grapefruit, then some bread and butterscotch. The hefty bitterness in the finish is perhaps a little cardboard-y, but nevertheless this is pretty decent stuff.
pivnizub (9978) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - SEP 2, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap (@Charlie’s Bar, Copenhagen):Deep golden, unclear,big stable off-white head leaving rings on the glass, flowery to piney hoppy nose, a bit leafy as well; relatively dry bitter-sweet flavour, almost medium bodied; bone-dry lingering grapefruity-hoppy finish. A fine one…