kiwianer (3425) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The head is robust. The body red-orange-brown. It smells hoppy, sweet, fruity, bit flowery. The taste is fruity, bitter, hoparomatoic, flowery, balanced, aromatic.
gam (3478) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUL 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
good sized creamy coloured head clear amber pour aromas lemon roasted notes crisp caramel the flavours citrus lemon grapefruit a bitter that is perfect for the ale medium strong like out of a keg the sharpness toasted caramel nutty taste mild toffee goes down very well the finish nice touches all around hops and a toasted bitter lingering finish lovely bitter ale
Jimthechap (1923) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 23, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rubyish amber in colour with a head of creamy white bubbles with a greenish hop tinge. Pacific Northwest hop character initially, pine needles, sprcue and then almost crystal malt underneath. Not as full bodied as its higher alcohol siblings but still with good hoppy bitterness and herbal flavours. Malt character is there too along with a return to hop citrus - grapefruit and tangerine. The finish isn’t a legacy of a full-frontal hop attack, rather a sage like herbal lingering on the palate. Excellent session ale.