Borup (4459) - Albertslund, DENMARK - JAN 28, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Superbest, Hellerup. Unclear amber colour with a white head. Aroma and flavour of malt, hops, spice and fruit,
ken1 (719) - DENMARK - JAN 28, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A opretttet good beder with a Nice bitternes, a bit of an alcoholic taste. Amber in ColorSync with a White head.
Scubatrip (592) - Annandale, Virginia, USA - JAN 8, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
From the bottle, pours a mostly clear orange yellow with a thin white head. Sweet malty aroma, a little corn. Thin taste of light malts and corn, bad kind of bitter, flavor actually degrades into the aftertaste. Light for a winter ale. Not my favorite.
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - JAN 7, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours hazy brass color with small rocky offwhite head. The aroma is spicy and fruity hops with a bit of orangey esters, green wood, and that kind of laundry detergent that’s supposed to make your clothes smell like flowers. The flavor is assertive hops that are woody and spicy to begin with and get fruitier through the mouth. It has a sort of orange peel quality to it, kind of citric and tannic at the same time. Some ripe peach, nectarine, and red onion notes pop up from time to time. The finish transitions quickly into an apricot-like sweetness. Drinkable.
Blairgus (2210) - California, USA - JAN 7, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
7 jan 2012, bottle. Light gold, clear, steady bubbles. Very light caramel malt aroma. Already unimpressed. Full body and faintly fuzzy. I wouldn’t call this a winter ale. Medium sweet and lightly grassy hops. Actually decent. Like a sweet English bitter.
brew4fun (209) - West Virginia, USA - JAN 5, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dull hazy amber pour, fluffy white head. Aroma of earthy, spicy hops, along with toasted malt. Flavor is more of the same - much more! Abundant hops are very smoothly blended into the toasted malt base producing big flavor yet somehow not overpowering. A tightly woven tapestry of aroma and flavor.
Errl (1117) - Plano, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle- Aroma of Malts, Pour is Clear yellow with small head, Taste is smooth with a good Balance of Hops and malts, Very Warming on the Palate with Hops lingering..A little bitter but very Easy drinking. Not a bad Ale, pretty Solid actually
jmohno (968) - Iowa, USA - DEC 31, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light med gold clear pour,thin head,a bit of lacing.
Smells like a grainy light lager with some english,light sweet malt,very subtle hops if any.
Light sweet grainy malt taste with pronounced englishness,ok hop flavor and a citrusy lemon finish with the bittering. Really dry finish almost astringant. Ok beer. I thought it was going to be a winter warmer,till i read further thinking it was a hoppy english pale ale which is the case.With a simple grain bill which it probably has the bittering tends to seem more bitter than alot of ipa’s.
ronaldtheriot (980) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - DEC 28, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bad Elf has a very thin, soap-bubble white head and a clear (a little hazy once the dregs are swished & poured), orange appearance, with lacing. The aroma is peppery, citrusy, and bready, and the taste is hop forward- citrus hops, sweet bread, bitterness, and cracker. The mouthfeel is light and watery, and Bad Elf finishes crisp, clean, refreshing, and mostly dry. The drinkability with this is ultra high. Overall, this is very good, and I recommend it. RJT
Onslow (1018) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - DEC 18, 2011
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour from a 22oz bottle. Clear medium yellow brew with off white head. Aroma of light malts, grassy hops. Taste follows aroma. Decent grassy hops in the finsih, but nothing extreme. Overall, a good drinkable ale.