otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 26, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance: gold-tinged straw under a surprisingly vibrant bread white head. Head fades rocky and patchy, leaving clumps of lace in its wake.
Nose: herbal and grassy with freshly baled hay and piles of mown grass drying in the sun. Lemon skin essence. Table crackers and bread crust. Key lime. Hop pellets and generic dried green herbs.
Palate: Italian bread, table crackers, and French rolls in the back. Grass, key lime, and herbs linger in my breath. Lemon and key lime zest along the edges. Medium weight. Sweet rolls in the middle.
Final Thoughts: not bad but not great – overall very forgetful. Worth trying once and that is about it.
slowrunner77 (3843) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 24, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
"more citrusy hops in the aroma than expected for an English Ale. Otherwise pretty ho hum. Decent balance, caramel and biscuit malt, and an odd show of alcohol for a 6% beer
nakedwhendrunk (2184) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JUL 29, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Reviewed from notes.
This was poured into a pint glass.
The appearance was a semi-dark brown color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within about a minute leaving some light lacing.
The smell had some light cinnamon, chocolate and vanilla. There was a little bit of plum as it opened up a bit.
The taste was mainly sweet but had a light roasty note underneath.
On the palate, this one sat right at a medium on the body with a tad of sessionability about it. Carbonation seemed fairly subdued but okay for the style.
Overall, for the most part, this was a good English Strong Ale to have again.
TheJestersBeer (2083) - SWEDEN - MAY 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a medium gold, with a white head.
Hoppy, fruity aroma, spruce, grapefruit, caramel, ointment, grass.
Off-dry, medium body, mid to high bitterness, balanced CO2.
Hoppy, spicy taste, lightly phenolic yeast notes, grapefruit peel, caramel, alcohol, earth.
There’s an oddly Belgian touch to this one. Quite nice. (2014-01-24)
weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 30, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at home. Pours golden with a thin white head that quickly faded to as flat as a witches tit. Not sure if that’s the right expression but it will do. Aroma has some sweet malts, some hops, hint of spice and honey but pretty pale. Flavour is pretty subtle all over. Maybe I just wasn’t in the mood for this but just found it a bit off for me, then ended up working my way through the glass and it growing on me. Hmm. I know very little about beer.
GranvilleTim (1467) - Granville, Illinois, USA - APR 21, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear light amber pour with a white head. Aroma is malt, earthy hops. Taste is thin bodied, malt base, earthy hops. Nice lacing.
VastActiv (2859) - Oulu, FINLAND - APR 18, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap at Oluthuone Leskinen, Oulu. Originally rated 04122011. Colour is golden with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Caramel, some sweetness and malts
Holmen1 (2509) - Stavanger, NORWAY - APR 12, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Flaske (bb.060914) fra Voldby Købmansgård, på Sigmunds hytte april-14: mer malt enn humle i både aroma og smak. Lett syrlig bærsmak. God og varmende. Jeg hører flere fornøyde sukk rundt bordet.
Holmen2 (942) - NORWAY - APR 12, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Golden. White head. Moderate, but slightly harsh, hop aroma. Balanced with sweetness in taste. Medium long aftertaste. Well-balanced with good drinkability.
Sigmund (5129) - Tau, NORWAY - APR 12, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Shared bottle at local tasting, from Voldby Købmandsgaard. Deep golden colour, moderate white head. Malty aroma, hints of caramel. Decent hops in the flavour, not too sweet.
gunnar (5326) - Sandnes, NORWAY - APR 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Shared bottle at local tasting . Pours clear deep golden with a big creamy white head. Aroma of bready malts, light citrussy hops. Taste is fruity, with some bready malts, dry and full bodied. Very good, fresh and moreish beer.