KajII (782) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - AUG 17, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 15, 2013 500ml Bottle. The pour was a murky orange-brown with virtually no head or lacing to speak of.
The aroma was of toasted light bread malts, mild floral hops and an earthy doughy yeast with notes of caramel, toffee, citrus (grapefruit), a light fruity ester and a hint of spice.
The taste was slightly malty sweet with a note of caramel and a mild fruitiness early on, with the finish having a slightly hoppy bitter citrus presence and a bit of spice towards the end. The flavor lasted a short while with a nice spicy bitterness lingering on for just a bit longer.
Mouthfeel was just past medium in body and creamy in texture with a mild carbonation.
Overall this was a good beer with a nice spicy bitter taste and a good drinkability...
hockeybeerguy (1945) - 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 (2039) - 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 (2782) - 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 (2376) - 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 (788) - 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 (5024) - 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 (5225) - 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.
madmitch76 (14744) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12th March 2014
Almost clear gold beer, small pale cream coloured head. Palate is smooth and semi dry. Light airy malt, a little cream and a little sweetness, Bit of a honey vibe and very mild floralness. Light orange, touch of marmalade, Smooth finish. Not bad.