Theydon_Bois (12178) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at home, catch up rate thanks to my inlaws, 01/01/14.
Golden amber with a good sized off white head that retains well.
Nose is candied sugars, light spice, grassy, trace of diacetyl, bitter citric fruits, bread dough, light booze.
Taste comprises caramel, candied sugars, light boozey tones, earthy orchard fruit tones, bready malts, light spice..
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, drying closure with light bitterness and little booze in the closure.
Ok English strong, lacks any real complexity or depth, the booze is a little harsh in places and a definate diacetyl waft on the nose.
That said it was drinkable.
Yorker (1495) - Herning, DENMARK - DEC 31, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
50 cl bottle @ home. Pours clear amber with a white head that leaves a little lacing. Aroma and flavour are malt, caramel, spices, and honey - with a slightly bitter finish.
BeerFunGuy (829) - California, USA - DEC 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This beer had a light golden slightly red color. It has a malty aroma. It has a rich balanced malt hop flavor. Well done. A very bad elf for sure.
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Pizd (433) - Merseyside, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(Bottle): Pours amber with an off white head. Aroma of floral hop, spices, malt, yeast, bread. Flavour is much of the same with a slight alcohol note detected. Very meh.
ejh8 (105) - - DEC 28, 2013
0.9 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Very IPA tasting. Dry as a bone. As a beer drinker I am not a big IPA fan and subsequently not a fan of this beer.
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bb (7306) - Alamo, California, USA - DEC 28, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Amber beer with a dark cream head. Dark fruit and sweet malt aroma. Caramel and fruity flavor. Medium bodied. Caramel and fruitiness lingers with light earth.
evanp (3) - California, USA - DEC 27, 2013 does not count
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Caramel, coffee, nuts, toast, vanilla, woody. Light copper color, strong taste of alcohol but no fruity esters. Thin head, light carbonation, good bitterness balance. Not overly malty or sweet.
musinj6 (456) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 24, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a golden with one finger head with no lacing. Aroma of grassy and herbal good with toasted malt. Moderately bitter and a hi t of sweet. Mild to medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Long mildly bitter finish. Not bad.
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - DEC 22, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sampled at a tasting event. From notes. Caramel, toffee, a little fruit and some decent baking spices. Not bad.
J_man (783) - Tustin, California, USA - DEC 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sweet, roasted malt aroma from a crystal clear light copper body with a thin white head. Honey sweetness hits immediately followed by woody dryness that helps balance it out. Then the sweetness seems to resurge and gets a bit cloying. There’s some earthy, mushroomy bitterness and musk after this that settles on the tongue and stays around until the (still very) sweet malt liquor-like end. The alcohol seems stronger than it actually is. Interesting, but seems a bit out of balance.