MoritzF (8402) - Bochum, GERMANY - FEB 23, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(bottle) Clear, ruby amber colour with a medium-sized off-white foamy head. Aromatic, slightly floral hoppy aroma with fruity malt and liquorice spice. Moderately bitter flavour, light to medium bodied with pleasantly carbonated, silky mouthfeel. Solid malty base with notes of toffee and a delicate fruitiness; dry, bitter and floral hoppy finish. Still pretty good.
Maria (10125) - Thisted, DENMARK - FEB 18, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is an early rating, and very short. Amber with a nice head. The aroma has notes of malt and fruit. The flavour has floral, malty notes of fruit and it’s mild and mellow.
Rune (7760) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 9, 2007
2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
500ml bottle from Sainsbury’s, Holborn. Dark amber, good clarity and white foamy head. Vague citric aroma. Spicy and malty taste supported by mild tartness. Refreshing, but rather dull (01.02.2007).
vanvenlo (1191) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JAN 23, 2007
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
10 Jun 2006 - Hairspray and hop aroma with light roasted malt. Clear brown-red colour, reasonable head and good sheet suds lacing. Light roasted malt and big hop flavour. A bit thin, finishes with a hoppinessand bitter aftertaste.
Lunkie (1392) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JAN 15, 2007
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Very strange hoppy hairspray aroma. Clear red brown colour with good head and lacing. Bitter hop mlt flavour. Flat palate.
johninmelb (1123) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 7, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tangy sweet malt nose with some vinousness. Pours coppery red with a disappearing head. Flavour is fruity and richly bitter with some citrus and lots of hops. Finish is long and dry. A very nice ale.
GregClow (2849) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 23, 2006
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle shared with a bunch of folks at DougShoemaker’s Decemberfest 2006 - courtesy of Jon. Clear, bright amber with a small white head. Aroma - skunky. Damn. When will these UK brewers learn to stop with the clear bottles? Once the skunk clears a bit, there seems to be some decent malt notes. Same goes for the flavour - it seems like there’s a nice little ale in there, but the off-flavours just kill it for me. Too bad.
mds (2194) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 22, 2006
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Clear orange with a small white head. Skunky aroma accompanied by bread and oranges. The flavour is quite light, malt-accented, and skunky though not nearly as much as the aroma. Meh.
blankboy (5950) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 21, 2006
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle shared with the gang at Decemberfest 2006 -- courtesy of Jon. Pours a clear bubbly amber with a small off-white head. Aroma of UK hops, grain and sweet malt is unfortunately skunky -- damn clear bottles. Flavour of caramel malt and UK hops is also slightly off. Medium bodied. Probably a decent beer in here but if it keeps being imported in clear bottles I’ll never know.
HogTownHarry (6042) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - DEC 16, 2006
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle (500ml - clear). at Decemberfest 2006. Poured clear amber with a very small bit of head. Pretty nasty aroma of funk/skunk, sour papery cheap caramel malt, wet grain. Tate - sour; slightly skunky, with stale grassy hops and some brown sugar malt in the aftertaste. Dull body, sticky and moderately carbonated mouthfeel ... this might be a decent beer in a BROWN BOTTLE.