jmgreenuk (5845) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - DEC 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Cotteridge WInes, Birmingham. Poured a hazy medium amber with a frothy broken white head and some broken lace. The aroma is big hop citrus orange peel. The flavour is medium bitter with a dry pepper hop liqourice palate. Medium bodied with a average carbonation. Lots going on here. Really liked it.
deanso (6735) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
50cl bottle courtesy of and shared with jmgreenuk.
thin white head. Cloudy golden pour. Citrus aroma. Nice hoppy beer.
madmitch76 (18659) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
9th May 2013
Lightly hazy amber - gold beer. Little pale cream coloured head. Smooth and slightly soft palate, semi dry. Tangy resinous hops, tangy orange and semi sweet orange peel. Light crystallised fruits. Finishes smooth with some hop bitterness and a light touch of smoke. Good if a bit tangy.
mile (3456) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 6, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Golden, cloudy, average and mostly diminishing head. Moderate, malty and lightly sweetish aroma, light caramel some tropical fruitiness, some piney - light citrus hoppyness. Body is medium, malty and sweetish flavor, light caramel and light fruitiness, some piney hoppyness. Finish is average, malty and lightly sweetish, faint caramel and some piney - light citrus hoppyness. Sweetish APA with caramel - too sweet/too much caramel for me.
Fin (8428) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I picked this up at Jacks, Westholme Stores, Goring-on-Thames, Oxon 3rd August 2013 consumed in a field or at Frank (camper) at Cropredy Fairport festival Thursday 8th August 2013 Pours orange/gold with a bubbly white head. Wonderful bittersweet. fruity, hoppy, crisp citrus beer, bloody tasty, cracking beer, in fact this is an early contender for beer of the festival. A7 A4 T8 P4 Ov16 3.9
lusikka (7492) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 4, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
500 ml bottle. Bottled on 11.12.2012.
Pours a clear golden colour with a large foamy head. Aroma of resin, ripe sweet fruits and hay. Flavour of biscuity malts, floral bitterness, sweet mango, dough-like yeastiness, mild sourness and minerals. Alcohol comes through a bit, which makes me think this probably has more than 5.5% ABV. Medium bodied, massive carbonation and a biscuity finish with some tartness again. Bottled nearly 9 months ago, so obviously this isn’t at it’s best anymore. Aroma was the best part of this beer.
Idiosynkrasie (5020) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - AUG 1, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle. Cloudy orangey dark golden to amber colour with huge, frothy to macropore, fairly lasting, white head. Hoppy aroma has fruity notes of grapefruit, mango, orange with a tannic acid touch. Taste is minimally sweet caramel malty, bready, doughy, with fruity hoppy hints of orange, grapefruit, minimally grassy, a touch of tannic acid; lively carbonation. Very interesting association of hoppy and malty parts; soft, thick, doughy palate. ’Exceptionalish".
ration (2028) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 31, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
010813. Bottle at home. Pours hazy copper with a small head. Aroma ripe fruit(?), hops, I don’t know if the slight acidic taste is intentional but it works. Not Bad.
EdKing (2173) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Kris Wine. Pours hazy amber with a big foam white head. Nose is grapefruit citrous, orange squash drink, minerally, touch earthy and almost chocolatey. Taste is earthy, minerally, flinty, tangy grapefruit citrous bitter, bit of muskiness, caramel, marmalade. Finish is tangy, earthy, tarmac.
Theydon_Bois (12885) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 27, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
2013 Bottle, from Drink Of Fulham, split at the pre stag tasting in the ’Sham, 20/06/13.
Hazed orange amber with a good sized off white head that retains well.
Nose is bitter hops, orange, grass, light soap.
Taste comprises orange pith, sugars, touch of grapefruit, earthy hops.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, dryish finish.
Ok APA, decent enough, but for £3.95 a bottle they’ll need to up their game to compete with the likes of Kernel and Partizan!