Dashimus (226) - London, Greater London, - MAR 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours pale amber/yellow with a generous white head. Aroma of moderate malt, moderate hoppiness, floral notes, strangely nettles as well. Flavour is well balanced bitterness and sweetness. Almost perfect. Bitterness has a long, moderately dry finish. Soft carbonation and medium bodied. Very nice pale ale.
AWS9 (582) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 9, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Really nice prominent hops. Grassy, solid malt base. Crispness. Nothing remarkable going on, but it simply pulls off being a very solid beer.
graham_murphy (485) - - SEP 17, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Solid APA. Citrus and pine from the hops. Medium sweetness from the malt. Light in the mouth and a decent amount of alcohol. Not particularly exceptional.
Holmen1 (3926) - Stavanger, NORWAY - AUG 28, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Flaske delt ombord på Fridtjofen, RBHD-treff aug-15: uklar gylden med tett hvitt skum som varer til bunns. Citronaroma som minner litt om oppvaskmidler. Smaker visne citroner. Kort ettersmak med besk citrus og litt sødme. Didn’t rock me. Flasken var bb. 090315.
Sigmund (5991) - Tau, NORWAY - AUG 23, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared 330 ml bottle, bought in Cardiff. Cloudy deep golden colour, large white head. Lemony aroma. Distinctly hoppy flavour, grapefruit and pine, American hops galore, plenty of alcohol. Good beer.
abemorsten (3378) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - AUG 23, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Uklar gyllen kropp med et høyt lyst skum. Sitrus og tropisk frukt dominerer duftbildet. Kraftig aromatisk bittersøtt smak. Tørr tunge. Fyldig og alkovarm. Delt 0,33 l flaske på RBHD-samling på Fridtjoffen, august 2015.
gunnar (6919) - Sandnes, NORWAY - AUG 23, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared bottle at local tasting. Pours unclear golden with a big creamy white head. Aroma of fresh lemon, toasted malts. Taste is moderate sweet, with roasted malts, american hops, light sticky mouthfeel, hopjuice with charachter.
Holmen2 (2265) - NORWAY - AUG 23, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Shared bottle at RB/HD on board Fridtjofen 23.08.15. Pale orange. Dense white head and lacing. Fresh fruits, Victoria plums and yellow apples in aroma and taste. Quite dry,
Martin243 (946) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUN 14, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330ml bottle from that London, provided by the wife. Poured into a Hoegaarden tasting tulip. Opaque amber with a thin off-white head. Fruity floral aroma. Tropical fruit, blueberry, toffee malts, and almond flavours. Some resinous sap as well. Slick mouth feel, long finish. Rather good.
zacgillbanks (3584) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUN 11, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Corks Out, 21 Watergate Street, Chester CH1 2LB. This cloudy dark amber coloured beer pours appropriately enough with a huge rocky head of white foam. It has a bitter orange marmalade and citrus fruity flavour, malty and toffee notes followed by a creamy sharp pine and pineapple finish. Very Nice!
AshtonMcCobb (4201) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 11, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Spirited Wines.
Appearance - maybe I slightly shook the bottle or something but I didn’t expect the head to be this settles. Golden orange when it swrtles
Nose - citrus and sherbet. Slight concern that some wild yeast is present.
Taste - lime zest, then orange fruit. Still an edge of sherbet but no longer concerning.
Palate - close to medium bodied with a big tangy zingy texture that kicks on to give a dry bitter and tangy finish.
Overall - initially the level of sherbet in this made me think there was an infection. Perhaps a Belgian yeast was deliberately used and it delivered that tootie fruity sensation deliberately.