MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 21, 2008
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
<i>A Mes rate: bottle at Chris O’s pre GBBF shindig.</i>
Somehow I had missed rating this one, maybe I was trying to block it from my mind as it was really not a pleasant experience. Clean spritzy gold. Odd notes of coffee. Truckload of diacetyl. Not a good beer.
fonefan (39393) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 2, 2008
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle @ chris_o’s Pre-GBBF Shindig 2008.
Clear medium yellow orange color with a average, fizzy, fair lacing, mostly lasting, white head. Aroma is moderate malty, sour malt, flowers, butter. Flavor is moderate sweet with a average duration. Body is medium to light, texture is watery, carbonation is soft. (020808)
liinis (1726) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 1, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
clear Golden with a tiny white head that diminishes. surprisingly good hoppy aroma as I expected something else from a finnish pale lager. like velvet in mouth. dry but smooth. metallic flavor with hops and malts. OK
Archibaldo de la Cruz (1121) - FINLAND - OCT 1, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Clear golden colour with a thin white head. Malty aroma with hints of hops. Light-bodied, citric hops, fruity flavour with some maltiness. Maybe a bit too watery, but very drinkable brew.
bierkoning (11206) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - SEP 9, 2008
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle from Tbone, thanks! Orange blonde color. Yoghurt and flowers in the aroma. Buttery, flowery, hoppy citric flavor. Diacetyl all over.
DonMagi (5595) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2008
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle at chris_o’s yee haa blackflippin high fivin dont forget the reach around tit slapping banter banter smoked out foxes having a dance off/train in the jungle lucky ronnies DP for everyone im directly behing you teabagging in lucky pierre’s party shack disco tasting. Alround rating: Malty, hints of tartness, caramel, herbal, not a goodie.
SilkTork (5412) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2008
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Chris_o’s GBBF Shindig 08. Rotting fish and sour porridge. Tastes like glue. Ugly yet fascinating.
KimJohansen (10396) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - AUG 3, 2008
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Glear golden with tiny white head. Sweet fruity with breadish malt and caramel notes. Malty flavor with caramel notes. Ends sweet.
TBone (14258) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 28, 2008
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottled (BB 02/2009)
Slightly hazy golden color, small white head. I am suprised to find grainy and buttery aroma, latter is a sign of diacetyl? Watery palate, weak malt profile. Decent hoppyness, some fruityness and then toffeish butterness, which gives unclean impression to this beer. Harsh hoppyness in dry, empty (although long) aftertaste. Slightly failed attempt to make a Czech-type pils?
omhper (21406) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUL 15, 2008
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottled at Petalax Beer Festival. Clear golden, brief head. Grassy and papery, light bodied with clean mouthfeel. Cardboardy finish without bitterness. An attempt at a tropical adjunct lager? With this much water in the recipe I can see why they named it after a lake...