WABeerFiend (294) - - JAN 20, 2015
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Poured from a pint bottle into a tumbler on 12.09.14.
A: Old World hop smell. Flower takes over.
A: 1 finger head that is retained. See through gold body with some amber.
T: Caramel and bubblegum dominate.
P: Crisp and bubbly.
O: This was a lot like a cream ale. It smelled and tasted like one. It was simple too. I thought that it would be more malty and complex.
AshtonMcCobb (3552) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 7, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from the Bottle Bank.
Appearance - deep amber with a nice head.
Nose - red fruit, maybe cherries. Also cakey. Maybe dried fruit.
Taste - more red fruit and cake, in fact culminating in a marzipan to amaretti biscuit thing.
Palate - medium bodied with a rich creamy texture and a long elegant finish.
Overall - lovely beer.
planky84 (2309) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from the Beers of Europe Christmas case. Copper coloured pour, no head. Figs, dates, walnuts, raisin and orchard fruit make up a Christmassy nose. Toffee apple, strawberry jam and apricot flavour. Unsurprisingly sweet.
Florya (625) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 2, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
How: Bottle. Appearance: Copper, white head Aroma:caramel, mild spices, orange peel. Palate: medium body, soft carbonation, nice mild smooth finish.
tandembrauer (439) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JAN 2, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours clear amber with small head. Aroma of raisins and white wine. Thin bodied; sweet with some fruity sourness.
Martin243 (848) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle later in the day,Christmas Day. I had been looking forward to spending some time with a warming, complex juicy old English Ale, and this was a bit of a let down. Copper gold with a beige head, toffee orange aroma. Same sort of flavours. Head disappeared, and taste-wise, that was about it. One dimensional..
davidm (1978) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - DEC 20, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
It has very long lasting flavour. Malts and hops are very well balanced. Spicy notes
drdisque (611) - Illinois, USA - DEC 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a bomber poured in a tulip. Pours clear caramel. Flavor is weak caramel candy with a touch of booze and cinnamon. Thin mouthfeel. Not bad. Well balanced. Faint watery finish.
superspak (3141) - Michigan, USA - DEC 17, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
550 ml bottle into imperial pint glass, bottled on 7/17/2014. Pours slightly hazy orange/copper color with a 2 finger dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of caramel, toffee, toast, brown sugar, brown bread, plum, apple, fig, date, light nuttiness, herbal, floral, light pepper, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/bready malt, fruity yeast, and earthy hop notes; with good strength. Taste of caramel, toffee, toast, brown sugar, brown bread, plum, apple, fig, date, light nuttiness, herbal, floral, light pepper, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Fair amount of earthy herbal bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, toffee, toast, brown sugar, brown bread, plum, apple, fig, date, light pepper, and herbal/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Very nice robustness, complexity, and balance of dark/bready malt, fruity yeast, and earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth and fairly creamy/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice English pale ale style. All around good complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/bready malt, fruity yeast, and earthy hop flavors; and very smooth to drink. A very enjoyable offering.
fombe89 (291) - Asturias, SPAIN - DEC 17, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Botella @Big Joe Cafe. Gijon ............................................... 13/12/2014