rickgordon (3845) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 15, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Chestnut brown colour. Fluffy head. Ashy, bit smokey nose, with a dry, cellary feel. Dark malty flavour profile, bit roasty with caramel notes. Long flavour.
D (577) - Gdynia, POLAND - AUG 11, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Red colour, lasting head. Great fruity taste, with some bitterness in finish. Very refreshing alt, awesome.
Mungo (2471) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2006
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle (from Bitter Virtue, BB Sep 06). Earthy sweet malt and some woodsy hops. Unfortunately there is a metallic bitterness and boiled cardboardy sweetness here suggesting this would be rather better before pasteurisation.
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 15, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Rich malt aroma, almost candy-like, woody too, copper, with a small cream head. Woody/malty taste, almonds, as well. Light bodied, bitterness is well placed. Great! Thanks Radek.
Gorbalev (2999) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 3, 2006
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Shared by Radek on Canada Day ’06 with the usual fine folks. Very dark yellow, creamy white head. Malty, soft hops in mild aroma. Same goes for taste - some malt, some soft hops. Creamy mouthfeel. A little nutty. Didn’t leave much of an impression.
GregClow (2957) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 2, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared with the usual suspects - courtesy of Radek. Light amber with a moderate white head. Nose is sweet and malty, perhaps a bit of fruitiness. Flavour seemed a bit stale to me, but nice - albeit simple - with some mild roasty malt, a bit of nutiness, and a thinly hopped finish. Obviously a well made beer, but lacking... something.
HogTownHarry (6199) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JUL 1, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle (500ml). Shared with GregClow, tupalev, DougShoemaker, mds, Radek and others - Radek’s bottle. Poured clear copper with a decent foamy white head. Mild but pleasing aroma of light roast malt, grain, wood and some tangy yeast. Light roasty taste, again a little woody, soft and simple, not long on the palate, finishes somewhat bitter - I liked it, maybe not tons, but I liked it.
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 23, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. A drinkable if a little boring alt. Quite clean and dry, with some slight nuttyness and some bitter hops in the finish. Drinkable, but average.
EithCubes (5205) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 17, 2006
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Clear copper pour, creamy beige head. Caramel with toffee and a hint of wood. Velvety smooth, creamy/watery body. Both bitterness and sweetness are restrained, this is middle-of-the-road. Quite pleasant – probably the smoothest and mildest of the Alts I’ve tried recently - but doesn’t knock my socks off. Thanks to MoritzF!
harrisoni (14826) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUN 9, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle from Utobeer. Moderate sourness, moderate charcoal and dark malts. It’s an interesting mix between a dunkel and an English old ale. Dunkel aroma with a bit more sourness. Mouthfeel is like a dark lager with lemon charcoal liquorice finish. Just lacks a bit of depth.