Ethereal (2399) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 25, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Dean Swift, Tower Bridge, 9th April 2011. Murky amber with no head. Great nose - a wheat beer with more oomph, turned up to 11. Great fruity flavour - like a wheat beer but actually good/to my taste! Palate is delicate with flavour bursting through. Wow! Loved this.
Gary (1132) - Rochester, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 4, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottled)I dunno what the hell this is supposed to be !. It drinks like a basic grainy lager , then there is some strange spices and pungent vibes .
imdownthepub (8492) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2012
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Keg at The Draft House, Tower Bridge, London. Gold with slight head. Sweet, slightly sicky note with a flowery, rose petal background. Somewhat overpowering on the palate. Not really my sort of beer.
zacgillbanks (962) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Coppers in Newcastle. Cloudy amber coloured with toffee, malty and fruity flavours with a woody hoppy bitter finish.
invinoveritas (39) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - FEB 10, 2012
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brilliant golden, with a restrained, swiftly dissipating head. Rich, malty aroma, with barley, malt and non-astringent grain on the taste. Rich, almost creamy mouth feel, with a pleasant but indistinct bitterness. Plenty of pepper on the back of the throat. Not too sweet, supremely balanced - a quaffable beer.
Leighton (6973) - London, ENGLAND - JAN 10, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at the Vienna airport, on the sly, poured sneakily into a glass borrowed from the nearby McCafe. Pours a mostly clear gold with a fine, white head. Bread and faint toast in the aroma. Light sweet flavor, faint tang to the malts suggesting poor condition. Some leaves and mild, toasty wood. Light to medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. Dry, leafy bitter finish, some dry toast and light tang. This one isn’t great, but it could be an unfresh bottle. Yeah, dome dry and woody bitterness lingers. Kind of dire.
Travlr (7998) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 3, 2011
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Murky amber color, small white head that settles quickly. Aroma of feet, and liverwurst on rye. Taste is slightly sour, rising bread dough and light spice. Intriguing.
leaparsons (7074) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 29, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Cloudy brown with a thin foam. Aromas are bready yeast with caramel and rye. Nutty with banana and stewed pear. Flavours are fruity with autumnal apple and pear. Caramel with yeast and light lemon. Spicy and medicinal. Not bad.
kjc51478 (361) - Cologne, GERMANY - OCT 5, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
33cl Bottle. Appearance is hazy, copper-orange color with quickly dissipating, off-white head. Some floating sediment is also evident. Aroma is fairly complex with roasted grains dominant as well as sweet caramel and medicinal herbal flavors. Taste is grainy with rye and wheat most noticeable along with a slight sweetness followed by an even stronger herbal bitterness. Palate is medium-bodied, full mouthfeel, smooth texture, very little carbonation, and a dry finish.
SheffieldSteel (111) - St Nikolai im Sausal, AUSTRIA - SEP 22, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 9, 2012 33cl Bottle. Strong grassy aroma. Appearance is cloudy gold and lightly carbonated (a less cloudly Zwickl), Taste is good to very good, with the rye malts standing out and with an almost beetroot taste, or even carrot juice, but not over-powering. Palate is good, bitter, malty and moresome. An impressive beer all-round.