ManVsBeer (6255) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 21, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Waitrose, Stevenage. Golden with next to no head. Strong enough, although its local flavouring gives it s strawberry-like aroma and taste, and the ale has an associated sweetness throughout its character. Fairly active in the palate.
BeerViking (3336) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, gentle sweetness with hints of candy sugar, faint honey and spice notes. Vaguely reminiscent of a Ttripel.
joe19612 (2230) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark gold colour with a thin white head, fruit malt aroma, taste is light bitterness with some sweetness coming through, with a dry fruity finish.
leebotton (335) - Bristol, Somerset, ENGLAND - DEC 10, 2014
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks to Bill, Sharps brewery.
330 ml bottle
Blood alc: 0 mg/100 ml
Light spice aroma with fresh zesty pine and lime, like a spicy citrus lager with honey and dusty cheese. Colour is very light golden straw. Flavour is very honey like, rich and sweet with subtle spice. That’s it really. Ok.
MPA (866) - Amager (form. Nørrebro&Aalborg), DENMARK - NOV 15, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Hazy amber with off white head. Fennel aroma for sure. Also tangerine and powdered sugar (?). Yeasty as well. Flavour is sweet and fruity with tangerine notes, fennel and a spicy, bitter finish. Very nice and refreshing.
allmyvinyl (7028) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 29, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle from the brewery online shop. Pours clear gold, thick white head. Floral and citrus hop aromas, light sweetness. Get a touch of fennel/anise, but if I wasn’t looking for it, not sure I’d have spotted it. Good bitter taste, and a more grassy herbal bitterness. Different, enjoyed this.
Liamrua (49) - Waterford, IRELAND - FEB 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle. 6.8%. Pours golden with 2 finger head which vanishes to nothing. Beautiful herbal fennel aroma, great balance of sweet herbal, honey, vanilla flavours matched by a balanced hoppiness. Strong carbination on the tongue and a lasting hop after taste which lingers. A Classic!
Buongiorgio00 (934) - - DEC 3, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Troppo maltata e dolce per una birra inglese. Non sono riuscito a distinguere nettamente l’aroma di finocchio, ma in compenso è percettibile una nota erbacea che la rende un po’ più complessa. Risultato discreto e apprezzabile.
ralphdot (1010) - Billingham, Durham, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
6.8% gold colour with a thin head, melon and apple aroma, not unlike Duvel in taste.
triskaideka (245) - Killarney, IRELAND - OCT 1, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at home. Poured golden with white head. Very reminiscent of Belgian blond beers (small print says this - but hard to see w/o glasses). Very yeasty - couldn’t discern the fennel.