Ethereal (2399) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 21, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Gold with a small head. Soft, sweet aroma, but hard to distinguish any particular notes. Sweet fruity flavour, bit of pear, some malt. Smooth mouthfeel and nice finish.
jamesie1857 (819) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 13, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
ALLOVATE (2109) - Butler, AUSTRALIA - JUL 5, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A good year in the cellar and itís time to crack this one. At just on cool and into a snifter. Yeast on in it quickly disperses leaving the beer just shy of bright. Finely carbonated with a resilient, compact pad of white atop. There is a little Burton snatch to the aroma; it is mineral-like hinting at salted caramel with a touch of chamomile, orange zest, dried herbs, musk candy and just a touch of anise. Sweet, cara-malt front, biscuity and doughy. Orange blossom and fairy floss candy comes out and begins to dominate, floral towards the back. Finishes with a light note of the fennel anise and a taste reminiscent of orange vitamin íCí tablets. Very creamy and soft in mouthfeel, well rounded with a light warmth that hits the stomach well. Long citrus linger. Sharp and tangy to balance the sweetness; low hops. A very likeable brew. Oddly refreshing! (33cL, BB 26/05/13, Dartís Farm, Topsham, Exeter, Devon)
BlackHaddock (2367) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2012
3.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Given to me, along with a load of other interesting beers for doing a Christian Fellowship quiz night. Iíll offer again if they pay this sort of wage!
Brown 330ml bottle, best before 29th June 2009, drank 6th March 2008.
Poured into a Corsendonk stemmed Tulip glass.
Because it is bottle conditioned I poured it very slowly and carefully. I was rewarded with a lovely looking, clear, Old Gold coloured beer with a large, snow white head. Plenty of bubbles rising upwards to the head indicated a lot of carbonisation. I think this is the first time I have given a 5 for appearance (in almost 400 beers reviewed).
The bottle claims Wild Fennel has been used to flavour the beer, I couldnít detect any in the aroma, only yeast esters and some barley and wheat notes.
Tangy and sharp taste, again no hint of fennel for me, more of a ginger style heat bite to it. There is a warmth to the beer thatís for sure. 3 Months of maturing has added something to the beer, it has Duvel type feel to it.
The warmth stays and so does the tartness of the intial taste. The 6.8% rests easy within the beer too, making it a very pleasant drink in deed.
I liked this a lot, a very good beer and very un-English in its style.
maneliquor (1564) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 18, 2012
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Reminded me a lot of salt n vinegar chips with lemon sprinkled over them. Gross
Lubiere (8248) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 8, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A hazed orange amber with a thin white head. In aroma, strange fruity esters with metallic notes. In mouth, a sweet maderized malt with light treacle, musty, lingering hops, some roasted coffee in finish. Not bad.
Nightfall (1280) - Hamburg, GERMANY - NOV 29, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330 ml bottle from Beermerchants. Clear orange with a small white head. Soft citric hoppy aroma, slightly soapy.Taste balanced between sweet malt and citric hops, slightly bitter finish. Ok.
LordCorkscrew (1774) - Ronco Scrivia (GE), ITALY - SEP 29, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Ecco vedi ad esempio questa aveva 0 problemi di ossido e un luppolino amabile.
Joeh (2038) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Orange colour, thin white head. Odd sour alcoholic aroma. A weird sour taste that isnít altogether pleasant, surprisingly hot alcohol, dry finish. When a UK beer smells and tastes a bit sour itís usually an indication something has gone badly wrong but I figure in this case its probably intended and itís not terrible but doesnít really work that well either. Fine.
northropfrye (1355) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - AUG 6, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 31, 2011 Bottle. Quite excellent. Dark. Nice and sharp, a little bitter, while still being quite smooth and drinkable.
mabel (5043) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 27, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[3830-20110723] 330mL bottle. Malty aroma has a very slight citrus note to it. Hazy, orange body with no lasting head. More maltiness in the flavour with a lingering sweet bark. Medium body. Fine. (6/3/6/3/13) 3.1