motelpogo (5530) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAY 8, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottled, rbesg08 grand tasting. strange to have a ’specal’ beer wth such low abv. anyways, amber with a slim head; floral aroma; hints of menthol and rhubarb with some underlying mustiness
ALLOVATE (2098) - Butler, AUSTRALIA - DEC 11, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tawny brown with a ruddy copper hue in the shallows and not quite bright. The yeast pack very firmly glued to the base of the bottle so no need for careful pouring. Head is beige, tight and compact, lasts and leaves a very fine lace. Boiled, caramelised apricot nose, mildly plummy and a little vinous. Weedy, stinging hop notes come through to tickle the olfactories. A touch of orange juice also. Very nice. Juicy blood oranges and apricots in the mouth, a vinous, dry and red wine-like back mixes with weedy, herbal hops. Slightly dusty mid-palate has some malt but it is mostly fruit esters all the way. Body is quite light, the swallow assertively bitter, a little hint of smoke and wood lingers with more raspy hop notes. Carbonation is low, a light tickle upfront then soft for the rest. The pleasing sweetness of fruit well balanced by the dry, bitter and mildly complex swallow. This is good stuff, not a massive ale as I expected but so easily quaffable it could pass as an outstanding Best Bitter at my local for sessions at the bar. Might cellar one away for a bit me thinks. Nice!!! (50cL, 12/02/12, Cellarbrations, Kinross)
bluevegie (3004) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - OCT 24, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber body, clear but dull looking with poor head. Apricots in the aroma and the taste for me, drinkable though nothing outstanding.
RichardGretton (4015) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 9, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 2009. Dark brown/bronze beer with a light head. The aroma is gently roasted, and the aroma is mildly roasted and bitter. Overall a reasonable but not too strongly flavoured a beer.
Coxy (41) - Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(2009) Nice hoppy aroma but with a fairly boring appearance (no head, bit too much carbonation) but a nice copper colour. Taste is hoppy and malty with a slight sweet tinge of fruit. It’s well balanced palate with smooth and nicely bodied. Overall it’s a good beer which is easy and drinkable.
joe19612 (1492) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle Vintage 2009. Pours a dark brown colour with a very thin white head. Good malty and hoppy aroma with a hint of citrus. The taste is sweet malt and very smooth, with a long dry finish. A well made beer, really did like it.
madmitch76 (9850) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 10, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
26th September 2008. Samepled at ’Beer Exposed’ Sharp and fruity. Dry - almost champagne dry in fact. Very drinkable.
Rune (6120) - Tromsø, NORWAY - AUG 12, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Vintage 2008,bb.27.01.11, 500ml bottle condition beer bought at Utobeer and shared with Finn H. and Arild. Shiny naked surface. Deep, copper coloured body. Smell of dried fruits. Well blended taste of fresh and dried fruits. Some delicious notes of apricot. Very fine and rounded bitter endnotes. Fresh and clean mouthfeel. Medium to thin bodied (hotel room, Earls Court 01.08.2009).
Quack-Duck (6811) - Down South, GERMANY - JUL 24, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle, vintage 2007, bought either at Darts Farm or Tuckers Maltings, Devon. Clear chestnut colour with a mid-sized off--white head. Fruity-hoppy nose. Shy but solid malty base with nice hints of fruit and a well-balanced aromatic bitterness. Hints of wood are also present, as well as berries. Good.
Christian (9697) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 11, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
RBESG 08. Brown with a small off-white head. Malty aroma with tropical fruit notes. Fruity sweet Belgian yeast-like flavour with a good and dry finish.