DraftDodger (1119) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 27, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Copenhagen 27/9 2016. 50 cl bottle from Meny. According to the label a circa 200 year old recipe brewed by "Britain’s oldest brewer". Can it get more authentic than that? And with a very modest name to top it off. Pours clear golden yellow with small white head. Settles as thin layer of foam. Aroma is pleasntly fruity. Sweet peach, gooseberries and a little sour grape fruit. Medoum carbonation and slightly thick palate. Flavor is medium sweet followed by distinct dry bitterness. Bitterness lingers in the aftertaste. Semi dry finish. A quite fresh and nicely bitter ale. Actually quite close to be brilliant.
djoeye (3835) - Tromsø, NORWAY - SEP 26, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma; malts on hops, fruity malts, meadow spices. Look; pale straw clear golden body with an off white head. Taste; hops, roasted malts, malts, fruit peel, bitter grainy bread - clean balanced finish. Feel; good body, fine carbonation, drinks well. Overall; a good brew. [50cl.btl 5.6% BB.??]
JorisPPattyn (9532) - Ursel, BELGIUM - AUG 29, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Good, dense, lightly yellowish head over darker metallic golden beer, clear. Sweet nose with lots of caramel and butterscotch. Faraway hint at stale beer, but not really oxydation. Bit metallic, bitter-ish flavour. I’d never guessed Cascade, as it shows not the slighltest hint at citrus, nor resin. Faint sugary/caramel underbuild, no butterscotch in the mouth. Long lasting main flavours; thin body, even watery, medium carbonation. Why is it that near every new British microbrewery manages to turn out exciting bottled beers, whilst established, large familybrewers struggle to make this ilk as an optimum?
Mirrol (14) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - AUG 26, 2016
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle @ 14°C. Deep clear gold with big fluffy quickly diminishing head. Caramel sweet aroma with small notes of fruitiness. Lightly sweet. Medium watery body and low carbonation. O: Did not like
jrh2254 (2) - burton-on-trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2016 does not count
3.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On first tasting this ale was really impressed. Whilst a little sweet and not as hopped as I would have liked it was very pleasant to drink and left a very nice aftertaste. No real aroma or smell but taste was excellent. Recommended.
ShivanDragon (3508) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - JUL 31, 2016
3.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle after day of checking out the South English surroundings, 500ml, 5.6%. pours bright golden with a white head. Aroma is dull, moldy, cardboard, old, malts. Taste of malts, weak grain, pilsener malts, at least i pulled this one out of the freezer, not it’s cold. This is however one of the first Ale’s not totally dominated by caramel and biscuitmalts. not that it’s suddenly a good beer....
JaroMantic (32) - - JUL 2, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Alko, Helsinki.
Pours golden with a thin white head. Aroma features malts with some citrus and grass on the background. Tastes pretty much like a basic lager: malts, grains and hay. There’s a mild hoppiness and some pale ale like citrus, but not enough to really make a difference to an average lager. Low carbonation, medium watery body. Not bad, not special - decent and easy to drink.
Marstonlad (768) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 17, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAY 20, 2016 Bottle from Alko. Pours golden with a little white head. The aroma features pale grainy maltiness, floral hoppiness and a touch of citrus fruitiness. Taste is initially lightly sweet and malty, later hoppier and more bitter, though subtly rather than assertively. Flavours of hay and grain, citrus fruits, floral and citrusy hops. The palate is medium-bodied, smooth and low to moderate in carbonation. Decent standard British ale: balanced and drinkable but lacks sharp edges and perhaps also character.
madnorwegian (152) - FRANCE - APR 23, 2016
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nice color, but lousy almost non-existant head. Almost looks like cider. Nice aromas almost toffee-like. Pleasant flavors, not too bitter. Refreshing carbonation. But overall not really my style of beer.
HerrBierkoenig (1178) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 19, 2016
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
0,5l bottle, from Damian Bottle Shop, Bratislava, BBD: 08-2016 Pours clear golden liquid, medium frothy white head, fell down quickly, Aroma: malty, caramel, light floral, Taste: medium sweet, light to medium bitter, light to medium sour, malty, caramel, herbal, floral, Palate: light to medium body, average carbonation, slick mouthfeel, abrupt malty aftertaste, Overall: nothing exciting.