Hermod (3128) - Vantaa, FINLAND - OCT 22, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
50cl bottle. Pours a clear golden color. White head that lasts. Hoppy aroma, fruits. Caramel and hoppy flavor, nice and refreshing brew.
Sigmund (5009) - Tau, NORWAY - JUL 21, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 ml clear bottle, from Systembolaget, thanks to OleR! ABV is 4.5%. Deep golden colour, big white (possibly slightly off-white) head. "Skunky" aroma when opening the bottle, not unpleasant though. Nice hoppy aroma in the glass, grassy and slightly woody notes. Light mouthfeel, moderately hoppy flavour with hints of toffee. "Dusty" and moderately bitter finish. No masterpiece, but refreshing and highly drinkable.
Ingevara (794) - SWEDEN - MAY 25, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Applejuice colored, lasting head. Dry and very hoppy. Apparent bitterness well balanced by the dimunitive caramel and grassy resin sidetones.
Steely (241) - , SWEDEN - MAY 20, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep golden color with a nice white head. Hoppy aroma with hints of citrus, grass and some wood. Flavor of light roasted malt, caramel and an evident hoppy bitterness. Those early Kentish spring hops are clearly coming through in both the aroma and the flavor.
obisbeer (565) - Barcelona, SPAIN - MAY 9, 2009
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A bit too light and a touch of cardboard notes on the finish that make it seem odd. Not a great beer, but quite tasty! :)
olsvammel (3027) - Örebro, SWEDEN - APR 30, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. It poured a dark clear golden liquid with a medium foam and nice lacing. Smelled of some kind of tree, oak maybe. Also grassy hops. It had a weak taste, a bit maly with some hops, not much bitterness.
mikkopen (824) - Oulu, FINLAND - APR 29, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 ml bottle. Golden yellow colour, creamy white head. Sweetish malty aroma with notes of citrus fruits and honey, and plenty of hops. The flavour is caramel-malty, fruity, with a dry hoppy finish. A refreshing bitter.
dnoaksson (693) - , SWEDEN - APR 26, 2009
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Vildvuxen beska i ett organiskt överdrag. Upplevelsen är naturnära, intensiv. Tyvärr är smaken något tunn och undandragande. Den viktiga balansen kommer till korta. Annars helt klart gemytlig.
OleR (4799) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 3, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 ml bottle, 4.5% abv. Crystal clear deep golden to pale amber colored. Stable two-finger dense white head. A nice ashy, almost tobacco-ish malt aroma up front, followed by a scent of fruit and some earthy hops. Fairly dry malt flavor, light peppery with medium bitterness and a faint fruitiness. Good body strengt for a 4.5% beer. FIne bitterness in the ending. A very likeble Bitter.
Jonte (1413) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - MAR 18, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Deep golden colour with a white head. Aroma: hops (almost like sticking your nose in a bag of english hops), grass, citrus, toffee, nuts and pine/wood. Taste: hops, grass, caramel/toffee, bread, nuts, light fruitiness, earth, lightly metallic. Typical Shepherd Neame beer, but I like the fact that you can really feel the hops in both aroma and flavor. One of the better Shepherd Neame beers that I have tried.