Creedence (282) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 17, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
500ml bottle enjoyed with friends. Pours a copper gold with almost no head that quickly dissipates. Looks flat and unappealing. Aroma is strongly of wood with a little toffee. Slightly cardboardy hops. Taste is a woody carboardy sweetness that’s overpowered by a metallic bitterness. Rough and messy and flat to finish. Metallic aftertaste dominates as well. Bad beer, very disappointing for a highly regarded brewery.
Swaroga (1481) - Brussels, BELGIUM - DEC 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Quite surprising beer. I was expecting worse. Delicately burned toast and coffee. Bitterness is medium. There is also a slight alcohol feeling.
AtronSeige (723) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - DEC 18, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Aroma: Medium malt, dark fruits. Hops: Light, floral.
Appearance: Clear, amber body. Small, tan, rocky head. Good retention.
Flavour: Medium-high Malty, dark fruits. Medium bitterness. Medium-dry finish with lingering light bitterness. Light astringency. Light hops, floral, grassy.
Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium-high carbonation.
Overall: More hops! This beer is malt forward, not hop forward.
500 ml bottle, poured. Thanks Tanja!
14A. English IPA
Coolmac (57) - SOUTH AFRICA - DEC 14, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Toffee on the nose. Beautiful copper colour with thin head. Full malt flavours, toffee, coffee and chocolate. Good bitterness keeps it refreshing. Lovely
djoeye (1855) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 10, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear amber body with small coppery tones, off white 2-3 finger head, rich lacing.
Aroma; mild caramel malts, hops, dust, grass, straw.
Taste; hops, caramel malts, orange peels, syrup notes, fine hoppy bitterness coming up and into the finish, malts change character to roasted.
Feels well bodied, fresh, clean, normal carbonation.
Overall a clean straightforward version of the style. [50cl brown btl, abv6.1%, B@Alko (Muonio-Kilpishalli) 4€, #L174, BBjun15, t@höme]
danielecamo (527) - ITALY - DEC 10, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
In bottiglia. Aroma di caramello dominante, terroso, poca pulizia negli aromi. Al palato corpo scorrevole, sentori di caramello e terroso su tutto. Non indimenticabile
StueyD (1239) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - NOV 17, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A copper coloured beer with a thick and frothy white head. a light, malt led aroma, hints of caramel and nuts, this is followed by pithy citrusy hop aroma that lingers. Dry mouthfeel. A dry caramel malt taste to start, then a mouth filling hop flavour, loads of pithy grapefruit and lemon, then a piney and grassy taste that adds an extra bitterness. The finish is lingering and pithy citrus hoppiness.
martjoobolut (959) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 15, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
0,5L bottle. Pours clear copper with beige head. The head stays. Aroma is malt, caramel, grass, citrus. Flavor is sweet, caramel, malt, citrus, nuts, metallic notes. Finish is sweet and nutty bitter. Overall: ok brew.
torejh (20) - SWITZERLAND - NOV 12, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500 ml bottle. Pours golden amber with a small white head. Lots of caramel and some fruits in the aroma. Malty taste of caramel. Mild hop flavours. Proper carbonation. Some bitterness at the end. A decent beer.
Kronebryg (1082) - Sorgenfri, DENMARK - OCT 29, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Steely nose with caramel, medium body and sine length. Taste id still caramel and lavning sine hoppe charackter
Dohny (277) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 24, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Clear amber color with white head. Fruity and caramel aroma. Caramel also in flavor.