sdmmb (417) - USA - FEB 15, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Drunk from 50cl bottle. Dark, amber hoppy bitter.
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Zarkam (290) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 14, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle from Tallinn. Dark amber clear colour, small frothy mostly vanishing off-white head, fair lacing. Light malty aroma of nuts and caramel, moderate lemony and spicy hops and a note of cassis. Taste is initially quite balanced turning into a moderately bitter longish finish with a moderately astringent feel. Medium body, oily texture, lively carbonation. Actually quite enjoyable, a lot better than a lot of Sheperd Neame stuff I tried in the past, could have a bit more robust body and maltiness. Far from bad for a bottled high volume ale.
martjoobolut (279) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 7, 2014
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
UPDATED: FEB 8, 2014 0,5L bottle, BB 03.1014. Pours clear red amber with decent white head, the head stays for some time. Aroma is metallic, caramel, malt. Taste weird watery-metallic taste, caramel, bitter. Finish has nice bitterness, but is also metallic. Overall: not really good, but maybe it’s because clear bottle and close to BB?!
Lukardo (82) - CROATIA - FEB 4, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
0.5l bottle. Colour is amber with small white head. Aroma is malty caramel and toffee with light fruitness. Taste is light bitter, malt and caramel. Low to average carbonation. Good beer :)
hens (442) - Tallinn, Estonia, ESTONIA - JAN 30, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
0.5L bottle. Dark amber, foam stays 20sec. Nice strong hop aroma. Bready, like kvass, raisin and prune flavors. Soft caramel taste stays few second and after it overcooked sugar. Cranberry tone and medium bitter on finish.
InPivoVeritas (182) - Bydgoszcz, POLAND - JAN 29, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
21.04.2013. Bottle. Pours amber with small head. Aroma is malty caramel and toffee with light fruitness. Not much hops. Some biscuits sweetness with caramel. Medium bitterness with floral hops aroma ( too low). OK beer with strong malty character. It could be more hoppy.
DandyWolfFloyd (558) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 19, 2014
2.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma - was very faint of bready malts, not much more
Appearance - a clean copper color, with no real head to speak of.
Taste - it’s bread malt, some little bits of hops, and a back of the finish spice
Feel - it’s light, thin, has average carbonation, and is long in the finish with a slight tanginess.
Sadly forgettable, I really like the style.
Beerbaron42 (28) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - JAN 19, 2014
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
V bitter and a tad generic, ok for one but too much bitterness for any more!
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hub66 (77) - SWITZERLAND - JAN 19, 2014
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Belle couleur dorée; arômes moyennement agréables; goût houblonné avec une finale assez amère; bière quelque peu décevante
jmagnus87 (2183) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - JAN 18, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle poured into a shaker. Pours a clear light amber with a slight ruby hue and minimal head. Aroma of light citrus and a strong malt backbone. Taste is light bitter, follows aroma. Light bodied with a thin texture. Fizzy carbonation and a decently LNG finish. Not bad, enjoyable but nothing I would seek out again.