jinroh (1190) - - APR 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 3, 2015 330 ml bottle from Järve Selver. Pours nice, slightly hazy golden with a little head. Aroma has a bit of fruitiness, floral hops. I guess it has gone a bit stale compared with what it should be closer to bottling date - but it’s still good. Taste has abundance of bitter hops, strong malt backbone balanced with heavy hops. Not much of carbonation left. Doesn’t have much fragrance though, quite down the earth drink. Has some lingering bitterness at the end. Good beer, not too pretentious and a great example of the style. Will try it again, especially when I get it closer to the brewery, not the half a world away as I am trying it right now.
Re-rate in June 3, 2015. Got it now in Japan, quite fresh. Aroma is still quite laid back, taste is a lot maltier than I remember from first time.Citric hops, making my tongue tingle. Still, simple in contemporary terms but I can understand why this has become an icon in the beer world. +0.3 points
Fules (794) - Gyöngyös, HUNGARY - SEP 29, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Borostyán szín, közepes, rendkívül tartós hab. Illata visszafogott, komlós-malátás, hajszálnyi citrusossággal. Enyhén száraz malátás alap, visszafogott, de határozott komlózással, kellemes gyümölcsös aromákkal. Közepesen testes és szénsavas, enyhe, mégis markáns keserűvel. Nagyon jól eltalált, kellemesen aromás sör. Ez az az ital, amit egy buliban egész este eliszogat az ember anélkül, hogy elege lenne belőle.
Stroke (2) - ITALY - SEP 29, 2016 does not count
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 29, 2016 Una delle storiche che ha iniziato un bel po? al mondo delle birre artigianali. Sicuramente ho bevuto una bottiglia vecchia e mal conservata in una pizzeria. Al naso č poco incisiva ed i luppoli si sentono molto leggeri. In bocca le sensazioni sono le stesse, scarica. Peccato.
Emeister84 (2084) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - SEP 27, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aromas of grapefruity citrus, juicy pine. Clear amber with a fairly lasting white head. Mostly dry, nicely balanced with the hops in the forefront. Light-medium bodied.
55x11 (44) - - SEP 26, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
16 oz can Into glass
Aroma: some subtle citrus and maybe a bit piney hop aroma. Cascade hops. Low malt aroma. Clean.
Appearance: clear amber (maybe dark gold) with white quickly disappearing foam. Some thin lacing. Just a tad darker than what I expect from "pale" ale.
Flavor: moderate hop bitterness balanced well by the malt. citrus notes.
Low hop bitterness.
Mouthfeel: low to medium bodied. Low to medium carbonation. Smooth and clean no harshness and moderate hop bitterness. Malt takes back seat to hops.
Overall: very drinkable, balanced, perhaps even a bit conservatively boring pale ale (or session IPA). Not extreme in any criteria except a bit more amber than pale ales. SRM is 8-9 range by eye. And slightly more malty than many traditional pale ales
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Gehbe (231) - Vilnius, LITHUANIA - SEP 26, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours clear deep gold with a bit beige head and decent lacing. Light aroma of citrus, resin and light malt. Well balanced crispy taste. High carbonation, light body. A perfectly balanced pale ale, no astringency, no off-flavors. Refreshing.
kajser27 (1365) - Zagreb, CROATIA - SEP 24, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear, copper colored, medium off white head, good lasting. Aroma is of malt, biscuit, fruity peachy, bit floral and citrusy hops, light yeast. Taste is medium sweet malt, biscuit, citrus and peachy hops, bit floral, medium- aroma and moderate bitterness, dry finish. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, oily.
Villyzzz (51) - Espoo, FINLAND - SEP 22, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Pours amber with medium white head. Aroma is subtle hops and citrus. Taste is fresh and bitter with citrus and caramel. Light bodied. Pretty nice.
phfyysik (713) - Tartu, ESTONIA - SEP 20, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours amber with medium white head. Aroma is lilac, grass, fresh hay, some dust, sweetness, floral notes. Taste is bitter, grass, floral notes, citrus, lime, some grapefruit, freshness, light watery. Nice beer!
Claves77 (240) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 16, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great easy drinking, everyday beer. Good medium hop smell, caramel color, even body taste, lingering palate. Overall a classic.
ianwelby (1091) - SCOTLAND - SEP 12, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear golden beer, smells of fruit and bready spices. There’s a spiciness to the taste as well, along with some grassy, zesty fruit, bitter hop and a floral feel to it. There’s a bit of a caramel base to it as well giving it a slightly richer feel than many pale ales. Really very tasty.