_angst_ (3723) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ CBC2013. Pours amber with a frothy beige head that slowly dissipates while leaving a small soapy trace on the glass. Smell is fruity with bread, pineapple, papaya, grapefruit juice, grass, pine needles, lemon zest, soil, moist wood and hints of caramel. Taste is bitter, fruity and tiny malty with bread, biscuits, grapefruit juice, pine needles, freshly cut grass, moist soil, resinous wood and hints of caramel, shampoo and raisins. Mouthfeel is round, soft, slightly oily bitter, tiny astringent and medium bodied. Finish is bitter with biscuits, grapefruit rinds, grass, pine, resinous wood, soil and lemon zest. Quite good for a malty IPA...
deanso (6954) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl bottle from ABCbeers.
Thick creamy off white head. Clear deep amber pour. Nice bitterness. Another lovely Siren brew.
Beerhammaren (1405) - FINLAND - SEP 28, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
.5l on tap @ Vihreä Haltiatar
Pours nice clear cherrywood red with medium head. Aroma is nice roasted malts, hops, red berries, fruity. Flavor is bread, roasted malts, hops, fruits. Nice hopsy palate. Bites nicely. Swell!
tiong (5229) - Espoo, FINLAND - SEP 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 21, 2013 Draught @ Malja, Kuopio
Pours dark brownish red with a small bubbly head. Aroma of berries, fruits, hops and mild tartness. Taste is sweetish, malty and fruity with hints of berries and lactic tartness. Finish is smooth, malty and caramely with mild lactic tartness. Decent, but feels a bit off and the lactic tartness is a bit disturbing. I got the last drops of the keg so that might explain it. Would like to try this again from a fresh keg/bottle. 7-3-5-2-10 = 2.7
Re-rated on 21.11.2013. 330ml bottle from Bierkompass. A much more balanced and tastier, malty amber ale with a touch of biscuity and nutty notes and hoppiness. Quite balanced.
jmgreenuk (5957) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - SEP 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines, Birmingham. Poured a murky dark brown with a frothy off white head and lots of lace. The aroma is rich red berry fruit. The flavour is medium bitter with a sweet, fruity, malt, liqourice palate. The consistency is rich and rather smooth. A super beer from Siren IMO.
GBZ59 (1202) - BARCELONA (Catalonia), SPAIN - SEP 21, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Grifo. Vaso de Pinta en L´Espumossa (Barcelona). Brota con color marrón rojizo y tintes rubí a contraluz, con apariencia algo velada. Espuma marfileña y corona cremosa con bastante buena retención. Aromas de dulces maltas caramelo, bayas y frambuesas con trazos de chocolate fundido. Potente sabor malteado al primero sorbo. Cuerpo medio/pleno y carbonatación suave. En el intermedio, afloran los lúpulos que mezclados con notas de chocolate, permanecen en el dulce, pero no empalagoso, y malteado final redondeado por matices de resinas subyacentes. Sabrosa y de fácil asimilación.
On-tap. Pint glass @ L´Espumossa (Barcelona). Pours red Brown in color showing ruby tints to the light. Chill haze. Yellowish off-white froth & creamy crown. Fairly good retention. Sweet caramel malts, berries & fudge chocolate hues to the nose. Strong malty flavor at first sip. Medium to full body. Soft carbonation. In the middle, increasing hops from the back mixed with chocolate notes linger into a sweet malty finish rounded by underneath resiny hues. Flavorful & easy drinkable.
decaturstevo (5535) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - SEP 20, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Copper/amber pour with off white head and lace. Aroma is resiny with some citrus. Flavor is sweet caramel malt with a nice resiny/citrus bitter finish. Medium full bodied with good carbonation. sweet start and finish on a pretty sweet beer
jamestulloch (2336) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 19, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Vino Wines. Murky amber/brown body with a large tan head. Powerful aroma of raisin, Tracker bar, blackcurrant and sticky mango. Initial flavour is sweet red fruit, then a whole loads of subtle flavours come in - earth, chocolate and grapefruit. Thin body with a very oily mouthfeel. Soft carbonation. A rich, distinctive IPA with an incredible aroma.
Camons (8032) - Hasselager, DENMARK - SEP 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask @ The Gun IPA Festival, London. Pours dark brown with a small offwhite head. Aroma of malt, biscuit, mandarin, peach, citrus. Flavor is malt, light caramel, rich hops, peach, citrus, grapefruit. Medium body, soft carbonation, bitter finish. 150913
wheresthepath (1833) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cask at the Alehouse, Reading. Pours a striking ruby-brown with a loose beige head. Beautifully rich, smooth mouthfeel with a light sparkle on the tongue. Caramel, orange and a little chocolate up front before a lot of pine and some grapefruit bring in a great fresh hoppy taste. Candied pineapple followd along behind, with a bit of peach. Happy little burps of pine and pineapple with lingering fresh hops kept me smiling until bedtime. The pub had lots of other interesting beers on but this was so good that- unusually for me- I stuck with this one. Fabulous stuff, huge thanks to the brewer. Happy days!