BRW (1377) - Barcelona, SPAIN - AUG 31, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at La bona pinta. Brown colour with off-white head. Citric and pine aroma, with some caramel. Malt, sweet caramel, pine taste, also citric. Medium body.
lusikka (6984) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 31, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ Cerveseria La Resistència, Barcelona. Pours a cloudy bright golden colour with a white lacy foamy head. Aroma of strong floral hops, pale malts and mellow caramel notes. Flavour is really bitter with floral hops, pine, grapefruit, grass and some sweetness. Medium bodied, smooth mouthfeel and really soft carbonation. Finishes very bitter and rather dry. Some alcohol warmth in the finish as well. Great stuff.
RexTalionis (2963) - FINLAND - AUG 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught. Pours reddish brown in color with a small off-white head. Some piney notes, sweet ripe tropical fruits and light notes of chocolate. A bit of dark fruity sweetness mixed with grapefruit bitterness in taste. Nice one, works really well. Perhaps there’s some slightly burnt notes too. Nice amber ale indeed.
downender (6812) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask-conditioned at the Famous Royal Naval Volunteer, Bristol 21/8/2013. Big citrus and pine notes, red berries, earthy, bready malts and a lingering dry finish. Enjoyable.
KyotoLefty (7369) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 29, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Olbaren. Medium to dark brown withorange tints and a huge, fine, foamy, chocolate milkshake head. Very malty caramel and chocolate nose with huge, grassy, dirty hops. Smells like a hoppy brown ale. Interesting, odd flavors: grass and earth, caramel, chocolate, pine, citrus, sweat, minerals. Not an IPA in my book. Citrusy, grassy finish is a bit harsh in a herbal way, though not so bitter. Interesting. Not great, but decent.
Zer0 (1165) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at LCBF. Pours clear amber. Aroma is caramel, dark ripe fruits, raisin and grass. Taste is medium sweet and medium bitter. Thick texture, a bit oily. Full bodied with average carbonation.
Desverger (3268) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap@Fermentoren, CPH - hazy dark amber pour with decent off white head. Dark fruity notes, sweet caramel malt, dark fried fruits, slight syrup sweetness. good stuff.
Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Baccus, Newcastle on 27 July 2013.
Poured a clear, bright amber with a thin, but stable off white head. Cereal malt with grassy and floral hops on the nose. Pine hop resin flavours with a malty sweetness that balances. Grainy, dry palate.
omhper (20759) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 20, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draught at Brewdog, Stockholm. Cloudy mahogany colour, creamy head. Aroma of tar, lingonberry and grapefruit. Sweet with medium body and rounded mouthfeel. Heavy caramel, red berries. Mid bitter finish. Mostly bold and heavy.
tkrjukoff (4167) - SWEDEN - AUG 18, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
CBC 2013. Pours deep dark mahogany with red tones and a nice tanned lacing head. Aroma is fruity malty toasted a bit spicy hoppy soapy. Flavor is fruity piny citric resiny a bit toasted metallic; thin body.