Marduk (6434) - Reval, ESTONIA - APR 14, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask @Black Door. Clear golden color. Medium size, thick white head, stays. Light hops, grains, bit dirty notes in aroma. Grainy, malty, sourish, light grassy hops in taste. Soft to almost no carbonation. Mild bitterness.
Hermod (6493) - Vantaa, FINLAND - APR 10, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask @ Black Door. Golden color, thin white head. Bready, biscuity, floral notes. Sweet, hoppy, crackers. Decent. Dry finish.
FatPhil (14073) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 10, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught (Black Door, Helsinki)
Welcome back, old friend! Looks beautiful, a classic pale ale, such a spongy head that’s nicely persistent. Soft honey malts, gentle twigginess. Sweetish bready malts, freshly toasted brown bread, some gentle bitterness. Finish softly bitter, just a hint. Smack in a bit of EKG in at flame out to crispen this up and it will be a brilliant bitter.
SangreSani (442) - Głowienka, POLAND - MAR 30, 2015
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sparkling clear, golden colored beer with white head.
Resin and hops in aroma. Flower hints. The aroma is really fresh.
Light bitterness, medium sweetness.
Lightly carbonated, medium body, slick texture.
Giochaurand (435) - FINLAND - FEB 6, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours light honey in colour with low head. Aroma is pineapple, yeast and bread. Palate is medium to low. Taste is lemonade and malts.
AshtonMcCobb (5372) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 29, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from the Bottle Bank.
Appearance - amber with a nicely proportioned head.
Nose - pineapple but masked by a boiled vegetable aroma.
Taste - fresh apples, light caramel biscuit backbone.
Palate - close to medium bodied with a tangy texture and a fairly good finish.
Lowenbrau (3232) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - DEC 23, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask @The Chainlocker & Shipwrights, Falmouth. 10-08-2014.
In short: average bgolden ale.
Pours clear golden, some whie head, some lacing. Medium body, soft carbonation, oily texture. Moderate bitterness, herbal character.
ExMachina1 (3) - Tennessee, USA - OCT 25, 2014 does not count
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Might be a good ale, but was not what I was in the mood for and ended up only finishing about quarter of the pint. I find golden ales hard to taste/rate after having had several more robust bitters.
Stout4stout (31) - neath, WALES - SEP 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A random recent discovery.
It’s a very pleasant ale.
hohops (821) - Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Appearance is golden, a bit hazy, a white foamy head, leaves plenty of lacing. Aroma- malty, citrus, lemon hints, little bit of toffee. Taste- citrus bitterness, pine hints, vanilla, hop bitterness, finish lasts for a bit. Pretty good.