Rune (9661) - Tromsø, NORWAY - AUG 17, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle shared with friends, outdoor seating at The Cove in Covent Garden. Clear amber body with a small, white head. Mildly fruity to the nose. Citrus fruits in flavour on a pale malty foundation. Brief bitter finish. Rounded mouthfeel. Refreshing summer feeling (London, 03.08.2009).
Alphadelic (1975) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 1, 2009
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A crisp looking beer that keeps its head. You’ll be greeted by a powerful aroma of excitingly fruity hops. Citric yet rounded. It rolls into a less overwhelming flavour with hints of banana accompanied by delicious cereal and some hops. Its finish is strong a dusty. Long and nasal. A beer to savour.
nqualls (1452) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 22, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 mL bottle from the Moor and More bottle shop in Plymouth. Poured a clear gold color with a very thin white head. The aroma was grassy, with only a hint of pale malt. The flavor was solid, with a good malt base, and a grassy, bitter finish.
fiulijn (16924) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 10, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
<i>Cask conditioned at The Bree Louise, London</i>
Hazy deep blond color with creamy head. It has a strong grassy aroma, green, enjoyable. Soft mouthfeel, some malt flavor (the flavor is quite weak indeed, not persistent), with a clear grassy hopping, light manure as well; medium to low bitterness. Not powerful, but well hopped. Very good.
Enjoyit (3669) - Vadum, DENMARK - JAN 2, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear golden of color with a small white head. An aroma of hops, citrus and crispy. a flavor of citrus and hops.
dnas2 (705) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2008
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Gravity at The Burrator beer festival, Dousland, Devon. Amber with a short dense head. Slightly hoppy citrus scent. Dry and quite bitter. In the mouth, hoppy and some vegetables and a grapefruit end. Average.
fonefan (40504) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 30, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 50cl. @ home.
Light unclear medium amber orange color with a average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, moderate hoppy, orange, flower-fruity. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate to light heavy bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is watery to oily, carbonation is soft. (160808)
highlandlad (1448) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - AUG 26, 2008
1.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
UPDATED: SEP 4, 2008 The bottled version that just reached Australia does not seem to have enjoyed the journey. Pity, because it seemed like there was a pretty decent golden ale lurking under there. Intense gold with a loose, soapy head. Pretty true to draught appearance, I suspect. Unfortunately, the aroma is all wrong - rubbery with bizarre vomitous notes. Yeast infection? Conjures up images of kids puking on car mats. There are solid malts and faint peaches under there but I can’t get past the rubber factory. It’s a flaw I’ve never come across in a bottled beer to this extent. It tastes much better than it smells but that off-note still dominates. Characteristically under-carbonated British ale body. Quenching peachy fruitiness. Very sessionable in good condition, I’d reckon. (500ml bottle from Randwick Village Cellars. BB 11/7/09) PostScript: three days later I had another British bottled beer from a different brewer, different shop, and it had the same rubber aroma/flaw. May not be the brewers’ fault. Could be a transportation issue between UK and Australia. Beer may have been exposed to high temperatures?
Svesse (7262) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - AUG 24, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Cask at GBBF, London, 7 Aug 2008) Golden yellow colour with frothy, white head. Fruity nose with citrus, grapefruit and a clean malt profile. Fruity taste with notes of citrus, pineapple, clean and solid malt with balanced sweetness, leading to a finish with citrussy hops. Nice balance between hops and malt. Nice beer.
joe19612 (2288) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at GBBF 2008. Slightly hazed orangey appearance. Well balanced hop, malt aroma. Fruity palate, gooseberry, plenty of hops but not too bitter.