mzaar (1230) - Varberg, SWEDEN - JUL 8, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
På fat (finns på i stort sett varje pub i Dublin). Guldfärgad, medelstort vitt skum. Krispig citrus, krusbär, ljust bröd och smörkola i aromen. Smörkolan bestämmer det mesta i smaken, men har ändå sällskap av lime, gräs och viss örtighet.
goozen (2565) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JUN 23, 2013
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Bruxelles, Dublin: Clear gold coloured brew with an slightly American hoppy taste, big guy Diageo tries to be crafty.
robobeerbelly (46) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 11, 2013
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Its a good beer but its a little too malty for me. I had this on tap and I think I got the bottom of the keg. I’ll have to try it again.
kiwianer (2990) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 10, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
The head is robust, the body golden and clear. It smells hoppy, malty, mild, bit fruity. The taste is less hoppy, a bit malty, creamy. Mild but ok. 12/9/9/8/-/9
SudsMcDuff (5375) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
on tap in belfast .. . half pint .. . simple gold .. wonderful bitterness .. . hay, pear, grain .. . medium foam .. . not really a pale but still enjoyable .. . . I used to be a banker, but then I lost interest.
Bierkrug (1983) - Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Bavaria, GERMANY - MAR 10, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500 ml bottle in Swords, Ireland. Pours a gold color with a thick fizzy white head. Aroma is pale pine hops and fruit. Taste is a surprise and sweet. Then the palate ends in pine bitterness. A roller coster ride of flavors.
flying_pig (759) - SCOTLAND - JAN 17, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
500ml from Asda:
Grainy with a lot of lager hops and some lighter, grassy ones. There is some sweet malts too and various adjuncts with a sweet, almost honey like aroma following this.
Golden with a bubbly, one centimetre tall head on top that has okay retention.
Corn, some light hops and sweet lager malts with some corn and a hint of honey. This was a fairly bland and basic tasting beer & certainly not a craft one.
Very tangy with a lot of carbonation and a light body. There is a definite lager feel to the beer and it is fairly bland.
This one tastes cheap and standard and certainly isn’t worth picking up, other than malts and a slight hint of honey it had nothing to offer so give it a miss.
ciaranc (595) - Dublin, IRELAND - JAN 10, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear, slightly watery looking amber tinted gold. Fizzy head that doesn’t last. Strong bready malt and toast in the aroma. Clean flavour, with a moderate hop bite. Fizzy carbonation, smooth mouthfeel. Quite thin bodied. More toast and bread in the finish.
PsychoGunnar (29) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 10, 2013
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Creamy softness in the palate. Sinusoid hoppiness (in waves), feels like a series of afterquakes. Fairly standard hop-taste; associations to oatmeal, muscat nut and cigarettes.
triskaideka (83) - IRELAND - JAN 3, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap (various in Killarney) and in bottle at home. Bottle is better in my view - maybe not so cold as in the bars. A good attempt and a serious improvement on the "original" variety.