MrBlueSky93 (524) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAR 31, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at Kells Bar, Slieve Russel Hotel, Ballyconnell.
Pours copper coloured with a single finger white head. Aroma of light orange, caramel, toffee. Initial light malts, then caramel, toffee, a little woody, raisins, quite sweet in places, nice lingering bitterness. Nice.
Ambro206 (360) - ITALY - MAR 23, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Una birra chiara, aspetto anonimo. Aroma assente. Dovrebbero aver usato luppoli americani per questa birra ma traccia non ce n’è. Equilibrata. Industriale.
Fatehunter (2274) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - MAR 14, 2015
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours a half finger of head on a clear golden body.
The aroma is mild, dry grain.
The taste is mild overall: honey and a little metallic bitterness.
The texture is crisp and fizzy.
Not that great.
larsga (7313) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 9, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Big offwhite head. Clear coppery body with light carbonation.
Fruity resiny herbal aroma with caramelly notes. Surprisingly
delicate and fresh. Dryish wooden toffee taste with papery
sugary notes. Mid-bodied. Fizzy, prickling mouthfeel. Dryish
herbal sugary wooden aftertaste with floral notes. Lingering
bitterness. I didn’t expect much from this, but it’s actually
quite delicate and nice. (0.5l bottle, from Meny Strømmen.)
Obfuscate (481) - Minneapolis, - MAR 7, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
At O’Donnavins downtown on tap.pretty solid English pale ale. Can’t go into detail out.
Florya (1802) - Bergen, NORWAY - FEB 2, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
How: bottle Appearance: clear pale golden, medium white head. Aroma: orange, grass, ginger, hops Palate: lively carbonation, light body.
obxdude10 (2270) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 16, 2015
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
14.9 oz can, part of a Guinness "soccer" variety pack. Not sure what the Red Stripe is doing in that collection. Anyway, this "pale ale" sure isn’t what Americans now consider a pale ale. Not that American rule the world. Anyway, this beer pours a very light golden color with very little head and lacing. The nose is a little sour, with some light malt and bread notes. The body is kinda smooth, but the flavors are, for the most part, bland. I get more bready and malty flavors than hops. It’s a drinkable and slightly enjoyable beer, but not one that I would hunt down with great anticipation of drinking again.
gunnar (8011) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JAN 7, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours clear golden with a big creamy white head. Aroma is weak grassy, weak caramel. Taste is moderate sweet,caramel and nutty malts, dry light bitter grassy finish, perfumed and spicy hops. Thin watery body.
Palme (4181) - Bergen, NORWAY - DEC 22, 2014
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
0.5l bottle. This is one of those crystal clear golden looking ones with a nice, really nice big lacing almost a little fluffy white head on top. Looks nice, smells like butter. A little bit of wet dog also here, but this is a butter bomb in the aroma. Pale sweet malts and butter caramel. A mild hints of something that could be hops. It’s by all means not a horrible aroma, but way to much of the butter. It tastes surprisingly OK. Easy to drink. A mild grassy bitterness combined with thin caramel and again, butter and wet dog. Drinkable, but not something I will be having again. 25.10.2014
StilleStorm (1431) - Stavanger, NORWAY - DEC 12, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
DAA; Bottle 50cl. Pours large, frothy, clear golden with moderate lasting and lacing white head. Nose is shy, pale malt, caramel and hay with a citrus touch. Taste is light sweet and bitter. Body is light to medium, texture is thin, carbonation is soft.