Leighton (13270) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at chriso’s pre-Christmas tasting 2014 - London. Pours mostly clear gold with a foamy white head. The nose holds dusty biscuits, straw, citrus rind, subtle tang. Light to medium sweet flavor with some grassy bitterness, rind, pithy grapefruit. Light to medium bodied with average carbonation. Dry and pithy to finish with some pine needles, grass, more dry biscuits. Not bad.
malvrich (75) - durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 30, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
ABV on this is actually 6.1
About a month past BB
A: Dirty gold color with a high bubbly, craggy head. Good retention. Active carbonation. Floaties?!
S: Pear Sourdough bread. Grapes.
T: More dry than bitter but hop bitterness/dryness is up front. Hardly any of the fruit from the nose, but a malty sourness seems present. Not sure what to think. Little more of a malt flavor of biscuit as is warms. Tastes not like an IPL nor a pilsner.
M: Great texture from the carbonation that just wont quit. Light to medium body.
O: True this bomber bottle is old but I am not impressed. Oh well, I’m glad it was marked down to half price. Not bad but...
Theydon_Bois (11555) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 13, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle split at LKS ’Beers of London’ Tasting, high, high upsville, 10/12/14.
Lightly hazed golden with moderate off white edgeing.
Nose is straw, light hop presence, bitter orange, spice, apricot.
Taste comprises melon, mandarin, orange, spice, grass.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close.
Ok strong lager.
probstblueribbon (3212) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 1, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber from BOTW (Rochester), served at cellar temperature in a tulip glass.
App.: Clear deep golden with a fluffy white head.
Aroma: Floral and dusty, fruity/citrus, some light pine, oddly perfumed, light malt support.
Palate: Medium body, lighter carbonation.
Flav.: Quite perfumed and floral, flowery, herbal/woodsy, lightly fruity, different; dry with pretty good bitterness and a fairly long, perfumed/herbal finish.
ben4321 (4449) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 28, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Location: Draft from State Line, 11/4/14
Aroma: This one has light nose of tropical fruit, pine, cracker malts, and some floral notes
Appearance: This one has a golden-orange color with a creamy white head on top
Flavor: Tastes similarly, with a nice mix of tropical and cracker malts, with a decently bitter finish
Palate: The body is light-medium, drinks decently, with a plus carbonation, and a light dry finish
I thought this was a solid one overall, but not something that really stands out as being good. It’s fine. There isn’t a ton more to say beyond that.
teorn88 (3551) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle at Chriso’s Christmas tasting, London. It pours a rich golden color with small white head. Aroma is sweet and grainy, with notes of corn and caramel. Taste is again sweet and soapy, light grainy. More citrusy and quite soapy notes. Overall, decently tasty, not freakishly so
madmitch76 (17146) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
10th December 2014
Tasting at Leighton’s Flat. Lightly hazy gold beer, few white bubbles not being a head. Light pale malts, little floralness. Sweet orange marmalade with traces of lemon and grapefruit. Touch of lactose sweetness underneath. Light finish with a fruity pithy linger. Decent.
fonefan (37673) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 12, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 22fl.oz. @ [ (pre-Christmas tasting ) by chriso - London ].
[ As Smuttynose Frankenlager ].
Light unclear matt medium orange color with a average to large, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, grain, pale malt, light cereal, light hoppy, light sweet malt. Flavour is moderate sweet with a long duration, sweet malt, grain, sweet grain - cereal. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. 
mR_fr0g (4734) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 9, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared at chriso’s winter tasting 7/12/2014. Yellow / golden coloured pour with a light haze and thin white head. Aroma is medicinal hop, pale grains, earthy notes. Flavour is soapy, Base mlats, piney hop, earthy notes. Bitterness coats the palate with sticky resin. Palate is clean, Not huge fan of this.
Brigadier (3175) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - NOV 14, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
650 ml bottle
Picking this up on a whim, I was pleased to discover a beer which offers a different perspective. One of those beers that is hard to describe without experience it first, the combination of lagering and hops create something that is worth trying once. I would probably not buy another bottle but none was wasted down the drain.
Aroma / Appearance - A huge crisp head surges until it threatens to overwhelm the boundaries of the glass. Over a few minutes the body settles to a yellowish orange core the color of leaves in late fall just before they fall from the trees. Dryer sheets, wheat, and a trace of malts sparkle with a background of resiny floral hops.
Flavor / Palate - Dryer sheets, caramel, and Twix driven by assertive hops refresh the palate with a fluid mouthfeel. A mild bitterness opens up due to the airy hops. A decent release tries to make several different styles work together in harmony. While it might not completely succeed it at least offers enough interest to make a pint or two easy to finish off during a session.