Simonplea (10) - Sawtry, Cambridgeshire, - MAR 15, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very strong taste of apples to me withe a strong bitter taste after.
No head very dark and brown in colour
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madmitch76 (16335) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 20, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
24th July 2011
Very hazy dark pink - purple - brown beer! Good pale tan head. Light airy palate, semi dry. Creamy malt. Minerally and fairly dry. Light fruity flavour which is presumably the chequer berries. Whisper of black fruits as well - it’s all quite sublte. Frothy minerally finish. Was hoping for something a bit more special from a beer so expensive but it’s all right.
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 17, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On cask at the Ely Winter Beer Festival, 2012. Pours a very dark brown colour with a decent light tan head. Aroma of apples, apple seed, berries and caramel. Similar flavours with mild carbonation and quite a dry finish. Interesting.
FatPhil (9723) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 27, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask (CWAF2012, Fri) (Actually had "chequered past and present", but have no concrete details on how that differs from this.)
Big spiky esters and menthol aroma. Honey and a huge hazelnut finish. Malty oriented. A touch flat.
Beersiveknown (3382) - NORTHERN IRELAND - DEC 8, 2011
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
dark amber brown with big solid fluffy cream head. aroma of tart redcurrant and blackberry with a slight metallic hop tang. Fairly carbonated, at first tart berries but becoming a more ordinary brown ale with dry malt and metallic bitter finish.
Theis (13860) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 24, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at Papsø’s - Thanks. Clear dark dark brown - offwhite head. Red berries, off notes, soapy, honey, caramel, berries, light hoppy, boring.
joergen (21730) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 14, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at Papsø.
Clear orange-red coloured with a huge off-white head.
Fruity aroma of caramel with notes of red berries and hops.
Fruity flavour of caramel and hops with notes of red berries.
Pinball (10962) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 13, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
cloudy brown, huge smooth offwhite head.
mild fruity and malty aroma,
flavor is fruity, bitter, sort of woody, bitter, yeasty, wild.
Ungstrup (29950) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 13, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled. A dark red beer with a huge tan head. The aroma has notes of berries and roasted malt. The flavor is sweet with notes of matl, berries, and straw, leading to a bitter finish.
gunnfryd (11421) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 23, 2011
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Red brown colour with no head. Aroma is fruit, caramel. Flavour is caramel, alcohol, hop, fruit, berries. Boring beer.