Hermod (6434) - Vantaa, FINLAND - JUN 2, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap@ Black door, helsinki. Poured clear golden with a creamy white head. Fruity aroma, hops and caramel. Flavor has fruity hops but is also quite buttery and malty. Leathery. Berries in finish.
3fourths (9137) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 23, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
cask at Charlie’s in Copenhagen. hazed gold body with a fine bubbled white head. dry and musty lightly pungent noble-like hop nose. grassy dried leaves and a rustic but light cheese and citrus flavor is superbly clean. mild oiliness and pillowy natural carbonation work really well with the flavor profile. has a lovely tenderness and softness throughout. a touch of raw cereal grains and semi-sweet citrus surround it. quite good.
DSG (11600) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAY 18, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
[5/14/12] Cask at Charlie’s Bar in Copenhagen. Clear geep golden. Aroma of butter, some malt and some earthy hops. SWeetish flavor with some malt, a bit of butter and a moderately bitter hoppy finish, earthy and citric. Medium-bodied.
trapped (2249) - New York, TURKEY - MAY 17, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at Mitre pub, Notting Hill Gate. Orange-yelow color, whitish foamy small head with good retention, a hint of lavender in its aroma, sweetish hoppy taste, low carbonation, long finish. A smooth beer.
AshtonMcCobb (5241) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 27, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On cask at the Kenilworth. Pours golden, slight haze with a nicely proportioned head. The nose has grassy and citrus notes. The taste has soft ripe grapefruit. The palate is medium bodied and textured with a lovely clean finish. Overall, a well made pale ale.
Russo (2012) - Hemhofen, GERMANY - APR 4, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Botled. Clear golden color with a nice white head. Light malty, flowery hop aroma, flavor is pretty much the same. mouthfeel is quite dry fresh hops.. good one!
ALLOVATE (2899) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAR 30, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask, handpump @ The Holly Tree Inn, Exmouth, Devon.
Produces up a sunny orange amber, sparkling, with a thin, creamy white pad atop. Pleasant, bright, fruity hop nose; pear drops, apricot, grapefruit, pineapple and honeydew comes to mind, a real fruit salad mix atop just a hint of pine needles. Lots of fruit esters on the palate; doughy, rounded and supple mouthfeel with a little residual spritz to give it height. The fruits of the nose meld with sundrenched grains and a hint of camphor in back. Becomes vinous in the swallow like a sweet Chenin Blanc before dropping off moderately bitter. Nice mix of flavour and it’s balanced to a ’T’. Do not know why it is listed as an APA, but hey don’t fight the system. Very nice. A solid session ale.
kwik-lime (1692) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 25, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at Old Kings Head in Southwark. Very malty, strong characteristics of bread and dough. Dry bitterness. Decent but not really my bag.
Leighton (18527) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 23, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cask at The Cleveland Arms, London. Pours clear gold with a creamy, sturdy foam head. Looks great. Zesty lemon, straw and fine dough in the nose. Nearly perfect flavor, light to medium sweet with sun-kissed straw bitterness, light dough, mild citrus. Wonderful balance. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Superb condition. Sweet finish with mild dryness, light lemon zest and rind, faint grass, straw, modest dough. Here, now, this beer is near perfect stuff.
tombyars (1589) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - MAR 2, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
First tasted this in the Last Post, Paisley (JDW) in November 2008. Cask, handpump dispense. Clear pale amber in colour with a creamy white head. Citrusy hops are evident in the short pleasant aroma. Thin resiny mouthfeel and good lacing. Pale malt base gives a juicy citric note of pink grapefruit and thick cut marmalade. Citrusy hops compliment the malt well with a dry bitter aftertaste. Finish is slightly bitter but not too astringent with pithy grapefruit peel detected in the palate. A decent session APA.