Finwe (420) - Grankulla, FINLAND - JUN 9, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught @ Vastarannan kiiski, Helsinki. Pale golden with a small white head. Grainy aroma with predominant fruitiness, mainly peaches. The flavour has peaches, too, otherwise malt, medium bitterness. Dry finish.
Vladivostok (339) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 14/20
A little more astringent than most brews from St. Austell and noticeably more flavoursome than Tribute. Pale, citrusy with a solid body and good level of bitterness. Quite decent.
Hermod (4786) - 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 (8699) - 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 (8665) - Tel Aviv, - 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 (1516) - 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 (4131) - 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 (1912) - Hemhofen, Baden-Württemberg, 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 (2685) - 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 (1527) - 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.