wimpyjoe (2274) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 12, 2012
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Extreme grapefruit aroma and dominant in flavour. Golden with a small head.
Foffern (980) - BodÝ, NORWAY - NOV 27, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at Baran, Bergen. The colour is hazy light amber, and has a small off-white head. Fruity, powerful and sweet aroma of apricot and dried peaches. Flavours of orange and the peel, spices of cloves (christmas?) and some leather. Has a soft and rich mouthfeel, and a light orange bitterness. Lots of fruits in an interesting beer.
Nocturne (554) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at JDW. Mostly clear gold in hue with a white head. A light citrus aroma isnít adequate preparation for what follows. It begins with a softly carbonated lactic wheatiness before a whirling flourish of grapefruit notes break loose. They lead into a pithy and lightly bitter finish. Iíve come to expect grapefruit flavours from hops so it was a little strange to taste them in this way. But this was good stuff and I could still taste it long after the glass had emptied.
mr_h (2097) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - NOV 12, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask by handpump at Counting House, Glasgow - clear golden, thin white head, bready aroma, flavour is grapefruit but overpowered by hops, bitter fruit finish
tombyars (1269) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - NOV 11, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted this in Esquire House, Glasgow (JDW) in November 2012. Cask, handpump dispense. Opaque gold in colour with a thin white head. Aroma is complex and malty with barley sticks and warm marmalade fruit overtones. Thin resiny mouthfeel and excellent lacing throughout. Pale malt base leads to a strong fruit note of fresh grapefruit and thick cut marmalade and warming golden syrup in full depth of flavour and complexity. Floral hops are present in the aromatic aftertaste but not overpowering, so much so you can just about detect an elderflower note in it. Finish is sweet and fruity with marmalade again to the fore with a sharp citric bite at the end. This is a cracking fruit beer and highly recommended - try drinking this alongside Hook Norton Cotswold Lion to see what complexity can do to a beer!
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 9, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
On cask at The Alexander Graham Bell. Pours a golden colour with a fair white head. A lovely aroma of grapefruit, orange sherbet, candy sugar and caramel. Similar flavours with mild bitterness. Not tart with mild carbonation and an oily mouth-feel. Very nice with lingering grapefruit and orange sherbet again.
imdownthepub (9167) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 7, 2012
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Cask conditioned at a Wetherspoons. Gold with slight head. Tart, slightly sour with an overpowering floral grapefruit flavour. Cordial and pithy. Somewhat poor.
dynamiteninja (1290) - Richmond, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 5, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask conditioned at The Ralph Fitz Randal (JDW), Richmond, Yorks. Hazy gold body. White head. Citrus, hoppy, grapefruit, nutty. Bittersweet and tangy, with white sugar notes. Dry finish. Watery palate. Would make a perfect breakfast beer(!)
jackl (3476) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - OCT 27, 2012
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Cask @ JDW, Victoria Station. The pourís light amber with a tiny head. The nose is bright sugary cereal, some grapefruit pith and general citrus aromas. The taste is strong grapefruit, overpowering citrus and sugar. Light wood and grass on the finish. Medium body. Overall, this beerís absolutely dominated by grapefruit flavors. I found it unbalanced and not particularly enjoyable.
POLK (1920) - HÝrning, DENMARK - SEP 23, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
September 12: Golden fruit beer with a very bitter grapefruit aftertaste. If you are to this fruit, so it is probably fine fresh (if it is very cold) but I think itís out of balance.