teorn88 (5581) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Backlog rating. Keg at Kings Arms tap takeover, London. It pours an unclear straw color with small white head. Aroma is grainy and floral, with light straw, hay, citrus, grass. Taste is also crispy, dry, with straw, spelt, light funky and lemon tang, grass, flowers. Light to medium bodied with sparkling carbonation. Overall, quite nice
VsXsV (3750) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 4, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught. Almost clear hay yellow liquid with medium white head. Aroma of grain, earth, bread, floral hops and light banana. Taste is light sweet and light bitter with notes of floral hops, earth and bread. Light to medium bodied with medium carbonation. Decent.
Fatehunter (2051) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - OCT 3, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a finger of head on a clear light golden body.
The aroma is light grain.
The taste is mild lemon bitterness and water.
The texture is softer.
It lakes real flavor.
mecafilo (180) - Perugia, ITALY - OCT 1, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 10, 2015 Can @ Elfo’s Pub, Perugia, Italy. Pours with a cloudy yellow colour, white frothy head. Aroma is medium malty, slightly hoppy, with notes of bread and fruit, little bit metallic. Taste is medium sweet, slightly bitter, slightly sour, good. Medium body, oily texture, average carbonation.
Unretrofied (1) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 23, 2015 does not count
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Easy drinking substitute for a Belgian Wit. Silky smooth, fine carbonation, nothing over the top. Would go down a treat in a warm summer’s day, seasoning beers in the sun.
BuckeyeBoy (4979) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 20, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can pours out a yellow topped with a small head. Nose is spice earth tones herbal hops and some cereal malts. Taste is earth tones herbal hops.
milewide (1958) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 18, 2015
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bland micro brew with a craft label. My grandfather might have liked it...along with Sunday evening radio shows...but the world has moved on. And craft beers now have FLAVOR!!!
vtafro (5907) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - AUG 1, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can. Golden pour with white head. Spice, herbal, sweet malt aromas. Malt, herbal, spice, light sweet flavors.
SSSteve (4006) - - JUL 31, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
can. slightly hazy pale gold with a very large, foamy, whipped white head. tangy pilsner malt and a generous handfull of green grassy hops. dry and slightly dusty flavor from some sort of phenolic, banana-noted, belgian yeast. shockingly hoppy and pretty drinkable with the new twist of the classic style.
ClarkVV (5130) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 7, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cans drunk 2014 and onwards, most recently 7/5/15 at Brava
Clear, light golden colored liquid is quite bubbly, producing a large white head that slowly recedes to cover.
Dry, citric and stone fruit-like hoppiness in the nose also allows some room for light pils malt suggestions of honey and light dough. Yeasty (basement, cobwebs, plaster, that sort of thing) notes abound with warming but give depth and Belgian character to the crisp, dry finish. Perhaps a touch of light resin, but it certainly wasn’t problematic for me and the cleanliness was very surprising. No alcohol or flaws.
Bitter, very well-hopped citra-like hoppiness gives off tart, bitter lemons, limes and grapefruit skins. It is balanced by lightly sweet, but well-attenuated pils malts. Crackery, nearly-astringent flavors (rice?) mix with the bitter, borderline resinous hop assault on the finish to keep the beer extremely crisp and snappy. Despite all of the talk of big hops, resin and bitterness, it goes down very easily. Carbonation is high, texture is lightly watery and very drinkable. Quite delicious and if not as accomplished as Premium, maybe a bit more of a mindless crusher, which is great in its own right.