olio (7253) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 12, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
50 cl bottle. BBE 01/2015.
Pours clear amber color with a medium sized white head. Somewhat stuffy grainy aroma with malts and some mild fruity notes, some hay too, barely noticeable hops. Lots of grain and malts on the flavor, resin, slightly bready with orange notes. Slick bitter palate, decent body. Sadly quite old and it shows, too stuffy and the hops are gone, otherwise decent and clean brew.
nihtila (1394) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 27, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle by allmyvinyl. Pours clear copper orange. Aroma is toffee, pine, orange. Taste is caramel, berries, grass, pine.
AshtonMcCobb (3599) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 27, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to allmyvinyl.
Appearance - a lovely amber with an attractive thin head.
Nose - wild floral honey.
Taste - more of the same. Then oranges.
Palate - light to medium bodied with a creamy texture and a long dry finish. The dryness builds through the glass.
Overall - well balanced.
allmyvinyl (5528) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 27, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared with Ashton McCobb and nihtila. Pours clear amber gold, thin white head. Aromas of us hops, pine, toffee. Taste is nutty, bitter orange. Oily texture, bitter sweet finish.
Beerhunter111 (9688) - Hasborn, GERMANY - OCT 29, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bernsteinfarbenes Bier mit ordentlicher leicht beigen Schaumkrone. Geruch leicht malzig, Karamell, wässrig. Geschmack sehr getreidig, malzig, leicht fruchtig, wenig Karamell, nussig.
BlackHaddock (4593) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Decent sized sample on 14th July 2014 at a Beer and Indian Food evening: The Clay Oven, Irvine, Orange County. Tasted between two strong Stouts and basically used to cleanse my mouth: which it did nicely. Amber and clear body, off-white crown. The nose was hoppy with floral notes. The taste similar but seemed a little bland and thin with subtle/weak flavouring. A refreshing enough beer but lacked depth compared to some of the heavy hitters it was up against at the 5 brewery tasting evening.
madmitch76 (17158) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
2nd August 2014
Almost clear amber beer, decent pale cream colour head. Palate is light and minerally crisp. Light thin malts and light dry cream. Touches of orange and orange peel. Light bitterness before the semi dry finish. It’s fine if a bit on the timid side.
SlimHabib (279) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - MAY 17, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle pour. Clear golden copper color. Slight amber aroma. Light body. Initial amber taste that flees quickly.
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Theydon_Bois (11666) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Keg at Rock’n’Fish, Laguna Beach, 17/04/14.
Clear amber with light reddish tones when held to the light topped with a moderate light beige swirl.
Nose is toasty maltings, orange, pinch of spice, light caramel, faint hops.
Taste comprises caramel, toasty notes, hint of vanilla, biscuit, light spice.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close.
A thoroughly whelming inoffensive amber shmamber, may as well be 6,000 miles away back home ticking at a Spoons fest!
Barreras (1168) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - DEC 16, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours a copper color with a nut walt aroma. Taste is clean with a slight hop flavor. Aftertaste quickly disappears, with a floral earthy flavor. A mild amber ale without much complexity.