lusikka (7681) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 26, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500 ml bottle @ WPBF 2013.
Pours a hazy amber colour with a white head. Aroma of grassy hops, really strong and pungent gooseberries and nettles. Flavour of grassy hops, caramel malts, gooseberries, nettles and hay. Medium bodied, slick mouthfeel and hard carbonation. Finishes harsh, grainy and strong on berries. Somehow I find this to be more of an amber ale rather than an APA.
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A Mes rate. Bottle from Bachser Mart and drunk in the Novotel in Zürich.
Attractive amber brown colour with a decent white head that settles quickly to a thin film. Malt upfront again with a good earthy, nutty character. Light hoppy overtones with some delicate grassy bitterness in the finish. Well balanced and easy drinking. Decent stuff.
jonas (6723) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - JAN 4, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, thank you very much Julian! Orange, a few clouds - the bottle gushed a bit, big lacing eggshell head. Nice citrus, mango and mineral aroma. Good chewy nourishing body - Some american microbrewers could learn something here. Nice citric and piney hops, minerally leafy notes, dry yeasty on the tongue. Grassy aftertaste. Good one.
RichTheVillan (6539) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Midlands Tasting Group; clear dark amber pour with a frothy off white head, caramel aroma, taste has assertive citrus hope, caramel sweetness, bitter finish, from what can remember I liked this.
BlackHaddock (6238) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cheers Mat, shared on 23rd Aug 2014 at the Midlands meet. Good amber hue to the body, with a bit of an off-white head. Nice blend of aromas and flavours, caramel front with a citrus overtone throughout which gave a dry and bitter finish. Certainly the best beer I have had from Switzerland so far in my drinking life.
altonbrownd (5547) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - OCT 24, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark amber body with thin head. Nose of hops and cara,el. Quite nice taste and texture.
mansquito (5208) - Nueva York, New York, USA - MAR 17, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Erzbierschof, Bern tap: pours anber with a off white head. Aroma is earthy and caramel malts.taste is a bit sweet and not very pitter. More like an esb than an apa. Not crazy about it.
Arve_Christian (4771) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 13, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On 50 cl bottle from Drinks of the World, Zurich.
Dark golden color, good foam.
Distinct, but integrated hoppy aromas (pine), some fruitiness and light citrus notes- caramel & vanilla notes.
Medium body & complexity.
Solid bitterness, well balanced.
minutemat (4173) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Final bottle at the inaugural Midlands Bottle Share @ Richie’s Hop Palace. Courtesy of myself, bought from Drinks of the World in Winterthur. Pours deep amber with frothy white head. Surprisingly hoppy taste, vibrant citrus with a bracing bitterness. Despite the comments below I quite liked this.
MarcoDL (3985) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 12, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bit flat version of an American pale ale. Thin body of malt, with some mild hopping. Needs more power.