MarcoDL (2612) - 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.
hirigalzkar (2461) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 9, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Darker than your average APA. Dark malts. Dark fruits. Almost no sweetness. Long bitter aftertaste.
bartlebier (2429) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - MAY 18, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
50cl bottle courtesy of Allan, danke! - It’s toasted...Lucky Strike of a US amber ale with pleasant roasted caramel and piny hop notes, a dry mouthfeel, slight marred milky palate. Unusual aniseed notes showing up in the aftertaste rather than citrus.
finol (2349) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 9, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from COOP Zürich.
Pours orange with a yellowish head.
Taste of oranges, malt and pine needles. Smooth mouthfeel.
s_hartshorne (2116) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle midlands tasting group. Abet white head caramel citrus aroma taste same good malts some hoppy bitterness. Medium body. Decent.
minutemat (2044) - 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.
AdiBeer (1860) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 25, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma: intense bread and cereals, some citrus fruits. Appearance: slightly hazy, light brown, small, beige, creamy head. Taste: light sweet. Palate: sweets continue, intense malts, medium body. Overall: nice APA, great palate. Bottle from Coop, Thun-Strattligen.
CH-303 (1574) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - SEP 6, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Brownish orange. Clear. Good amount of off-white head.
Aroma: Malt, caramel, sugar. Some fruit notes.
Taste: Malt, fruit, hops. Slight sweetness. Nice balance.
Info: 500ml bottle, 6/9-2011
eduardovl (1025) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 2, 2014 500ml bottle served in a Pint glass.
A: Pours a nice amber clear color forming a medium beige head. Medium retention and some pointy lacings left
S: Strong caramel and caramel grains upfront. Sweet. Also strong flowery hops. Light notes of roasted malts
T: As the nose. Sweet caramel malts upfront. Notes of roasted malts. Bready and biscuity. Nice hops bitterness. Earthy and bit citrus. In overall a dry and smooth taste
M: Light body. Medium carbonation. Biscuity and bitter aftertaste
O: Good drinkability. Great American style Pale Ale made in Switzerland
[ BA Review @ 1/19/2013 ]
TheJvd (944) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 7, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours clear orange/copper with a medium off-white head leaving nice lacing. Aroma is some caramel, bready and only very faint hops and tropical fruits. Taste is also caramel, some red fruit and a medium bitter finish. Thin to medium body and medium carbo. Lacks a bit of everything.