Osprey87 (586) - London via, WALES - MAR 20, 2013
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nov 2012 - draught. Not very nice. Sour milk start with a mild finish. Certainly wouldn’t have again.
jackl (2832) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 19, 2013
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask @ The Sheffield Tap (I think). The pour’s deep copper red with a tiny white head. The aroma’s of bruised red berry. General fruity esters. Some candi sugar and hints of mashed banana. The taste also ticks the boxes with Belgian buzzwords. A bit of christmas spice, yeast, sweet fruits. The finish has a surprisingly rough shaggy tobacco hop finish. Caramel and brown bread body. Medium body, smooth carbonation. Overall, a bit all over the place.
Svesse (5241) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - MAR 15, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Draught at MacKinlay’s Inn, Stockholm) Reddish brown colour with frothy, beige head. Malty nose with notes of caramel, dark bread and raisins. Malty taste with dark bread, caramel, dried fruit and a gentle spicy bitterness in the finish. Medium body, with a certain sweetness. Tasty and balanced Belgian style ale. Quite nice.
joergen (17722) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 24, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Bishops Arms Gustav.
Clear orange-red coloured with a small off-white head.
Sweet and fruity aroma of hay, caramel and hops.
Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel and bread with notes of hops.
Grumbo (232) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask gravity at CAMRA Chelmsford Winter Beer Festival. A most enjoyable beer. Ruby brown, malty and a lovely balanced fruity/spicey aroma, with a hint of toffee. Approaching full bodied. Stand out beer of the festival for me, of the one’s I tried.
VastActiv (928) - Oulu, FINLAND - FEB 16, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at Angleterre, Helsinki. Colour is reddish brown with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Dark fruits, nuts, yeast and malts.
FatPhil (7597) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Gravicask (CWAF2013, Fri)
Phil immediately got cauliflower in the aroma, which was quite hard to shake. It’s also a bit yeasty. Not a bad aroma though. Rich red, nice tight head. Definitely has that Rochefort liquorice angle to the taste, and is packed full of volatiles. A bit quirky, expect a +/- 0.3 error in my rating, as I just can’t decide whether I like the quirks or not.
a_cross (360) - Poole, Dorset, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask; dark brown, loose off white head; yeasty aroma; this had the distinctive Belgian yeast character from the off; nutty, with sweetish malts and earthy hops; very good, in spite of Poole’s Wetherspoons continuing attempts to ruin everything they serve by failing to wash the offensive cleaning product smell from their glasses.
Aniela (1851) - Skövde, SWEDEN - FEB 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at Market Porter, London dec 2012. Dark amber/redbrown beer with a small offwhite head. Hoppy malty and fruity aroma. Malty, hoppy, fruitya and sweetish flavour.
downender (5275) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 3, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask-conditioned at the Cornubia, Bristol 2/2/2013. Deep brown with a slight, off-white head. Sweet, caramel and red fruits, Belgian yeasts and a slightly bitter finish. Fine.