gunnfryd (9707) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 18, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Golden-orange colour with an off-white head. Aroma is citrus, malt, hop, pine. Flavour is citrus, malt, hop, pine, orange. Medium body. Ordinary beer.
Fin (6864) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 28, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Jacks, Westholme Stores consumed with Fred on Thursday 23rd January 2014. Pours golden, good hoppy bite, not read the bottle so unsure of the hops but they are coming across well. A little fruitiness shows with some sweet orange prominent, nice beer. Fred also liked this beer, admittedly I’ve had better from Tap East, but this is good. A6 A4 T7 P3 Ov14 3.4
Theydon_Bois (6304) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 10, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at home, from Utobeer, 10/01/14.
Lightly hazed golden blonde with a moderate off white covering.
Nose is toasted malt, bitter orange, light apple notes, faint pine.
Taste comprises light hops, grassy, citric tang, orange pith.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, grassy bitter notes in the finish.
Drinkable but falls a long way short of other APA’s brewed in London, more akin to a golden blonde. This bottle had a handwritten BB 01/04/14 sticker on it. The first rating for a bottle of this beer was June ’13. My betting is that this was from that same release and is past its best - this doesn’t surprise me coming from Utobeer - shooting themselves in the foot selling a sub prime beer from their own stable but I guess they just don’t care about freshness compared to profits!
teorn88 (1911) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at Tap East Anniversary Party. It pours a hazy golden color with a large white head. Aroma of grassy hops, some caramel malts and goose berry bush. Flavor of grass, hops, violets. Light and refreshing.
Geokkjer (5195) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours cloudy golden with a white head.Aroma of peach, fruitiness, malt, some floraitter with some citrus, notes and citrus. Flavor is sweet and soemwhat bitter with citrus,malt and soem floral notes.Medium body, average carbonation.
yngwie (12514) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 14, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. An unclear, golden beer with a dense, off-white head of moderates size. The aroma is very piney and citrus peel-ish, with some maltyness in the back. It’s hop driven in the flavor too, bitter but not too bitter, there’s some sweetness but just enough to keep it sort of balanced. Medium to full body, soft carbonation and quite dryish. Bitter, orangey finish. An easy drinking and tasteful beer that doesn’t impress. But I wouldn’t hesitate drinking it again. 131214
Meilby (6228) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 14, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 330ml @ Geokkjer
Pours slightly hazy golden with a white head. Aroma has notes of malt, pine, orange, citrus and grape. Taste is light sweet and medium bitter with a long piney and citrus finish. Body is light to medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.
TBone (11716) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 28, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled 330ml ABM. Hazy dark yellow color, small off-white head. Citrus, grass and gooseberry in the nose. Medium-bodied. Fruity bitterness in the front, citrus, light maltyness leading to resiny aftertaste. A bit empty maybe, but lots of flavor for 4.4 % beer.
johndoughty (3692) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Bronze with a medium head. Citrus and grapefruit merge with a bitter edge. A bit too bitter for my taste but still pretty pleasant.
Idiosynkrasie (3071) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - AUG 17, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle. Minimally cloudy golden colour with average, frothy, half-way lasting, minimally lacing, white head. Slightly fruity, hoppy aroma with hints of orange, a herbal touch, pale malty background with a biscuit touch. Taste is similar but more intense, kind of fluid orange cookie.