tfredvik (1762) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 28, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours an orange body (I think, not easy to see in this ridiculously dark room) with an off-white, creamy, long-lived head that laces the glass very well. Sweet, hoppy and strong aroma of tropical fruits: peach & mango. Strong flavour of tropical fruits, including sweet peach and spicy mango, all upon a quiet malty background. Light sweet taste with a moderate bitter finish. Mid-bodied with a soft carbonation. I paired this one with duck breast with red berry sauce, and it was a very good fit: the beer is gentle enough to let the delicate flavour of the meat shine through, and not hoppy enough to drown the fruitiness from the berry sauce. Nice!
[30 cl (or something like that) from tap @ La Tape, Madrid]
Mortlach (1956) - Rome, ITALY - DEC 3, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @Mad for Beer (Rome). Pours amber with a medium off-white head. Aroma of malt, resin, citrus, orange zest, good. Flavour is well balanced, malty at first, rye, good bitter end. The body is a bit thin for a rye pale ale standard, but it’s a good beer.
Scotty001 (488) - Portlethen, SCOTLAND - JUN 19, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of lime marmalade,moderately spicy. Light, bright amber, off white head. Light body, flavour of nutty bitterness, coffee grinds, pine. Fairly bitter finish.
deanso (9211) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 19, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
50cl bottle courtesy of and shared with Sic1314.
Almost no head. Slightly hazy light amber pour. Nutty bitter aftertaste. Nice
leebotton (406) - Bristol, Somerset, ENGLAND - MAR 25, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
A ’bitter’ smell with dark hedgerow fruit aroma and a black honeysuckle suggestion with a little excess resin. Clear gold with a sparse white head. Flavour is spicy grain, typical rye character shining through clearly beside a citrus accompaniment. Perfectly balanced flavour. Mouthfeel is oerfectly suited - thick but not too dense. A great piece of work,
Scottishchris (689) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 28, 2015
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from the hive. Final release from the Kelso site. Clear light gold, small white head, great lacing. Spicy malty nose. Light citrus, medium-light body. Fruity, refreshing with light spice. Tasty as always from Tempest!
mR_fr0g (9515) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 10, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home split with grumpy Sarah. Aroma is light caramel , spicy rye bread with some sweet berry and raisin cake. A little toast on the nose as well. Mostly clear orange, light amber coloured pour with a lasting thin cream white head. Flavour is perhaps past its best, but still pretty good. toast and caramel nutty malts, with berry, strawberry hop, with a little earthy note. Rye is nicely blanced and plays nicely with the rest of the beer. Palate is grainy cereal, moderate to high carbonation. Lingering nutty malts with berry hop. Nice clean ferment.
zacgillbanks (4527) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Coppers, Newcastle. Hazy golden-amber coloured with citrus and pine flavours with orange and peppery hops on the finish.
androman (1842) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - FEB 6, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
1/3 pint keg @ hanging bat, Edinburgh. Body is clear golden, head is medium, white, creamy, mostly lasting, excellent lacing. Nose is grass, aroma is weed, herbs, lemon peel, honey. Medium sweet, medium to heavy hoppy bitter. Medium body, soapy and sticky texture, soft carbonation. Easy tasty beer.
JefVerstraete (2950) - Oosterzele, BELGIUM - OCT 15, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from bottle-shop.eu. Orange colour, white foam. Medium carbonation. Fruity aroma: pineapple, grapefruit. Light sweet with bitter finish. Very good.