Inbreak (2485) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - JUL 20, 2013
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2014 Old rating, 0,33l bottle @ home:
Fruktig lukt med preg av malt, humle, tørka frukt, karamell og gras. Sødmerik smak med preg av malt, humle, sukker og gras. Metallisk. Middels bitterhet og lengde. Kjedelig.
AlchemikalGab (44) - Borgomanero (Novara), ITALY - JAN 25, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
33 cl Bottle @ L’incrocio, Arona. Pours a nice sunset orange, with a compact and lasting off white head. Aroma is not very strong, fruity with some apricots and peach, just a touch of zest. Taste is moderately sweet, with an oily body to mask the ABV and a low bitterness to balance, carbonation is medium, leaves a zesty, short mouthfeel. Certainly not the pale ale ’ve ever had, but cheap and still enjoyable.
martinrumsam (556) - BARNSTAPLE, Devon, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle pours orangey amber with dense white head aroma is fruity and citric taste is sweet and malty - apricots - with very slight hop bitterness in the finish aftertaste is juicy medium mouthfeel slightly oily hides the abv completely
Gurthnar (2253) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - AUG 27, 2012
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle. Aroma caramel, nuts, chocolate, rather minor hops. Taste almost medium bitter, light to meidum sweet. Initial impression is even more sweet than bitter. Golden to orange colour, medium offwhite head, very quickly disappearing. A bit metallic and watery towards the finish. Almost average.
Foffern (1327) - Bodø, NORWAY - JUL 28, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home. The colour is light amber with a big frothy off-white head, not far from whipped egg white. Floral aromas of hay, belgian ale fruityness, apricot and yeast. Much of the same stuff in the flavour with a bit more sweetness, some alcohol and feels pretty belgian. Soft and slick mouth feel, and light bitterness. A good ale but more belgian than british.
berkshirejohn (4698) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2012
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
33cl bottle from Toscanaccio, Winchester. Amber with a thin, scummy white head; strongly malty aroma; sweet, caramel, malt flavour and an unpleasantly oily body that masks the hops; leaving a dry, citrus finish. Certainly different, and not entirely pleasant.
Cunningham (4991) - Halden, NORWAY - JUN 16, 2012
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Golden colour with a white head. Sweet malty aroma. Grassy, hay and sweet malt in the flavour. Combined with some alcohol coming through as well. Hmmm Pale ale? More a sweet blond bock beer.
[Bottle from Vinmonopolet in Fredrikstad, Norway]
gunnfryd (11421) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 2, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Golden colour with a white head. aroma is hop, malt, hay. Flavour is hop, malt, hay, fruit. Medium body. OK beer.
sinte (370) - Udine, ITALY - APR 23, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle 0.33 L
Deep golden body with a medium, fizzy, white head, mostly diminishing with some lacing; average density of middle-sized bubbles.
Moderate hoppy aroma (lemon, orange and some flowers) with light-to-moderateand malty notes (grains, maybe some faint caramel).
Moderate sweet flavour with light-to-moderate bitter character more evident in the finish.
Light-to-medium body with a watery texture; soft carbonation.
visionthing (3044) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 17, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Vinmonopolet, Vika. (Old review from a closed down site 2011/6/21)
Not bad compared to the industrial lagers of Italy, but far from good compared to the Italian micros. It says pale ale on the bottle, but there is very little inside that reminds me of a pale ale. There is some hops and bitterness, but it feels sweet and watery. Boring beer, but drinkable.