BaroneBirra (332) - Gorizia, ITALY - APR 1, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
0.33 bottle. Pours deep clear gold with medium soft head. Faint aroma of grassy hops and cardboard. Sweet and malty taste, honey and flowers. Cooked apples in the aftertaste. Too much carbonation for the style. Better than other lagers, but far from a real ale.
Strangebrewer (1014) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 21, 2014
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
bottle. Poured medium amber with a thin off-white head. Hoppy aroma on the sour citrus side. Medium-light body, average carbonation, acidic finish. Sweet malty flavour with notes of hay, a little metallic.
ffreitasb (2) - Goiania, BRAZIL - SEP 8, 2013 does not count
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 6/20
Sabor persistente e um amargor gostoso. Espuma cremosa, porém se desfaz rápido demais. Bastante frutada. É uma boa ale, tendo bom custo benefício.
Inbreak (3140) - 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 (48) - 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 (562) - 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 (3366) - 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 (1473) - 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 (5301) - 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 (5941) - 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]