beervikingcrew (42) - East Sussex, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The mini keg is the way to go with the beer. Keep it cold and keep it coming.
alexcandy (59) - Whitstable, Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 22, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Light yellow cloudy beer with an off white/grey head. Strong aroma spice/floral. Light fizzy, very floral with a strong bitter aftertaste.
This just wasn’t for me
BoBoChamp (5759) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAY 22, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
50cl, English brewery, from Den Bierzolder Heule, complex brew, fruity and bitter, yet easy to drink, balanced, clear, small head, good brew
yog (4) - ENGLAND - MAY 17, 2011 does not count
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Maybe I’m just not getting it! Here goes another sacred cow. First mouthful, I could have been drinking any of a number of hoppy bitters, Marston’s springs immediately to mind, but wthout the wondrous "Burton Snatch" Bitterness builds slowly as glass drains, but just not enough of anything "massive" as the tag line says. Tried two years ago on draught at GBBF and was hugely disappointed, this was 500ml bottle from Waitrose - thank god it was on offer. I really expected more from the glory boys of UK brewing.
EdKing (1981) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 17, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 31, 2012 Original rating - 3.5 Pint in Argyll Arms, London. Rerated in King’s Head, Stafford St, London. Big improvement and clearly was not fresh when previously tasted as this is zinging with citrous hops. Touch cloudy amber, creamy white head. Nose is lemon and grapefruit citrous, caramel malt backbone and honeyish perfumey notes. Taste is creamy head, pithy citrous fruit, including orange, lemon and grapefruit. Honey sweetness and also caramel malt. This is bloody good. Previously had tasted more like an English IPA, so crisp and caramel with a sharp crisp bite. But this is very much like an American IPA, but lots of fruit to balance hop bitterness.
joe19612 (1926) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAY 15, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Waitrose. Pours a pale golden colour with a thin head. Very pleasant sweet fruity aroma with biscuity malt notes and a little citrusy hop. Hops lead on the taste, providing a good balance between hop bitterness and the sweet malt and citrusy fruit notes that are so prominent in the aroma. Finishes with a lingering bitter aftertaste.
capoccetta (171) - roma, ITALY - MAY 10, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
on tap. al naso sentori floreali e citrici. In bocca rimane molto agrumata secca e amara,comunque beverina ed equilibrata.
Nickls (1886) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 6, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask. Bubbly white head; light coppery orange. Floral hops and biscuits in the aroma. Floral and crackery taste with hints of caramel and candy. Very well-balanced, but nicely hoppy. Slick and slightly viscous body.
Koelschtrinker (11048) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAY 5, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Intensiver Hopfenantrunk und weiterer Verlauf, die Bitterkeit ist zurückhaltend und auch zum Schluss eher schwach ausgeprägt. Dazwischen sehr blumig, leider aber zu trocken. Nett, aber nicht besonders! 9/11/12/10//10
saxo (14158) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 2, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Torben Mathews tasting, Randers Bryghus. Medium head with medium duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are citrus, hops and malt. Nice dry bitterness.