Sigmund (6382) - Tau, NORWAY - JUN 7, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle, at Olympen, Oslo. ABV 5.2%. Unfiltered and unpasteurised. Brewed with Nelson Sauvin hops. Slightly hazy golden colour, moderate white head. Nice fruity aroma of Nelson Sauvin hops, notes of white grapes. Distinct hoppy flavour with a solid bitterness, but fairly light bodied. Very good.
hbmason (1086) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JUN 2, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz bomber thanks to jcwattsrugger. Golden with a white head. A refreshing pale ale with a slight skunky taste.
Braudog (6220) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - MAY 29, 2011
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours golden and bright, active and bubbly, with a soapy, sudsy white head. The aroma is pour fruit, abundant with tropical sweetness. For once a beer lives up to its description -- sweet and grassy with a very light body and a round fruity flavor. Surprising contribution from England. (#4125, 5/28/2011)
mile (3762) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 27, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Golden, hazy, small to average and mostly diminishing head. Moderate, malty and lightly sweetish very fruity aroma, floral citrus and grapefruit hoppyness. Body is medium, malty and lightly sweetish fruity flavor, floral citrus and grapefruit hoppyness, faint caramel. Finish is average, malty and lightly, fruity with some piney and grapefruit hoppyness, faint caramel and sharp alcohol. Nice pale ale with fruity hoppyness.
tlind2 (1544) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 26, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Golden color, white head. Slightly winy flavor which turns to bitter malts. Medium body, medium carbonation. Slightly different, but ok.
Cavie (4222) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAY 23, 2011
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle courtesy bu11zeye. Pours a hazy golden orange color with a light white ring of head. Aroma is light clay, floral hops and a touch of cologne. Flavor is very dry and bitter. Light taste of hops with a bitter metallic finish.
BoBoChamp (5755) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAY 22, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
50cl, English brewery, from Den Bierzolder Heule, complex bitter brew, very fruity, yet easy to drink, balanced, clear, small head, nice brew
bu11zeye (12594) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 21, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(500ml bottle, BB 3/7/11) Pours a lightly hazy straw body with a small white head. Aroma of florals, grass, spruce, and pineapple. Flavor of pine resin, nuts, grain, and earthiness with a dry, crisp bitter finish.
OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 20, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From tap@Olympen, Oslo as Thornbridge Kipling South Pacific Pale Ale. A thin grey-shaded blond top, upon a foggy brass colored body. Rounded and discreet aroma of tropical, grass and flowers. Some dry peppery malts to back up. Taste is clean and fresh, semi-dry light grainy malts. Subtle, yet distinct hop flavor. Exotic fruits, grass and earth. Fine bitterness. Medium full. Slick mouthfeel. Clean bitterness linger in the finish. Complex and elegant.
yog (4) - ENGLAND - MAY 17, 2011 does not count
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Another disappointing bottle from the big boys. Lacking in any noticeable character. No nose, no malt profile, not even any noticeable hop profile. Pours ok, but then it should being filtered and carbonated to spec. Must admit to not being fan of NS hop variety, and probably would not have purchased had I bothered to read label. Couldn’t find the kiwi nor the grass. Would have preferred the wine.