VastActiv (3147) - Oulu, - NOV 17, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: JUN 6, 2014 11/07/2012. Cask at Black Door, Helsinki. Colour is copper with white thick head. Aromas and flavours are fruits, caramel, some hops and malts. Soapy.
06/06/2014 Re-rate: Cask at Black Door, Helsinki. Not soapy anymore. Points 2.7->3.0.
Marstonlad (485) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 24, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours fairly clear amber with a huge frothy head. The aroma is abundantly fruity with American style fresh fruitiness dominating and some sweetish toasty maltiness appearing in the background, delivers a promising first impression. Taste starts light sweet, later hoppier; though bitterness does not rise too much, as is appropriate for this style. Fruitier notes are checked by toasty, nutty maltiness with a touch of caramel; the end result is balanced. The palate is light to medium bodied, slick and average in carbonation. Solid amber ale, not brutally hoppy or richly malty but these kind of ales rarely are.
SinH4 (344) - SWITZERLAND - JAN 13, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber color with medium head. Citrus hops, pine. Refreshing caramel malt, earthy, bitter finish. Refreshing carbonation, light body. Nice.
gunnfryd (11429) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 26, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark amber colour with a beige head. Aroma is fruit, malt, hop, citrus. Flavour is fruit, malt, hop, caramel, citrus, toffee, pine. Medium body. OK beer.
fombe89 (138) - Asturias, SPAIN - DEC 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Botella de @señor lupulo ............................................. (14/12/2014)
veceo (678) - CROATIA - DEC 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy deep amber/orange color, big off white head. Lots of lacing. Aroma is piney with some oranges and tropical fruits. Taste is the same plus citrus, caramel and some spiciness. Light to medium body, lively carbonation. Light sweet, light bitter. Very easy and refreshing. Tasty enough.
dynamiteninja (1613) - Richmond, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 13, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught cask or keg at Draft House on Goodge Street in London. Large white head. Amber body. Red fruit spice hops. Bittersweet and tangy. Dry finish.
Hermod (3508) - Vantaa, FINLAND - DEC 6, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
50cl bottle from K-Citymarket Jumbo. Deep amber, thick whitehead. Pleasant US hoppy aroma, sweet tropical fruits, some caramel and white bread. Flavor has caramel, bready notes, fruity hops, floral notes. Long smooth, and bitter finish with some biscuits. Good amber ale.
Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask The Blacksmith’s Arms, St Albans on 22 Sep 2012. Poured a very lightly hazy copper, with a halo of white head. Slightly astringent aroma, with fruit rind and caramel. Some tart fruit in the flavour, mixed with brown sugar and pine needles. Finish was resin, copper and apples. May well need a re-rate.
AdiBeer (1626) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: bread and caramel malts, some citrus, light grass. Appearance: dark amber, small, white, frothy head. Taste: light sweet and bitter. Palate: initial malty sweets dominate, getting slightly bitter towards the finish, some floral hops, citrus fruits and caramel. Overall: OK Amber Ale, nothing too spectacular though. Pint at Tap East, Stratford.
Kita (1228) - Koper, SLOVENIA - NOV 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 0.50l. Clear deep amber color with medium frothy off-white head, fair lacing and sparkling appearance. Aroma of peach, melon, citrus, pine and toffee. Taste starts with light sweet caramel, follows refreshing fruity with notes of nuts and honey, mild spicy mouthfeel and medium bitter finish. Medium body, slick texture and fizzy carbonation in palate. Could be very quaffable everyday beer, although some thickness in palate would fit in...