tommann (3344) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2010
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
500ml bottle. Pours a deep orange with a large head. Aroma is bready with some earthy hops. Some orange in there too. Some orange to start, with a really strong bitter finish. Really full in the mouth. Why have I not bought this before?
undercurrent25 (1948) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2010
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This a very good beer, nice aroma, nice balanced taste, a refreshing change from some of the shit I’ve drunk recently
BeerChaser0078 (909) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - AUG 13, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours clear orangeish amber with a dense, lasting off-white head that leaves plenty of lacing. Aroma is spicy and quite herbal with notes of biscuity malt, caramel, grass, mint and ginger. Flavour also has a strong hop profile but also has a solid malt backbone; the herbal, grassy elements are strong on the front palate and are followed up by equally strong malt notes of toffee, biscuit and butterscotch. Medium to light bodied with fairly high carbonation and a long bitter finish. This is a very good, and very different, English bitter. Much hoppier than most examples of this style but excellently balanced and highly sessionable.
Thylacine (526) - Tasmania, AUSTRALIA - AUG 5, 2010
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - Clear orange. Off white head. Medium carbonation & body. Sweet, caramel malts, fruity hops, citrus, quite a good bit of bitterness with a lasting finish.
Joakgust (1348) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 7, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, 50cl - Clear copper beer with a frothy creamy head. Aroma is malty with notes of bread, caramel, hay and herby hops. Flavor is malty with notes of caramel, butter scotch, creme brûlé and cookie dough. Very balanced and not at all too sweet despite flavor notes.
Ober (2813) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - MAY 19, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
A clear amber/orange colored beer, with a thick beige head. The aroma of fruits like citrus with malty sweets. The tatste is fruity, dry bitter with notes of sweet. The aftertaste is a little sweet with bitter.
VeloVampire (625) - Parkdale, Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 11, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
500 ml bottle from my good friend Tom, brought back from Jolly Ole - pours an attractive clear caramel colour with an thinnish off-white head. Incredibly enticing aroma, woodsy, fresh, slightly lemony, a touch of toffee. Flavour a half-notch down, but still very nice - more caramel forward, twiggy, herbal hops round it out, and lend a mild bitterness to the finish. A really beautiful beer, will have to track this down on cask next time I’m in England. Thanks Tom!
mickmac (484) - Ngunnawal, AUSTRALIA - APR 11, 2010
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours with a clear nut brown-amber body and a average foamy off white head. Avery subtle aroma of bread, brown sugar, golden syrup-slighly herbal. Taste of caramel with a spritzy desert apple acidity and a moderate bitter finish. Medium bodied. Pleasant.
bmeup (638) - Ormeau, AUSTRALIA - APR 9, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Copper orange with thick head. Bakery aroma sweet & some citrus taste. Medium body, smooth mouth & little carbonation. VG British PA.
Mjollnir (397) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - APR 5, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500mL bottle. Pours mid way between gold and amber with a fluffy white head. Earthy aroma with a bit of tea and smells like it’s spent a night in a smoke filled pub. Grassy flavour with some malt and a decent level of bitterness. Light-medium bodied, soft carbonation and a slightly sticky bitter finish.