mariuspoenari (1291) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 22, 2016
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home. Murky ruby-brown with a tall off-white head. Notes of orange zest, herbal hops, caramel, overripe apples. Bitter and metallic.
jaghana (5376) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - JUL 22, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 33cl, a cloudy amber brown beer with medium head and correct retention. Nose is intense on exotic fruits hops and toasted malt. Aroma is on exotic fruits, caramel, toasted malt, hop resin, touch of marzipan, light carared, biscuit. Bit too hopy on the fruit side for me.
MartinT (9191) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 21, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
My Bottom Line:
Grass and grapefruit, flowers and hemp, this New World-style Red Ale has tons to talk about laid out in its silky smooth malty setting.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A slice of foam laces atop the misty brownish amber.
-Hops also develop earth.
-Malts evoke rye at times, and even caraway.
-Great drinkability and harmony in this one.
-You can scarcely imagine a more characterful and complex Red Ale.
-The fizz in the bottles makes the hops appear a tad brash compared to the naturally-carbonated cask version, which had plenty of room to lay everything out smoothly. Hurray for real ale!
Bottles (3.8) and on cask at Craft Beer Co., Brighton (4.2).
Sebilinz (1682) - Linz, AUSTRIA - JUL 21, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Red body with brown head. Aroma is malts with pines and red fruits. Taste is fruits with malts. Aftertaste is bitter balanced by some malts. Nice one.
Ysok02 (838) - MOns, BELGIUM - JUL 21, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Robe ambrée, belle mousse crémeuse. Nez puissant sur des notes de houblon frais, de pamplemousse, d’agrumes. Bouche à l’attaque acidulée, amertume des agrumes, fine bulle et finale houblonnée. Une belle bière raffraîchissante.
Cristobal37 (733) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUL 17, 2016
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomb fruity resiny hops. A bit watery but great mash up of bitter hops and rye caramel malts. Nice palate of long resin hops fruity toasty malts. Great stuff from Wales.
weordie (752) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a murky brown with a creamy head. Aroma is caramel notes and cinder toffee. A lot of roasted malt in taste, lots of cinder toffee and burnt wood. Lovely.
HenrikSoegaard (12924) - Randers, DENMARK - JUN 26, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught. Creamy white good mostly lasting head. Amber colour. Moderate malty and hoppy aroma. Moderate bitter flavor. Average moderate bitter finish. Creamy palate.
saxo (16377) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 25, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ Cockney pub. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are fruits, citrus, flowers, caramel, malt and has a nice bitter finish.
chrisv10 (14811) - DENMARK - JUN 25, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap @ Cockney. Clear dark amber with medium tan head. Aroma is malt, caramel, hop and a little dark fruit. Flavour is malt, caramel, dark fruit, medium sweet, hop, medium bitter and a little grapefruit.