Rune (6905) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAY 8, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Half pint served at the right drinking temperature from well-kept cask at The White Star, Stoke on Trent. Slightly hazy, golden body with a skinny strip of white foam that left great lacing on the glass. Sweet smell of dry fruity hops. Fusion of citrus hops in flavour with herbal and spicy undertones. Rounded bitter finish. A bit too smooth on the swallow, perhaps (02.05.2009).
Dedollewaitor (13014) - Odense, DENMARK - MAR 3, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at Kolding ølmesse, 2009. Pours cloudy yellow with a off white head. Nose is malts, grain, yeast and hops. Smooth and flat mouthfeel/carbonation.
Theis (12131) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 13, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at YNWA. Cloudy yellow - whhite head. Wheaty, licorice, fruity, cardboard, citrus, peppery, grassym light flowery hoppy, nice freshness. But a bit plain.
thewolf (10536) - Kolding, DENMARK - FEB 6, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, bought @ YNWA, Kolding.
Pours muddy, pale, yellow with a small, creamy, white head. Soft sweet aroma, light doughy maltiness. Fair hoppiness. Fine mouthfeel, low carbonation, lightly creamy. Flavour is balanced with good maltiness and fine grassy and flowery hops. Rather long, dry and sweet finish.
AsaNewt (113) - blackpool, Lancashire, ENGLAND - SEP 11, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Quite impressed by the colour of this. Lovely pale yellow tha pours nicely. Nose is floral with hint of sherbert. Flavour is floral with a mildly nutty palette. Pleasantly surprised
bobinlondon (1240) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 16, 2008
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Handpulled cask at JDW Stanmore. Golden with a creamy white head. Citrus aroma. Citrus and hoppy flavours with a nice dry hoppy finish. Smooth and drinkable, with a creamy mouthfeel.
davidpl (435) - Santiago, CHILE - MAY 18, 2008
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Appearance: golden color. Medium and lasting head of white color.
Aroma: a strange and unpleasant smell similar to potatoes. In the background a sweet wheat touch and slight hoppy aroma.
Flavor: sweet pale malty start. Progress of starch and vegetables like potatoes, some unpleasant and maybe from a yeast problem. Dry-hoopy final.
Palate: medium body with smooth texture and light to medium carbonation.
Remark: problems in the aroma and taste for a unpleasant vegetable note. Only stands out the dry hoppiness.
berkshirejohn (3964) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 13, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 14, 2008 500ml bottle from Tescos - not bottle conditioned. Pale gold with a loose white head; citrus aroma; creamy orange and grapefruit flavours; dry, earthy hop finish.
Cask at the Flowerpot, Derby. Not as obviously citrus as the bottled version, this had a more balanced fruitiness.
DruncanVeasey (6604) - NUNEATON, Conference Premier, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Tossco. Looks like a very pale lager with no visible fizz, but don’t be fooled. Aroma juicy Oakham/Crouch Vale grapefruit and mandarin, with added stalkiness and fine silvery hairs. CHLOROPHYLL. More of the same in the mouth, with the hop earthiness becoming more assertive and plant-like. Reminds me of Belgian ales spiced with juniper. Grapefruit to finish, softened with vanilla/peanutty pale malt afters. My enjoyment of this was unquestionably enhanced by the fact I expected it to be shit, but consdering it’s dead, a very decent GA with a seductively earthy/citrussy blend of hops. More Willamette and Galena, please.
greenmanalishi (445) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - APR 20, 2008
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
cask. pale golden with grassy/grainy aroma. flavour is crisply sweet, hay, something of a cucumber/citric mix (?) with a slightly dry, hoppy finish