The_Osprey (6330) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 24, 2016
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
August 2016 - Bottle share on level 42, with thanks to Colin. As ’Toppling Goliath Dorothy’s New World Lager’. Golden yellow, translucent, foamy white head, full lacing. Aroma is buttered crumpet, apple. Body is smooth, soft carbonation. Taste is buttery, lager, straw. Fine – difficult to differentiate this from other lagers. Nothing special. (2.7)
caesar (6644) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - SEP 8, 2016
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can from De Caigny, dated Dec/11/15, large sample. Slight hazy golden color, medium frothy head. Aroma of soft fruity hops, bit mashed apples, bit grainy malt, slight bready, crackers. Soft bitterness, bit spicy, slight mashed apples. Meh.
mR_fr0g (9220) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 5, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared on Level 42 15/08/2016. Many thanks to cloin for this one. A light hazed golden yellow coloured pour with a fine white head. Aroma is cinammon, semi sweet, , caramel, malts, cereal grains. Flavour is composed of semi sweet honey cereal grains, grassy hop, . Palate is semi sweet moderate carbonation, grainy. Ok.
madmitch76 (22063) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2016
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
16th August 2016
Level 42 Bottleshare. Thanks to Colin. Clear gold beer, thin white head, Palate is light, semi dry, modest fine carbonation. Slightly pukey pale malts. Mild floralness and a very mild sweetish citrus, Floral finish. Very off putting pukey notes.
Scopey (12505) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 18, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at level 42, thanks to Colin. It pours clear gold with a thick white head. The aroma is fresh, bready malts, grain, cereal, mild sweetness and a hint of citrus peel. The taste is soft, sweet, buttered white bread, general fruitiness, cereal and graininess. Medium body and moderate, foamy carbonation. Pretty alright, but I was hoping from a bit more from these guys.
MrTipple (3586) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2016
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Grain and cereal malts, light citrus fruits. Hazy, pale gold, small, frothy, white head. Light bitter. Sweet grain malts coming up quickly, bread, caramel, soft carbonation, bitterness returns in the average long, slightly dry finish, some citrus fruits again. Decent California Common, but nothing too crazy. Keg at the brewpub, Decorah, IA.
teorn88 (6459) - Out of the EU, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2016
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle shared at the August Level 42 tasting. Thanks to Colin. It pours a clean yellow color with a small white head. Aroma is tangy grainy and sweet with notes of starch and light seafood. Taste is also sweet tangy and savoury with notes of tomato sauce, stone fruit, starch, mussels. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Overall, decent
Leighton (18526) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared in London - thanks to Cloon. Pours totally clear gold with a creamy, white head. The nose has pale crackers, ripening lemon. Light to medium sweet flavour with more crackers, cereal, light lemon, pale grains. Light bodied with average carbonation. Sugary finish, with creamy malts, lemon meringue, cereal. So so.
Theydon_Bois (16866) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle split at Level 42, from Khioskh, 16/08/16.
Orange golden with a moderate off white cap.
Nose is caramel, bready malts, straw, toasted grain, orange peel.
Taste comprises tangerine, bready malts, straw, toasted grain, vanilla.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close.
Decent enough for style.
minutemat (4275) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can from Beer Gonzo. Pours a misty gold, medium receding white head. Nice sweet aroma. Taste is smooth, sweet, reminiscent of a sweet Bavarian helles. Sweet fruity notes emerge more as it warms. Verges towards overly sweet, but just about remains in the moreish, drinkably flavoursome camp. I liked this.