tombyars (1205) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - OCT 11, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tasted this in The Esquire House, Glasgow (JDW) in August 2010. Cask, handpump dispense. Crystal clear dark copper in colour with a tight creamy buff white head. Green apple fruit in the short aroma with a whiff of hydrogen sulphide. Nice creamy mouthfeel and good lacing. Malty overtones from the pale malt base with crystal malt evident. Digestive biscuit malt with dry raisin fruit. Metallic note of hop resins present in the aftertaste but short in intensity. Robust malty finish with caramel notes. An excellent session ale and well recommended.
Kristall-König (1843) - Oldenburg, GERMANY - SEP 29, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Geruch säuerlich, malzig und ein bißchen getreidig. Antrunk süß. Mitte malzig-säuerlich mit einem Touch von Feigen. Malziger Abgang.
Eher gewöhnungsbedürftig. Test vom 29.11.2008, Gebinde: Glasflasche
hughie (3994) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at Wellington Arms, Bedford. Dark amber with a small off white head. Cardboardy malt aroma. Very sweet malt taste, with dates and canteloupe melon. Mid bitter finish. I really liked this.
HenrikSoegaard (9148) - Randers, DENMARK - JAN 28, 2011
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Creamy white good mostly lasting head. DArk yellow colour. Moderate malty and light hoppy aroma. Light bitter flavor. Short light bitter finsh. Watery paklate. Boring.
Bullit (3504) - Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JAN 26, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Beers of Europe, as Brig O’Allan, 4% abv. Clear light brown colour, tan head. Aroma is caramel, wood polish, a bit nutty. Flavour is slight toasted malts, caramel, nuts, bit of fruits, ash indeed. Slightly dry finish.
oh6gdx (18576) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 29, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled (from Estate Wine, Holstebro). Amber colour, small off-white head. Aroma is toffee, caramel malts, fruits, wood and some mild floral notes as well. Flavour is quite much the same, but not that much toffeeish notes at all.
Christian (9697) - Odense, DENMARK - JUN 19, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark golden with a small white head. Malty aroma of biscuit and bread. Dry and malty flavour with a bit of apple peel character
Kavu (1565) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 9, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours quite dark brown with a light head. Aroma is sweet malts, flavor too with a hint of banana. Pretty ordinary scot ale.
thewolf (9882) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAY 4, 2010
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle, bought @ YNWA, Kolding.
Pours clear golden amber with a medium, creamy, white head. Fair duration. Mild flowery hops aroma, light caramel sweetness. Soft green apple. High carbonation, a bit thin and watery. Flavour is soft flowery bitter, some sweet caramel. Really boring.
DruncanVeasey (6116) - NUNEATON, Blue Square Premier, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JAN 12, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, not BC. Honey amber with a slightly billowy off white head that falls away quickly. Aroma of copper, chocolate and faint vegetative/hazelnut traces. Pleasant fruitiness upfront like fresh green apple, leading into caramel, slight peaty malt, ash and chocolate on the end. Understated, enjoyably fruity effort with a wisp of smoke.