Jimthechap (2064) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I am delighted to report sampling this on tap in one of my locals in Christchurch. Rich mahogany colour with a vaguely temporary white head and shafts of bubbles erupting from the base of the glass. Aromas of rich caramel malt, apricots and other autumnal stonefruit. Healthy twinges of bitterness and a lengthy finish despite being served quite cold. It easily passed the ’another one Jim?’ test.
Vanz (189) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - OCT 27, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very drinkable amber, helped by its thinner than usual body. Typical malt driven, bit of fruity hops to balance.
Hop_Hedonist (474) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 30, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: OCT 31, 2013 Very malty - not what was expected at all - not refreshing - thick on the tongue - would not have again.... Had again kinda by mistake 31 Oct - it’s not that bad... Just too English in style so doesn’t float my boat... Want more hops!!
tofi (16) - - SEP 19, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Absolutely love the complexity of both malt and hop driven characters in this beer. Easy drinking without being boring.
Niksko (601) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - AUG 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a light amber with a thin white head. Nose is tropical and fruity, with pineapple, strawberry and some sweet malts. Taste is sweet, slightly hop bitter and a bit of a biscuit finish. Smells better than it tastes, but still a pretty solid beer.
gnoff (9593) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - AUG 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Frankie’s Pizza, Sydney, on July 17, 2013.
Clear brown color, light brown head. Sweet, fruity scent. Sweet, hoppy, roasted taste. Bitter aftertaste. Medium to smooth mouthfeel, medium high bitterness.
Travlr (21633) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Beervana. Clear deep amber color, fluffy white head with good retention and solid lacing. Aroma of burnt caramel on toast. Taste has light grapefruit with burnt edges. Nice.
imaragingbull (572) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours clear amber orange with off white head and good lacing. Aromas of toffee, biscuit, grain crackers, lightly salty malt character over a light citrus and dried apricot fruity hop character. Medium body, sessionable, but full, medium carbonation, lightly burnt malt toffee character, clean ferment, lightly fruity hops, finishing dry, semi sweet with a lingering astringency.
danlo (2592) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle. Burnt-dark amber colour, foam off-white head and aroma of malt, sweet melon tropical fruit, hops. Taste is malt caramel with tropical fruits, mango and grapefruit hoppy light bitterness. Smooth mouthfeel, light bodied, soft carbonation, dry finish. Quite drinkable.
downender (7958) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 15, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Deep gold with a decent, off-white head. Citrus fruits, some solid, cereal malts, a touch of pine and dryish finish. Enjoyable.