gregwilsonstl (1569) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark straw. White head. Interesting flavor, I would butt have thought orange marmalade if I hadn?t read it...but that?s what it is. Pretty Damn good. Awesome.
seymour (1750) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - JUN 11, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tasted on tap at the brewery tasting room in a nonic pint glass. It poured a hazy amber/copper color with persistent white foam and sticky lace. Nice hoppy aromas, wildflowers, somehow gritty yet perfumey at the same time, definitely different (and less classically English profile) than the regular Trafalgar, husky grains, rising bread dough, freshly baked whole-grain bread, mild but very harmonious. Delicious, true-to-style English bitter flavors: sweet malts, biscuits, crackers, toasted nuts, light caramel, fruity ale yeast, apricots, orange rind and zest, lemon peel, cooked and caramelized fruitiness (marmalade is right) Light-medium carbonation, light-medium body, lingering fruity and bittersweet aftertaste. Tasty, easy-drinking, and well-balanced English ale, I would love to drink several at a sitting. I love this stuff, way to go Florian.
vyvvy (5015) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - APR 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours milky brownish orange with a thick off-white head. The aroma has earth, orange, pine, caramel malt, mild sweetness offsetting the assertive hops and an earthy English yeast presence. There is also a floral / perfume quality to the aroma. Medium body that’s a bit full and kind of rough with some lightly abrasive carbonation that works fine for the beer. The beer starts out with a nice mix of caramel malt that full and milky than balanced off by lots of dry bitter hoppiness that shows pine, earth, orange zest and I’m getting some of the marmalade aspects (could be tasting that because I just read the brewers deScription). The finish taste is so integrated with hop and malt flavors that it taste like smooth hops that are very, piny and earthy. The English pale ale base is noticeable, but takes on a very different direction with the Triskel hops. Very nicely done. UBCB does yet another winner.
kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - APR 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(tap at tasting room) cloudy orange-amber with nice white head and some lace. Aroma is citrus, some resin. Flavor is resiny citrus hops, some orange and caramel malt. Much more distinct hop character than their regular Trafalgar.