lusikka (7102) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml bottle.
Pours a hazy orange copper colour with a white lacy head. Aroma of pineapple, juicy lychee and some floral notes. Flavour of juicy fruity hops, lychee, biscuit, sweet orange and some lemon. Medium bodied, smooth mouthfeel and soft carbonation. A very juicy and bitter finish. High drinkability. Enjoyable.
Garrold (2593) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 1, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Beer Central, Sheffield. Hazy, lumpy, orangey amber. Patchy, sticky, lasting, white head. Yer genuine fruit salad sweet aroma. Light, fresh, mintiness. Very light spiciness. Taste is brown sugar sweet to start. There’s a light, fudgy, maltiness running through. The bitterness comes by way of a light grapefruit hoppiness that balances everything beautifully. Palate is fresh and lively, with a slip of oiliness. Finish is zesty, fresh bitterness. A delight.
Arczir (127) - POLAND - FEB 17, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours almost clear amber orange with off-white decent head. Nice, fruity aroma, mostly pineapple, mango and peach, later with some sprucy and piney notes. Good taste, with pleasant bitterness and just enough background. Medium body and carbonation, long palate with some alcohol warmth. Good stuff.
minutemat (2496) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 10, 2014 Many thanks to Weird Beard for sending me TWO replacement bottles to make up for the one below! This has medium carbonation with a fresh pine fruitiness and crisp bitterness. Some tropical elements emerging more than the orange before but it’s a good hop balance and great bitter finish. Thanks guys.
330ml bottle from Beermoth. Flat as a pancake :( Looks like Cheddar Valley cider in the glass, orange and still, with a sweet aroma and peach melba yoghurt taste. Hm.. next.
Psytron (1582) - Turku, FINLAND - FEB 15, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smell of citrus and spruce. Hazy amber colour, small white head. Aroma of spruce, citrus, a faint of pepper in finish. Lively and plentiful carbon. Starts out very bitter and transitions into sweetness. Nice attitude.
Tide (2232) - Espoo, FINLAND - JAN 31, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Black Door. Amber color, white head. Bitter taste with citrus, floral hops, resin, caramel, mango and peach. Bitter finish with hops, citrus and mango. Excellent, balanced brew.
TBone (14165) - Pori, FINLAND - JAN 31, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Black Door. Slightly hazy orange color, steady small white head. Fruity with light grapefruity notes in the aroma. Light to medium-bodied. Fruity, pineapple, some grainy notes. Nice maltyness. Balanced.
mjs (5312) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 29, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Keg at Black Door, 20140129) The beer poured golden and hazy. Its head was medium sized and white. Aroma had citricness, fruitiness and malts. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were fruitiness, pine, white bread, malts and bitterness. Aftertaste was hoppy and bitter. A very nicely done balanced American style IPA,
FatPhil (10841) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 27, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask (Gallows Bird, Espoo, Real Ale Festival 2014)
Super fruity fruit coctail aroma - pineapple mango, lychee, in syrup. Pale, hazy. Drinkability massive, but its palate is so damn keggy, and after the beatifully conditioned real ales, just feels wrong, with its crisp and thinning carbonation. Taste is also packed with tropical fruits. A bit of a one-trick pony, but it does it well. Shame about the fizz.
Sissio (885) - Orsenigo, ITALY - JAN 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Bittatrovo (Como). Golden with white rich head. Rich in hops and fruity, a very nice IPA