StueyD (812) - Heacham, King’s Lynn, Norfolk, ENGLAND - MAR 21, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Mid orange coloured beer with a thickish white head. Light malty aroma, slightly eggy at first, but then a more pleasing fruitiness. Dry on the mouth, bittersweet taste, malty and fruity again. Dry in the finish.
Grzesiek79 (2352) - Radom, POLAND - FEB 27, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
vanilla, rotten eggs, cough drop, butterscotch, cheese, spruce, cereal, amber, hazy, frothy, medium sweetness, very bitter, lightly sour, full body, sticky, average carbonation, bitter, long finish,
superflyguy (410) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 29, 2012
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
thin and fizzy.
looks too orangey. no head.
mild hoppy aroma and a very short bitter finish.
wimpyjoe (1669) - Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - JAN 28, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bitter with a nice hoppy aroma that transfers well into a very hoppy flavour.
OleR (4247) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 16, 2012
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle from Centra Colosseum, Oslo, Pours a bright honey golden, under a coarse medium-sized blond head. Unfresh grassy, light metal-scented hops to the nose. Taste is quite thin. Restrained malt character, sourish with notes of diluted malt drops. Some frutiness from the hops, also a rather unpleasant tone, reminiscent of hotbed. Light and lively in the mouth. Short, sourish and fizzy ending. This is not very good, but I would cheerfully try a well kept cask version...
TBone (9999) - Pori, FINLAND - JAN 1, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled 500ml (BZ, BB 01/2012)
Clear honeysih golden color, small white head. Cardboardish, grassy and slightly fruity aroma. Light to medium bodied with watery palate. Dry, grassy taste with flavors similar to tobacco. Light flowery notes. Very empty blond ale, must be better in casks.
LordCorkscrew (1774) - Ronco Scrivia (GE), ITALY - DEC 28, 2011
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottiglia 50cl trasparente rovinata dal lightstruck e dalla nuova pubblicità di Tufano con "The Locomotion".
Rune (6125) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 18, 2011
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
500ml bottle picked up at Centra Colosseum. Crystal clear, amber-gold in body appearance. Film-type layer at the top, spotty lace at the glassware. Discreet smell of floral hops and pale malts. Modest taste profile of bittersweet fruits along with a touch of honey. Very smooth dry bitter ending. Fresh and clean in the mouth. Session qualities (hotel room, Oslo 13.12.2011).
ClubGonzo (2695) - Bergen, NORWAY - DEC 2, 2011
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle from Centra Colosseum, Oslo, shared with Bergen Beer Geek Tasting Crew (BBGTC). Clear golden body (as evident through the bottle already) with a small white head. Aroma is caramel, vanilla and hints of watery cherries, for some reason. Taste is lager-like smooth hop tones, hints of caramel and paper. And not much else. Bland and rather boring as many British bitters tend to be, although not the worst I’ve had of the kind.
Palme (2234) - Bergen, NORWAY - NOV 27, 2011
1.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
0.5l bottle from Centra Colosseum, Oslo shared with The Tasting Crew. Pours a clear really golden body with a bubbly sidesticking off-white head. Aroma is if the kind I really don’t like. Sickenig sour gastric tones, vegetables and watery dusty hops. Average carbo level and a thin watery mouthfeel. Thin and watery caramel and toffee flavors, luckily a bit better than the aroma. It’ just tastes artificial and not to good. Drinkable but just not for my palate.