tseo (148) - Athens, GREECE - JUN 22, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: Good lemony freshness, a little mineral, a few earthy elements.
Some honey, vanilla and peach notes, too. Very good, except for a
metallic hue amongst the aromas.
Mouthfeel: Thin body with an oily texture.
Taste: Bitter start, then a citrusy, dry taste. Some sourish notes. Not
much malt character. Good, but a bit shallow.
Finish: A mediocre finish. Dry, mineral with a short lasting bitterness.
Overall: An easy drinker’s brew. Not great, but I do appreciate its
deanso (4086) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 19, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
50cl bottle from ABCBeers, the Hague.
decent white head. Clear golden blond pour. Ok, nothing special.
BlackHaddock (2880) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2012
2.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
December 2007: Clear, full English pint bottle (568ml) with an impressive golden crest/shield type label.
Poured into a pint sleeve glass, surprise, surprise it is a burning golden yellow colour, the head a thin wispy white.
A nothing aroma for me, no hops, yeast or barley. Lets just say there was no smell, not even as the beer warmed. OK, vanilla might come and stale bread.
The taste is English Bitter and Pale Ale, a slight fizz, summer fruits and hops. Nothing overstated, but flavoursome never-the-less.
The taste does stay in the mouth, but there is a weakness somewhere, it is not watery but it doesn’t feel like 4.7% either.
Would I have another, most likely not, it just didn’t rock my boat at all.
NathanMcC (8) - Essex, ENGLAND - APR 14, 2012 does not count
4.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pale golden colour, lighly carbonated, pale white head. Nice bitter sweet citrus taste, hoppy smell. Very drinkable
StueyD (1000) - 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 (2723) - 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 (418) - 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 (2247) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, 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 (4372) - 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 (11131) - 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.