fonefan (31813) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 3, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 50cl @ chris_o’s Pre-GBBF Shindig 2008.
Clear light to medium yellow orange color with a small to average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toffee, butter, dark honey, light hoppy, flowers. Flavor is moderate sweet with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. (020808)
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 12, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at chris_o’s spinny yee haa loop the loop disco dance tasting. Alround rating: Honey is key, peppery hop, pale malts, boring stuff to be honest iv had it like 300 odd times by now.
Sigmund (4539) - Tau, NORWAY - AUG 31, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml brown bottle, thanks to oh6gdx and chris_o. ABV is 4.3%. Golden brownish colour, slightly hazy. Moderate white head. Floral aroma with distinct notes of heather and honey. The flavour is fairly sweet and malty but also earthy, notes of honey but not too much, and there is a distinct hoppy and resinous bitterness in the finish and aftertaste. Quite interesting beer.
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 29, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled at Monks Cafe, Stockholm. Pours out in a hazy golden colour with a low white foam. Quite sharp aroma of hay-like and orangey hops. Fruity and rather hoppy flavour of mandarin, honey, soil and orange-peels. Long bitter finish of orange-peels and resin.
omhper (18366) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 28, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled at Monk’s Café, Stockholm. Hazy deep golden, small head. Hay-like hop aroma. Medium sweet with with rounded mouthfeel. Chewy husky malt with traces of lemon. Growing resiny bitterness. The honey is not very evident, which is a good thing.
Svesse (5716) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - AUG 23, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Cask at GBBF, London, 6 Aug 2008) Golden yellow colour with frothy, white head. Fruity nose with distinct honey notes. Fruity taste with honey, tropical fruit and a slightly soapy, citrussy bitterness in the finish. Fairly sweet honey character. Refreshing but hardly exciting.
MesandSim (7121) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2008
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
A Mes rate: Bottle at Chris O’s Pre GBBF Tasting
Slightly hazy golden brown with a thin white head. Biscuity malt base with some faint fruit and corn with a slight hit of hops right at the death. Cheap tasting honey spoils it throughout.
Ethereal (2399) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 9, 2008
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at GBBF 08. Clear golden amber with a small white head. The intense pure honey aroma hits your nose long before you get the glass to your lips. Given how honey dominates the aroma, the beer is surprisingly hoppy on the tongue and has a decent dry finish. Very much a non-standard honey beer that a lot of brewers could learn from when knocking up their over-sweet honey concoctions.
SaintMatty (4296) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - AUG 8, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask (GBBF 2008) - Golden in colour with a slight haze. Sweet malt aroma with a hint of honey. Honey features in the taste with malt and hops. Refreshing.
oh6gdx (19677) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 6, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Golden colour, small white head. Aroma is honey, flowery hops and some wood. Flavour is mainly honey meets nectar and some fruityness. Quite watery.