RoyceH (1198) - Hesperange, LUXEMBOURG - JUL 15, 2006
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Cask. Blonde colour, perfectly clear. Aroma is very hoppy, some wheat, and maybe some strawberry there too. Flowers on the tongue at first, then the hoppiness, then that sweetness, not sure if it is strawberries, but it’s something fruity and sweet. Not much palate, slightly dry. Pretty average, slightly too hoppy for my liking.
Miksu (5047) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - MAY 19, 2006
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Golden color, with small head. A bit hazy. Sweetish, strongly citrusy and floral aroma with hints of grapefruit, menthol, wheat and yoghurt. The taste is salty and dry with citrusy and wheaty notes. Finishes crisp, dry, bitter, citrusy and fruity-hoppy.
fiulijn (18577) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 11, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy blond color. Peculiar aroma, very strong, of fudge. Malty (dry) taste with a good bitterness, partially aromatic.
StueyD (1564) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A light, amber gold coloured beer with a frothy white head. A distinct hoppy smell, hints of turkish delight which lead into a delicate malt aroma. The taste is dry, slightly fizzy and hoppy, with a yeasty sweet, malty flavour, with the turkish delight element coming through. The aftertaste is dry on the mouth. Bottle.
yalnikim (800) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 7, 2006
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Tasted 06/03/2006. 500ml bottle-conditioned ale from Rumble’s, Wellington.
Bright pale-gold with a white sudsy head, that thins and then lingers. Weak lacing. Tiny bubbles trail up the side ofthe glass. Nose starts with barley sugars and toffee, then descends into volatile honey-like esters and a musty yeast aroma. Grassy hops are low key, on the nose. In the mouth it’s not getting much better: little malt profile, a sharp citric/metallic middle, and a short nondescript bitterness, before it all fades away. Light-medium weight with a carbonic bite. Quite forgettable.
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 4, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUN 23, 2009 1. Cask Stillage at the Union Bar, Barnsley 17/08/2002
Clear golden coloured with a pale aroma. Slightly dry lasting hop finish.
2. Cask Handpump at the Bankers Draft JDW, Sheffield 17/08/2007
Lemon aroma. Clear golden coloured and sharp with a crisp and dry finish.
anders37 (22493) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 25, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Clear golden colour with a white head. Malty aroma with some hints of caramel and citrus. Malty flavor with hints of caramel. Dry hoppy finish.
KnutAlbert (6651) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 1, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Excellent refreshment. A well hopped pale ale, leaving a pleasant dry aftertaste. Give me a case of this on a hot summers day!
DonMagi (5594) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of caramel malts with some grassy hops, maybe some vanilla in the caramel. Taste is great, grassy/citrus hops light grapefruit and maybe some lime peel and quite a bit of bitterness.
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 15, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Golden colored, slightly hazy appearance. Little white head. Strongly hopped, sweet honey aroma. Medium bodied. Floral and sweet start in flavor, strongly dry and hopped ending. Dry aftertaste lasts with some honey.