eczematic (1306) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 8, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
what a bizarre beer. an APA meets an english golden ale meets orval. sulfuric aroma like a burton pale, there's grapefruit from the hops, vanilla from the malt, and i could swear there's some bretty sourness in there which totally bewildered me. also peary fruitiness. not a lot in the way of malt guts, but the flavours are really complex. pretty damn weird - i liked it a lot. thanks duffer/per
JCW (1274) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 7, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Transluscent, light yellow color wit a moderate white head. Aroma of aroma of lemon, bitter, almost like a Gueuze. Malt is absent in both the aroma and flavor - no sweetness to speak of. This might be and interesting session beer on a summer evening. Thanks, Per.
chriso (7306) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 13, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pale gold colour. A very impressive pale ale. Not an IPA though. Quite intense bitterness throughout, but lots of hoppy aroma as well. Definite grapefruit tones characteristic of the Cascade hop. If you like your beers malty, you won't like this, if you like them bitter, but characterful, you will. I do. In a beer festival that was understandably (hottest summer for years) dominated by light coloured thirst quenching ales, this stood out for me. Great British Beer Festival, August 2003.
Hildigöltur (5105) - København, DENMARK - OCT 27, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[Cask conditioned] Very nice and refreshing brew. very hoppy, bitter, fruity and dry.
imdownthepub (9152) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 13, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask Conditioned at a Wetherspoons. Light golden beer with frothy head. Light floral hoppy beer, slightly thin palate but very juicy. Nicely tangy, bitter on the finish.
RichardGretton (4107) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 16, 2003
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Very frothy but very pale beer with a citric aroma. Hopped beer with a very bitter aftertaste. A disappointing ale.
RobBestwick (583) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 5, 2003
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
hoppy/citrusy aroma, opaque amber hue with a substantial frothy head, floaters aplenty, sharp lemon like citrus charachter, hoppy, smooth texture with a kick in the finish
omhper (18316) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 18, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled cask conditioned at Nynäshamn Real Ale Festival, Sweden.
Pale golden. Citrusy aroma. Light bodied, dry and hoppy with nicely rounded malt profile and ans intensely bitter finish.
rauchbier (3496) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - SEP 11, 2002
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle conditioned. Hazy straw gold colour, moderate head and condition. Lots of grapefruity cascade hops in the nose with some malt fruitiness. Hop dominated in the mouth becoming more hoppy and bittter in the dry finish.
Oakes (11031) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 25, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark gold; good fruit-hop balance; appetizing bitterness. Great way to finish the GBBF and my Iron Liver Tour III