motelpogo (6126) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - SEP 20, 2013
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
on tap at the mercat in edinburgh, after watching hearts vs aberdeen. a bit of a disaster apart from its healthy amber colour; musty, lightly vinegarised malt character; brazil nut skins, metal and old wood; obviously had turned a bit
WeissGary (276) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAY 2, 2013
2.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Keg at Munro’s, Glasgow, Scotland. This is an interesting beer, full flavour but very light, clean aroma, pretty sweet taste, malty finish. One of those lagers mascarading as an ale, pretty well done but if your not crazy on lager like me it will be an occasional half.
Nilz (331) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - AUG 12, 2012
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at Piping Live, annual piping week Glasgow. A clear dark red with thin fine head. Aroma of hops and taste a somewhat mild bitterness, floral notes, oranges in there. Pleasant enough.
Rune (7249) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAY 1, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From tap, nicely served half pint at the West Brewpub. Beige tophead leaving dotted spots on the glass. Clear, near-mahogany coloured body. Pretty to look at. Roasted dark caramel malts to the nose. Brittle caramel in flavour with distant hints of red oranges towards the finish. Soft carbonated, Crispy. A rather pleasant one (Glasgow, 13.04.2012).
AshtonMcCobb (2059) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 30, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap @ the Black Cat, Rose St, Edinburgh. Pours a reddish-brown with a decent sized head that hangs around for a while. The nose has biscuits and strawberries and this is confirmed on the taste but the aftertaste on the end is quite astringent and unpleasant. The palate as noted above is decent in structure and texture but has an unpleasant finish which makes me glad I only had one to drink. Overall, unbalanced which is a shame.
thepegjett (1260) - Cambridge (via Winnipeg), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A - caramel and licorice
A - mid amber with thin head
T - light sweet
P - mid
O - alright
brownyonder (266) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 26, 2011
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Reddish pink in colour with a thick white head that lasted a while. Sweet toffee aromas. A sweet, and fruity (but not citrus) flavour and an after taste a bit reminiscent of boiled sweets.
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 24, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 16, 2011 On tap at the Holyrood 9A. A golden beer with a thin white head. Aroma of rubber, tar, yeast and caramel. A little dry with flavours of caramel, barley, malt and apple. Very thin and heavily carbonated. Not great (4,2,4,2,10). On cask at The West Brewery, Glasgow. Pours a red colour with a thick white head. Aroma of yeast, caramel, grass and barley. Quite a bready flavour which made me think of rye bread. Light grass, yeast, caramel and barley also. Heavy carbonation and mild CO2 prickle with a foamy mouth-feel. Just OK.
Blairgus (2363) - California, USA - JUN 16, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
11 June 2011, tap at the brewery. light red, clear, no bubbles, no head. very sweet caramel malt. not a fan. med body, crisp and moderately fizzy. malty, nut shells, bitter finish. it is a red ale and i’m not a fan.
BeerCast_Rich (1837) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 16, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[keg at WEST Glasgow] Clear orangey brown pour with a decent white head from the keg. Aromas of caramel, hops and some fruit. I do love a good Vienna - although this recipe is a slight tweaking of the variant to include Munich malt - the caramel and berry fruit flavours still come through. Very drinkable, not the most complex of beers but it has a nice bitter finish after the fruity palate. Good stuff