ManVsBeer (5968) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 18, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Tesco, Prestwich. Straw-blonde coloured with a thin head. There’s certainly a fusion of styles here with lager malt most evident in its nose. There’s some malts, but much more hop, and very much an ale texture. Mildly fruity.
sound67 (512) - Offenbach, GERMANY - JUL 11, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Maker: Williams Brothers, Alloa, Scotland ***
Beer: Caesar Augustus (cask, at the Alexander Graham Bell, Edinburgh) ***
Style: Lager ***
ALC.VOL.: 4.1% ***
"A lager & IPA hybrid, micro-brewed for maximum flavor" ***
Colour: Straw yellow, clear. Small off-white head. ***
Nose: Lemon, pinewood, floral hops. ***
Texture: Medium body, extreme carbonation. ***
Taste: Intense floral hops, lemon zest, pinewood and herbs at the start, all somewhat overpowered by the ballistic carbonation. More generically floral, but still very much so, toward the middle. Lemony in the finish, some pinewood, grass. Floral notes continue to dominate into the medium long aftertaste. ***
Impressions: I do recommend to let the tapped beer sit in the glass for a while so that some of the first strike carbonation can evaporate and the ice cold beer gets a degree or two warmer. Then it’s a startlingly good hybrid (indeed!) of lager and IPA. This beer is all about the hops.
nickel (652) - - JUN 10, 2015
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Explosive aroma of hops. Citrus and floral. Bitter taste of hops with malty background. Dry finish
AWS9 (562) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 7, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a simple, yet pure gold, with a slowly receding white head. Nice citrus and spruce hop nose - interesting actually! Lots of hop character, which is prominent in the mouthfeel. Finishes quickly - perhaps the lager quality - which makes it nicely refreshing too. Almost seems like a rather plain lager that was saved, if not greatly elevated, by the IPA elements. Nicely done I think!
culchiem (3050) - Berlin, GERMANY - JUN 7, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from McHughs. Medium gold with a thin head. Aroma is light citrus. Flavour is dusty hop, grain, dry fruit. Sweet finish.
shoestring (310) - larkhall, SCOTLAND - APR 25, 2015
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled tesco. Thin light gold colour. Nice full rocky head. Not much nose or flavour at front if mouth but hoppyness kicks in but lightly . Nice and moreish without too much flavour. Could sink a few
mabuzzer (305) - SCOTLAND - APR 24, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle at home. Astonished I haven’t rated this before. Golden with a thick white head. Mango aroma, hoppy taste, creamy mouth feel and a peppery hint in the aftertaste
Lesartriste (52) - - APR 13, 2015
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Fine beer, but not enough alcohol to make the taste as powerfull as I wanted.
sic1314 (4776) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - APR 9, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured straw with a frothy off white head. Aroma of soft citrus and sweet malt. Light body, flavour is lime, grapefruit and sweet malt, moderately bitter.
kjoannak (31) - - APR 4, 2015
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Refreshing :) ..........................................,.......