Rune (9661) - Tromsø, - SEP 12, 2012
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500ml bottle bought a while ago at Centra Colosseum in Oslo. Shared with Finn. Clear, pale golden body under a frothy white head blanketing the glass. Restrained smell of mild fruits and grainy malts. Sweet orange fruity taste with earthy malts build into it. Smooth bittersweet ending, half-dry. Oily palate. A little frail-bodied but quite alright (rating session in Tromsø, 11.09.2012).
IOzh (32) - Kyiv, UKRAINE - NOV 20, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle. Pours golden with small white head. Aroma of citrus, floral and hops. Medium body and carbonation with bitter finish. Taste is floral, hoppy and crisp. Very nice combination of IPA and lager.
Dunc1981 (36) - - OCT 16, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Crisp & hoppy, it's a decent lager/IPA hybrid. There's definitely a bitterness there, but it's counterbalanced by the crispness of the lager. Does what it says on the tin! Is it the only such hybrid in the world? That I can't say, but this one's fine by me.
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ianwelby (799) - SCOTLAND - OCT 3, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear golden beer with a thin foamy white head. Sour, fruity smell with a hint of lemon coming through. Flavour has the same qualities with the lemon coming slightly more to the fore, but there’s a slight doughiness to the flavour too. Aftertaste is a touch tart. Crisp and drinkable.
bhensonb (12959) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 30, 2015
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from the Cromwell Road Sainsbury’s. Pours gold with a white head. Aroma is citrus/floral. Near med body. Flavor is citrus/floral with a strong herb/grass component. Nice, but light, malt support. It is hoppy and bitter. In the US this would be a session IPA or similar. Or IPL.
gegwilson (2379) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 15, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from a Tesco in Oban. Golden with a frothy white head. Lemony citrus aroma. The taste has quite a bit of of citrus hop flavour and a touch of grapefruit too. There’s a little underlying caramel. Nicely light and refreshing. Very nice for summer drinking.
artemb (254) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - SEP 2, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: strong white grape, some citruses, very light honey.
Taste: dry with moderate-light bitterness.
Flavour: white grape, white wine, zest.
Bitter dry aftertaste.
Very pleasant hoppy lager.
ManVsBeer (6461) - 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 (595) - 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 (766) - - 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 (582) - 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!