flying_pig (1029) - SCOTLAND - JAN 5, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
1 litre bottle as a Christmas Present:
This one was a truly excellent Christmas beer from Williams Brothers, the beer is up there with the best of the seasonal offerings I have tried and really went down a treat. There was a tonne of hops and plenty of fruity, bitter flavours that surprised me at just how good it was, I’ll definitely be on the look out for this one again next year.
ElDesmadre (1762) - Mikołów, POLAND - DEC 30, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. At first, it is citrusy and peachy, with the spruce gradually gaining on intensity as the beer warms up a bit. The clou here is that you don’t get flabergasted by the spruce. Rather, it lends the beer a crisp lightness that defies the not too light body and even the noticeable alcohol notes, making it sort of minty-crisp in the surprisingly cool (despite the alcohol!) finish. Original and very tasty.
Stuartyboy (740) - SCOTLAND - DEC 21, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from drygate a clear amber brown ale flavour is flavour is boozy dried fruit like quite sweet spruce and pine notes pleasant beer with oily mouthfeel
mr_h (3160) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - DEC 7, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330ml bottle from Drygate, Glasgow - clear deep amber brown, lot of thin rising bubbles, good creamy head, malty, fruity, spicy aroma, good lacing, sweet, oily, fruity, spicy, resiny, spruce, hides the abv quite well,
Scottishchris (270) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 3, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Cornelius. Clear Amber, small white head. Woody and fruity nose. Sweet orange and caramel. Getting some soft fruits in amongst the hops. Spruce is subtle. Hides alcohol pretty well. Pretty good!
tasurinchi (16) - ROMANIA - SEP 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice hops aroma. Flavour is citrussy and fruity. Medium sweetnes, medium biterness. The aftertaste is great: a subtle piney note that reminds of pinecone buds syrup. Very good!
andriesradu (518) - ROMANIA - SEP 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours clear cooper/amber with small white head. Hoppy, citrus, malty aroma. Flavor is bitter, spicy, light sweet, fruity, more like a IPA but with a nice spruce/pine aftertaste. Nice
VT (1708) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330 ml bottle shared with the remainder of the Quebec City crew. Pours a clear orangeish pale amber with a short lived white head. Aroma is pine tree, caramel, spices. Flavor is caramel, pine tree, menthol, spices. Finish is hoppy, pine trees and cedars. Medium body, weak to average carbonation.
Burgers (333) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear amber with fine white head. Aromas cooling pine resin. Taste slightly too sweet. Sustained carbonation. Better than Anchor’s efforts.
peponi (492) - Krakow / Marburg(DE), POLAND - JUL 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: citrus, resin, pine and spruce.
Appearance: nice clear orange color, white head.
Taste: medium bitterness (citrus and resin, pine), fresh pine and spruce, nice malty backbone, well-balanced, a little bit of caramel, slightly sour (probably coming from spruce).
Palate: medium body and medium carbonation, refreshing and ice aftertaste (like ice sweets).
Overall: Interesting beer with nice bitterness.