tania_nexust (27) - Greater London, - OCT 25, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Prodigal Sun follows the Williams Bros’ path of using local botanicals in some of their beer recipes, in this case with some spruce clippings in the brew. There was a fresh, wet, berry aroma to the beer and an unusual fruity sweetness to it – I would have expected more of a pine element from spruce, but as I don’t know exactly how it behaves in the brewing kettle, I wasn’t sure if the sweetness & red berry fruit elements may be from this or from something else. Overall this was a very pleasant beer, though it may well be at it’s best if carefully matched with foods that pair up with the malt and sweetness characteristics.
Erzengel (1694) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - JAN 29, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
500 ml bottle, BB Jan 2015
Thanks to Seanyfo for this one! Pale orange in the glass, malty-neutral nose. The beer starts malty and bitter. Nicely smooth. Caramel, hints of citrus, but all a bit weak. A slightly sweet taste is in the foreground, bitterness comes closer to the end. Bloomy, flouwery hop-aroma join in as well. The aftertaste is long, a bit too sweet (for me), nicely bitter, floral hops and caramel malt.
--> all in all a very interesting brew! --> 11/12/10/10
kingstoni (1268) - FINLAND - DEC 31, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Slightly hazy deep golden color with a medium thick foamy white head. Aroma of peach, apricot and grainy malt. Medium bitter taste with some sweetness. Medium body.
-- via beerbasher/winphone
AshtonMcCobb (2027) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 18, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
50cl bottle thanks to Keith from Williams.
Appearance - somewhere between golden and amber.
Nose - very much malt dominated with just a touch of herby-citrus coming through to clean things up.
Taste - honey nut cornflakes with lemon.
Palate - medium bodied, creamy in texture and fairly refreshing finish.
Overall - another good ale from Williams if not one of their best.
maeib (8284) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - NOV 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled 02/11/13. A copper coloured beer with a hint of rose and a white head and lace. A really nice beer. Fruity citrus and turkish delight. A bit of soap too. A perfumed nose. Really tasty with great fruits. Very nice indeed.
Toomio (93) - Joensuu, FINLAND - OCT 15, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aivan hyvä makoinen olunen. Vähän loppumaku lyhyenläntä. Jostain syystä voisi toimia jäätelön kanssa.
jamestulloch (985) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 4, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Aldi. Dull golden body with a thin off-white head. Light carbonation. No lacing. Aroma of wood, flowers and muted citrus. Definitely tasting the spruce in this. Very easy drinking. Thin body with a watery texture. Soft carbonation. An unusual Bitter because of the spruce element. A good session beer but it’s very thin.
Osprey87 (1087) - London via, WALES - SEP 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. BB is smudged. No idea how old this is, but it’s been knocking around my flat for months. Time to drink it. Clear dark orange colour with a 1/2 cm of white head. Smells of orange. Taste is interesting - slight liquorice, orange, slightly sour lemon. Musty orange sweets. Yeasty. A flavour that is strange but nice and appetising. I can’t really explain it but it’s musty citrus, like the citrus flavours you get out of a wheat/wit beer. Pretty good and very drinkable. Better than expected. Body is light, not foamy in the mouth, carbonation is low for the style.
allmyvinyl (1810) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 29, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle at home. Pours clear amber with good long-lasting head. Muted aromas of honey and marmalade. Light sweetness and bitterness, some floral notes coming through. Light bodied, but creamy enough. A satisfying summer beer.
Weefannybaws (78) - Paisley, SCOTLAND - AUG 17, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle from Aldi. Golden ale with little head. Fragrant nose - citrus and floral. Sweet and fruity with hints of lemon. Perfect with crisps or nuts.
pivnizub (8539) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - JUN 14, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Copper coloured, a bit unclear, small off-white head, sweetish citrussy and slightly honeyish nose with a delicate bitter touch; moderate sweet-bitter flavour, light bodied and soft; mild but lingering herbal and fruity finish. O.K., no doubt…