Fin (6180) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, - OCT 21, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask, gravity at the brewery, Saturday 20th October 2012 Pours light chestnut with just a smattering of bubbles across the surface. Good aroma, plenty of hops showing. In the mouth this has a distinctive autumnal feel, nutty, mellow and with a slightly rustic quality, however the hops used ensure that this is far from run of the mill. I think I can detect the maple syrup but it has been added in a sensible quantity and adds a subtle sweetness. Another very nice beer from a great brewery A7 A5 T7 P4 Ov14 3.7
Idiosynkrasie (1832) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - MAY 16, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
500ml bottle [4.0% abv]. Clear ruby red glowing brown colour with average, frothy , diminishing, minimally lacing, off-white head. Fruity and malty aroma has notes of red berries, cautious herbal hoppy overtones. Taste is dry and fruity, notes of red berries, fruit parings, cautious hoppy overtones, dry, slightly soapy finish. Light body, almost a bit watery.
oh6gdx (18576) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAY 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled (from AbM). Rubyish brown colour with a mediumsized off-white foamy head. Aroma is chocolate, some nutty notes as well as some ripe fruits. Flavour is chocolate, wood, nutty, mild sweet caramel malts as well as some slight ripe fruits and resiny notes. Balanced and refreshing.
wheresthepath (1285) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
[Cask at the Falcon, High Wycome] Amber-red with a moderate beige head. Loads of peach up front, and more juicy tropical notes behind - mango and apricot maybe. Good resinous mouthfeel and maybe some floral honeysuckle notes. Sweet up front but well balanced with a good earthy bitterness in the finish. Great flavour, and very moreish. Another super beer from this excellent brewery.
Beersiveknown (1617) - NORTHERN IRELAND - FEB 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home from ales by mail
Mid chestnut brown with strong passion fruit nose. Light body and carbonation, redcurrant, milk chocolate, followed by juicy passion fruit juice. Nice session pint in a less common style.
leaparsons (7069) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask, Copper brown with an off white foam. Aromas are woody and herbal with melon and grapefruit. Earthy and nutty with weetabix and hints of chocolate. Spicy with floral notes and tea. Flavours are dry tea with leafy herbs and weetabix malts. Peppery with grapefruit and clean melon. Dry on the finish. Nicely balanced.
Svesse (5197) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JAN 12, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Cask at Draft House Tower Bridge, London, 24 Nov 2012) Reddish amber colour with creamy, beige head. Malty, fruity nose with caramel, red fruit, toffee and orange peel. Malty, fruity taste with notes of caramel, toffee, orange peel, toast and a mild bitterness in the finish. Medium body, with a certain sweetness. Quite nice.
a_cross (320) - Poole, Dorset, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle; chestnut brown, clear, no head; exotic hops on the nose - cat’s pee was more to the fore in the aroma here than in any of my previous 233 beers (not necessarily a bad thing, of course); good depth of malt flavour - a mix of toffee sweetness and light roast; some interesting hop notes too - pine and bitter citrus; zesty and crisp, with a quite a sharp, moderately bitter, dry finish; good, interesting balance of flavours.
Finn (3090) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JAN 3, 2013
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bree Louise, Euston 5 Nov 12. Dyp brun. Lavt skum som klamrer seg til glasset. God druearoma. Vassen smak. Litt svisker. Tilløp til syrlighet i ettersmaken.
gowdy (510) - Erskine, SCOTLAND - DEC 30, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Craig’s house. Small head, not too fizzy. Very dark brown colour. Perhaps slight haze.
cgarvieuk (10993) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 30, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle at home ... copper ... small off white head ... soft sweet toffee malts nose... juicy soft toffee ... zezty pine and orange hop ... quenching and simple ... nice