thebeertourist (4836) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 5, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Hazy amber, big creamy white head, so far so good, but also with big chunks of sediment floating around. Nice hoppy citrus aroma. Good bitter flavours, nice fruitiness and a hint of toffee. Quite dry. Medium-bodied and smooth. Turned out quite nice.
Ethereal (2417) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 27, 2006
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml, bottle conditioned, bought from the brewery
Pours a clear amber with a nice malt and hops aroma. The palate is just right for this sort of ale and the taste is a good balance of malt and bitterness. Overall, a decent no-nonsense session ale but I have to say that the bottled version is a lot blander than the cask original.
Rune (8066) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 17, 2006
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Half pint on cask. Dark golden body with only a small layer of foam. Some promising floral hoppy aroma, but rather light fruity in flavour. Bitterness towards the end. A bit oily and watered impression (Rosary Tavern, Norwich 25.09.2006).
Finn (4210) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 12, 2006
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask at The Champion Norwich 24 Sep 06. Golden coloured. A creamy, lasting head. Faint fruity flavour. Some bitterness in the finish.
Nekronos (3633) - Xalapa, MEXICO - SEP 14, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
DO not know revenge form who, maybe the Armada should get their revenge. Or something is missing in my History knowledge. The taste was wquite good, nto my style and after a while I prefeer change beer. Good foam and great brewed after all and nice aroma.
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 28, 2006
2.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Pours a cloudy golden color with almost no head, no carbonation apparent. Aroma of peaches, malt and hops. Flavor of peaches, earthy malt and cardboard, which would be a sign of oxydation. The body is light with an oily texture and very low carbonation. This could have been halfway decent if not for the carbonation and oxydation problem.
YK23 (465) - Haifa, ISRAEL - AUG 21, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 9, 2006 Cask at GBBF 06’: malty with caramel sweetness, juicy, ripe fruits, some nutty notes, alongside the malt there is a great balance of refreshing hoppy bitterness, great well balanced session beer.
ALLOVATE (2417) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 17, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cask, gravity flow @ the Fur & Feather Inn, Woodbastwick, Norfolk.
Upon ordering this one I was queried by a lovely bloke at the bar. Happened to be the head brewer of Woodforde’s, Dr. David Crease. He was wondering if I’d enjoyed the beers I had tasted. "F’ckin’ oath" I would have liked to have replied, had I been a nonce. This was yet another beautifully crafted ale produced by my now favourite brewer. Produced itself a clear copperish gold, light sparkle in the lights, with a short-lived whitish head that adhered minimal legs to the glass. Soft, continual wafts of controlled, rounded toasted malts, orange marmalade and floral, earthy fresh hops. Very clean. Nice, firm, malty palate, quite dry almost Pilsener-malt flavours come through as well with a good bitter, zesty bite of citrus fruits. Quite peppery as it crosses the tongue, nicely balanced with a good dose of Goldings hops showing a robust earthy and floral apex before a lightly bitter swallow that sees more clean malt and citrus fruits lingering in the mouth and down the throat. This was lovely. Deadly sessionable, extremely well balanced and very, very tasty. A lovely Bitter. A lovely brewery!!!!
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 21, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Woody and floral hops are apparent above the lightly toasty caramel malts in the aroma. with pleasant fruity esters. Lightly hazy pale copper coloured body is topped by a decent white head that recedes to partial cover and ring with some spotty lacing. Fruity esters are apparent over lightly toasty and caramel malts with traditional earthy, woody, herbal, floral hops apparent. Mild to fair finishing bitterness keeps the sweet malts from becoming cloying. Medium body with fairly low carbonation that only is only gently effervescent on the tongue. Pleasant enough but pretty straight forward. Half pint glass. Cellar temperature. Bottle (BBAug ’06, Bièropholie, Jun-06).
MartinT (7860) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 20, 2006
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Any first impressions?
-A veil of head stays atop the hazy orange.
-Athletic wooden Goldings hoppiness presents a straightforward aroma.
-Dusty yeast floats about in the quiet orangey, citrusy hop flavor.
-The low carbonation and svelte maltiness create a smooth mouthfeel.
What if you dig deeper?
-A moderate hop finish dries up the palate.
-Malts don’t contribute much apart from an underlying structure.
-This bottle is a little too yeasty for its own good.
-Emulating cask ales in a bottle is not particularly pleasant in my view; this one is certainly drinkable, but it is eminently boring.
Bottle; best before August ’06.