AtronSeige (882) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - MAR 15, 2015
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Aroma: Medium malt, caramel, Medium hops, floral.
Appearance: Clear golden body. Thin, white head. Low retention.
Flavour: Medium-high bitterness. Medium hops, floral. Medium malt, caramel. Dry finish with lingering bitterness and floral hops.
Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium-high carbonation.
Overall: Very good beer! Highly enjoyable.
500 ml bottle, poured. Thanks Andre!
8B. Special/Best/Premium Bitter
rosenbergh (8288) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 31, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
500 ml bottle. BBE Mar/15. (Sokos) Tampere, Finland.
Clear golden colour with a tiny white head.
Sweetish floral hops, no bitterness but some sweetish maltiness and caramel notes in the aroma. The flavour is floral hops, mild bitterness, sweet malt and mild woody dryness. Low carbonation. Thin.
dchad56 (81) - - JAN 10, 2015
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sweet citrus, clear light amber with little head. Light tasting - light body and initial fizz fades when rested. Little lasting finish.
TEJA (1536) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 26, 2014
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Lastning off white head. Thin golden color. sweet caramell malt aroma. Tiny body and small bitterness.
oh6gdx (22105) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 27, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Golden colour small white head. Aroma is some floral notes and some slight maltiness and some herbal notes. Quite a typical golden ale in many ways, including the flavour. Not much special to see.
TBone (13710) - Pori, FINLAND - JUN 27, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 500ml (PBF IX)
Clear golden color, small white head. Earthy spiceyness in the nose. Light to medium-bodied. Spicey hoppyness. Very English. Short finish.
olio (7345) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 27, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
50 cl bottle @ PBF IX.
Pours clear golden color with a small head. Herbal aroma, some malty notes with fruits also. Slick palate, a bit grainy and somewhat starchy flavor. Boring.
lusikka (6957) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 27, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 ml bottle @ PBF IX. Pours a golden colour with a small head. Aroma of grainy malts, pear and caramel sweetness. Flavour of toasted malts, bread, sweetness, grassy bitterness and mild nuttiness. Light bodied and slick mouthfeel. Soft carbonation. Decent.
laiti (6827) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 27, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
65 cl bottle @ PBF Ⅸ, BBE 03/2013
Aroma is rather fruity with lots of apricot. Flavour has apricot, hay, some English hops and grainy tones. Feels dry. Nice, but the flavour is a bit short. Also the growing feeling of English hops disturb me a bit here.
minutemat (2252) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2014
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
UPDATED: APR 21, 2014 Tried this again @ The Old Hand & Diamond, Coedway, a pub that always looks after their beer well / serves nice and cool, from a fresh barrel with my Belgian father-in-law. Frankly I was embarrassed to have bought him this as an example of local beer. In his words it looked and tasted like it had been left on the side for 5 days and I couldn’t really argue.. dead, unmoving with no lacing & cruel, fleeting glimpses of hops. Being served this kind of stuff in my local is the reason I drank cider in my early drinking years, until I visited Belgium and had my mind blown. Here I am, full circle, 15 years later and it’s still here.
Cask @ The Armoury, Shrewsbury. According to the pumpclip this has been voted the Best Bitter In England! Well, it’s not. Served luke-warm for a start with a distinctly average hop character and boring mellow sweetness. Yawn.