deanso (9019) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 7, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the GBBF 2011.
Cloudy amber pour (start of a new keg). White head. Not very bitter for an IPA (which is what it called it in the CAMRA guide), more of an ESB as described on Ratebeer
manuchampions (1244) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 26, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle, bought at Sainsbury’s, Boston, LINCS. Bottle conditioned. Poured a slightly hazy deep golden with a fluffy off white head. Aroma is bountiful with English hops, very citrusy with hints of oak and leather. Flavour has a distinct resin-like bitterness with notes of grapefruit on a subdued background of dusty, malty sweetness. Interesting beer.
blackbock (118) - Shoalhaven NSW, AUSTRALIA - JUL 18, 2011
3.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
(bottle) Poured a deep tan with solid head. Beautiful malt backbone with just barely enough hops for this, although what there is works beautifully.
There are some interesting tangy fruit flavours working away in the background, I’m getting apricot and prune with bitter orange.
Very clean and easy to drink.
Skinnyviking (8694) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 12, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask. Low fluffy white and quickly disappearing head. Slightly hazy yellow body. Mild fruity aroma and flavor with low carbonation and a short aftertaste. Too anonymous for my taste.
Pinball (11932) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 9, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
cask at charlies clear orange,small orange head. Mild aroma. Slightly hoppy. Flavor is exotic fruity, hoppy fruity, crisp almost spicy, sweet malty balance, good hoppy dryness, ends bitter hoopy and slightly spicy. Excellent bitter, very tasty
marcus (9138) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 8, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from bhensonb. Pours copper with a thick beige head and a toffee aroma. There is a rich caramel malt flavor with smooth hop bitterness. This is what you would like to get in a country pub. Pleasantly drinkable and very balanced.
AshtonMcCobb (5241) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 6, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
50cl bottle. Pours a cloudy amber ale with gentle bubbles and a big head. The nose has honey, hay and nettles. More honey and nettles on the taste. The palate is rich in structure, quite creamy in texture and it cleans sufficiently on the end to make you want the next drink. Overall, nice ale!
Koelschtrinker (17308) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAY 1, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Milder Beginn mit angenehmen Hopfentönen, die Bitterkeit ist dem angemessen. Der Hopfen verstärkt sich etwas und steht nun deutlich im Vordergrund, die Bitterkeit steigert sich ebenfalls, wirkt aber ziemlich trocken. Ausgewogen grasig und holzig, zuletzt auch dezent fruchtig. Süffiges IPA, insgesamt aber zu trocken.
weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 24, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I’m bored of English bitter so how nice it was to find one I’ve passed over many times thinking it’d be the usual shite and find out it’s pretty decent. One of the best I’ve had for a while in a style that bores me to tears. I might take my shirt off and chant ingerlund. If I rated to style (which maybe I should but who cares?) this would get pretty high marks. Hazy amber with a medium off white head. Aroma is more malty than hoppy with oats and biscuit. Flavour is smooth citrus and hops especially evident in the finish. Yeah, England. Go on son.
OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 19, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
0.5L bottle@The White Horse at Parsons Green, London. A firm yellow-blond top, over a clear deep amber colored body. A fresh smell of jammy oranges. A whiff of flowers and spices too, and tones of honeyed malts. Nicly balanced fruity/malty flavor. Ripe citrus and gently sweet, toasted malts. Mild bitterness in the backbone. Smooth, almost creamy in the mouth. Medium body strenght. Balanced bitterish fruity and malty ending. Great stuff!