Gorbalev (2966) - Ontario, - NOV 22, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, from LCBO Christmas Giftpack. Dark yellow with some brown, very creamy white head. Some malt and citrus and hint of spice in decent aroma. Certainly lots of citrus in taste - quite refreshing really. Biscuit like malt in there as well. Finish a bit watery, but slightly bitter as it lingers. Not a bad refreshing golden ale at all (ESB category here?) - this giftpack is surprising; these pasteurized UK ales are tasting much better than they used to from this brewery, in my mind anyway, from 7-8 years ago when I tried them first (although this particular one is the first time for me).
Erzengel (3975) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - JAN 25, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
*Old rating. Best before 31 Aug 11. Smooth and herbal-mild Ale. Fresh with caramel hints, smooth, slightly bitter with hints of grain in the aftertaste. Nice.
Dzhigga (161) - Kirov, RUSSIA - JAN 21, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Amber color with small disappearing head. Aroma is malty, some flower notes. Taste is medium bitter, some citrus notes. Medium-bodied beer. Finish is bitter and rather long. Good beer.
ILduce (215) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 16, 2015
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle LCBO: amber orange beer with small white head. Slightly cloudy. Grassy, herbal nose with some malt. Taste is much the same, but is imparted with a stale aftertaste. Bitter throughout and thin body. Not horrible by any stretch.
omikr0n (772) - Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC - DEC 3, 2014
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours clear golden with thin white head. Aroma is malt, honey, slightly herbal. Taste is sweet and bitter with old hops, malt, honey, slightly stale. Unpleasant bitter aftertaste.
Beergeek23322 (2530) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - NOV 14, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
4/10/2011. Golden yellow with a white head. Malt, citrus and light fruit aromas. Flavors are malty with grassy notes. Not my favorite
GenkiGonzo (409) - Kyoto, JAPAN - NOV 14, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Yamaya. Slightly hazy gold. Mostly English hops with some malts and a bit of spice. Neither here nor there.
sinfull (930) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - NOV 11, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Good bitter . Maybe too much close to lager , but still good. Light amber color , medium white head. Malt , caramel, English hop and hint of fruits in aroma. Same notes in taste. Moderate bitterness in finish and aftertaste.
NallePalle (169) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - OCT 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Overall a pleasant bitter, though with features reminding about a pale ale, but without hoppiness and not too prominent citrus - good. Had this with mushroom soup.
Daefido (8) - Welland, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 17, 2014 does not count
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
It is not quite interesting but so-so. To me, this beer is in between larger and ale.
ogivlado (6022) - Zagreb, CROATIA - OCT 6, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled 500ml. -straight from the bottle near bus station in Birmingham. Sweet malty, some caramel and light herbal with discreet hoppy notes. Touch of fruits in the finish but all in all nothing special here.