ClubGonzo (4497) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 31, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Vinmonopolet in Valkendorfsgate, Bergen. Pours a slightly hazy deep golden body with a small white head. Nose is bergamot oil, black tea, wet leaves, straw and hints of caramel, herbs, hay and citrus. Taste is wet leaves, caramel, black tea, bergamot oil and hints of citric peel, grapefruit and hay. Medium body and carbonation. Quite a nice little surprise from Yeastie Boys; this one blends the flavorful Earl Grey tea with a down under hop beer. Complex and intriguing, yet rather drinkable. Smooth.
nezzapunk (18) - - JAN 28, 2015
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle, pretty dull beery nose didnt really get any ’tea’ notes that i was expecting, good cloudy colour with soft rolling carbonation, tastes a bit weird a bit hoppy and bitter then quite minty and burnt hoppy notes , palate weight is really good and theyve managed to balance the beer really well considering the flavours are a bit different!
SinH4 (633) - SWITZERLAND - JAN 27, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From the bottle, thanks Jonathan! Dark orange color with small head. Bready malts, floral hops, also a bit of citrus fruitiness, a bit of spiciness. Taste is bready malts and tea. Smooth mouthfeel, tea finish, bitterness. A nice tea aftertaste. Spiciness, floral. This is very different, and nice!
Theapathyparty (9) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 6, 2015 does not count
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Almost non existent head on pouring. Tea is subtle in the aroma, hoppy with "something" a bit different. A lot more tea in the taste, with an almost astringent bitterness. Caramel, tea, citrus, spices and honey flavours. Lingering bitterness.
Garrold (2228) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Friends of Ham, Leeds. Hazy amber. Thin, persistent, white head. Floral, herby hop. Bready malts. Light funk. Taste is dry, with a lemon sharpness. Lots of body. Finishes dry, funky, and soft bitter.
Zjef (1) - BELGIUM - JAN 4, 2015 does not count
0.9 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Looks and smells great, tastes like soap. Judging by the comments, something must have been wrong with the batch.
tdtm82 (912) - Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2015
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle; shared with my kiwi pal and Steve from Beer O’Clock show at Ale House; Chelmsford; 3rd January 2015. Bottle bought from the good folks at Hop Burns and Black; Clapham. 33cl bottle as depicted in the picture here.
If you blend earl Grey and mint leaves in a beer then this is what you get. Aroma is tea leaf and mint. Burnt caramel. Some flowers and pine. Taste is the same. Really not a fan even though it had high levels of oxidisation creeping in. Not my kind of beer tbh.
zvikar (3903) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - DEC 30, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Dancing Camel Florentin. Thanks troubles. Pours orange with a small head, aroma of green tea, honey, spices, flavor of green tea, black tea, honey, spices, medium bodied.
esp0r (2176) - NORWAY - DEC 30, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Vika enjoyed at home
Pours copper brown, very hazy, thin white head that falls down quite fast. Smell of black tea, floral hops, dark fruits, hints of caramel and a good dose of yeast. Moderate sweet, a lot of herbal and tea flavors, the tea is actually very dominant and guids me into the finish wis is almost heavy bitter, also with a lot of tea. Not totally my cup of tea this.... i like it more dilluted ;)
madmitch76 (17099) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
19th December 2014
Very hazy amber beer, small pale cream colour head. Palate is light and crispy. Light pale malts. Vibrant lemon and bergamot. Spicy pine hops. Light dry finish with a lemon spice linger. Punchy and very drinkable and a lot better than the Spoons cask version.