Rangi (670) - - MAY 26, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wow interesting. Not a subtle difference from normal ipa flavours but a nice sharp one.
No significant head with very little carbonation. Subtle aroma of tea and fruit. Flavour is a big smack of herbal tea! Sharp taste. Took me a minute to adjust and come around to this but I’m enjoying it. Certainly delivers what it intends!
Skarecrow (97) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 16, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
An aroma of Earl Grey tea with sweet toffee notes.
Pours pale amber with sudsy head.
Mild bitterness with a strange smooth tannin finish.
TedE (894) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUN 11, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle into shaker. Distant aroma of sweet tea and bergamot. Cloudy orange/copper beer with creamy white head. Taste is subtly tea-like but the finish is much more assertive. It’s long, tannic and dry. Occasional sweetness balances it nicely. Drinking this on a sunny Sydney winter Sunday listening to Paul Kelly. Very nice.
Ysok02 (830) - MOns, BELGIUM - JUN 11, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Robe blonde, reflets ambrés, mousse peu abondante. Nez marqué par le coté bergamotte, earl grey sur un fond de houblon et d’écorces d’orange. Bouche tout en fruit, en fraîcheur et en élégance, fine bulle et finale amère sur les agrumes. Belle bière parfaitement maîtrisée.
nj_lee (25) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 21, 2016
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is a great favourite of mine. The ipa hoppiness is beautifully in my view balanced by the tea flavour. A superb drink
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MrHangover (3855) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAY 18, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a clear golden beer with a thin white head on top. Aroma has loads of Earl Grey tea in there, a bit musty and dusty, light fruity yeast and cardboard. Flavor has the dry herbalness from the Earl Grey for sure, but lacks anything else. Gets a bit one-dimensional after a while though. Sweeter citrus in the backend. Light carbonation, dry bittersweet aftertaste. Okay beer.
Idiosynkrasie (6165) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - MAY 4, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle. Slightly cloudy, orangey golden colour with average, frothy to creamy, fairly lasting, minimally lacing, white head. Citrusy hoppy and floral-leafy aroma, well integrated Earl Grey bergamot notes support citrusy notes of lemon and orange, a touch of lavender and viola; maybe the leafy notes are too smothering in the end. Taste is bitter and slightly citrusy hoppy, leafy, slightly floral, hints of bergamot, a touch of lavender and viola, some orange, disguised caramel malty basis is more supportive than discretely shining through. A tightrope walk permanently at risk to crash into the soapy bath salt abyss.
Ngejo (883) - Jakarta, INDONESIA - APR 28, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 17, 2016 Tap. Hazy, orange, frothy, white foam, medium bitterness, light sweetness, medium body, oily feel, soft carbonation, & bitter finish.
TheKernOwl (161) - West Sussex, ENGLAND - APR 27, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nicely drinkable, I think due to the balance. And that’s saying something considering the mild lavender vibe going on! Tea present on nose, as is some fruit (grapefruit)? More tea and hop in the mouth. Dangerously smooth stuff.
SVD (1315) - NETHERLANDS - APR 14, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sample at Servaas Maastricht. orange golden beer. medium head. Aroma is tea and some citrus. Taste is the same with a fairly long bitter aftertaste. nice one.
sjogro (2265) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 10, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home on the balcony in the sun. Slightly hazy very warm yellow golden brew with thin clear white head. Sweet fruitiness, orange, lemon, grapefruit, guanabana, light doughy, floweriness, daisy hearts, flower petals, grassiness. Light sweet, light bitter. Mostly dry and bit bitter finish (tea leaf dry bitterness). Some light gelliness in texture, under medium body. Average carbonation. Nice and refreshing, summer fruity feel. Nice!