dresden (1566) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - APR 2, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber pour with a big sticky foamy head. Not a ton of aroma but a bit of grassy hops. Sweet caramel meals with resinous hops. Really nicely balanced. I like this quite a bit.
rand (1660) - SWITZERLAND - MAR 25, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 330 ml from Globus - Marin (CH). Coppery amber beer, average pale ochre foam, crackling allegretto. Spicy aromas, fruits, earthy hop. The taste is rather dry, malt, toffy, fruity yeast, orange and sappy hop. Slight skunk. Refreshing beer, nice hoppy bitterness, earthy and citrus, finally simple.
GRM (3953) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 25, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Olive bottle, 750 ml, best before 31/12/11, via Importations Privées Bièropholie (merci Hughes!), savoured March 25 2012; eye: little geyser out of the bottle, caramel with an orangey hue, lightly hazy, light effervescence, tiny sheet of café au lait head, no lacing; nose: floral hops, light malt, light spices, slight medicinal; mouth: floral hops, light malt, slight spices, medicinal, slight musk, pine, soap gum, dry medicinal finale with presence of musk, medium body, medium body, rather carbonated, mildly bitter, slightly sweet, slick texture; overall: fine
Bouteille olive, 750 ml, meilleure avant 31/12/11, via Importations Privées Bièropholie (merci Hughes!), savourée le 25 mars 2012; œil : dorée, limpide, effervescence minime, mousse blanche qui se transforme rapidement en un petit anneau, pas de dentelle; nez : sulfurisé, houblon, malt; bouche : sulfurisé, houblon, malt, finale sèche et courte en houblon avec légère présence de caramel, corps moyen, plutôt carbonatée, légèrement amère, très légèrement sucrée, texture coulante; en résumé : bien
KyotoLefty (9973) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 15, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Taste Firenze. Nice flavors of chocolate, earth, grass, light taste of licorice. Great balance and taste. Pretty dry finish, though not exactly bitter. Good.
Dixonian (1562) - Plano, Texas, USA - MAR 8, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle thanks to bu11zeye.
Hazy amber pour with foamy off-white head. Nose of citrus, caramel malt, spice, and grapefruit. Flavor is floral hops and bready malts. Who knew Italy could brew such a great Pale Ale.
callmemickey (4526) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 6, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark orange-amber body. Moderate sized off-white head. Caramel, mild citrus (mostly orange), light toffee. Nice English pale ale character. Medium bodied. Moderate carbonation. Refreshing bitterness in the finish.
CapFlu (5123) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 14, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(330ml bottle) Purchased at Vintage Liquors in Victoria for $6.55. Pours a large slow-dissipating almond-colored head atop a deep orange amber body. Nose of spoiled cantaloup and mild cheese. Flavor seems more EPA than APA but there are more hops than in the nose. Okay
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redlight (2318) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 7, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Floral Brett. notes in the aroma, herbal. Lilith pours a reddish gold with a thick white head. Earthy bitterness upfront in the flavor with caramelized malts and a noticable hop flavor.
presario (4916) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 17, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Best before 31/12/12. Giant head on dark cloudy orange-amber. Dry citrus hop aroma. Flavour is dry woody in the middle and citrus at the back. A hint of yeast gives a Belgian aspect. Ver nice. Just a little dirty.
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 20, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
750ml, best before 31/01/12.
Opens with a loud pop and is a bit of a gusher. Pours a dark ruby/copper color with dark amber edges and a three finger, frothy off-white head that takes forever to settle into a lasting ring. Chunks of soapy lacing left behind.
Sweet malt aroma with faint floral and earthy hops as well as some light fruit notes. Hints of caramel, toffee and biscuit along with subtle pine needle, apricot and and apple.
Medium bodied much more hop forward than the aroma suggests. Slightly oxidized with lots of tight carbonation up front but this is less significant as I work my way through the bottle. Dry, bitter pine presence up front that lingers over the malt backbone into a dry finish. The malt presence is sweet with caramel and hazelnut. Only slightly toasty with more of a biscuity character. Decently balanced but the hop profile is a one dimensional and slightly overpowers the flavor with dry bitterness.