thorongil2 (3074) - , Ontario, CANADA - APR 17, 2017 howie (549) - DeForest, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 12, 2007
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Less hop aroma than the porter. Toasty maltiness, nicely balanced. Uninteresting.
(Tap) clear, bright orange colour with a small beige head; aroma of honey, orange; balanced flavour with a long, light bitter finish trapped (3147) - New York, TURKEY - MAR 24, 2017
Draught @ th source. Faint malt aroma, high carbonation, small frothy off-white head, medium bitter citrusy taste, thin body, medium bitter finish. Smooth but lacking something in taste, possibly the hops. DSG (14784) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 22, 2017
[2/1/17] Draught at Cambridge Brewing Company in Cambridge. Golden. Grainy, citric and floral hops, rather dry, bitterish finish. danielst (405) - AUSTRIA - SEP 24, 2016
On tap: Hazy orange color. Fresh grapefruity hop resins, light caramel and biscuit malt flavor. Prickly carbonation, nice and refreshing. haukur (1957) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - SEP 13, 2016
tap. Draft at source. Some citrus notes, very crispy and grassy. Extremely dry finish. A bit too dry for the style. Somewhat unbalanced. Good in the sun though.
wombat23 (1417) - Texas, USA - MAY 24, 2016
Draft at the source. Gold with a white head. Mildly fruity and hoppy aroma. Taste is light malt, citrus, and hints of pine with floral notes. Mild to moderately bitter finish. Decent. mathieuc (3990) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - APR 8, 2015
This rating is for the tap version, we also had the cask version at the brewpub which was superior to this one. Pours a clear golden with a small white head that leaves good lacing. On the nose I got something that ressembled tomatoes and it was really vegetal and grassy. Not too pleasing to say the least. Taste is bitter to a medium-high level and carries the same weird vegetal or maybe even vegetable flavors. Body was medium and so was carbonation. Lightly sticky. Overall this wasn’t a hit but the cask version was surprisingly good. If I find my notes I might come back and rerate. tom10101 (6084) - Quebec, CANADA - MAR 30, 2015
On tap and on cask @ Cambridge Brewing Co.
Minderbinder (3469) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 29, 2015
Appearance: Clear golden-orange with a small white head and little lacing. (3/5)
Aroma: Quite floral with spicy presence and honeyed notes. (5/10)
Taste: Quite floral and spicy with herbal notes, malt and light bitterness. (6/10)
Palate: Medium body. Moderate carbonation. Super floral finish with spicy and toasted notes. (3/5)
Overall: Too malty and spicy, unbalanced, not hoppy enough and not easy too drink pale ale. (11/20)
Cask version: The nose is a lot more hoppy with citrus. Taste is softer, the malt is more hidden and there’s nice floral features. Interesting mouthfeel, more fluffy and a lot less sticky. Easier to drink. More tasty. So much better than the regular version. Rating goes from 2.8 to 3.6
On tap on the premise.
Pours golden with low to medium white head. Lots of lacing. Aroma is of citrus. Taste is of citrus, strong bitterness. Palate: Medium body. Balance not 100% top notch. Soft carbonation. Overall: Just a tad harsh. Good. [Edit: Cask version is a bit better: increasing taste score by 1] williamstome (1875) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 28, 2015
Gold pour, small white head. Big aroma of grassy, floral and spicy hops. Flavor is spicy and floral hops, caramel, with a bitter, spicy finish. Flavor is fresh, perhaps a bit thin.