oh6gdx (26485) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAR 2, 2010
[email protected]Travlr (26404) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - SEP 30, 2010
Twist, Stockholm. Golden colour, not much head. Aroma is caramel malts, fudge, some mild wooden and earthcellary notes as well. Flavour is rather much the same.
Very nice IPA, on the mild side, but decent pine aromas an flavors. Shared with two dudes from the Federal Reserve Bank. I just hope they don’t raise interest rates. omhper (25941) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - NOV 6, 2009
Bottled at Oliver Twist, Stockholm. (brewed by Olde Saratoga Brewing.) Hazy golden, small head. Fruity cereal aroma. Dry, almost crisp. Lightly salty with a bit of grassy hops. Low bitterness. A straightfoeard drinkable beer. fiulijn (21506) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 30, 2009
Draught at Barcade, New Yorkrlgk (18843) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 29, 2013
Cloudy blond color. Golden ale without special features; light hop in the aroma; too light malt flavor; reasonable bitterness.
Bottle. Slightly hazy golden beer wit a decent offwhite head. Malty bready aroma, dough notes, fruity, some citrus. bready dough flavor, caramel ,citrus, hay, some spicy notes. Malty dough finish with some fruits.
Drake (14332) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 29, 2009
12 ounce bottle from Vintage Cellar in Blacksburg, VA. Pours a clear golden yellow color with a medium frothy head. Decent head retention and lacing. Aroma of toasted malts, grain, grass and a bit of corn. Taste is sweet malts, grain and a grassy finish. Medium bodied. j12601 (13297) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 31, 2009
On tap at Barcade. Pours a clear golden amber with a thin white. head. Light malt, mostly empty. Medium, light malt, light citrus. Finishes with a slight dry bitterness.
jcwattsrugger (12559) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - APR 11, 2009
12oz bottle-pours a dissipating off white head and hazy amber color. Aroma is bready/sweet light malt, light fruit, hint of herbal hops. Taste is herbal hops comes out first, then some spice hops with backbone of bready/light malt. Finish is herbal hops. Thanks to Joe-jwc215 for picking this out. rosenbergh (11925) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 3, 2009
355 ml bottle. From the US (H).
Pale amber colour with thin off-white head. Some caramel and citrus but also ginger in aroma. Fruity tea-like flavour with some bitterness. Quite light and almost no carbonation. Very easy to drink but it feels more like ice tea than ale. 6% couldn’t be noticed. MartinT (10155) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 29, 2009
My Bottom Line:
This pseudo-Kölsch’s beany nose and lax carbonation mar the leafy hops and dim biscuity cereals for a relatively unsatisfying quencher.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A ring of foam circles the hazy dark orange golden.
-Oxidation and staleness are not synonyms of freshness. And good Kölsches are supposed to exude freshness, right?
-The leafy hop bitterness is slightly more intense than the flavor profile itself.
-This is still drinkable, don’t get me wrong, but this bottle had lots of loose ends.