zvikar (6172) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - NOV 4, 2016 Creedence (309) - Montreal, Quebec, - APR 23, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 5, 2013 500ml bottle enjoyed at home. Really enjoyed this at the Fran Well Easter Festival from the cask so I had to try the bottled version. Aroma is similar to cask, buttery popcorn, nice nuttiness, a good deal of caramel malt scents, slight woody grassiness. Not the same citrus hoppiness to it. Taste is medium woody and caramel sweetness with a light enough bitterness and a hoppy finish that fades to a lingering (very notable) blackberry aftertaste. I can actually feel the blackberry at the back of my palate, it’s crazy (must be using Pacific Gem hops in this or something). Medium body to it, smooth carbonation. Not quite as well balanced as the cask version, and not as much of a bitterness as you’d expect from a pale ale. A little bit sickly too, I find, but it’s hard to put my finger on it (edit: figured it out - I accidentally got a little bit of the deposit into my glass, I reckon that’s accountable here). That said, this is phenomenally tasty, and extra points for the delicious blackberry aftertaste alone!
Earlier Rating: 3/31/2013 Total Score: 3.9
Cask at the Franciscan Well Easter Festival. Pours a nice cloudy amber gold, with a thin white bubbly head. Buttery aroma of hay, popcorn, hazelnut and bright citrus. Nice light malty sweetness, followed by a good hop bitterness. Really well balanced. Nice medium dry palate with a lingering bitterness. My first of the day and a brilliantly refreshing way to start.
Orange, beige head, fruity aroma, honey, mandarine, bitter flavor, lemon zest, grapefruit peel, no sweetness, moss, medium bodied. Wojo21 (327) - Pelplin, POLAND - AUG 5, 2016
W aromacie orzechy, drzewne aromaty, maho?? Barwa bursztynowa, zamglone z obfit?, zbit? pian?. W smaku orzechy laskowe. Goryczka ?rednio intensywna, zalegaj?ca. GenkiGonzo (1092) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAY 8, 2016
Bottle from Bradleys. Copper, clear pour with decent lacing. Unmistakable rye with cat piss and citrus hops. Good bitterness but needs more balance between the rye and hops. tomer (3517) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - NOV 18, 2015
At a tasting, thanks, small bubbly head, clear very deep orange color, aroma of hay and grains, grainy spicy flavor with a harsh bitterness. Drinkable but not really good. DSG (14784) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - NOV 15, 2015
Bottle sample at a tasting at troubles’s place. Thanks Tom L. Clear deep golden. Aroma of minerals, chalky malt, rye, and a skunky hops note. Flavor has sweetish chalky malt, minerals, a bit of toast, rye, and pretty strong bitterness. Light to medium-bodied.
thelynchfella (199) - Dublin, IRELAND - AUG 28, 2015
Poured a dark amber/mahogany colour with big white head. Quite malty in aroma. Sweey candy and rye. lots of rye in the flavour too, great balance with the hops which are quite citrussy. Overall a pretty good beer. CraftyBeerTour (155) - Barcelon, SPAIN - AUG 23, 2015
50 cl bottle. First aromas of malts, the rye, some roastiness. Big bubbly carbonation in a hazy body, amber/light brown beer, with frothy off-white foam that laces. Herbal hops combine with a grapey, pithy twang. A mild but lingering bitterness. Medium-bodied. Second aromas, the malts really give way to the hop character: some earthy, damp stone, typically English hop aromas: heather/gorse-like herbal aromas, becoming intense. Really enjoyed this beers combination of flavours. triskaideka (369) - Killarney, IRELAND - MAR 25, 2015
50cl bottle - poured cloudy dark amber with huge off white head - highly carbonated. Aroma - citrus, nutty, amlty. Taste - fruit, citrus, malty, caramel. Overall, pretty good johnth (22) - - MAY 23, 2014
From bottle. Slightly hazy, decent head. Nice twist to the standard ale fare with the rye. stravale (3065) - Co. Westmeath, IRELAND - MAY 11, 2014
Bottle from Drinkstore, Dublin 
Dark amber, soft haze, huge frothy white head, good lacing, overcarbonated from the bottle
Aroma of fruity caramel, very soft orange, hint of grapefruit, sweet mellow citrus, slight lemon, slight tropical fruits, picking up quite a lot here on the nose, touch of toasted malts
Taste of citrus zest, caramel malts, soft toasted malts, slight rye, some grapefruit, getting a very slight smoky note, fairly complex, good flavours here
Palate - soft carb (but overcarbonated at start), medium body, soft oily, good bitter / sweet balance, bit tangy. Finish of toasted malts, fairly sweet caramel, bitter zest, fairly bitter linger
Overall - Decent beer, had a fair amount of complexity in there