PriorL (3068) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 13, 2014
At Hoppy Loft Brussels, with S&G Tasting group, first day trip.
APPEARANCE: clear blond beer, small unstable white head.
NOSE: hoppy, fresh, fruity.
TASTE: hoppy, fresh, though some bitterness from coffee taste.
Historical moment: finished first book with written ratings, present that day: Mathieu, Lisa, Chris, Christian aka Quinten and Leen! Benjii (3050) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 16, 2012
On cask at Cloisters. Pours a blonde colour with a thick white head. Reminds me more of a barley wine. Aroma of oatmeal, alcohol and caramel. Similar flavours with some roasty malt, apple seed and caramel. Quite bitter and dry with mild carbonation and an oily mouth-feel. Tasty! Brandman (2967) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 22, 2014
Clear golden body white head. Aroma has resiny hops, grainy bready malt, quite mellow fruitiness. Flavour is bit toasted or roasted but just lightly. Also has quite intense and pungent bitterness. Some alcohol feeling, not flavour. Harsh and dry aftertaste. Yeast somes through hard way. Bit unpleasant. This is not bad, more like imperial golden ale than any other. The bitterness is remarkable high. msbernac (2944) - Krakow, POLAND - FEB 6, 2016
Appearance-golden, hazy, white foam,
Taste-medium sweetness, medium sourness, lightly bitter,
Palate-medium body, sticky, average carbonation, long finish,
Overall-very good s_hartshorne (2847) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2015
Bottle boxing bottle share man v pac. Golden thin head. Aroma is fruity pale malts taste same slight sweetness ok biter finish. Bit thin. No sign of stout. Not great.
patricks110 (2833) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 5, 2012
Odd but not half bad...big biscuity and toasty malts with a light roast. The nose is lightly hopped, malted with light grainy and biscuity malts, a bit of spice. Really unusual English strong ale...light a barley wine without the toffee and roast. Light bitterness on the finish. Overall a really good unusual brew. Sebilinz (2784) - Linz, AUSTRIA - DEC 23, 2014
Bottle. Clear golden body with white head. Aroma is fruity with some sour hints and some alcohol. Taste is mild alcohol with malts some hints of yeast. Aftertaste is bitter with some alcohol and malty sweetness. Nice one. EdKing (2681) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 6, 2012
Bottle shared at ChrisO’s Pre-GBBF Shindog. Hazy amber, medium white head. Nose is grain, citric acidic, taste is bitter, sour, acidic. Strong alcoholic. Not sure what this is trying to be or what it is. Will retry at GBBF. TheCametron (2480) - CZECH REPUBLIC - JUN 26, 2012
Bottle. Amber. has a flavour and aroma of citrus hops with a trace of bubblegum sweetness to the malt. Peppery and essentially very nice. CH-303 (2431) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - JUL 21, 2014
New English county, Durham (41/46):
Appearance: Golden, bubbly and slightly hazy. Lots of nice, creamy white head.
Aroma: Fruit, slight fruit and hops.
Taste: Good amount of hops, some fruit and slight alcohol. Pretty good. Bitter and slightly harsh aftertaste.
Bought: Drinks of the World (Basel), 500 ml, CHF 8.00
Info: 18/7-2014, BB: 31/7-2016