AtronSeige (1512) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - FEB 15, 2017
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: APR 14, 2017 Aroma: Medium stone fruit, peaches, caramel,
Appearance: Clear, copper body, Small, tan head, good retention. Fine bubbles
Flavour: Medium bitterness, Medium-light caramel, fruitiness, ripe peaches, Light floral, bready. Medium-dry finish with lingering bitterness, peach, light toffee.
Mouthfeel: Astringent. Medium body, Medium carbonation.
Overall: Astringency is an issue, Fruitiness and maltiness is good, but the fruitiness becomes heavy.
440 ml bottle, poured.
18B. American Pale Ale
Tim Webb (439) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2017
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
34 cl bottle at the new brewery tap. I am not normally one for lighter beers but this is a 3.7% beer that tastes 4.7% and up - a great achievement in my book. Maybe it is the mature hopping - Southern Passion is a great hop when it is on form - but there has to be something in the brewing. English-style malt bashing? I donít know. Either way, itís a sign of a brewer of great potential.
Tomkzn (5) - Greytown, SOUTH AFRICA - JUL 6, 2015 does not count
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
Got a bottle from League of Beers through Yuppiechef. OVER carbonated, wow, nearly shot my finger off, I think my cat wonít return home for a few days... Palate and taste (thick & pasty mouthfeel) reminds me exactly of Tusker lager brewed in Kenya, I canít like it. Banana esters should not be present in this beer. Such a let down for a pale ale... Great colour and head retention.
Abrakarl (436) - SWEDEN - NOV 4, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
1st on this beer! Slightly weak aroma and taste and body. Not a bad beer though. Weak in ABV might make it less full in taste.