AtronSeige (1431) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - FEB 15, 2017
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Aroma: Light malty, bready, caramel. Very light hops, floral
Appearance: Slightly hazy, amber body. Almost no head. Very fine bubbles. Low retention.
Flavour: Medium-light malt, caramel, bitterness, hops, floral, spicy. Medium sweet finish with lingering floral, spicy and caramel.
Mouthfeel : Low carbonation. Medium body.
Overall: Carbonation is a massive problem! , It really detracts from the enjoy-ability of the beer - not only the mouthfeel, but affecting the whole beer. It feels that like this beer could be a LOT better if it had carbonation.
440 ml bottle, poured.
18B. American Pale Ale
Tim Webb (426) - 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 (435) - 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.