McTapps (6726) - Reutlingen, GERMANY - DEC 18, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared with MichaelBruch. Deep amber-brown in colour with steady head. Taste of ripe hops, low malt, spices such as grounded coriander and herbs such as thyme. Quite dry finish.
AndySnow (7293) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - DEC 9, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Clear yellow colour with a small white head. Aroma of malt, hops, fruit. Flavour is rather sweet citrus, hops.
lotsalaughs (172) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 8, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
caramel, grass, citrus, flora, amber, clear, minimal head, white foam, light sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, slick feel, average carbonation, astringent, bitter, long finish
Nice amber pint with one finger of white head. Sweetness first hits the nose followed by floral and citrus. Pleasantly bitter with some caramel. Light carbonation. Light to medium bodied with a slickness on the tongue. A slight astringency and long lasting English hop bitterness. Quite nice.
kingstoni (2024) - FINLAND - DEC 8, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Hazy yellow color with a thin head. Aroma of sweet citrus hops. Flavors are malt and hops. Sticky feel. Sugary and slightly bitter finish.
Lambister (512) - FINLAND - DEC 6, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
50 cl bottle. Pours clear and golden liquid with a small white head. Nose is honey and some almonds. Taste has some hay notes, pale malts as said earlier and hops. Some caramel and bitter. Soft carbonation, medium body. Pretty good brew.
manuchampions (1244) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 27, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear, deep golden body with a small white head. Nose is nutty malts, hints of berries and almonds. Taste is grassy hay notes, pale malts, nuts and almond-like tones. Hints of sawdust and faint caramel. Soft carbonation, medium body. Decent enough for a British style IPA.
kermis (12399) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 26, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Locus Publicus, Rotterdam. Pours clear amber with an off white head. Aroma of peach, light grapefruit and toffee. Flavour is light to medi sweet and moderate bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
Barrelbelly (750) - BELGIUM - NOV 24, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden yellow shine with medium head. Aroma and taste of citrus hops. Good drinkable with not too watery aftertaste.
Benfi (692) - DENMARK - NOV 24, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a bright and clear amber-ish golden body, under a firm two-finger near white head. Aroma of grass, mild spices/herbs and a something leafy or vegetal. A whiff of hazelnuts and faint honeyed malts. Medium malt body. Semi-dry with light nutty and biscuity notes. Clean, discreet bitterness with some pepper and spice tones. Light sparkling in the mouth. More subtle than tasteful, and as British as it gets.
RexTalionis (3674) - FINLAND - NOV 16, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 50 cl. Clear light copper in color with a creamy thick white head. Fruity like peaches and apricots, some parfume and some sweetness in aroma. Malty with a mild grassy bitterness in taste at first. Fresh citrus and some pepper with hay in aftertaste. Sophisticated and nice, but the finishing punch seems to be lacking.