BlackHaddock (7690) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 9, 2012
The second real ale at the beginning of a session in the Cask Pub and Kitchen, London; Oct 2011: could I find any evidence of those 6 different hops and 5 types of malts used in this brew?
The hand pulled pint looked good: more brown than red or amber in colour, the off-white head, deep and full. Healthy looking beer, the head leaving some heavy lacing as the beer level sank (in half inch increments).
Those hops gave off a grapefruit, citrusy smell, some pine as well, the malts not really getting a look in on the aroma front.
The taste was a better blend of flavours, the malts asserted themselves more in the mouth than in the nose. Still plenty of hop bitterness about, initially and at the end, with the malts taking centre stage during the whole drink. Overall it seemed an easy drinking beer which was well balanced and uncomplicated, even if it had a multitude of different ingredients.
mjs (7685) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 16, 2013
(Draught at Oliver Twist, 20130313) The beer poured mahogany coloured and clear. Its head was medium sized and white. Aroma had grass, nettles and malts. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were fruitiness, malts, grass, caramell and bitterness. Afteraste was malty and bitter. A nice maltier and hoppy brew. larsga (7656) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 27, 2012
Medium beige head. Hazy opaque reddish amber body. Catty minty aroma with resiny citric notes. Dry-bitter resiny wooden taste with fruity citric notes. Mid-bodied. Astringent mouthfeel. Dry wooden grapefruit aftertaste with spicy resiny notes. Long finish lingers. Nice, but a bit harsh. (0.15l sample, Haand Beer 2012.) Geokkjer (7647) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 7, 2012
On tap @Haand2012. Pours cloudy amber with off-white head. Aroma of pineapple, pine, citrus and fruitiness. Flavor is sweet and bitter with some pineapple and malt. Thin body, average carbonation. tiong (7635) - Espoo, FINLAND - OCT 5, 2012
Cask @ Akkurat, Stockholm
SaintMatty (7526) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - APR 5, 2013
Pours dark amber red with a bubbly head. Aroma of malts, hints of caramel, grassy hops and fruits. Taste is malty and sweetish with notes of caramel, grassy hops, pine and citrus. Finish is hoppy and slightly watery. Okay, quite tasty but perhaps a bit light bodied amber ale.
Draught (Oliver Twist, Stockholm) - Amber/brown in colour. Hoppy and fruity aroma with notes of grapefruit, toffee and dried fruit. The taste is fruity, tangy and hoppy with nicely balanced notes of grapefruit, raisins, malt and caramel detected. olsvammel (7289) - Örebro, SWEDEN - JUN 30, 2013
On tap at Taylor & Jones with a Twist in Stockholm. Malty with some caramel and with a hoppy finish. Sharp but short bitterness. caesar (7286) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JUN 29, 2016
Can @ cafe Derat, large sample. Hazy amber color, short frothy head. Aroma of caramel and toffee, piney and grapefruity hops. Toffee sweetness, caramel fudge, but also hoppy bitterness. Wonderfully balanced and caramel body is big enough to make it complex and very tasty. Awesome brew. mike_77 (7096) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - JAN 12, 2017
Amber colour with thin head. Aroma and flavour have plenty of malt. Balanced hop notes with citrus peel bitterness and a dry finish. Flavoursome. swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 13, 2015
sample at Cask Days 2014, Toronto, CAN. big fan of this brewery but this was average. amber pour, malt forward, faded hops, citrus notes. OK good for style but expected more from brewery