KyotoLefty (10265) - Kyoto, JAPAN - FEB 22, 2017 weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, - APR 18, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to Harrisoni in Rome on our MesandSim’s stag do. Poured a clear dark gold amber. Pale ale aroma with some toffee and hops in the flavour. Pretty uneventful but certainly drinkable. It was up against some stiff competition that night though (thanks all, especially Alex). And to all who were there, how hot was that singer? Miaow.
Bottle from Yamaya. Getting close to its drink by, so I don’t expect the best. English nose, herbal hops, citrus, spice, tobacco, light caramel malts. Medium amber-orange, cleear, with a low head. Very hopyp flavor, quite bitter, spicy, nice Enlgish hops, some toffee and biscuits. Pretty solid stuff all around and would like to try it absolutely fresh. Scipio (1085) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - FEB 13, 2017
Pours a dark, hazy golden with a full, foamy white head. The aroma is a little sweet. It has toffee, toasted malts, apple, nuts, minor bread, and minor floral hops. The taste takes a step back. There is a powerful bitterness to this one, and has toffee, nuts, and floral hops. Long. bitter floral aftertaste. This is light in body, with a thinner texture, and has average carbonation. Not bad. mike_77 (6673) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - OCT 4, 2016
Hazy orange colour. Aroma and flavour have bready notes and light fruity hops. Lasting bitter finish. Andrus86 (650) - Busselton, WA, AUSTRALIA - SEP 27, 2016
BOTTLE. (Drunk Sep23-16 BBNov13). Murky gold pour with minimal white head.. Sweet toffee apple nose.. Thin malty base, some sweet biscuit in middle, fades quickly.. Age hasn’t helped, yet wasn’t that high on it fresh.. Sourced cellarbrations @ Capel TedE (1332) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - SEP 12, 2016
Glass on tap@ Dodson St beer garden. Sweet malt nose. Golden amber beer with solid white head. Fine carbonation. Light body, zingy hoppy taste. Sharply bitter finish. Some dark fruit apparent, gets better as it warms, served too cold.
Minderbinder (3469) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 31, 2015
Bottle 500ml. [Big gusher. Bottle was kind of warm and misshanded, but still this felt like overreacting].
Pours golden with gushing off-white bubly head. Some soapy lacing. Aroma is of malt, nuts, bread, citrus. Taste is of malt, bread, some caramel, citrus, bitterness. Palate: Medium body, weird medium-high carbonation (gushing). Overall: Good, and not too earthy as EPA’s can sometime be. Carbonation seems problematic. Gerbeer (3757) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 6, 2015
500 ml bottle. Pours a light clear amber with moderate head. Aromas of toasted malts and light fruit. Flavors of same with a bit of biscuits and a grassy finish. mrjez (622) - Osaka, JAPAN - NOV 5, 2015
Pours an almost clear golden/amber with a decent size off-white head. An appetizing aroma of bright citrus, grassy hop and sweetened malt. Taste is similar, a good malt and citrus balance. Good medium-light feel with quite a clean finish, not cloying. tom10101 (6087) - Quebec, CANADA - NOV 2, 2015
Bottle (500 ml) at home. BB Feb 2016 so definitely a few months old. Slow gusher. Hazy orangey-golden with a medium spotty off-white head, moderate retention, leaving little to no lacing. Aroma is of biscuity malts along caramel, herbal notes and mineral notes. Taste is biscuity with herbal and earthy notes as well as caramel and mild spiciness. Medium body. Moderate to medium carbonation. Herbal finish. Moderately dry. The front label say it’s "creamy and tart" which isn’t the case at all. Still, it’s not bad at all and it’s rather easy drinking. Grumbo (2955) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2015
Bottle share at the Ale House, Chelmsford. Pours a slightly hazy light golden colour with a good sized white head. Light hoppy/floral aroma with citrus and biscuit notes. Medium sweetness with growing bitterness level. Medium/light body, texture quite creamy. A very drinkable pale ale.