fletchfighters (1430) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 26, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks to Owen for opening.
Orange amber color. Nearly opaque until the end with the yeast and then cloudy. Nice off white head, one finger height. Fell to a nice, solid film and left lots of spotty lacing.
lemon, sour lemon oak, slight detergent smell and some caramel. Once warm started getting peat in this. A lot of barrel character in the nose.
Less lemon detergent taste but a lot of peat, lemon, sour lemon and oak. Bitterness is more sourness really. Interesting but peat does get full on.
Medium bodied and slightly slick. Peat notes really erase a lot of the base beer.
Good idea but will swear this was in a Lark Barrel.
bluebetty (1021) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 1, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle with thanks to Owen. Pours a clear bronze amber before the dregs at the bottom of the bottle made it somewhat murky. Small light tan coloured head. Falls away super quickly leave all but the smallest film. Aromas are quite sudued but have a pleasant slightly sour fruitiness. Only the feintest hint of rich caramel. Flavours are also slightly mutted with some light sweetness and some bitterness. Not overly assertive but nicely balanced. Thin to medium mouthfeel.