fiulijn (21506) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 10, 2009
<i>Cask conditioned at The Bree Louise, London</i>Enjoyit (3809) - Vadum, DENMARK - JAN 2, 2009
Hazy deep blond color with creamy head. It has a strong grassy aroma, green, enjoyable. Soft mouthfeel, some malt flavor (the flavor is quite weak indeed, not persistent), with a clear grassy hopping, light manure as well; medium to low bitterness. Not powerful, but well hopped. Very good.
Clear golden of color with a small white head. An aroma of hops, citrus and crispy. a flavor of citrus and hops. dnas2 (705) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2008
Gravity at The Burrator beer festival, Dousland, Devon. Amber with a short dense head. Slightly hoppy citrus scent. Dry and quite bitter. In the mouth, hoppy and some vegetables and a grapefruit end. Average. fonefan (52351) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 30, 2008
Bottle 50cl. @ home.highlandlad (1480) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - AUG 26, 2008
Light unclear medium amber orange color with a average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, moderate hoppy, orange, flower-fruity. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate to light heavy bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is watery to oily, carbonation is soft. (160808)
UPDATED: SEP 4, 2008 The bottled version that just reached Australia does not seem to have enjoyed the journey. Pity, because it seemed like there was a pretty decent golden ale lurking under there. Intense gold with a loose, soapy head. Pretty true to draught appearance, I suspect. Unfortunately, the aroma is all wrong - rubbery with bizarre vomitous notes. Yeast infection? Conjures up images of kids puking on car mats. There are solid malts and faint peaches under there but I can’t get past the rubber factory. It’s a flaw I’ve never come across in a bottled beer to this extent. It tastes much better than it smells but that off-note still dominates. Characteristically under-carbonated British ale body. Quenching peachy fruitiness. Very sessionable in good condition, I’d reckon. (500ml bottle from Randwick Village Cellars. BB 11/7/09) Postscript: three days later I had another British bottled beer from a different brewer, different shop, and it had the same rubber aroma/flaw. May not be the brewers’ fault. Could be a transportation issue between UK and Australia. Beer may have been exposed to high temperatures?
Svesse (8922) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - AUG 24, 2008
(Cask at GBBF, London, 7 Aug 2008) Golden yellow colour with frothy, white head. Fruity nose with citrus, grapefruit and a clean malt profile. Fruity taste with notes of citrus, pineapple, clean and solid malt with balanced sweetness, leading to a finish with citrussy hops. Nice balance between hops and malt. Nice beer. joe19612 (3131) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2008
Cask at GBBF 2008. Slightly hazed orangey appearance. Well balanced hop, malt aroma. Fruity palate, gooseberry, plenty of hops but not too bitter.
KimJohansen (10498) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - AUG 4, 2008
Clear golden with tiny white head. Sweet fruity aroma with nice floral hops. Sweet flavor with peach and floral hops. Finishes bitter. MiP (16054) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUL 4, 2008
Bottle at ÅBF08. Weak fruity aroma. Golden colour. Weak fruity flavour. Not rough, just boring. Ethereal (2471) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 2, 2008
Cask at the Cove, Covent Garden, 26th April 2004. Light amber with a pure white head that takes a while to settle. Very fruity on the nose and on the tongue - peaches, lemons, oranges, apples all present. The finish is a bit plasticky. Not really up my street, but hard to find any glaring flaw.