cgarvieuk (22699) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Panda pop at home ... deep red black ... thinest lacing ... soft zezty orange and banana ... big zezty pine and lime hop nose ... dry zezty pine fruits ... bitter chocolate ... woody hops ... sweet oilt hops ... soft bitter finish ... Very drinkable.
wheresthepath (2229) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
[Cask at Reading Beer Festival] Murky dark brown with a medium beige head. An odd beer. There’s discernible wheat beer characteristics up front - banana, Weetabix and a grainy mouthfeel. Then there’s a little bit of charcoal followed by kiwi, grapefruit and pine hops. Essentially it’s a dunkelweizen mixed with an APA, with the APA winning this rather curious battle in the end. It shouldn’t work, but it tastes really interesting and, y’know what, I kind of like it. However, I wouldn’t have bought it if I’d known at the time that it was celebrating the death of someone’s mum, regardless of how controversial she was. Let’s try & keep the politics out of beer, and just enjoy it for the taste, eh?