ration (2245) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 8, 2013
080313. Bottle at Pekko, Tampere. Pours hazy golden with a high head. Aroma earth, hops. Light bodied. olio (10340) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 8, 2013
50 cl bottle @ Oluthuone Pekko, Tampere.Mugen (47) - ITALY - NOV 24, 2012
Pours golden color with a huge frothy head. Aroma of grass fruits, goose berry bush and toffee notes. Flavour of goose berries, grass, citrus fruits and some mild caramel.
Birra beverina, molto amaro ma non persistente, molto leggera al palato, bevuta a Londra da spillatore classico JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - OCT 23, 2012
Cask pour at Craft Beer Co. Darkish orange pour, medium carbonation. A soft floral note to begin the nose, tapering off into modest bitters and a touch of malt. Body is a tad waxy, but smooth and enjoyable for the most. Flavors are a bit underdeveloped compared to some of the great session brews I sampled on my most recent trip. Modest citrus notes enliven things, and there’s a leafy tea finish that I usually enjoy in bitters. But something about it felt a bit perfunctory. olsvammel (7241) - Örebro, SWEDEN - OCT 12, 2012
On tap at Akkurat. It had a light taste of yeast and flowers. Similar taste, a bit mild but easy to drink.
rarbring (2294) - Linköping, SWEDEN - SEP 27, 2012
Aroma: The smell has honey and peaches in it. Some sour grass.mike_77 (6709) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - SEP 22, 2012
Appearance: The beer is clouded pale amber, a white rather firm head that leaves no lacing and no curtains.
Taste: The taste is mostly fruity, apricots, lemon, some peel bitterness at the end.
Palate: Little carbonation, watery and with a small body, but rather refreshing a slight dry finish.
Overall: A lawn mower bitter? This beer was a real ale version and claimed to be only 3.8%, and for such low ABV it was not at all bad.
Note: Cask at Oliver Twist. Reviewed 2011-09-14.
Bottle Conditioned. A gusher. Light brown colour. Quite a strong carbonation. Flavour is impaired by the gas but a light malty flavour comes through. Slightly metallic aftertaste. BlackHaddock (7404) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - SEP 17, 2012
A beautiful sunny afternoon on Friday 7th September 2012 saw my father and I join in R.A.T.2012 (Rail Ale Trail part 2). Split between three bars along the Wolverhampton to Shrewsbury railway line: they had over 50 different beers to try: this was one of them.
Half-pint, gravity fed in the fest tent behind ‘The Odfellows’ in Shifnal.
Light amber, golden brown, you choose: a white head tried to sit on top, but failed to stay around too long.
Not too sure how this became CAMRA Champion Beer a few years back as it wasn’t any better than other beers on the day I tried it. Nice blend of flavours with the hops foremost in the smell and taste stakes. Well balanced and a pleasant enough session beer but nothing to set it apart from the rest of the field.
Finwe (438) - Grankulla, FINLAND - AUG 19, 2012
Cask @ Oliver Twist. Clear copper colour with a white head. Malty, grainy flavour with some grassy hops. Clean, malty flavour with some hops, probably East Kent Goldings. Dry and bitter finish. finol (3425) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 12, 2012
Cask at Oliver Twist.
Pours amber with a white, for a cask ale, big head.
Yet again, for a cask ale, bitter taste taste of plilsner like hops and honney.