beerledgend (1196) - Waterloo, Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 27, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Big honeycomb aroma. Hazy/cloudy straw colour with a big white head. Big citrus flavour but short mouthfeel.
Jimthechap (2064) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 30, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy gold with a full, fluffy white head and tiny suspended particles. But then not all beers need to be perfectly clear, do they? The scent (and it is scent rather than aroma) is floral rather than honeyed. Buttercups, hibiscus, passionflower. The scent isnít necessarily strong, but it is intriguing. Lovely.
Very smooth. A beer that gently coughs beside you and then suggests itself as youíd imagine a butler of an English country house to do when youíre a guest and heís politely telling you to stop belting the piano with a sledgehammer. Then honey comes up, but not overly. This beer has sophistication and subtlety. Not terribly bitter and the finish is restrained but definitely there.
What a charmer.