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Old 03-12-2016, 10:52 AM   #11
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Beer Review 2:

Brewery: Harbour; Beer Name: Little Rock; Style: IPA; Packaging: Can; Volume: 330ml; ABV: 5.5%
Date tasted: 02/12/2016

Appearance: Deep amber, opaque, reasonable head 3/3
Aroma: Hoppy, piney, fairly citrus 7/12
Flavour: Bitter, resiny, orange and grapefruit after tastes. Improves when a little warmer...around 10°C 16/20
Mouthfeel: Mild carbonation, big bodied, oily 3/5
Overall: initially wasn't as in your face as other IPA's. However, once it warmed up a bit the flavours really came through. Really enjoyed it and would have it again. 6/10
Total: 35/50
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I think they sell them in Morrisons
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Old 04-12-2016, 07:33 PM   #13
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Beer Review number 3:

Brewery: Magic Rock; Beer Name: Highwire Grapefruit; Style: Grapefruit Pale Ale; Packaging: Can; Size: 330ml; ABV: 5.5%
Date tasted: 03/12/2016

Appearance: Pale gold, little head, hazy 2/3

Aroma: Strong Grapefruit 7/12

Flavour: Lovely, highly bitter, obviously Grapefruit, tastes like lilt 18/20

Mouthfeel: refreshing, highly carbonated, light bodied 4/5

Overall: Fantastic, recommend for anyone, loved the bitterness 8/10

Total: 39/50
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Beer Review number 4:

Brewery: Blue Point; Beer Name: Hoptical Illusion; Style: East Coast IPA; Packaging: Bottle; Size: 330ml; ABV: 7%
Date tasted: 04/12/2016

Appearance: Pale amber, transparent? head doesn't last 2/3

Aroma: very subtle, pine 6/12

Flavour: alcohol, not much in the way of hops flavour, really unpleasant aftertaste...almost like a liquorice flavour 5/20

Mouthfeel: lightly carbonated, oily, heavy 2/5

Overall: very disappointed, next to no nice flavour, wouldn't have it again or recommended to anybody 4/10

Total: 19/50
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Beer Review number 5:

Brewery: Elysian; Beer Name: The immortal IPA; Style: IPA; Packaging: Bottle; Size: 330ml; ABV: 6.3%; Date tasted: 05/12/2016

Appearance: Pale amber, transparent, slight head which quickly dissipates 2/3

Aroma: Peachey 7/12

Flavour: Bitter, slight grape taste 16/20

Mouthfeel: Average carbonation, refreshingly moreish, slightly heavy 3/5

Overall: Lovely beer, not sessionable but nice for one or two. Would have again and recommend 7/10

Total: 35/50
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Beer Review number 5:

Brewery: Elysian; Beer Name: The immortal IPA; Style: IPA; Packaging: Bottle; Size: 330ml; ABV: 6.3%; Date tasted: 05/12/2016

Appearance: Pale amber, transparent, slight head which quickly dissipates 2/3

Aroma: Peachey 7/12

Flavour: Bitter, slight grape taste 16/20

Mouthfeel: Average carbonation, refreshingly moreish, slightly heavy 3/5

Overall: Lovely beer, not sessionable but nice for one or two. Would have again and recommend 7/10

Total: 35/50
Now then, this is the first difference. I got a bottle of Modeus IPA v2 from Siren Craft behind door number 5. Bloody amazing beer it was too. I wonder if you'll get that later and i'll get this one later.
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I got one of these from the better half and have been following this thread with interest as I have been abroad until today.
I started to open the doors today and have found that, despite no damage to the packaging at all, the inside holders are screwed up to the extent that I can only actually retrieve 5 of the 9 beers, the rest appear to have fallen down the back. In fact the only reason I got 5 is because I scraped my hand for one bottle and the cans held in place despite the inside being screwed up.
To say I am pissed off after the wife spent £75 quid on it as it isn't fit for purpose doesn't begin to describe it. The whole point of it being an advent calendar is ruined (along with chuckling away what was probably a premium paid on top of the beer value as well), if I had wanted to just buy a box of beer I could have paid less and chosen what I wanted.
Let's see if they attempt to make good when I speak to them tomorrow or they will be picking it up as not fit for purpose and lose mine and other friends of mine business for good.
The annoying thing is that I inspected the outside really carefully and from what I can see from the open doors, it appears to have been screwed up in the assembly before it was packed.
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Beer Review number 6:

Brewery: Ilkley Brewery; Beer Name: Dinner Ale; Style: Pale table beer; Packaging: Bottle; Size: 330ml; ABV: 3.3%; Date tasted: 08/12/16

Appearance: Pale gold, slightly hazy, no head 2/3

Aroma: Citrus, lemon, Grapefruit 6/12

Flavour: Grapefruit, bitter, slight Caramel aftertaste 15/20

Mouthfeel: Higher than average carbonation, crisp, easy drinking 4/5

Overall: surprisingly nice, low ABV but high flavour 7/10

Total: 34/50
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Beer Review number 7

Brewery: Leffe; Beer Name: Blonde; Style: Trappiste; Packaging: Bottle; Size: 330ml; ABV: 6.6%; Date tasted: 07/12/16

Appearance: Deep gold, transparent, inviting 3/3

Aroma: cloves, spices 8/12

Flavour: Little sweet, malty, complex spicy aftertaste 16/20

Mouthfeel: light, crisp, refreshing, average carbonation 3/5

Overall: spicy, enjoyable, delights the palate 8/10

Total: 38/50
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I really enjoyed it. It's the second time I've had a saison and I've enjoyed them both. It's a shame that you don't often see them in this country.
you can make a great Saison yourself with MJ's saison yeast
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