Native Storm - The Celt Experience
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3.6/5 rDev -0.3%
[Suggested Glassware: Nonic Pint]
The pour was a lightly cloudy medium chestnut brown with an average (1-2 fingers) off white frothy head that reduced down to a puddled film and large collar with good sticky spotty lacing.
The aroma was moderately malty with a biscuit malt, light floral hops and a sweet doughy yeast along with notes of caramel, citrus (orange and tangerine) and a mild fruity ester (raisons and figs).
The taste was good and malty with a moderate caramel sweetness which was present throughout, and then progressed with a bit of fruitiness along with a mild hop presence and a good bitter citrus peel ending. The flavor lasted an average time proceeding the swallow, with a sweet bitter citrusy taste lingering on the taste buds for a bit longer.
Mouthfeel was a few steps above light in body with a watery yet dry texture and a very soft carbonation.
Overall I really enjoyed drinking this brew, it possessed just the right balance of sweet malts and bitter hops...
05-28-2014 16:18:04 | More by KajII
United Kingdom (England)
3.8/5 rDev +5.3%
Coming in a 500ml brown bottle, BB 13/05/2015, served cool in a straight imperial pint glass.
A: pours a pale copper colour with very nice red hues, coming with fine and not fierce carbonation and a thin off-white head.
S: the aroma gives plentiful grapey fruity notes as well as almost Saaz+Styrian Goldings-like, grassy, minty, earthy and slightly spicy hops, against a backbone of toasted and nutty malts with a mixed, sour-sweet edge overall.
T: on the palate, the bitter-sweet nutty malts, lightly acidic yeastiness and aromatic earthy hops develop harmoniously together, leaving flavours of spices and toasted malts to linger with berry-ish, grapey and slightly orangey fruit esters and an intensifying flow of earthy hop bitterness.
M&O: lightly carbonated, medium-bodied, this copper-ish Bitter has a very good depth of bitterness, a rounded attenuation, and a well-composed, fruity profile all in all. Not bad at all!
05-15-2014 20:14:30 | More by wl0307
3.49/5 rDev -3.3%
It has a reddish brown color, beautiful, english foam.
Malty smell, with good touches of roasted hazelnut.
Hazelnut in the taste too, along with grassy and earthly hop.
Not bad at all.
A good bitter finish in the aftertaste, grassy and earthly, almost root.
10-30-2013 19:57:45 | More by stcules
3.7/5 rDev +2.5%
Poured from 500mL bottle into a pint glass.
Appearance: medium orange-brown hue with a moderate haze and a relatively strong effervescence. Head is a finger of frothy tan foam. Pretty attractive.
Smell: lightly spiced aroma; sweet malt with notes of orange, vanilla, and something floral -- chamomile, perhaps. Earthy and calming.
Taste: earthy, bready, toasty malt, with more of that floral character. There's something here which is smoky; almost like a lapsang souchong tea; I kind of like that aspect. An interesting brew.
Mouthfeel: medium body with a decently creamy feel. Not bad.
Overall: this is kind of a bizarre beer, but I like its dank, earthy, smoky feel.
10-22-2013 19:19:18 | More by flagmantho
3.74/5 rDev +3.6%
From the bottle marked 17.09.2013. Sampled on September 6, 2013.
It pours medium amber to orange with a moderate off-white foamy head that clings and lingers. Good clarity.
The aroma has a weak caramel malt note, doughy esters, some spices, and maybe just a little vanilla.
The body is medium with a slight astringency. It breaks into carbonation bubbles on my tongue.
The caramel malts are a little more evident in the taste as is the low to moderate bitterness that quickly vanishes at the finish. Easy drinking. But it is one that I could have again without question.
09-06-2013 21:27:07 | More by puboflyons
3.94/5 rDev +9.1%
A: The beer is slightly hazy yellowish amber in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a half finger high off white head that died down but left a thin head covering the surface and lots of lacy rings of bubbles down the sides of the glass.
S: Moderately strong aromas of biscuit malts and mineral water are present in the nose.
T: The taste has flavors of biscuit malts, earthy yeast, mineral water and herbal hops, the latter of which contribute a light amount of bitterness.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation. There is a bit of dryness in the finish.
O: I really enjoyed this beer because it is very flavorful for the style and also very easy to drink.
07-17-2013 00:01:52 | More by metter98
3.94/5 rDev +9.1%
Poured into a Samuel Smith imperial pint glass. Pours a medium red-copper amber with a half finger white head with good retention and lacing. Aroma of dark and caramel malt (hints of malt syrup), nuts and sweet toffee. Interesting flavor of biscuit and caramel malt, nuts, hints of light fruit and great, light peat that really sets this light ale apart. Finishes with light peat, bittering hops and residual dark malt. Light to medium bodied. I really liked the deep malt body and the peaty element blended nicely with the hops to give this a more interesting, rustic taste. I enjoyed this quite a bit and unlike many otherwise satisfactory light British ales, I will seek this out again. A pleasant surprise.
06-21-2013 00:46:57 | More by LiquidAmber
3.4/5 rDev -5.8%
1pt. 0.9oz bottle (best by 17/09/13) poured into a tulip stout glass.
Appearance: Clear dark amber color. Soapy thin off-white foam. Persistent sheets and strands of lacing noted.
Smell: Solely hops. Strong herbal and some sulfur smells.
Taste: Bitter up front, bit of buttery/biscuity malt in the middle, and bitter finish. Bitterness is classic English bittering hops.
Mouthfeel: Lively carbonation, slick.
Overall / Drinkability: I would classify this better as an English Bitter than an English Pale Ale. That being said, it's above average and quite hoppy. Went well with a ploughman's lunch, but too expensive to get again. Worth a try though.
12-26-2012 23:40:50 | More by damndirtyape
2.5/5 rDev -30.7%
Bottle: Poured a clear light brown color ale with a small bubbly head with average retention and no lacing. Aroma of unrefined grainy notes with light dry bitter hops profile. Taste is also dominated by slightly weird unrefined grainy notes with a dry aftertaste. Body is light with medium to low carbonation. I must say that I really didn’t dig the malt profile on this one.
12-05-2012 16:53:17 | More by Phyl21ca
3.73/5 rDev +3.3%
New product line introduced to NH, what the hell the bottle looks cool.
Pours a clear deep dark golden color with a smallish off white head that dissipates to a cap. Smells of caramel malt, toffee, butterscotch, earthy with a hint of mineral water. The flavor holds no surprises that the nose hadn't already revealed. Lightly caramelized sugar, toffee, lots of light sweet fruit, a bit of butterscotch mineral and earth. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a sweet almost tart mouthfeel. Nice English pale, I could see myself plowing through a few of these if I were sitting in a pub on the other side of the pond.
11-01-2012 22:17:44 | More by johnnnniee
3.4/5 rDev -5.8%
Vessel: Purchased in a 1 pint. glass bottle, poured into a teardrop glass
Appearance: light brownish red, extremely clear. Did not pour much of a head at all.
Smell: No real smell to speak of.
Taste: This is a low alcohol session beer for sure. It has a very light malt taste with low to medium hop bitterness.
Mouthfeel: Very light on the pallet and ends dry.
Overall: This overseas UK beer feels awfully american. It calls itself a "robust mid brown ale" but it is far more similar to light English Pale Ale (as BA has it listed) or an ESB. At 4.4% alcohol this is a session beer with a hefty price tag.
10-31-2012 22:35:33 | More by MRclean
3.53/5 rDev -2.2%
Poured into an imperial nonic a clear copper/bronze with a thinner lacey white head atop.Sweeter biscuit malt with mild fruity tones in the nose,a whiff of herbal hops came into play as it warmed.Lighter feel but it's expected for the style.Biscuit malt flavors with some caramel sweetness that becomes more firm in the finish,fruity tones with a smattering of leafy hops in the finish.Not much out of the ordinary for the style,it's an easy quaffer with good malty tones to it.
09-21-2012 20:04:22 | More by oberon
Native Storm from The Celt Experience
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