Alengrin (129) - BELGIUM - JUL 25, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
The archetypical steam beer after a late-19th-century tradition and arguably the one beer that kicked off the American micro brewery revolution. Thick, dense, stable foam on a purely amber coloured beer; malty and fruity aroma, nuts, grassy hops, soft taste with an appetising, rounded maltiness, sweetish fruitiness and nice peppery hoppiness in the finish. Liked this historical monument a lot back in 2004 and I should definitely find a new one to re-rate.
MrHult (183) - SWEDEN - JUL 21, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Flaska från Systembolaget. Klar bärnstensfärgad vätska med lågt vitt skum. Doftar äpple och jäst. Jästig smak och något kryddig. Lite tunn men helt ok.
Padchenko (74) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUL 17, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
355 ml bootle, 4.8% amber beer with good foamy white head, although the head does not last long. A light beer, ale-like, barley malt with some fruity sweetness. Balanced and tasty.
HammerTroll (335) - Pula / Zagreb, CROATIA - JUL 17, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear amber color, fast disappearing white head. Bubblegum and biscuit aroma. Medium to heavy sweetness. Thin to medium body, average carbonation. Refreshing. Not bad, but expected little bit more.
(Za Popen’t 0,35l bottle)
Iznogud (618) - CROATIA - JUL 16, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 355 ml from Za Popen’t, Ljubljana. Pours orange amber with off-white head. Caramel malty. Medium bodied. Expected a bit more.
bigguns22 (629) - Maryland, USA - JUL 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A beer I have had many time but has taken years to rate. Pour is dark amber with a off white head. Aroma is malts,wheat and citrus. A great year round beer that is better spring summer and fall. A little like a full body wheat and larger mix. A nice sweetness mix with cereal notes.
HippyHop (10) - CANADA - JUL 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a beautiful coppery gold with lots of creamy, fizzy head that sticks around forever. Nose toasted malt, caramel, yeast, a bit of earthy hop dryness. Toasted grain, caramel, with a bit of hay/grass, very nicely balanced with a crisp, clean lager finish. No real bold tastes, nothing intense, just a really well-executed simple beer. The great execution somehow transcends the fairly traditional taste profile, and elevates this beer to near 4/5 status. Not quite as good as their Liberty Ale, IMHO, but very nice.
mR_fr0g (2487) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle split with Sarah at home picked up from the Bottle:Shop St Albans. Aroma is caramel, some earthy sileage, hay, nuts and a touch metalic. Nice light amber / orange coloured pour with a lasting off white head. Clear. Flavour is caramel, nutty malts, melanoidin sugars with some dried fruits, raisin, slight tart berry lingering the finish. Mineral and slight chalk in the water profile. Hops are earthy and some grassy silage. Palate is medium sweet, with quite high carbonation. Slight crisp in the finish. Resembles a best bitter in some ways. Tasty enough malty beer.
Zoret (54) - Badalona, SPAIN - JUL 12, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dolçor del malt, caramel pansa i una mica d’herba. En boca entra dolça i acaba seca amb fruites pel mig.
joejames (106) - Jacobus, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 11, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle to English pint glass. Pours amber/orange, small head, little lacing. Nose is malty with notes of grass, herbs and yeast. The taste is malty sweet, light bitterness. Light to medium body, little carbonation, slightly creamy mouth feel. Finishes bittersweet with notes of roasted and caramel malts, earthy bitterness and apricot. Not a bad lager.