Elwood (3009) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - APR 8, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Serving: 500 ml. bottle from State Line Liquors. It pours a slightly hazy deep brown color with a small, foamy, light tan head. The nose has slightly floral hops, dark nuts, and a little dusty yeast. There is lots of carbonation in this brew. The flavor has nutty notes with a large hop blast. There is a good bit of bitterness in this brew. Light to medium body with high carbonation and a dry, bitter finish. I tend to enjoy British browns and this one leans more towards the hoppy side. Still, it was worth drinking.
Ernest (6142) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 7, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Head is initially large, creamy, light brown, fully lasting.
Body is medium to dark brown-amber.
Aroma is moderately malty (toasted bread, roasted nuts, caramel, light chocolate), lightly hoppy (herbs, apricot).
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter.
Medium body, velvety/creamy texture, lively carbonation, lightly alcoholic.
In short: mild but pleasant aroma, very good balance, nice mouthfeel, and an amazing appearance (extremely tiny bubbles, one of the tightest, creamiest heads I’ve seen outside of nitro beers...you can eat it with a fork). What it lacks in excitement and intrigue it more than makes up with finesse. Grossly overpriced, so I’d never buy it again, but I freely admit it’s very well made and was enjoyable to drink.
yespr (30631) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 7, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
50 cL bottle. Pours hazy dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is citrusy and grapefruity hoppy. Roasted malty, breadish and citrusy hoppy. Bitter and citrusy. Dark toffee caramelish finish.
Papsoe (25090) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 6, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 50 cl. Courtesy of Ungstrup. Pours a clear dark orangey brown with a creamy beige head. Sweet pleasant roasty nose with some nuts and vanilla. Medium body, solid roast with vanilla accents and nuts. Somewhat citric from the hops that also add to a solid hoppy finish. Well done Søren. 050411
Pinball (10686) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 5, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
clody amber, smooth light brown head.
sweet malty, strong hoppy, flowery hops
flavor is malty, caramelly, licorice, strong hoppy, good bitterness, hops are flowery, pine and grapefruit.
Ungstrup (29018) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 5, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Drunk to celebrate another century this time the 204th - a beer from my fiancee’s home country. Bottled. A red beer with a lazing tan head. The aroma has strong notes of hops, lending it notes of lemon and elderflowers, combined with notes of caramel, and alcohol. The flavor is caramel, malt, hops, alcohol, and lemon, leading to a quite bitter finish.
bhensonb (10688) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 30, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
500 ml bottle from Hi Time. Pours dark brown with a creamy/bubbly beige/tan head. Aroma is roast malt and citrus/grapefruit. Med body. Flavor is citrus/grapfruit with a roast malt backbone. It’s reasonably hoppy. More than reasonably for a brown. This is a near neighbor to a black IPA. Finishes nicely bitter. Every sip is a joy.
bb (6715) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 30, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Brown-mahogony beer with a tan head. Grapefruit and light summer fruit aroma. Grapefruit and malt flavor with tropical fruit. Medium bodied. Grapefruit and light tropical fruit lingers with malt and light darker malts.
Cuso (4204) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAR 30, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled from Bierzwerg. Dark red - brown color with thick beige head.Aroma full of caramel, roasted malt, chocolate, lemon, spices. Taste, caramel, grapefruit, milk chocolate, hints of coffee. Nice dry finish. Good one.
stobbe74 (3789) - DENMARK - MAR 28, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a clear and dark brown beer with a beige head. The aroma is malt, caramel, notes of nuts and hops with citrus. The flavor follows the nose closely. The palate is bitterness with notes of sweetness. Overall a good beer.