Ungstrup (34354) - 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 (14092) - 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 (8539) - 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 (7785) - 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.
beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - MAR 25, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Love the label description. Not Stone long with small writing but still gets a point across. Pours a red-brown. Woodsy hop aroma in the nose. Nice little fizz to it. Bitterness hangs around at a low pleasant level. Quite good.
ekstedt (6516) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 23, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (50 cl) from the Cracked Kettle. Deep clear ruby, large rocky beige head. Nutty and toffeish malt aroma, with some roasted salmiak notes. Medium bodied and smooth. Fairly dry with bitter finish.
Leighton (18527) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at CPK with Scopey, Mes and MadMitch. Clear, light brown-gold pour with a filmy head. Classic brown ale nose, lightly roasty and very malty. Alright flavor, light to medium in sweetness, with notes of faint roast and mild cocoa. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Finishes with light brown sugar, some cocoa malts, a bit of dryness. Some hops come through nicely in the finish as well. Good beer.
Maria (10214) - Thisted, DENMARK - MAR 13, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
It’s red-brown with a creamy and lasting head. The aroma has notes of roasted malt, caramel, nuts, light chocolate and fruit. The flavour is moderately sweet with a dry bitterness, that surprises me in a BA. The notes are citrus, grass, light caramel and chocolate, and the finish is dry and bitter. It’s nice, but maybe too hoppy to be a BA.
mbpufall (83) - Andover, Minnesota, USA - MAR 11, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 1, 2011 Pours dark chocolate with a bit of a reddish hue. Nice beige head that leaves lacing throughout. Aroma is roasted nuts and chocolate-caramel. Very pleasant aroma. Pretty light bodied with a decent amount of carbonation...was to be expected from an ale like this. Nice, sweet, nutty toffee flavor that finishes with a good amount of hop bitterness. That was a little unexpected. I was interested to try something new and different. This is one I will try again.