Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 5, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
In short: A nourishing, sweet and bitter burgundy ale. A bit harsh and heavy. Ok.
How: Bottle 500ml, consumed when probably not fresh enough... (but soon after I got the beer through private importation).
The look: Cloudy ruby-copper body topped by a large beige head with medium retention.
In long: The mostly hoppy nose is very resinous and very piney along with strong toasted notes. In mouth the beer has a thick foamy-yeasty texture with a very active carbonation. Taste is a bit harsh. There is a lot of toasted malts, plenty of caramel, a strong yeast presence, sweet berries jam, earthy old wood, fruits seeds, assertive piney bitterness, sticky resin. This is a tasty beer that is everything but refreshing, it is nourishing, heavy, aggressively bitter, rather sweet. Meh, not my thing, not sure why I bought this, I will now get someone to buy beers for me because I’ve finally decided I cannot trust my own judgment, and now I’m cannot decide if I can trust my lack of trust of my own judgement, this is the beginning of a long process.
VamboladeTolly (1234) - Tartu, ESTONIA - NOV 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle as a gift. Pours reddish brown with medium fluffy head. Aroma is fruity hoppy, grassy, citrus. Taste is medium to heavy bitter, citrus again, some nice butter in taste, fruity. Medium body. Medium carbonation. I love that beer.
Grzesiek79 (3780) - Radom, POLAND - OCT 23, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
piwo poteznie gozkie w smaku. W aromacie nieco mniej ale chmiel tez sie wyczuwa. Kolor czerwono krwisty, ze srednia i malo trwala piana. Wytrawne i piekielne goryczkowe. Nieco w koncowce wyczuwalny alkohol
hawanna (2970) - Freising, GERMANY - OCT 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
0,5 l bottle from Biervana BB 22.04.2015
red-brown color, clear and with a creamy and fast disappearing tan foam head.
Aroma is: caramel, cereal, nuts, spruce, citrus, herbs, medium sweetness, very bitter, full body, oily feel, slick feel, average carbonation, long finish,
aleksander9 (1176) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear red with tan head. Aroma is red fruits, caramel, citrus and some spice. Round and fruity palate. Aftertaste is round, sweet, caramel, bitter, hops and lingering fruity finish. Overall: Nice! Wished it was more fruity and less bitter.
nilsas (2935) - Bryne, NORWAY - OCT 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nydelig duft av rosin, krydder og noe honning. Fin rødlig kastanjebrun farge. Tynn hinne skum, noe heng langs kant. Fin fruktig smak med rosin og noe krydder.
Gorm (1899) - Sandnes, NORWAY - OCT 13, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Mørk brun farve med kremet beige skum. Lukt av grapefrukt og karamell. Smak av grapefrukt, karamell, kaffe og krydder. Vinmonopolet.
jbmartineau (5) - - OCT 8, 2014 does not count
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Beautiful colour. Caramel, plum on the nose. Bitterness is well balanced with the malt. A bit too sweet for me. Good body. Not too boozy
RickFifty (933) - Fredrikstad, NORWAY - OCT 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear mahogany brown color, beige head with good lacing. Biscuits and prunes nose, brown sugar, yeast, coffee. Roasted malt taste, brown sugar, citrus, resin, bitter finish. Medium body, soft to medium carbonation.
maekchu (3221) - Hirakata, JAPAN - OCT 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Asahiya. Fruity nose, with caramel, and thick hop soup, and grass. Clear reddish/copper color, thin beige head. Caramel, with woddy and herbal notes, bread, and small spiced cookies. Medium body. Very nice, but a bit unfocused. Near barleywine-level caramel. Tasty.