rakkasan (142) - Bresso, - AUG 7, 2010
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
bottle - pours light amber with a very small fizzy off-white head that dissipates almost immediately. At first the aroma is corny and sweet like an asian lager then as the beer warms it becomes maltier and less corny. The taste is rather sweet initially, there is the tiniest hint of caramel and the finish is dry and slightly bitter. I wasn’t impressed, there is certainly worse out there........but there is certainly a lot better too.
ogivlado (6167) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JAN 19, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
swing top bottle 500ml. -from random gas station in Italy. Dark golden coloured, medium sized off-white head, light malty nose. Moderate sweet malty, caramel, dried fruits and evident alcohol presence with discreet notes of herbal hops. Some caramel also in the finish. Average.
JoshuaStranger (189) - - NOV 29, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours a deep amber,white head. Aroma is malts,caramel. Taste is malty,sweet caramel,some bitterness,alcohol.
eduardovl (1041) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle served in a tulip glass.Â
A: Pours a copper amber color forming a small tan bubbled head. Small retention and only few lacings left
S: Very caramel malts in the nose. Sweet with some alcohol. Low fermentation yeasts
T: Follow the nose. Toffee and caramel malts. Roasted malts. Low fermentation bready yeasts
M: Medium body and carbonation. Sweet caramel malts aftertasteO: Average drinkability. Average german bock
[ BA Review @ 4/1/2013 ]
Sissio (844) - Orsenigo, ITALY - FEB 15, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear amber, cappuccino minimal head
Toffee, toasted malts, fruity, dry apricot, caramel
Sweetness covered by carbonation, bitter ending and aftertaste
Light caramel, hop and herbaceous bitterness, some winey cognac like
vento76_2 (56) - - DEC 30, 2013
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Mi aspettavo qualcosa di più da questa birra avendo provato la bionda doppio malto. Si sentono poco il malto e il luppolo. Peccato
pdoorr (75) - - SEP 30, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours Copper with a big tan frothy head.
Nose is fruity, grassy and yeasty.
Aroma is sweet and slightly bitter, the same bitterness grows for a while persisting in the aftertaste. Medium to low carbonation. A little oily to the palate, medium body.
sinte (397) - Udine, ITALY - SEP 25, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Amber body with a large, forthy, tan head, mostly diminishing with some lacing.
Light-to-moderate malty (bread) aroma with notes of hops (herbal) and alcohol (unpleasant solvent).
Light sweet flavour with a light bitter note more evident in the finish.
Light-to-medium body with watery texture; soft carbonation; metallic feeling and light alcoholic warming in the finish.
The overall feeling is of a somewhat attenuated beer.
Douberd (3062) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - AUG 12, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Swing top bottle, 500 ml, bought in Italy and brought back home. Poured into a small tulip glass. ABV 7.5% on my bottle.
Very deep orange colour on the body, almost light amber. Crystal clear, with good activity in it. Two fingers of a soapy, off-white head, with average retention but with nice lacing left on the glass.
Aroma is very malty, with ripe pear, white stewed grapes and sugar and obvious alcohol after a light swirl of the glass.
Taste is sweet with alcohol notes, a bit too much at first but it mellows quickly enough. Very light bitterness that struggles to surface under all the malts. Some light fruit flavour notable mut not so distinguishable.
Medium thin body, average carbonation and quite dry on the palate.
Overall interesting heller bock.
RuneStumo (2344) - FØRRESFJORDEN, NORWAY - MAY 14, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
09.05.2013. 0,5l Swing Top Bottle. Pan Panorama, Pisa, Italy. Dark brown colour with no head. Aromas of dark malt. Strong with alcohol and sweet malts. Very soft and clean beer with sweet malts and rich body. rather low bitterness.
Kita (1368) - Koper, SLOVENIA - APR 14, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled, 0.50l. Clear mahogany color with large frothy tan-like head, no lacing and lively bubbles. Taste starts with rich toasted malt, followed refreshing fruity and with strong alcohol note. Mouthfeel is relatively plain for that style, while finish is warm alcoholic with mild bitterness in the aftertaste. Medium body, thick texture and soft carbonation in palate. Not that it was a cardinal mistake that I bought this beer, but it’s only average one...