wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 23, 2003
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUN 8, 2010 Superbly balanced, clean and drinkable with a fine, lingering bitterness that pulls me back for another sip --the archetype and pinnacle of the style.
Pale copper hue, clear; creamy, white head. Light honey and chunky, bready malts set against woodsy and herbal aromatics. Off-dry, moderate and clean acidity, mild bitterness; ends with a crisp, effervescent bite. Medium-light body, slick texture, mousse-like carbonation.
Old rating: 12 oz bottle, beer mug, 50 degrees. Giant, white, foamy head seems to be well lasting and is accompanied by an average density, deep amber colored body with average carbonation. Slightly piney, slightly citric hops and caramel, grainy malts play well together. Aroma is lighter than I would like. Moderately sweet, lightly bitter flavor becomes a lightly sweet, moderately bitter finish. Aroma was very indicative of what the flavor would be like; although, there’s a slight English pale ale warmth to the flavor that I didn’t pick up in the aroma. Medium bodied, watery texture, lively carbonation. I could stand for the body to be a little fuller with a creamier texture. The bottom line is: this is a great everyday beer, an absolute classic.
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - AUG 21, 2003
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber brown with a tan head. Hoppy aroma. Initial malt flavor with bitter hops on the end. Pretty good, not hard to find either.
ConiseurofBeer (242) - Downingtown, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 19, 2003
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
good accesible beer, I don't think its a top ten, but good none the less. It one of those fall back beers that you order when the selection is thin.
Ron (2848) - Rochester, New York, USA - AUG 19, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Small head, nice amber color. Malty taste with a nice hoppy finish that does not linger to balance it out. An enjoyable brew.
TipsyMcStager (1139) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 13, 2003
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not much of an aroma, a slight fruitiness. Pours amber brown, low head that lingers. Much hoppier than expected. Slight hop finish and a mild sweetness. Not spectacular and a little overpriced, but not a bad beer.
Boystout (1000) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - AUG 12, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear deep amber color. Head initially is great, but disappearing too fast. Clear and soft sweet malty palate, nice citric bitterness. A beer to remember.
OlJuntan64 (1265) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 12, 2003
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Medium bright amber orange clear with a medium size short lasting head. Faint malty and floral hops aroma. Mild hop bitter, candy sugar and malt sweet flavours. Mild bitter disappointingly short bland finish. Interesting but not as much as the Ale.
Dorwart (2411) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - AUG 12, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Good head with a creamy top and decent carbonation. Head does not last long. Color is a medium orange amber. Slight hops presence in the aroma with a little malt. Flavor is a little weak but smooth and well balanced. Finish is slightly bitter and dry but smooth again. A decent everyday beer.
FlacoAlto (3810) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 12, 2003
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 23, 2006 This beer has an enticing copper color and pours with a light beige head. There is not a huge amount of aroma to it, it smells clean, malty and a bit of floral grassiness to it. A light sweet/ malty taste up front that finishes with a good bitterness. This beer is about perfect balance between the hop and the malt. Just a wonderful beer that, because of its popularity/ availability, of the gets short shrift. In my mind this is one of the great everyday drinking beers.
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Kåstå (1273) - Mol, BELGIUM - AUG 10, 2003
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Blond beer with a medium half creamy head. Light yeasty floral fruity aroma and taste.