jeremyh70 (1036) - Missouri, USA - FEB 2, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice clear amber color with a finger of white head and decent lacing. Aromas of caramel malt, some grain and citrus. Toasted malt flavor with hints of caramel and citrus. Earthy hop flavor in finish with mild bitterness. Fuller than expected mouthfeel with moderate/high carbonation. A well balanced beer that doesn't pretend to be more than what it is, a well crafted, drinkable beer. Had with a burger at Blancs Burgers and Bottles 2-1-13.
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MartR (281) - Aespa, ESTONIA - JUL 28, 2016
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours in dark orange and with a thick creamy head. What a great malty profile and hop balance in one sip all alone. The malty base is good, the way the hops are used is good. And all put together is amazing. I like traditional stuff and this one’s one of them.
Plot241 (5) - Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 22, 2016 does not count
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Malty beer brewed with lager yeast at ale temperature. Smell of caramel and Horlicks. Taste of light fruitiness with a pleasant lager like bitterness. Very nice beer.
AdolfoCC (146) - Veracruz, Veracruz, MEXICO - JUL 21, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
APARIENCIA: de color ámbar con destellos naranjas a contraluz, se observa alta actividad de carbonatación, ligeramente turbia y algunos residuos en el líquido; corona de espuma color blanca de buena retención, de burbujas compactas.
AROMA: notas ligeras a ahumado es lo que destaca, además del dulzor de las maltas, caramelo y cereales.
SABOR: nuevamente las notas a ahumado presente pero muy, muy sutiles, además de caramelo y algo a cereales; el retrogusto con un amargor medio bajo, seco y no astringente que puede quedar pega al paladar.
SENSACIÓN: cuerpo ligero con mediana sensación oleosa, carbonatación alta, inclusive se siente el crispar en lengua.
RESUMEN: buena de acuerdo al estilo
bartlebier (3303) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - JUL 20, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
6packs of 12oz bottles over the years, often sampled at tastings 2012ff. Occasion: 1001 and BL sampler. - Bref: ESB, simplified Franconian Keller and Kölsch meet their hybrid equal in this robust golden sessioner that started it all. Evergreen and classic. - Love the deep bronze, copper hue. Crisp aroma of caramelised barley and whisky malts, ears of barley swaying under a high sun - no real hop aroma, the fruitiness (apricot, wood, unripe banana) seems mostly malt derived. - Pleasant caramel cracker dry mouthfeel, love the natural carbonation here between ungespundet, real ale and old champagne. Nuances of toast in the flavour that keep me going in for another gulp. The bitter Northern Brewer bite is in the tail: fresh hop flowers, crisp caramels pinching the taste buds with a hint of astringent barley husk, dried grasses and nettle, hay, peels of dried fruit, walnuts. Lingering caramelised walnut bitterness. - Easily my favourite CalifCommon (as if there really were another) and a nostalgic reminiscence of when Spéciale Belge was still a style to be reckoned with. - Ref.: Steam > Witkap Special, draught De Coninck, oldschool Palm.
Gehbe (123) - Vilnius, LITHUANIA - JUL 6, 2016
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep amber with medium offwhite head, decent lacing. Aroma is rather malty, some caramel and toffee, some fruit and spice and resin. Taste is well balanced with some crispy bitterness taking the lead as it progresses. Very velvetty, well balanced beer with enough bite to keep it refreshing.
kingaugusta (210) - Georgia, USA - JUL 4, 2016
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours clear copper with an off white head. Nose is sweet bread and a little zesty hops. Flavor is less rich and leans toward a typical pale lager with just a bit of barley against modest European style hopping. Finish is quick. Decent enough for what it is.
sdmmb (1634) - USA - JUL 3, 2016
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Drunk from 33cl bottle bought from off-license in Ossett. Enjoyable amber ale.
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Moretum (90) - Vienna, AUSTRIA, AUSTRIA - JUN 27, 2016
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Hazy amber colour with a medium white head. Malty, light hoppy and fruity aroma . Taste of roasted malt, honey, caramel and light fruits with low bitterness. Easy, but also interesting beer.
WillemsUrenkel (1392) - Oldenburg, GERMANY - JUN 24, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
0,355 l bottle. Clear gold amber in the glass with a one finger white head. Fruity malty on he nose. Taste starts malty with nuts, maybe chestnut, honey fruitiness in the background. Smooth. Pleasant low but encreasing bitterness in the aftertaste. Enjoyed it.
Aggiebob (671) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - JUN 19, 2016
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Hazy amber with an off-white head and some lacing. The aroma is malty, caramel and some floral. The taste is the same wit h some spiciness and a little bitter on the end.