chalicemaster (112) - Ohio, USA - APR 29, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
It seems like everywhere you go, people talk highly of this beer. I can see why, but at the same time the hype I had heard for it left me slightly disappointed. The best thing about it is the dirty, dark and golden colour, the aroma doesn’t quite live up to the appearance. It’s mildly tangy, mild but notable yeast presence, it’s pretty much a toned down version of a type of beer that is often complex and challenging. The best thing I can say in praise of this beer is that it seems like it would be an incredibly versatile lunch/dinner beer.
Graham77 (445) - SCOTLAND - OCT 27, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. Amber colour with white head. The aroma is caramel and fruit. The taste is light/medium sweet and light/medium bitter with a slight peppery hop quality. A very decent ale.
PrzemekC (1) - POLAND - OCT 20, 2016 does not count
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Don’t expect anything more than maltiness, caramel, slight acidity and medium carbonation. Heavy like an anchor ;)
ghostbeer (91) - Nebraska, USA - OCT 18, 2016
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
This was creamy and interesting. The taste was unique and maybe a bit yeasty. I had this at a seafood restaurant, so I didn’t really get the full effect, but it went great with mussels. I really liked the way the beer looked in the glass for some reason, but was not impressed enough with it to order a second one.
ShivanDragon (3515) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - OCT 18, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
helder rood/caramel met fijne licht kaki kraag. aroma van mout, caramel en suiker. Smaken zijn glad, caramel, redelijk bitter, iets pittig, lange gebrande caramel moutige bittere afdronk, matige body.
FinnIckler (99) - GERMANY - OCT 14, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from bierlinie. Pours clear Amber colored. Nose is citrus, bread, toffee. Palate is tart, toffee, a bit bitter. Finish is short and bitter. Nice malt backbone. Good.
Sven1973 (278) - GERMANY - OCT 14, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Flasche im Dolores in Berlin - Mitte. Trübes Bernstein. Aroma Malz, Karamell. Geschmack herb, malzsüße, etwas Karamell und im Hintergrund fruchtig
Stooo (3) - - OCT 11, 2016 does not count
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Solid beer for every day. Tastes great, but a bit lacking in overall complexity and depth of flavor / balance. Always a good choice, but never wows.
mabuzzer (586) - Hamilton, SCOTLAND - OCT 11, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
355ml bottle at Manchester Piccadilly. Amber colour with a small off white head. Malty grain aroma, flavour is malty with a hefty dose of bitter hops. Nice
Mister_Li (968) - GERMANY - OCT 6, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Leicht trübes Bernstein mit durchschnittlicher Schaumkrone. Malzig,etwas Karamell, leicht süßlich, fruchtig, blumig, etwas mineralisch.
AndreasP (125) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 4, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Classic steam beer with some sulphuric aroma and a ale-ish touch to this bottom fermented beer