bu11zeye (11113) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 19, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Draught) Pours a clear copper body with a medium cream head. Aroma of raisins, grain, bread, and nuts. Flavor of grain, cocoa, nuts, and raisins.
ansjelaah (447) - Westelbeers, NETHERLANDS - MAY 19, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
@NBF í13 bruin, witte schuimkraag, ruikt en smaakt naar caramel en fruitig, niet veel alc. en beetje waterig
DutchDrebus (2274) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - MAY 19, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap @ NBF13. Nice copper colour, medium off white head. Smells very sweet, wood, nuts, herbs, malts. Tastes sweetish, some chocolate malts. Quite watery and thin though. Nice carbo.
Leighton (6960) - London, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg at the Earl of Essex - London. Pours clear russet with a tight, creamy tan head. Nose carries caramel, raisins, ripe berries and other ripe fruits. Light to medium sweet flavor, plenty of ripening berries, grapes, toffee, some lightly toastd bready malts. Light bodied with fine to average carbonation. Sweet finish with creamy and fruity toffee, more grapes. Pretty tasty overall.
Lowenbrau (1002) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - MAR 15, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap @Barcelona Beer Festival 2013. Herbal, light malty aromas. pours clear amber-copper, with nice tan head. Light body, soft carbonation, oily texture. Taste is malty, some herbal, caramel. Lacks some more body.
Martinus (1791) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - MAR 14, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear red colour, white head. Malty aroma, red fruits, light caramel. Malty sweet flavour, light liquorice. Quite thin body, almost watery. Quite sweet finish, dry in the end.
Not quite complex enough to be interesting.
(Draught -wisseltap- @ Cafť Samson, Nijmegen, The Netherlands)
BRW (192) - Barcelona, SPAIN - MAR 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at BBF. Purple colour with no head. Malty and maybe some caramel aroma. Watery and malty taste, a little caramel.
FaithHealer1 (330) - SCOTLAND - FEB 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
Keg at North Bar, Leeds. Amazed to find this in the UK. Pours a deep brown, small head. Aroma is impressively complex: treacle, spice, perfume, malts, nuttiness. Taste is malty, treacle, nutty, a little creamy, with some spicy notes (aniseed?). Thin body means its a little too watery, not quite intense enough a flavour. But thatís my only gripe. Itís classic Anchor: understated brilliance.
JCB (3804) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Tylerís, Apex. Nice copper pour with a substantial head. Toffee malts, light leafy notes, and dark grain in the nose. Some sweet fruits and chocolate in the taste, but the overall dark bread feel is what stands out about this beer, and nicely so.
ChainGangGuy (4122) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JAN 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
16 ounce pint - $6.50 at Taco Mac (Prado location) in Sandy Springs, Georgia.
Appearance: Dark amber-hued body, clear, and with a half-inch of off-white foam.
Smell: Fruitiness forward, apple mainly, followed by charred breadcrusts, roasted grain, and a little bit of dark brown sugar.
Taste: Roasty, toasty malts with a hefty pinch of brown sugar lands on the tongue simultaneously. Lightly herbal quality, just enough bitterness to be had. Scant fruitiness of apple, raisin. Lowly fruity, malty finish that leisurely dries out.
Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium carbonation.
Overall: Now drink up and enjoy. (By that I mean, I will drink up and enjoy.) Sorta seemed like a Brekleís lite.
NikkTwist (887) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 27, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Khyber Pass. Slightly hazy ruby pour with a big foamy head that died pretty quickly. This actually tastes like a tremendous beer but way watered down. Nice smooth complex red fruits. Just needs to be reduced by 75% to make it work. Pale shadow otherwise.