brentfeesh (1206) - Gadsden, Alabama, USA - JUL 28, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
750ml bottle from Secret Santa. Pours hazy with an amber color and a frothy medium head. The aroma is nothing to be excited about. Is that a corn sweetness I detect? The sweet aroma is fairly cloying. The aroma sets you up for the flavor, and it’s as good as the aroma let on. It’s actually a bit like a sweet malt liquor. Cloying sweetness with a touch of grainy caramel. Syrupy medium body and mouth feel. Nothing to seek out.
Rulymel (72) - SPAIN - SEP 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark ambar with a thin head. Taste fruity at the beggining with a good bitterness. Then, you can feel the alcohol fluents and some sweetness in your mounth.
Arayaga2 (1706) - portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 29, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Just weird. Smells and tastes like a hi-test europils with very little but ABV to call it a barleywine 15Arg$/12oz
skoisirius (1345) - Earth, Washington, USA - MAY 21, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2008 Vintage sampled in 2009. Hoppy tropical fruit aroma. Spicey and figgy palate. Lighter for a BW. Interesting flavors, but not excellent.
Kinz (3103) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - MAR 15, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled randomly from some dude that brought a bottle to the JRHB meeting. Thanks, random dude! Light amber, very slight head. Hoppy aroma, lightly citric, with a bit of caramel. Flavor matches. On the light end of barleywines, and not very complex, but the flavors that were there were nice enough. I have memories of a very different Simpatico that was a random Mexican lager that came in a solid black bottle. It used to sit proudly next to Corona, Dos Equis, etc. back in the early 90’s. This fortunately is a step up from that one.
DedicatedToFun (1539) - SoCal, California, USA - DEC 24, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I actually really enjoyed this beer. maybe it’s because argentine beer isn’t too killer so it’s relative, but it’s strong and does the job.
Sevenlee (1054) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - SEP 15, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle labeled as Antares Barely Wine, not Simpatico. Pours an orange colour with a small white head. Aroma is quite malty, caramel, some fruit, notes of straw and hops. Taste is also malty with caramel and fruit leading to a moderate hoppy bitter finish. Slight burn on the way down. Not bad.
czar (3235) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 24, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle from mondial 2012, mtl. pours medium dark golden with a nice white head, decent retention and lacing. light toasted malts, some caramel, some yeast, lightly hopped - grassy-citrusy, some sweetness. average carbonation, medium body. meh-ok.
rmussman (1584) - California, USA - JUL 22, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at the brewpub. A really crisp beer beer that has really warming malted base. The best brew they make.
Quevillon (2339) - Sainte-Thérèse, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 12, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Beer #9 at the Mondial de la Bière 2012 (June 8), bottle. Beige gold, small head. Aroma of burnt caramel salty notes of spice and herbs well malted. Barley taste slightly sweet, slightly hoppy, 10% alcohol well hidden. It is easy to drink, but good!
Chin0 (53) - Lomas de Zamora, ARGENTINA - APR 5, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Color ámbar, con moderada espuma blanca de poca retención. Un poco turbia, con aroma a malta con algo de caramelo y leve aroma a lúpulo. Se siente un sabor maltoso algo tostado que perdura en la boca. Es marcado en un principio el sabor alcohólico aunque después se diluye en un amargor marcado y un leve dulzor. De final seco. En definitiva una cerveza fuerte.