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RATINGS: 3619   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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This is an aggressive beer. You probably won’t like it. It is quite doubtful that you have the taste or sophistication to appreciate an ale of this quality and depth.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pinball (10874) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 27, 2008
UPDATED: OCT 29, 2008 bottle, thanks to skinnyviking! ar: sweet, and alc. poured clear brown. palate and mouthfeel was great. flavor is hoppy, and some citrus. comes off well balanced.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gunnfryd (10873) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 13, 2009
Bottle at Patricks Pub Kristiansand. Red golden colour with a beige head. Aroma is malt,roasted, hop, caramel. Flavour is sweet, malt, roasted, , hop, grapefruit, caramel. Full bodied nice beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (10841) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 13, 2005
Tap. Amber brown color with medium head. Complex aroma taht last the whole brew. Flavor is excellent with blend of character and good alcohol bite at finish. Drink one or have first.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
imdownthepub (10522) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2008
Bottled, many thanks Ian for sharing this. Chestnut with dying head. Unbalanced, bitter beer, pushes a dry hard unsophisticated hop to the fore with no refinement. Sharp, almost medicinal with a bite of alcohol and a touch of bath cleaner. Not a pleasant beer to drink or relax with. Poor side of middlling.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bierkoning (10401) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - SEP 10, 2007
3rd LCRBM. Earthy, oily, citric hops in the aroma. Oily, very hoppy flavor. Red berries and lemon. Long raw hopbitter aftertaste. Doesn’t leave room for much other flavor, still a likeable beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
madsberg (10357) - Søborg, DENMARK - APR 20, 2004
Bottled: Fantastic burgundy colour. Brownish dense head. Hops, malt, alcahol and light cocoa notes in the aroma. Hops, swetness, fruit in the flavour. Complex and balanced. Nice long bitter finish. Intense beer. Thanks again to raindog.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KimJohansen (10350) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - AUG 6, 2008
Clear dark reddish amber with large beige head. Sweet aroma with toasted malt, caramel and loads of hops. Sweet flavor with toasted malt, caramel, hops and grapefruit notes. Ends solid bitter.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
faroeviking (10289) - FAROE ISLANDS - OCT 25, 2008
Botella. And live continues. I hate this disgusting terrible brew. Terrible rotten aroma . NO HOPS what so ever! Aaaargh,..... what did they do???! Water, just watr in the mouthfeel. And the flavour .. una mierda! The flavour is just so horrible.. I would almost judge a Schaefer brew to be better. IWhy have they ver brewed this awful brew???!!!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lubiere (10197) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 18, 2007
a hazy reddish ale with a thick light moka head. A pleasant vinous aroma, with carmale notes, and funky floral hops, and light coffee notes. In mouth, a sweet caramel malt, torrefied coffee, nuts and floral hops, citrusy. A good classy ale. Bought at Bessette’s, Canton, NY. Tasted Feb. 2007 and many times before.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ratman197 (9986) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 18, 2005
Bomber poured a clear dark copper with a small amber head. Aromas of lime, a bit of carmel, and pine. Palate was medium bodied and resiny. Flavors of citrus, and carmel with a dry, bitter, astringent finish. I hear it gets better with age,I’ll have to stash a bottle away for a couple years and see if it improves.


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