Embrouille (2843) - SWITZERLAND - MAY 5, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled 50cl. Ordered from www.bierkompass.de. It pours a beautiful clear amber beer with an average-sized, nicely lacing bubbly beige head. Inviting malt accented aroma which is reminiscent of walnuts, lime, orange, figs, almonds, paprika, tobacco, caramel and leafy hops. Nice balance. Very faintly smoky. Beech wood sneaking in. Subtle carbonation. Medium bodied. Good bitterness showing up. Light acidity on the swallow. Long finish where figs, almonds, homemade caramel and raisin come to mind. Delicious, complex and with plenty of character.
yespr (40865) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - DEC 22, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
50 cL bottle. Pours clear and deep golden orange with a small white head. Aroma is Dark malty and slight roasted note. Dry and malty flavoured. Roasted finish. Lingering malty and roasted flavoured into the far finish. Ends dry.
MiP (15304) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - DEC 22, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, 4.7%. Dusty aroma, slightly vinous. Hazy amber colour, small floaties. Almost a year past BB date. The flavour is slightly caramelly. Mild bitterness, a bit rough, but tolerable.
JK54B (1539) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 22, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A 0.5L bottle from K-market. Pale beige head. Golden yellow coppery colour. Malty roasted nose. Soft malty taste. Not sour not sweet taste. At the end mild hoppiness.
michi (1) - GERMANY - JUN 19, 2009 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
saugut! Nie werde ich die Kneipenabende im Plectrum in Bayreuth vergessen.
oh6gdx (25472) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 15, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled. Amber colour, mediumsized slightly off-white head. Aroma is caramel malts, mild nuttyness as well as some slight easrthy and metallic notes. Flavour is nutty, sweet malty as well as mildly metallic. Also gets quite bready notes as it warms up.
TBone (16197) - Pori, FINLAND - JUN 13, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled swing top (BB 08/2009).
Amber color, steady medium-sized creamy off-white head. Mouldy, caramelly aroma. Caramelly, grassy hoppy, a bit toasted sugars. Dry finish, as well as watery. Nothing to drink twice.
FatPhil (14127) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 1, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUN 2, 2009 500ml bottle (BeerAngel.de)
Massively grainy aroma, slightly porridgy - a bit pile of soggy malted husky grain. Pleasant carbonation, full palate. Simple but tasty grainy taste, full husk component. Finish a bit thin, unfortunately, as this is a taste I’d like to have hanging around. There are some hops, but they’re restricted to a light tingle in the mouth. Very drinkable, and a celebration of beers not having to be outrageous in order to be interesting. Tasty any time, any season.
austone (1062) - Turku; Pori, FINLAND - MAY 21, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 10, 2009 Swing-top bottle. Copper, firm light beige head. Toasted bready aroma with nice nuttiness, slight butter and herbal notes. Sweet and malty flavor with strong nuts, hint of butter, enought herbal hops & bitterness to balance the sweetness. A tad chewy, smooth palate. Pretty low on roast, almost in the märzen league. A good, honest easy drinking brew. (was 7/3/7/3/14)
Had to pump up the score, I was definitely too snifty the first time, copper is sparkling and the palate is really nicely mellow and chewy. A great nutty dunkel/märzen hybrid.
gerrit (15) - AUSTRIA - MAY 15, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
fine beer, good aroams of dark (perhaps munich) malt, no fruit but much caramel and rosty things, warm and soft