Martinus (2522) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - NOV 7, 2013
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Hazy amber golden colour, white head. Vegetable aroma, citrus peel, morning breath and tomato paste. Vegetable flavour, banana, malts and chalk. Finish malts and chalk. Not my favourite.
(From 50cL bottle @ weekly tasting, Benzai’s place. Thanks for sharing, DutchDrebus!)
DutchDrebus (3089) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - OCT 31, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle @ benzai thx to DutchDrebus. Clear orange colour with a small off-white head. Smells malts, morning breath, unfresh. Tastes malty, fresh. Thin body, soft carbo.
Benzai (5753) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - OCT 31, 2013
1.8 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle shared by Dutchdrebus @ weekly tasting. Hazy orange color, small white head. Smell is so weird and so wrong. "Asperges pee" and just foul. Taste fortunately doesn’t have that. Thank god. Not a lot of flavor besides some malts and some bitter. Meh, not very good.
Shaney (2370) - Köln / Cologne, GERMANY - OCT 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Helles Bernstein, leicht trüb, tolle Schaumkrone, viele Luftbläschen steigen auf. Würziges Aroma, Pumpernickel, leicht hefig und säuerlich. Der Geschmack hat neben der Würzmalzigkeit etwas animalisches nach Gerberei und Leder. Klingt angenehm würzig und bitter aus. Gutes Zwickel, dass wirklich Premium ist!
bartlebier (837) - Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - AUG 1, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
50cl, Sagasser Coburg. Very easy-drinking, typically Franconian Zwickl with the dry mix of fresh bread crust caramels and earthy, peppery hops upfront in the taste profile, bit staler in the aroma. Thinnish mf, weird vegetal bitter aftertaste.
rok1024 (743) - Maribor, SLOVENIA - JUN 2, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Lovely unfiltered beer, medium head, above average bitterness, otherwise well rounded.
TAR (2384) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - APR 18, 2013
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle, best by Feb. 2013, consumed in Nov. 2012: Gold body with blonde sheen. Jagged, big-bubbled head. Muddled nose of applesauce, caramel, bread dough, wort, and a hint of apricot. Spritzy carbonation. Very spicy, earthy and tealike, with sugar- and vanilla-infused caramel sweetness. Underlying red apple twang. Finishes musty with a note of concrete and unripe plum, along with the faintest touch of woody, spicy, licorice hoppiness to accompany the poorly defined earthy malt. Underfermented and unclean.
BlackHaddock (2902) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 14, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Half-litre flip-top bottle: BBD 11 Jul 2013. Poured into a Veltins badged stemmed tulip three times, each pour getting more hazy as the sediment began to move.
The beer is a dirty brown to start, it didn’t want a head, but some white foam appeared briefly before falling in on its self.
Malty, yeasty and earthy in both the smell and taste, too sweet at times, too murky towards the end of the last pour and with a strange herbal undertone throughout. A sort of malty molasses soaked sack of potpourri is how I can best describe it.
Different and not unpleasant, one bottle however was enough.
Idiosynkrasie (2750) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JAN 17, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle. Cloudy orangey golden colour with average to huge, firm, frothy, fairly lasting, minimally lacing, white head. Grainy aroma with subtle notes of husk, hay and grass. Taste is fresh pale malty, almost fruity with a subtle spicy touch of hay; decent bitter hop note in the finish; lively carbonation.
3fourths (7525) - Boulder, Oregon, USA - JAN 14, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
bottle. I have to assume it’s in bad shape, but these beers don’t do well in bottles, generally. this one had an aroma which was nice enough, focused on toast bread and nuts, though too yeasty. developing aroma and sustained flavor of creamed, browned bananas and soapy and floral esters. nutty, toasty and frothy, as is a lot of German lager, but very unclean, yeasty and sludgy and acidic, even chunky, that word comes to mind.