omhper (17461) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 28, 2006
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Clear brownish amber with fairly rich head. Interesting aroma of tangerine candy. Sweetish with clean mouthfeel and medium body. Dominated by black currant winegums. Fairly low bitterness. Good, unsual beer.
bu11zeye (11111) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 24, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
(330cc bottle) Pours a clear amber body with a medium off-white head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, tangerine, and strawberry. Flavor of strawberry, caramel, grain, blueberries, and taffy.
jcwattsrugger (10000) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAY 26, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330cc bottle-pours a light tan head and copper color. Aroma is light/medium malt-somewhat sweet caramel, some fruit, herbal. Taste is light/medium malt/bready-somewhat sweet caramel, some fruit, herbal/spicy hops. Medium body. OK/mild carbonation.
jonas (5041) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - NOV 12, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Nice clear chestnut, low carbonation, brown head. Juniper and slightly weird fruity perfume aroma. Light nutty start, somewhat dry and flat roast with a big bucket of fruity/flowery berry notes on top - bit too much really. Medium to light body, mellow dry mouthfeel. Sweet berry aftertaste.
ogivlado (4987) - Zagreb, CROATIA - OCT 6, 2010
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottled 330ml. -Nice clear amber coloured, small tan head, perfumed blueberry nose. The taste is interesting but not so pleasant. Cough syrup with notes of blueberries and black currant. Quite artificial.
bluevegie (3004) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 1, 2008
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
This was more drinkable than their lager but I couldn’t really tell what the calafate fruit contributed.
TheGrandMaster (2335) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 8, 2007
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, a clear dark amber with a pillowy off white head. A light earthy aroma. Rich and alcoholic on the palate. Malt flavours dominate, both caramal and woody. Quite pleasant to drink slowly.
Arve_Christian (2079) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 3, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On bottle from Unimarc, Santiago.
Amber color , good foam. Intense berry/ fruit aromas- some malt.
Medium body & complexity.
Good bitterness & balance.
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Sully (1378) - Potts Point, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA - MAR 30, 2008
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
My glasses in the hotel must have been hit with a huge dose of detergent as even though I have rinsed each one the beer pours as a flat and unnapealing beer. The colour is fine, like a sherry but I fail to pick up any strong presence on the nose, nor is there a strong flavour of whatever a calafate is. I guess its better than the lager but that is saying nothing.
Gazza (726) - Worcester, Worcestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 24, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, thanks Cristián and David!
This may well be a standard ale with berries in it, but it works very well. The sourness and astringency of the fruit dominates the taste (yet isn’t cloying or artificial), but that’s a good thing as the malt/hop combo isn’t that interesting. Overall surprisingly tasty and complex.