DrinkinWell (389) - - AUG 18, 2013
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
One of the better Bakalar offerings. Amber beer, medium bodied. Sweet notes, low hops, slight bitterness. Not the greatest dark lager, but it’ll do.
rlgk (16565) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 17, 2012
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Draught at Pivovarsky Klub, Prague. Amber beer with an offwhite head. Malty milky aroma with some toffee. Thin malty and metallic flavor, some hops, some chocolate. Very thin.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAY 20, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Name: Bakalar 555
Date: April 01, 2012
Source: Tasting, First Sunday
Appearance: clear amber, scant head
Aroma: sweet caramel aroma, touch of chocolate, candy sweetness
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, cloying sweetness, caramel and chocolate, little to no hops or bitterness
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 4/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 9/20
Score: *+ /4
Grzesiek79 (3784) - Radom, POLAND - FEB 12, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
leaves, cheese, citrus, chocolate, cooked vegetables, brown, sparkling, white foam, rocky head, heavy cloying sweetness, medium bitterness, heavily sour, umami, full body, creamy, oily feel, average carbonation, bitter, long finish,
sfhodense (4789) - Odense NŘ, DENMARK - JAN 11, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours amber with a beige head. Aroma is caramel, breaddy malt and fruity notes. Flavour is caramel and fruity notes.
mansquito (4866) - Nueva York, New York, USA - JAN 1, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Euro Market, Queens 500ml ($2): Pours a muddy amber with a little off-white head. Aroma is mild at best with a little bit of fruitiness. Taste is watered down doppelbock. Almost like an American Dark Lager in taste. However, it is actually remarkably smooth and well-balanced in its own weird way. An interesting take on the doppelbock.
envane (569) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 4, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear amber with an off-white head. Aroma of dried fruit and spice. Fruity sweet malt with light bitterness. Thin body for the style with a stick mouthfeel. Eh.
Bragesnak (5394) - Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 28, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Halloween Festival, Aarhus, DK.
As X-mas. Brown with off-white head. Aroma of caramel and malt. Flavor with a hint of spices.
chrisv10 (14141) - DENMARK - OCT 30, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Cloudy dark amber with small off-white head. Aroma is malt, caramel and fruit. Flavour is caramel, malt, fruit, yeast, medium sweet, little acid, dark fruits and a little hop.
seymour (1829) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - OCT 12, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JUL 31, 2015 Tasted large bottle from Global Foods in Kirkwood, Missouri, USA into standard pint glass. Poured a clear, dark copper color with weak beige head, faded quickly, no lace. Aromas of rich syrup, some roasted barley. Toasty, roasty, but too sticky-sweet flavor. Very low hops bitterness. Somewhat fruitier than you’d expect from lager yeast, but maybe it’s a sign of malt complexity. Thin body and mouthfeel. Perhaps they used simple sugar to increase the alcohol, which would explain the phenols as well. Technically, Doppelbocks should have 7-10% ABV, this one says 7.5%. A decent, drinkable dark Euro lager, struck me as a watered-down Doppelbock. Fun bottle design, at least.