ElDesmadre (1868) - Mikołów, POLAND - MAY 30, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Beautiful red-brown colour, head is not very big nor durable. The expected skunkiness fades away fast leaving the smell of malt with a graininess reminding me of cooked groats, hops, some cherries, ash and very little amounts of wet cardboard and metallic elements. Taste is a quite intensive but also slightly metallic bitterness, nutty hops, caramel and a very light fruitiness. There is also some maltiness in the taste but it is subdued, as this is quite a hoppy vienna - which makes it the more enjoyable for me.
estpiwo (1308) - ESTONIA - MAY 21, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Redbrown color, small white head. Caramel fruity aroma. Some caramel tones, light hoppy bitter. drinkable.
FatPhil (9818) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 29, 2011
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
500ml bottle (Stockmann, Riga)
4+ Simple light lagery aroma, touch of huskiness, but pretty bland.
4- Very bold caramelly red, small white head.
5- Simple bready taste, with some bitter huskiness too.
3 Unexceptional palate, pleasant carbonation. Not too thin, not to sweet or heavy. Finish is fairly bitter with noble hops, a touch biting occasionally, assisted by the carbonation. A little grassy perhaps too, and definitely there’s some minerally aspects too.
9 Fairly unexciting, but a fairly full flavoured lager. Would massively benefit from being unfiltered and fresh.
madmitch76 (16552) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 30, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
5th May 2009
Clear red brown beer. Crisp semi dry palate. Light malt with just enough depth of flavour. Roastiness and bitterness are absent. Small amount of hop fruit. A brief banana note and some minerally zing to finish off. Nice beer.
ogivlado (6074) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JAN 26, 2011
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottled 500ml. -Very pale amber coloured, small off-white head, caramellish nose. Moderate toasted malt, caramel and brown sugar with dry bitter finish. Quite watery and boring beer.
pivnizub (9156) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - OCT 2, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Amber to deep amber coloured, bigger rocky off-white head, sticking to the glass and slowly collapsing; light to moderate roasty and nutty nose with a slght hoppy background; moderate bitter-sweet flavour, not really light bodied (for a beer of 11°); slightly lingering hoppy and sweet caramelly finish. Very well balanced and tasty....
MoritzF (8644) - Bochum, GERMANY - SEP 30, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(bottle) Clear, dark amber colour with a big and tanned foamy head. Slightly ashy and dusty roast-malty aroma with notes of (wal-)nuts and a lighter hoppy touch. Sweet-bitter flavour, almost medium bodied with a moderate carbonation. Roasty malty and slightly ashy taste with notes of caramel and walnuts; medium-dry sweet-bitter finish. Surprisingly full-bodied for a 11° beer. 29.IX.10
Cuso (5320) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUN 19, 2010
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Color amber, with nice light brown head. Aroma, caramel. Taste malt, caramel, hints of coffee in finish. Drinkable.
PilsnerPeter (3028) - Flushing, New York, USA - FEB 10, 2010
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle shared at puzzl’s place: Deep brown pour with a white ring of head. The aroma is starchy with some bread crust malts and a touch of skunk (green bottle). Light, slick body. The flavor is bready, again, starchy, skunked stale noble hops with a peppery note. Eh.
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 10, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
.5 liter bottle shared by zdk. Pours a clear woody copper with a thin head. Aroma is green hops, grassy, herbal, a bit skunked, light sulfur, some old stale saaz hops. Flavor is dark burnt caramelized dough, burnt crackers, some ash, nuts, stale malts, oxidation- papery and cardboard with a bit more skunk. meh.