jesperhammer (2515) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
09-NOV-2013, bottle @Hotel Metropolitan, Bologna, from Eataly.
Pours nice hazy orange with lasting lacing off-white head.
Aroma is fruit, yeast, malt, orange peel, spice.
Taste the same. Very yeasty fruity. Also nice creamy bready malt with dried fruit.
Creamy, soft carbonation. Long fruity aftertaste. Hint of alcohol but very fine drink.
Jow (1684) - New York, USA - OCT 30, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Del Posto. Pours kinda ugly muddy orange brown. Nose is of sweet malts and fruit stripes gum. Tastes of honey, malt, toffee, artificial fruit flavoring, and some wood. Creamy on palate. Sweet aftertaste.
Ed5388 (1262) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - OCT 15, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
11.2oz bottle shared by Scott! Pours a burnt orange color with almost no head. Aroma of citrus, caramel malt, and earthy hops. Taste of apricot, sweet citrus, caramel, and metallic.
dmac (3538) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - OCT 12, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle of overpriced Italian garbage shared by Scott during the goodbye jcwatts tasting. Poured a muddy ugly orange/brown with tons of floaties. Aroma is sweet, wort, caramel and molasses with raisnin bread dough. Flavor is "amber", notes of caramel, wet toast, nuts, almonds, old citrus and some card board. Palate has average to fizzy carbonation over a medium mouthfeel. Meh, this is why I hate Italian beers.
erickok (2839) - Tours, FRANCE - SEP 21, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cloudy brown body with small lace. Belgian yeast, light spices, red fruits, cake yet crisp and not very rich. Light sweet buy thin, low alcohol yet apparent. Sticky ending, fizzy. No its not my kind of beer. (Classy 33cl bottle from Eataly Torino)
davidm (1871) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - SEP 20, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at DOC. Aromas of caramel, nuts, apricot. Taste is sweet, with sour notes, average length.
pete4999 (938) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Has a surprising white-wine feel to it, effervescent, a bit sparkly, smells strongly of grape. Taste is a bit more subdued but quite sweet.
Leighton (8751) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at the ChrisO Flags of Many Nations Easter Tasting 2013 - London. Pours lightly hazy, deep gold with a creamy white head. Sugary and somewhat doughy malts in the aroma, a bit of honey and toffee. Big sweet flavor with more honey, sugary bread, light yeasty dough, hints of herbs. Medium to full bodied with fine carbonation. Light warmth in the ending with further honey, caramel and bread. Good stuff overall if a tad one-dimensional.
Theydon_Bois (5485) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at Chriso Easter "Flags of many nations" Tasting, as Umbri Cotta 42, 31/03/13 - did I bring this, I normally bring some Italian stuff but my memory fades!?!
Lightly hazed mid amber with a thin off white head.
Nose is dark malt, sugar, toffee.
Taste comprises more of the same, brown sugars, toffee, malt.
Medium bodied with bite, soft carbonation.
A little on the boring side, drinkable but not one to revisit.
madmitch76 (12241) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2013
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
31st March 2013
Tasting at ChrisO’s. Hazy amber beer, little pale tan head. Light soft palate, dry. Sugary sweet malt, touch of dried fruits. Light dry finish. Too sweet even for me!