Jeppe (2631) - Brooklyn, Alabama, USA - DEC 20, 2008
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Snow white on the top, clear orangy on the bottom! Sweet aroma of malt and a bit of orange and flower. Sweet in the flavor as well, but with a slight bitterness in the finish. Somewhat cloying a not a beer to enjoy in the Danish winter. Thanks Mads :)
MarkoNm (1187) - Novo mesto, SLOVENIA - MAY 24, 2015
1.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Pours a clear dark golden color, topped with just a hint of white head that imemdiately disappears completely. Sweet malty aroma, slighty stinky grainy notes. Taste is sweet and malty. A fruity and grainy feel to it. Luckily it’s not too sweet. Watery and not that nice, but not completely unpleasant. Well, at least a new country.
MichaelAwesome (5287) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - MAY 21, 2015
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Dünn und laff, aber das hatte ich ja erwartet. Dahinter wartet jedoch eine milde Süße auf uns, die mit einem Schuss an Karamell und ordentlich durchaus punkten kann. Alles in allem also recht ok.
McTapps (5312) - Ruhrcity, GERMANY - MAY 19, 2015
1.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Country 106 / 244 - many thanks to omhper! The beer has got a clear golden colour with a low head and medium body. Aroma of malt and hops. Taste of mild hops, straw, malt and bread. Grainy hints. Drinkable.
jamesie1857 (1578) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 17, 2015
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
330ml bottle from Ozmen’s International Shop, Sheffield - Red to amber with a thin white collar. Aroma of wholemeal, baskets and feint malt. Taste is watery, a bit of electrolyte soda drink thing going on. Purely a country tick, made me think what it would be like Bourbon Barrel Aged. Couldn’t find a bourbon barrel, so I chucked some Jim Beam in it. Still not very drinkable. UAE = ticked.
efeesse (151) - - MAY 15, 2015
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
A non-alcoholic beer bought in bottle, very bitter, average carbonation, and light color.
anstei (215) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - APR 28, 2015
0.8 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
330ml bottle. Pours clear light orange with almost no head. Smells like... wet cat food. No kidding! Bubbly mouthfeel, very low taste, not far away from sparkling water. Comparable to one of these sparkling waters with a hint of some fruit, expect that this beer doesn’t do it in a tasty way.
Manslow (325) - Warsaw, POLAND - APR 22, 2015
0.7 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Butelka 0,33l na lotnisku w Doha 2014r. Kolor mętny, złoty. Aromat ścierka i trawa. Smak słodki. Nagazowanie jak w napojach gazowanych. Z cyklu piwoniepiwo, podły napitek
Alengrin (2993) - BELGIUM - APR 17, 2015
1.4 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
Tasted as Barbican Malt Beverage with the "Premium" embossed on the shoulder of the bottle, and twist cap; from what I can retrieve from the Internet, it is the same product. Nearly the only ’beer’ produced in the United Arab Emirates and since this is an islamic country, I have high doubts about it even having been fermented at any point - theoretically speaking, muslims are not allowed to take in even the slightest trace of alcohol, even if it were only 0,001% ABV or so. If it is effectively unfermented, it would be ’unrateable’ on this site, but of course I wouldn’t want to begrudge anyone of their ’ticks’ for this country - including myself. Pours a clear, deep ’old gold’ colour with slow fizz, under a loose, coarse, crackling but quickly diminishing, off-white head, retaining well only around the edges of the glass. Grainy aroma with clear dominance of sweet maltose, hints of roasted pinenuts, lots of biscuit, toasted bread, ’stale sweat’ sourishness, cake coming straight from the oven, powder sugar, industrially produced and sweetened cider, cooked Brussels sprouts, old dry cookies and something sulphuric (burnt rubber). Sweetish taste, lager-like onset, grainy and toasted with strong, spritzy carbo, a tad sugary and cookie-like, toasted accent in the middle, thinnish as usual for a non-alcoholic beer, lightly metallic but less so than I have experienced in many similar products; maltose is emphatically there and creates a dull, simple sugary sweetness which lingers far into the finish, which is otherwise thin and watery, with not a trace of the hops mentioned on the back label; retronasally, a kind of cooked vegetable soup impression comes along... The final taste which remains, therefore reminds me of sugared vegetables, as in: caramelized Brussels sprouts... A sweet malt beverage indeed, almost the beer equivalent of a soda pop, but it still has a vague ’beery’ quality to it, in terms of looks and aroma. Not even the worst non- or low-alcoholic beer I had (though not far from it), but as said, I don’t think this has ever been fermented so I’d regard this as a beer lookalike rather than as a true beer. Big thanks to my boss for bringing me this bottle from Dubai.
Martinus (3563) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - APR 12, 2015
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Clear golden colour, white head. Malty aroma, light hops, construction wood. Sweet malty flavour, light caramel, some banana. Quite fizzy. Finish malts, caramel, some sugar notes. Not a great beer, but quite drinkable, not the worst of N/A beers. And a country tick is a country tick.
(from 33cL bottle @ home. Thanks for bringing the bottle for me, Erik!)
funcut (363) - SIBENIK, CROATIA - MAR 27, 2015
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
evo da se pohvalim da sam uspio doci do ove pive ...nabavio preko prijatelja (zovem ga svojim sinom) koji je isao na romanticno ljetovanje u dubai ...svaka mu cast na ovoj nabavi ...inace odlicna je piva s ananasom ...ali to i nije bas pivo vec odlican sok od ananasa s pjenom ...