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 :)
anstei (194) - 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 (246) - 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 (2939) - 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 (3524) - 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 (355) - 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 ...
GlasgowTAD (347) - Glasgow/Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - MAR 14, 2015
0.7 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
BenH presented me with this Eastern whale - I tip my hat, sir! The twist cap operation of this bottle only goes to reinforce its whale status. Pours a clear caramel shade of orange with a white head which soon recedes to a fizzy white layer. Aroma is honey and corn. Taste is honey, corn and water. Lively body with an unremarkable, non-descript and unnoticeable mouthfeel.
The_Osprey (2845) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 12, 2015
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle BB Aug 2015, at a BYOB. Produced in Dubai. Marketed to look like a lager. Clear dark amber, sparkling, very small head. Aroma is papery, apple juice. Body is medium, slightly foamy, low carbonation. Taste is apple juice, baby food, light malts, watery pineapple juice. Pretty decent non-alcoholic stuff. A lot better than expected.
alex_leit (201) - Minsk, BELARUS - MAR 4, 2015
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Bottle, thanks to friend :)
Aroma: malt, soda and corn. Taste like a mild sweet wort with acidity of ascorbic acid. Refreshment.
Calisky (1460) - ALSACE, FRANCE - FEB 21, 2015
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Courtesy of Jaghana.
Couleur ambrée brun, mousse qui disparait. Nez malt, note banane. Gout orge et gingembre en poudre. Corps très aqueux. Pas mauvais mais pas une bière
jaghana (4418) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - FEB 21, 2015
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle 33cl, traded with olliejobbins thanks ! A golden beer with low head and retention. Nose is on barley sugar and blond caramel notes. Aroma is on cereal, barley sugar, vegetable touch, almond touch, caramel touch and bitterness. Ok drinkable.