BlackHaddock (3912) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2013
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Every so often I try something I shouldn’t: this 500ml can is a typical example of this type of thing.
A tramps lager maybe?
Poured into two ’Home Ales’ Robin Hood badged Countryman half pint tankards (one for my son) on 23rd Dec 13.
Looks a proper red colour, a lovely mahogany hue actually: the white head refused to hang around, but a quick swirl soon brought it back (only to fall away again very swiftly).
The aroma was of malty red fruits and although my initial thoughts were to drink it out of a brown paper bag, I was pleasantly surprised by the smell, taste and feel of the brew.
Everything was a little too sweet, but I’m a fan of malty/semi-sweet brews so this almost fell into my ’zone’.
Couldn’t get the ’brown paper bag’ idea out of my head though, so I couldn’t score it too highly.
rok1024 (1127) - Maribor, SLOVENIA - NOV 12, 2013
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Clear deep red amber appearance with medium head. Malty aroma, very sweet taste, low bitterness. Overall poor body, a bit off balance. Below average Strong Pale Lager.
ClubGonzo (4130) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 6, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Can at some random restaurant in Lyon, France. Pours a slightly dark amber body with a small white head. Nose is sweet caramel malts, bread dough, grains and hints of nuts. Taste is grains, bread, overtly sweet sugary malt tones and hints of toffee. Medium body and carbonation. Not really hitting the spot, this one, but it could be far worse, of course.
lagerette (30) - - SEP 27, 2013
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500 ml can. It pours a maple syrup-coloured beer with a tanned head that keeps well. Aroma very sweet, with notes of caramel and prunes. Taste sweet, very sweet. You do not feel the alcohol..Finish very short and buttery.
Calisky (899) - ALSACE, FRANCE - SEP 22, 2013
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
couleur ambrée, petite mousse. Peu de carbonation, texture un peu sirupeuse. Arome leger de malt, vieux fruits. Gout peu amer, un peu sucré. Fin de bouche alcoolisée. Bière rouge de base
RuneStumo (2210) - FØRRESFJORDEN, NORWAY - AUG 28, 2013
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
02.08.2013 0,5l Can, Metz, France. Golden copper caramel colour with white head. Aroma of sweet malt. Rather strong with sugar sweetness. Medium body with more alcohol than malt. Bitterness is faint and leaves a aftertaste that disapears.
Silvan7 (723) - Samarate, ITALY - AUG 9, 2013
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Can @ home. Inaspettatamemente bevibile. Profuma poco. Di certo il bouquet è limitato e i profumi sono flebili, ma si avverte del caramello, della melassa e un che di metallico. Color ruggine perfettamente limpida schiuma bianca non fine e poco persistente.No lacing. Il gusto è dolce, caramellato, rotondo. l’alcolico è presente ed avvertibile. Non ha corpo ed il finale è stucchevolemente appiccicoso. però si lascia bere.
Shaney (2428) - Köln / Cologne, GERMANY - JUL 26, 2013
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Rotbraunes Bier mit mittelprächtigem Schaum. Süßmalziges, synthetisches Aroma. Klebrig süßer Beginn, Raffinadezucker und Kandis mit etwas Gerste. Der Alkohol sorgt dafür, dass der Mund nicht zuklebt. Tip: Wegkippen!
shorlin (662) - St. John’s, Newfoundland, CANADA - JUL 18, 2013
1.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Actually a decent-looking beer, reddish copper with nice lacing. Aroma is maltiness. Taste is chewy sweetness like Swedish Berries candy condensed down into beer format. Palate is creamy, dominated by an alcohol feel that is not even bothered to be disguised. Gets worse as you drink it. No!
Kavu (2300) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 5, 2013
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
0,5l can from Casino Géant Poitiers. Pours clear amber with a medium off-white head. Aroma is sweet malts and alcohol. Flavor is sweet malts, some caramel and plenty of metallic alcohol. Drinkable, albeit barely.