Marko (4208) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - NOV 19, 2007
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bavaria 8.6 Special Blond Beer (7.9% alc.), purchased at the Ipercoop in Kaötel Sućurac, shared with ozujsko.
Poured an orange tinted gold colour with a medium-small head that went away fast. Nose... dry yet sweetish, milk chocolate, caramel, alcohol. Odd but kinda nice. The taste was a bit of a letdown. Sweet, honeyish malty taste, typical for the style, as is the strong alcohol presence. Touch of caramel. One can sense some chewy hopiness drowned in all of that. Not impressive, but the alcohol presence did seem to get less noticable as I went through the glass, and the malt took the lead. Hoped for more. Ah, well. At least it isnít offensive. Still, its presence baffles me. Why on earth do we have both the regular 8.6 and this available on the market (through the same importer). Ok, so they cannot be found sitting side by side (yet?) but still...
yespr (34580) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 15, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
50 cL can. Pours clear and golden with a diminished white head. Aroma is slight sweet malty. Flavour starts sweet, with a note of caramel. Ends with a minimal bitterness but remains rather sweet. Decent.
Jerre (2843) - Waregem, BELGIUM - NOV 13, 2007
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle, 30 cl. Thx to Rob.
Golden color, with white head. Aroma hop , little fruity. Medium body. Taste malts, very sweet, alcoholic, bit bitterness. Dry.
Regular strong blond.
Ungstrup (29992) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 8, 2007
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
A dark golden beer with a white head. The aroma is very fruity, while the flavor is extremely sweet and malty with notes of alcohol giving it a thick body.
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 25, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A bit sweet with hints of fruit. All in all, a decent beer, and shockingly good for a malt liquor.
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 7, 2007
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours an impressively rich golden colour (considering itís a malt liquor, anyway) but the head is fizzy, white and short-lived as would be expected. The aroma has some surprisingly strong red apple tendencies (sans skin) and could almost fool me into thinking it was a cider were it not for the thin presence of honeyed malts underneath. Thereís also a gentle peppery hop profile, though I suppose it could actually be phenolic in its origin. Graciously, the alcohol isnít distinct, at least not a lower temperatures. Honey, bread and apples all come together in the flavour, where the alcohol is rather noticeable. The finish contains a gentle prickling spiciness and hosts a long fade into alcohol dryness. Some beers can get a pass on alcohol presence because itís clean and warm...this isnít one of those beers. I find it to be rather rough, like cheap vodka mixed with apple juice. Between medium and full-bodied, with slick texture and fine, but vigorous, carbonation. Really, the alcohol is just too much, otherwise itíd be an only slightly sub-par beer. 50cl can, Leffe goblet, bbe 02-2009.
HermanW (1045) - Coevorden, NETHERLANDS - SEP 6, 2007
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
ík wist niet dat het een Malt liquor was. Het had een beetje alcohol smaak. verder was het wel een lekker biertje.
chmurarz (518) - Legnica POLAND, POLAND - AUG 29, 2007
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
liar, the lable says that it is a special blonde ale, for me it is a european strong lager with schampage notes, ery alcoholic and malty, not skunky though
D (577) - Gdynia, POLAND - JUN 26, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Golden colour, medium, solid head. Grainy, slightly sweet flavour. Not very alcoholic, but not quite complex. Reminds me of our Kaper beer, but with less character and depth.
Russo (1791) - Hemhofen, Baden-WŁrttemberg, GERMANY - MAY 23, 2007
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Nice golden beer, good malty aroma and some fruity flavor. Little bitterness at finish.
Cerveja Dourada, com aroma maltado e um sabor frutado, um pouco amargo no final. Boa cerveja!!