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RATINGS: 226   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.44   EST. CALORIES: 237   ABV: 7.9%
Specially made for the French market. Strong pale lager.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
WilliamLious (7) - Whyalla, AUSTRALIA - JAN 18, 2008 does not count
Appearance: Inch head reducing to a film of foam. Golden straw that is clear. Moderate fizzing. Smell: Not a strong smell, nothing chemical. Slight malty smell. Taste: Slight sweetness and a strong but not over-powering alcohol taste. A bit of bitterness mostly countering the alcohol and sweetness. Some maltiness also. Mouthfeel: Moderate lightness become creamy in the mouth. Drinkability: Not bad. Rochefort beats this of course. Didn’t detect any chemical overtones. Perhaps they have process control issues.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
bierkoning (11403) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - DEC 14, 2007
Bottle. Golden color. grainy aroma. Grainy sweetish flavor with hints of apple. Not too bad for a malt liquor.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TrefwoordPunk (833) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - DEC 12, 2007
Bottle 33 cl. Pours a clear golden with a medium white head and a spicey smell. Taste is not malty like the commercial deScription says, but more spicey and fruity, with hints of salmiak and espresso and even some salt. Interesting beer, but why did they call it 8.6 (while alcoholic content is 7.9)?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hildigöltur (5104) - København, DENMARK - NOV 30, 2007
Canned. Dark golden coloured. Rather fruity aroma and flavour for a lager. Sweet with a nice alcoholic touch.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
heavy (2270) - Split, CROATIA - NOV 22, 2007
0.33 l bottle. Poured deep golden body with medium fluffy white head that went away pretty slowly. Initially, very nice aroma of citrus hops with lot of sweetish malts, too. Nice... Flavor, well, sweetish, a bit metallic at moments, with some alcohol felt. Quite empty bodied, with that alcohol that is specially felt in the finish which is also pleasantly sweetish. All in all, not so bad at all, but not good either. Makes it a convenient slow drinking beer after a dinner while watching TV.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
BeerBiker (1413) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 21, 2007
[Sampled in Jura, France 2004.] Not that great experience. Strong ABV and fruity metallic flavor makes this beer a one night stand!

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
ogivlado (6467) - Zagreb, CROATIA - NOV 20, 2007
Bottled(330ml). -as Bavaria 8.6 Special Blond Beer, courtesy of and shared with Doggythedog (thx!)
Dark golden coloured, small airy white head, sweet alcoholic nose with odd hints of chocolate. Typical cheap malt liquor with sweet malty taste and strong alcohol presence. I’m too old for this beer...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Marko (4348) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - NOV 19, 2007
Bavaria 8.6 Special Blond Beer (7.9% alc.), purchased at the Ipercoop in Kaštel 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 isn’t 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...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
yespr (36243) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 15, 2007
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Jerre (3019) - Waregem, BELGIUM - NOV 13, 2007
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.

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