sinte (240) - UDINE, ITALY - SEP 13, 2012
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Can 0.5 L.
Clear, amber body with a small, frothy, off-white head, fully diminishing with virtually no lacing; almost no bubbles is visible.
Light malty aroma with evident notes of alcohol-related spices.
Sweet flavour dominated by a harsh (and annoying) alcoholic character.
Light-to-medium body with an oily texture; flat carbonation; moderate-to-heavy alcoholic warming in the finish.
zacgillbanks (957) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2012
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle from Intermarche supermarket, Les Charmilles, France. Pale golden coloured with strong marzipan and almond flavours followed by very strong alcohol and toffee on the finish.
ThreeCats (297) - ISRAEL - AUG 23, 2012
2.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
foamy head over a clear pale gold color. Aroma is grainy and malty, with some alcohol notes. Taste of banana, honey, malt, raisins, and grain. fairly sticky mouthfeel. Palate unmemorable, except for a "fizz" on the tongue which is kind of annoying. Warm alcohol feeling in throat.
Japalo (733) - DENMARK - JUL 16, 2012
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle @ Poggio. Small head. Hazy golden to slight amber. Fine malty notes. Some complexity. Fine medium body. Dry finish.
vipinvelp (1169) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - JUL 3, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark yellow with white foam head. Aroma is dominated by alcohol smell, taste is sweet barley, thick aftertaste. (Basel 201207)
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kevnic2008 (5712) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - JUN 11, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a hazy golden color with a decent lacing head. Strong, grassy aroma with some malt in the background.
azlondon (1138) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - MAY 4, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Gift from the Mrs:
Appearance: Clear golden, alright amount of off-white head. Slightly fizzy.
Aroma: Malt and grains, nothing to get excited about.
Taste: Crisp, more malt than hops. Feels a bit oily. Slight alcohol. Standard.
Info: 650ml bottle, 4/5-2012
MrHangover (1100) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - APR 23, 2012
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Can 500ml. Pours out clear golden with a white, steady head. Grassy aroma, with some malts. Flavour has maltiness and a thicking alcoholic sweetness. Not too bad to drink, ok to get drunk fast.
Metalchopz (1749) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - APR 16, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a rich golden colour with a big white creamy head that has great retention and full lacing. Sweet grainy nose that is balanced between the malt and the alcohol. Thicker mouthfeel than usual, but still pretty crisp with almost a bit of dryness in the finish. Thinking this would be super sweet, but the malt is not that bad, with some alcohol to it (without the burn). Not a bad malt liquor.
BlackHaddock (2353) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 7, 2012
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
On 17th Jan 2012 I wrote: Iíve just finished reviewing this beers little brother: the 6.5% ABV Gold 8.6 beer for the French market, I hope this is more balanced and better in every way.
Anyway, here goes a live review: Iím pouring the 25cl brown bottle into a íPalm specialí labelled bulbous tulip. The beer looks like a typical lager/pilsner, maybe a little more darker than most: still golden with a white head that refuses to hang around though, so very lager like.
The smell is sweet and laden with alcohol: malt sweetness with apple blossom if Iím being kind, the alcohol esters however frighten me: no hop element at all.
The taste is ía headache in waitingí this is all about the alcohol, no attempt to hide or disguise it what so ever. Malty sweetness and not much else Iím afraid.
This is a brown bag on a park bench sort of beer, not my type at all.