tommann (2980) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 7, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle. Pours a burnt orange with a large, frothy head. Aroma is grassy hops, a bit grainy and sweet straw malt. Taste is sweet to start. Slightly bitter finish. Easy drinking.
Vargatul (139) - Bucharest, ROMANIA - MAY 2, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Bier Zone Fest, in Bucharest.
Dark golden colour with some green hues.
Clear liquid and beige head.
Aroma has notes of grapefruit, malt, yeast and grapes.
The taste is medium bitter and a little sour.
Geiserich (3614) - Linz, AUSTRIA - APR 13, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Flip-top 500 ml bottle from Dresden: Amber to copper, hazy color, beige head. Grainy aroma with grassy hops. Flavor is also grainy, light sweet, light notes of candies or caramel and hops in the end. Nothing special.
Drake (9999) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - APR 11, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Beer Run. Pours a clear golden color with a medium sized creamy head. Good head retention. Aroma of sweet bready malts and herbal hops. The taste is sweet bready malts, herbal hops and a bit of mint. Medium bodied.
BlackHaddock (4672) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 7, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Flip-top 500 ml bottle taken Dec 2011 on the balcony of a mates flat by the banks of the Mosel River in Luxembourg, looking across into Germany.
The beer pours a dull semi-cloudy amber with an off-white foam topping sat above.
The smell was of malts, it has an earthy, bready, yeasty mini aroma as well, more so as the beer warmed in the glass.
The taste has a malty sweet front which fades as the hop flavours and bitterness assert themselves. This isn’t a strong flavoured brew, but it does have a decent kellerbier feel to it.
Another brew to ‘tick off’ my list of want to try beers before I die (still a huge list).
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - MAR 28, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
500mL bottle, purchased at City Beer Pours a light, tarnished copper color with a bit of haze; modest off-white head with patchy retention and lacing. A lightly sweet, caramel and copper penny nose; a twang and some oxidation. Medium body; moderate CO2. Somewhat lifeless: lightly oxidized caramel, restrained sweetness, and a honeyed core. Zwickel! But not a tasty one, at least not now.
kjc51478 (441) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - MAR 17, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml Bottle. Appearance is hazy, dark copper color with medium, beige head. Aroma is light with some grains and caramel. Taste is sweet, slight grainy, with caramel notes, and slightly acidic. Palate is medium-bodied, somewhat thin texture, average carbonation, and a semi-dry finish.
mutz (692) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 16, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amberkleurig, veel schuim dat snel minder wordt maar gelukkig niet helemaal verdwijnt. Bitterzure smaak en een beetje waterig, weinig nasmaak. Niet geweldig.
MaartenRF10 (1667) - Wageningen, NETHERLANDS - MAR 8, 2012
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear dark amber, white head. As with the other Aktien beers, it’s a lot of sweet caramel malts and that’s basically it. 0.5l is way too much.
Abio (1713) - Waasland, BELGIUM - FEB 25, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Amber coloured beer, head should hold some longer. Malts, caramel, fruits and grass. Yeasty, bread, tea. More taste then expected.