Schnabelhund (49) - - DEC 11, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours hazy dark amber, the off-white head doesn’t last very long. The nose is a little roasty, even a little smokey, kinda funky, and makes me expect a savory component. Up front, I’m getting dark bread crust followed by a hint of banana, then some of the smokiness foreshadowed in the nose, and finally bitterness of even darker bread crust. The finish has a tiny hint of funk, and a light glow from the alcohol; it’s neither short nor long. The medium-low carbonation cuts gently through the components. Nothing to write home about, I’m afraid.
andregoncalves (1098) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - NOV 24, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
50cl bottle from labiere. Color is dark copper to brown. Head is medium to thin. Carbonation is quite present. Body is sticky. Aroma is caramel, light fruit and malt.
Nevalainen (43) - FINLAND - NOV 24, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A bottle 5,3%. brown color, Muddy liquid with a tall tan head, lightly bitter, light body, a lightly bitter finish. Was expecting more from this beer.
77ships (3313) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - NOV 17, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thx! to Man-ki. 50 cl. swing-top bottle sampled @ “Panda group launch 2013 tasting”. BBF 27/05/2014. pours a copper amber with a big white head. Nose is full of grains, sweet plastic, yeast, faint banana,… Taste is sweet plastic & grains, hay, floral, light banana, potato, starch, reasonable amount of yeast. Body is a touch starch-like. Honestly only slightly better than a pale lager in my pinioning, I expected something more exiting.
holdleder (136) - Kongerslev, DENMARK - NOV 16, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
50. cl. patent-flaske. 5,3 %. En gennemsnitlig øl uden det store spræl. Købt i Magasin i Aarhus
jmgreenuk (3565) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 14, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle courtesy of Deanso. Poured a hazy medium amber with a frothy white head and some broken lace. The aroma is yeast, malt and a little fruit lurking in there. The flavour is neutral veggie with a little banana and yeast. Medium bodied with low carbonantion and a thin texture.
kermis (4285) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 14, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared thanks to Deanso. Pours cloudy golden abroad with a thick creamy head. Aroma of sweet malt, some dark fruit and biscuit. Flavour is light moderate sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
ACHops (596) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 12, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Altstadt. Pours reddish dark caramel with medium white head. Aroma is earthy, oaky, slightly sweet malt. Taste is clean mild caramel malt with a crisp lightly hopped finish. Slight oak aftertaste. Mild, pleasant, easy drinking beer.
Silvan7 (567) - Samarate, ITALY - OCT 20, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle @ panino grigliato, busto arsizio. colore ramato, limpida, schiuma beige chiara,molto fine ma non molto persistente. profuma di malti tedeschi, caramellata,ha anche aromi di spezie (ginepro) e un po’di miele. il tutto è poco intenso e poco persistente. gusto che lascia una sensazione ferrosa abbastanza diffusa. si ritrova un poco di caramello e di tostatura. poco luppolata. corpo debole un filo appiccicoso
Temptation (208) - - SEP 12, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Reddish amber, almost copper, color, with a white head, quite shortlasting. The aroma is inclined to malts and yeast, no trace of hops: bread, grain and yeast. The mouthfeel is basically sweet and light, to caramel, brown sugar and a hint of toffee which are attenuated by some metallic touch and a very discrete bitterness. Watery texture, medium carbonated and medium to low bodied, is nice and refreshing, but not a great beer. The best is its drinkability; the drawback is its lack of character.