Benzai (5753) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, - JUN 16, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
50cl bottle shared by Dutchdrebus. Slightly unclear dark red color, medium sized beige to light brown head that lasts for quite awhile and leaves a nice lacing. Smell malts, hops, hay, slightly bread and dough. Taste malts, some caramel, hints of coffee, lightly moccha, hint of dark chocolate and hops again. Way more to find in the taste than I expected! Very nice combination! A bit thin texture, medium to full carbo, medium body.
bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 21, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(500ml bottle) Pours a black body with a small tan head. Aroma of raisins, dates, chocolate, coriander, caramel, and toffee. Flavor of chocolate, roasted malt, grapefruit, caramel, grass, florals, raisins, and coriander.
Ughsmash (6914) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 28, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to Blake for bringing the bottle. Poured medium-deep brown with a toasted marshmallow head. The aroma picked up sweet toasted coffee, nutty notes, and molasses with light citrus/piney hoppage around. The flavor found mostly nutty notes and molasses with bitter grapefruit and grassy bitterness around.. finished dry and toasty, with quite a bit of residual bitterness. Medium-bodied with low-moderate carbonation.. wouldn’t liked a little more bitterness, but it was aiight.
1FastSTi (3220) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours to a deep brown mahogany body with a creamy tan head. The beer is a hoppy grapefruit and deep toasty caramelized malts. Very much a brown ale with lots of citra hops. Medium full body. Robust.
GBZ59 (823) - BARCELONA (Catalonia), SPAIN - SEP 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Grifo. Vaso Shaker. Color cobre oscuro con tintes rubi a contraluz. Corona beige, cremosa, que presenta bastante buena retención. Aromas tostados y herbales mezclado con matices muy sutiles de chocolate. Maltas tostadas y fresco amargor al primer sorbo redondeado por notas de chocolate. Cuerpo medio y carbonatación moderada. Textura oleosa. Final amargo y seco. Toque dulce/amargo de cacao en el retrogusto. ABV bien enmascarado en una cerveza bien equilibrada y nada plana.
On-tap. Shaker glass. Dark copper color, ruby to the light. Beige & creamy crown shows fairly good retention. Toasted & floral aromas mixed with very subtle chocolate hues. Toasted malts & crispy bitterness at first sip rounded by chocolate notes. Medium body. Moderate carbonation. Oily texture. Dry bitter finish. Sweet/bitter cocoa on the aftertaste. ABV well hidden in a well balanced, no flat beer.
One2remeber (125) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - SEP 3, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Soapy, big bubles, khaki head. Deep dark chocolate body.
Nutty, light caramel, lightly roasted, honey sweet, really clean h2o. Hint of DMS. Impressed by clarity of aromas.
Hops oils dominant, not resiny or bitter. Slight roasted toffee, with a big oily burst of citrusy (lime) hops. Hint of metallic lingers. Rich butterscotch, maple syrup lingers.
As I drink more beers from Denmark the more impressed I am with h2o composition; very clean, pronounced flavors. Distinct, flavorful, well put together. A true brown ale with an upgraded hop profile.
Reminiscent to Anchor’s Brekle’s Brown, but Kama Citra has more rich flavors.
EHouse (170) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 31, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark brown with good head formation and retention. Aroma is an interesting blend of peach and melon from the hops mixed with roast, caramel and toffee from the malt. Flavors of toffee, caramel, and coffee with a background of melon. Medium / light body, perfectly carbonated that finishes dry with a lingering of toffee, mineral water, and ashy roast. A very interesting and well made beer but the combination of toffee / roast and melon flavors is a bit strange. They seem to fight each other as apposed to meld.
phaleslu (5174) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml courtesy of sloth- thanks again, Bert! Pours a coffee brown color with a finger of beige head that settles unevenly. Aroma has a good dose of hops, with an earthy, piney, orange citrus character, along with toast and dark chocolate. Flavor of toasted and chocolate malts, candied nuts, and citrus. Medium-bodied, with a smooth, malty, bitter mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Good, complex, hoppy brown ale.
CanIHave4Beers (2762) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - JUL 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a brown color with a small head and nice lacing on the glass.
The aroma is nutty with chocolate & a nice bright hoppiness, plenty of citrus, & some bug repellant.
The flavor has a nice bit of chocolate, some good bitterness, & some light toffee. The hop character is bright with a nice bitterness, this does the grape-y citra thing about as well as any beer I’ve tried. The malt toastiness is really pleasant and well integrated into a hoppy beer here.
Fspirit (42) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fruity stuff! Little white head, aroma of chocolate, malts and fruits. Taste is chocolate, aplle and citric fruits. Easy to drink.
Aniela (2230) - Skövde, SWEDEN - JUN 4, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark amber beer with a small beige head. Hoppy and nice malty aroma. Hoppy, malty flavour with some dill and mushrom notes.