MiP (12242) - Sřnderborg, DENMARK - OCT 4, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 4.7%. Clear brown colour. Good roasted flavour, a little grain and a hint of grain sourness. Just enough sweetness to make it OK.
downender (5191) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Tesco, Prague. Deep red amber with a short-lived white head. Caramel and red fruit aroma. A similarly sweet flavour with some apple notes, raisins and a short bitter finish. Ok.
jonas (5047) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - AUG 25, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Chestnut, golden foam. Fresh saaz with light nutty undertones. Malt character stays in the background on this one - a nutty roaastyness with complements a elegant sublte flowery start, light citric notes. Chewy body, light sparkly mouthfeel. Earthy and roasted retronasal. Nice.
imdownthepub (8492) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled, pasteurised, 500ml Swing top from Tesco, Plzen. Chestnut with short white head. Sweet, fruity, caramel beer with an odd rubbery note in the body. Still plenty of sugar left from the brew but still a little thin. Fairly average.
ogivlado (4990) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JUL 22, 2008
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
swing top bottle(500ml). –Pale brown/reddish coloured, medium sized off white head, dusty caramelish nose. Surprisingly thin beer, some sweet malt, weak hops, light caramel and nothing else. Metallic notes in the finish.
Marko (3614) - Split, CROATIA - JUL 17, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks Ogi for this!
Dark, hazy red body with an off white thick head that went away slowly. Light nose... very light hop and very light caramel. Hmm. Empty taste, weak caramel, nice but too light sweetish maltiness. Light bitterness. The taste is way too weak for its own good. I feel like I’m overrating it quite a lot.
oh6gdx (18576) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 3, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Amber colour, mediumsized fluffy off-white head. Aroma is sugary malts with some grassyness. Flavour is the same along with some toffeeish notes and slight rubberyness.
ekstedt (4545) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 13, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sampled at GBF 2008. Ambder colour, medium beige head. Sugary malt aroma with some grassy hops and butterscotch notes. Yet quite dry with low bitterness.
gnoff (6320) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JUN 13, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottled at GBF, 2008)
On June 12, 2008
Clear copper color, beige head. Sweet, citrus, floral, malty scent. Sweet, light roasted tones, metallic, fruity taste. Smooth body, medium co2.
JorisPPattyn (7312) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUN 10, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Medium but very nicely stable cream-coloured head over hazy chestnut beer. Discreet, but nice nose with earthy, dark leaves and pastry notes - some Maillard? Dry, very earthy & leafy taste. Virtually no restsugars, pretty impressive. Bit of ironoxide in the flavour as well - the water? or more Maiilard? Creamy mouthfeel - not overly well-bodied, but certainly not empty. Very good Dunkel - cheerfully abstaining from the dreaded sweetness that plagues many’s the German sample. Thanks to the people providing - they were right about this one!