MoritzF (8056) - Bochum, GERMANY - DEC 31, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(swing top bottle) Hazy, amber colour with a big and slightly tanned foamy head. Slightly leafy cara-malty aroma with a tinge of herbal hops in the background. Moderately sweet and slightly bitter flavour, light to medium bodied at most, moderately carbonated mouthfeel. Initially cara-malty, slightly leafy and nutty taste with herbal hops making the beer drier and more bitter towards the finish. Likeable. 25.XII.12
MichaelBruch (2294) - Wanne-Eickel, GERMANY - DEC 30, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared with McTapps. Pours in amber with a bit bigger head. Nice nose of some malt and citrus fruits. Taste has a full body and a nice mild bitter aftertaste. Quality and a quality surprise.
McTapps (2352) - Ruhrgebiet, GERMANY - DEC 30, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared with MichaelBruch. Pale amber-brown in colour with low head. Nose of dark grains. Taste of medium malt, mild hops, barley, kaki / sharon fruit and green bananas. Very easy to drink, nice one.
pivnizub (8385) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - DEC 20, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bügelverschlußflasche: Hazy, amber coloured, lively carbonation, but a smaller white foamy layer, moderate sweetish-bitter flavour, pretty light bodied for a beer of 5.5%, drier bitter-fruity finish, some sweet toasty (?) malt in the aftertaste. Nothing wrong with it, but not an exciting beer...