DavefromChicago (201) - Illinois, USA - MAR 24, 2003
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
There are beers that I would buy anytime and anywhere, and then there are beers that are perfectly suitable for accompanying a meal, when dining out. I would put this pleasant, malty, reddish-amber beer in the latter category. Although inevitably served too cold and lacking much head, it is a light, but flavorful beer with some subtlety, hints of wine, fruit, herbal nose when opened (but quickly fading), etc., but also somewhat course at times - i.e., alcohol not well-integrated. I would say that its better than its Mexican counterparts as a restaurant beer. Could use more hops at the finish.
MicheleStitches (2) - - MAR 25, 2015 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from 11.2 oz. bottle into a Sam Adams lager glass.
Appearance: Thick, creamy, long-lasting head. Rich, clear amber color with no particles apparent. Moderate to significant lacing. Each swallow stirs up a noticeable amount of carbonation/bubbles in the glass.
Aroma: Sweet and malty
Mouthfeel: Medium body and moderate carbonation
Taste: Fairly sweet, bready, malty hints of caramel. Lingering hoppy bitterness on the back of the tongue after swallowing.
Overall, pretty tasty. I’d gladly have another!
foyle (290) - Wyoming, USA - MAR 25, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from 11.2oz bottle into pilsener glass.
Appearance: pours a thick, sudsy off white head that drops very slowly with significant lacing. Color is a clear amber with mild streaming carbonation.
Aroma: rich roasted barley, ripe fruit, caramel, earthy and herbal hops.
Mouthfeel: light and slightly sticky with some alcohol warming and a slightly wet finish.
Flavor: bready malts dominate with nuts, raisin, & caramel. Some lingering hop bitterness along with alcohol.
Overall: very good and hearty brew.
aumentm (197) - North Carolina, USA - MAR 12, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smooth beer with a nice taste. Fresh and well balanced. Thought it was a good beer without anything crazy.
ordybill (388) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - MAR 5, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a 330 ml bottle into a pint glass.
Aroma- I get a ton of malt with a dash of caramel. Not bad.
Appearance- A neat looking brew, has a nice reddish tint. Pours a large white head.
Taste- A real strong malt and grain flavor, it’s pretty good.
Palate- This is a medium bodied beer with moderate carbonation. It has a smooth finish with a light aftertaste.
Overall- A pretty fair beer, I think this would go good with pasta and the next time I am at an Italian restaurant that carries this beer I will give it another try.
tampierre (931) - Pilsen, CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 26, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled, Sterzing, Italy, Heavy malt, caramel, some fruity aroma, Clear amber color, creamy lacing head, Sweet taste, long finish, Fuller body, Average carbon, Pretty good.
AtronSeige (801) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - FEB 15, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma: Medium-high rich maltiness. Dark malts providing dark fruit aromas.
Appearance: Clear amber body. Medium, off-white head, fair retention.
Flavour: Medium rich melanoidins, toasty, Medium-light bread-crusts. No hops. Light fruitiness.
Mouthfeel: Medium body. Medium-high carbonation. Light warming.
Overall: A rich, balanced beer.
330 ml bottle, poured. Thanks Tanja!
nathan30533 (816) - Clifton, Ohio, USA - FEB 7, 2015
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Italian. This beer is too light for my palate. Smooth but no really flavor shines through.
sonotono (54) - torino, ITALY - FEB 6, 2015
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Ottima bock/vienna. Bel colore rosso scuro, malto in evidenza come da stile. Una delle mie preferite.
andrewje41 (973) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - FEB 5, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 6, 2015 12 oz bottle poured. No bottled date, and I have reasons to believe it?s been around a while. Pours a dark amber color. Soft bread and sweet malt aroma. Light flavor with bread and some banana. Minimum sweetness. Much better than expected. I will drink this again.
MadRobin (2223) - Silver Spring, USA - JAN 24, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from 330ml bottle at Da Marco Restaurante Italiano in Silver Spring, MD.
Clear, dark copper/chestnut with a large khaki head and very good lacing.
Aroma of caramel, toast, light fruit and very mild vanilla.
Taste of toffee, mild citrus, toast, caramel and a hint of vanilla.
Medium/full body and medium/low carbonization.
While not outstanding, this is a pleasant malty doppelbock.
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