Blairgus (1798) - California, USA - MAR 13, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUN 8, 2011 amber ale colour and very clear
lots of nutty malt aromas
med/full body and slightly fizzy
malty and nutty flavours
a decent amber ale but nothing out of the ordinary for the style
ClubGonzo (2762) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUN 16, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Matkroken Natland, Bergen. Pours a clear deep coppery-amber body with a medium creamy off-white head of considerable longevity. Nose is mild citric tones, biscuits, caramel and hints of vanilla. Taste is mellow red fruits, citric notes, biscuits, caramel and hints of bitter grass in the finish. Medium body, soft to medium carbonation. A very drinkable and balanced bitter with quite a bit of taste to it as well.
bartlebier (523) - Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - MAY 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle pour@4th Festival der Bierkulturen Köln 25/05/2013. Neutral earthy on the nose, some liquorice maybe. Caramel, nice cream, roast, herbal hop crispness. Sherry dryness and incipient tang. Pleasant as a mix of Bitter/amber/red ale, but not a standout in any way.
kiwianer (2464) - Mönchengladbach, GERMANY - MAY 27, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The head is robust, the body orange-brown and clear. It smells mild, less hoppy, a bit roasty. The taste is mild, special grain or spieces, a bit hoppy. 11/10/10/9/11/10
kingstoni (785) - FINLAND - MAY 14, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Mostly clear light amber color with a medium thick head. Aroma of cocoa and chocolate. Flavors are chocolate and nuts. Some sweetness, dry texture. Mild bitterness in finish.
Wolfbass (748) - Firenze, ITALY - MAY 8, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tutto malto sia al naso, molto biscottato e burroso, sia in bocca che è davvero piuttosto dolciastra con un leggero finale bitter...
JK54B (1535) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 3, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Mild nose. Pale fast disappearing head. Clear coppery color. Malty and hoppy taste. Average hops. Nice color.
jeverszeuge (464) - GERMANY - MAR 28, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
ersma: mehr bio geht wohl nicht, denn die brauerei baut das getreide selbst an. eigentlich fing es umgekehrt an, ein bauer überlegt sich, wie er mehr kohle mit seinem getreide machen kann und gründet eine brauerei.
dunkel bernsteinfarben mit mittlerer verschäumung, die schnell vorbei ist.
der geruch ist röstmalzig und marginal rauchig. dazu ale-ige note.
der antrunk ist bitter und malzig, leicht fruchtige noten, dazu dezente röstige aromen. die mitte bringt mehr hopfen mit, leichte zitrusnoten. der abgang wird malziger, bleibt hopfenbetont.
die flasche ist ansehnlich.
fazit: durchschnittliches bitter, die hopfenaromen könnten ausgeprägter sein. trinkbar.
9,8,7,8,11,8 - 8,10 - 29/3/13
Beerheart65 (692) - Pori, FINLAND - MAR 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep, hazy reddish amber, 2 finger creamy airy head is off-white and dissipates too fast but leaves bit lacing. Caramel mating is bit nutty, biscuit, citrus hoppiness, fresh and lite aroma. Medium body, slightly thick feel, average carbonation, dry with little bitterness and fruitiness balancing, aromatic finish. Nicely balanced with some nuances and ok flavors, works well.
unstablefable (210) - SCOTLAND - JAN 18, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a dark translucent amber with a off white head, high viable carbonation, aroma aroma is root veg, malty tones slight necter notes, taste is not as animated little bit bitter and malty. Quite a thick mouthful.
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flying_pig (636) - SCOTLAND - JAN 11, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle (500ml from Tesco, £1.70):
A strange caramel malt aroma and some something similar to vegetable adjuncts along with some light toffee but the main aroma was something like a smoky bitterness.
A rich amber colour with tinges of red and a large, three fingers sized head on top that is foamy looking and leaves some nice lacing. Retention is pretty good too with very little movement at all and the body is a clear one.
Mainly malts, some sweet and some earthy with a bit of a nutty character and a little biscuit too. It tasted pretty ordinary really with a little citrus and some nondescript fruits but that was about it and there was too much bitterness at the end for me.
Medium bodied with mild carbonation and a slightly watery feel around the middle before finishing off dry. It was an odd beer if nothing else.
This was kind of an odd one in that it got a lot better as I worked my way down it but it still wasn’t a great beer really. I thought the smell was pretty bad although it did look pretty good. The main thing though, the taste was lacking a lot to begin before improving slightly about half way down but it was a case of too little too late.