Gr0ve (2177) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 21, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
330 ml can. Dark brown and clear. Medium-sized white fine-laced head. Delicate caramel aroma with a hint of coffee. Crisp roasted malty flavours with a strong dry note of caramel. Dry hoppy flavours. Surprisingly bitter with a papery and strawlike bitter finish. Clean, but quite nice.
Sigmund (5723) - Tau, NORWAY - OCT 9, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: MAR 17, 2013 Rerate, 250 ml bottle, Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. Basically the same impression as the first time, but this is a very drinkable beer, which in the cute nip bottle may serve as a first introduction to darker beers for the average pale lager drinker. Not very sweet. The experienced beer enthusiast will look for more challenging beers. Original rating: 330 ml can, kindly shared by my beerpal Jan Magnus. ABV is 5.4%. Dark ruby colour, moderate off-white head. Moderate aroma of malts, caramel and butterscotch. Thin mouthfeel. The flavour has very moderate notes of malts and caramel, low bitterness.
Embrouille (2831) - SWITZERLAND - JUL 26, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled 33cl. Not overly complex. Nicely brewed and rather enjoyable. Low bitterness. Good drinkability. A very nice, smooth and tasty american dark lager.
Vaiz (3817) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUN 27, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can in Spain. Clear dark brown color, thin off-white head. Aroma of brown sugar, caramel and roasted malt. Flavor is quite bitter, somewhat roasted, slightly sweet and overall a bit watery. Watery texture and average carbonation.
FreshHawk (596) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAY 24, 2010
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A - Dark cola brown with slight ruby-brown hues. Average sized foamy beige head that had pretty good retention and left a nice thin lacing.
S - Not much aroma comes out. Some toasted/slightly roasted dark malt. Maybe a touch of caramel/sweetness, but it is pretty thin.
T - The slightly roasted malt is upfront with a good dose of caramel malt. Sweet but not overpowering and a nice slight bitter touch. Malts had a fairly grainy taste to them.
M - Medium to light body with average carbonation. Pretty smooth and a touch watery.
D - Very drinkable beer. Provides some sweetness and some bitterness (although pretty minimal hop taste). On the lighter side for a bock, but it went down easy.
Notes: Had this in a bar in Barcelona while watching a game. It isn’t quite a bock, or at least what I think as a bock, but rather blurs the lines with a schwartzbier. Maybe due to the weather in Barcelona, the bocks are lighter and more lager-like. Anyway, nice fairly tasty beer that was better than what I was potentially expecting in Spain.
lithilorn (254) - Covilhã, PORTUGAL - APR 24, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark brown ruby body and tan head. Sweet roasted malt and caramel aroma. Roasted flavor with some chocolate An average beer, but drinkable.
Theis (14464) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 5, 2010
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can at Room in Barcelona. Clear dark brown - offwhite head. Roasted, dark chocolate, ryebread, light chocolate, raisins, lots of metal, sweetness, light bitterness, caramel, light toffee. Plain but ok.
Pedrojcai (50) - Cádiz, SPAIN - JAN 6, 2010
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Beer with rice is not god for ratebeer (impression of myself) Aroma and taste are not the best. Sorry for a medium old company like damm. Visca el Barça.
CEZ (404) - Milano, ITALY - DEC 13, 2009
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
[bottle] Light brown body, small, fastly diminishing beige head. A moderate toasted malt aroma is the most interesting feature in this otherwise average, light-bodied dunkel.
Muggus69 (1522) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - NOV 5, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Rich caramel malts, slight vinous sultana undertones; quite sweet. Moderate carbonation, sticky texture with a full body. Approachable and rich dark lager.