vipinvelp (2419) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - DEC 30, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear copper color with off-white foam head, lacing to glass. Aroma is rather sweet caramel with some alcohol and yeast. Taste is bittersweet with caramel most present. Short sweet aftertaste, not bad actually. (Velp 201212)
pivnizub (9100) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - DEC 27, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Clear, reddish-amber coloured, small and stable off-white head, sweet fruity and toasty-caramelly nose, already is a vinois touch detectable; moderate sweet-bitter flavour, relatively light bodied; caramelly-bitter finish. Nice, undemanding brew…
R2k2 (338) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 21, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Great aroma, i like the color, and i do like the taste, but nog the best beer i had to drink. Sweet and roasty taste, with a bitter aftertaste. Normally i don’t like that, but somehow, this beer can use it for it’s advantage. I like it!
Geweldig aroma, ik vind de kleur mooi en de smaak lekker, maar niet het lekkerste bier dat ik gedronken heb. Zoete en rokerige smaak, met een bittere nasmaak. Normaal hou ik daar niet van, maar dit bier kan dit hebben! Ik vind het lekker!
ShivanDragon (1862) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - DEC 19, 2012
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Brand Sylvester Winterbier 2011-2012
licht rood/bruin van kleur, snel slinkende kraag
aroma: zoet, caramel, donkerfruit, kruidig
smaak: sterk smaken van zoetig caramel, gebrande mouten, zoet, kruidig, en bittertje.
medium body, dun van textuur,
afdronk: moutig en bittertje
MichaelAwesome (4744) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - DEC 11, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared with McTapps. Not a bad one and definitely one of the better from Brand. Pours in most beautiful in deep red and offers a nice nose of yeasty belgian blonde. Heavy beer which comes easy. Good one.
McTapps (4745) - Ruhrcity, GERMANY - DEC 10, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared with MichaelBruch. Medium ruby-red colour with low head. Taste of sweet whiskey mash, smoked quality meat, light hops and raisins. Starts like a classical Doppelbock but finishes very smooth, elegant and light. Great beer.
Douberd (2699) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - NOV 19, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a bottle of 300ml poured into a wide glass.Its colour is faded ruby, that of a black tea only lighter. One finger head, quickly gone. No bubbles.Aroma is of caramel, fruits, roasted nuts (almond?). Taste is bitter. On the palate is medium carbonated, medium thick bodied and a leaves you with a dryness.
BlackHaddock (4243) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - OCT 29, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 Oct 2012 saw me, my wife and 26 other members of the CAMRA Investors club have a wonderful afternoon as guests of the brewery: after a film show and giuded tour of the brewery we adjourned to the tasting celler bar where we were given seven different brews to taste: I had plenty of each, this one being my favourite beer of the day.
I like sweeter brews and this fitted my needs nicely: top fermented (unusual for Heineken) and out for Christmas each year. Rich amber body with a full head of tan coloured bubbles, it looks fine.
The smell is caramel first and foremost with wild fruits of the forest adding to the fairly sweet nose.
The taste is also semi-sweet with those caramel notes again being at the front: maybe a bit ’one dimensional’ in flavour, but I really liked it and made sure I had more than my fair share of this highly enjoyable winter brew before we had to leave.
ralphdot (1000) - Billingham, Durham, ENGLAND - OCT 5, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
7.5% deep amber colour with a very thin head, fruity malt aroma, warming dry fruity caramel taste.
kiwianer (3413) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 5, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
The head is unstable, the body red. It smells sweet alcoholic. The taste is malty and alcoholic, intensive wine. In the aftertaste malty, stronger alcoholic. Ok 9/10/10/11/10/10