MichaelAwesome (6358) - 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 (6396) - Reutlingen, 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 (4533) - 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 (5847) - 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 (1027) - 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 (3428) - 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
kevnic2008 (10978) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - MAY 1, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a pale amber. Dry, medium bodied, medium bitterness. Hoppy, spicy taste, quite fruity, caramel, apricots.
mutz (836) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 3, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Roodbruin van kleur, een snel verdwijnende kraag. Zurig moutig aroma. Idem smaak met wat zoet. Goed te drinken.
Russo (2006) - Hemhofen, GERMANY - JAN 29, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled in Utrecht. Clear amber with a tan head that gone quickly, Aroma is sweet caramel, malt and hints of alcohol. Flavor is pretty much the same with some spice notes. Mouth feel is a balanced sweetness and bitterness.
jess_scott15 (45) - - JAN 24, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Reddish brown pour with a small head. It is sweet and yeasty. Nothing special.