pivnizub (8888) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - SEP 4, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bügelverschlußflaše: Mahagony-amber coloured, medium-sized and stable creamy off-white head; sweetish fruity-grainy nose; light bodied, mainly sweetish flavour with a slight bitterness; a bit hoppier in the all-in-all fruity-grainy finish. No glory, pretty disappointing by franconian standards…
Quack-Duck (7944) - Down South, GERMANY - JUL 13, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle, donated by pivnizub! Hazy brown colour, off-white head. Caramel and hops in tzhe aroma. Medium-bodied, medium sweetness, some caramel and a nutty touch.
MoritzF (8521) - Bochum, GERMANY - JUN 29, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(swing top bottle) Hazy, amber colour with a big and tanned foamy head. Doughy malty aroma with a shy nutty touch, hints of caramel and a whiff of barnyard. Mildly sweet and delicately bitter flavour, light to medium bodied with a soft carbonation. Nutty malt character with a touch of caramel and slightly chalky accents; sweet, slightly bitter and barnyardy finish with notes of caramel and a tinge of metal. Very decent. 28.VI.14
TAR (2499) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - APR 18, 2013
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle, best by March 2013, consumed in Nov. 2013: Speckled deep yellow. Wispy head. DMS-laden nose, with a cidery sharpness and a hint of apple juice. Scant carbonation. Flabby body. Curiously flabby, upfront, with a rotting apple-juice dullness. DMS-heavy, with papery, lifeless, indistinct malt which calls to mind old, wet hay. Absolutely zero brightness to speak of. Nauseatingly sweet and dirty. Earthy hop bitterness scarcely exudes. Finishes overwhelmingly apple-heavy and unpolished. A real head-scratcher is this! Shockingly dirty, sugary, and seemingly industrial rendition.
3fourths (8055) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 27, 2013
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
bottle, best by date march 2013, had in november 2012. hazy amber body with a small white head, quickly diminishing with little lacing. starchy corn, grain and toffee malt nose, very stale and oxidized. flabby and lifeless with the flavor of almost-turned apple juice. low acid, low carbonation, flabby and flat. gross.