VDuquerroux (580) - Airvault, FRANCE - FEB 1, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 33cL. Home. "Democratic imperial red ale" A clear dark mahogany beer ; medium off-white beer ; average retention. Intense fruity aroma (red berries, blackberry, blackcurrant, citrus), herbs, resin. Medium sweet, medium dry bitter. Expressive body, medium texture, average carbonation, dry bitter finish, warming note. Overall, delicious beer, refreshing, very drinkable.
mithe (1043) - Opava & Brno, CZECH REPUBLIC - JAN 30, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
(tap 0,3l @ OP (Brno))
Aroma: Caramel, toasty, heavy.
Appearance: Clear, dark red color. Long lasting, beige head.
Taste: Medium sweet, light bitter, fruity, bread/toasty.
Palate: Full body. Warm, dry finish.
Overall: Nice, heavy, complex.
Zlotta (245) - Bonn, GERMANY - JAN 27, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
0,33 l bottle from EDEKA Mohr, best before 27/5/2015. Clear, brownish red with a frothy, slowly collapsing, tan head. An absolute beauty. Lovely aroma of blood orange, toffee, lime, raisins, prunes and hints of grapefruit. Nice. Taste is a bit more dominated by caramel, raisins and prunes so that a subtle freshness of blood orange and grapefruit hides politely in the background. That perfect balance causes a high drinkability. Short, just slightly bitter finish which lets the blood orange come through a little heavier. Body is medium, mouthfeel is creamy, carbonation is almost non-existant. Overall a very good-looking, quaffable beer, lacking only a bit of hoppy bitterness in the end to round it up. Democracy works!
maekchu (2607) - Hirakata, JAPAN - JAN 25, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Sake Taniguchi (World Beer Market). Piney hop nose, with big caramel, toffee, spice, and some alcohol fumes. Reddish/brown color. Severe roast malt, caramel, herbs, chuncks of tobacco, resiny hops, and somewhat wine-like in finish. Thin-medium bosy. So tasty. Alc. is apparent in nose but hidden in flavors. Warming. LIke this one.
CharlieTwoPies (31) - United Kingdom, - JAN 25, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep reddish brown with a pale tan head. Carbonation seems under control. First aroma is grapefruit and tart berries. Mango too. There’s a sweet aroma there too A bit like caramel malts. But More like honey in a way. Very smooth aroma. Something herbal there too. Reminiscent of lemon thyme. Taste gives a very strong impression of alcohol which is somewhat negative for the mouthfeel. Taste is full and rich. Nice molasses element to it but it’s dry and not cloying. Very nice. Bitter green herbs and grapefruit again. A waft of raisins and sultanas with a taste of grapes and plums. Very pleasing beer. Mango, molasses, honey, lemon thyme, and grapefruit. Nice
berlinoise2go (655) - NORWAY - JAN 23, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (33cl) from Vinmonopolet (Vika), Oslo. Half-inch light beige bubbly head, slowly reducing, leaving some scattered lacing. Clear, reddish amber colour. Aroma of resin, bitter orange marmalade, toffee, almonds, red berries. Semi-sweet fruity and boozy taste, with a growing, nicely paired acidity and bitterness (reminiscent of beer aged in red wine barrels). Medium/full body, soft carbonation. Dry finish.
Maxbier (651) - Maryland, USA - JAN 15, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very dark amber color with dark tan head. Aroma of citrus hop and some pine. Taste is delicious, caramel malt, tropical hop flavors, mild hop pine finish. Nice, drinkable, boozy ale.
Foffern (1386) - Bodø, NORWAY - JAN 13, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home. Pours a clear, deep, mahogany colour with a small, beige head. Hoppy aroma of pine, grapefruit, oak, leather, liqueur, caramel and brown sugar. A complex flavour that is quite similar to the aroma with more leather, dried fruit, cloves, oak and grassy hops. A little dry. Has a rich and silky mouth feel. A well balanced and complex ale.
Case (297) - GERMANY - JAN 12, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours beautiful dark-ruby-red with medium off-white head. Aromas of oranges, lemon, pine, a bit of malt. Taste is loads of citrus, toffee, sweet malts, good bitterness. Excellent red ale, I really like the blood orange.
Florya (692) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 11, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
How: Bottle Appearance: Dark red, minimal off-white head Aroma: red berries,citrus, caramel, spices. Palate: medium body, smooth carbonation, sweet finish.