mike_77 (4571) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - MAR 10, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear brown. Quite a hoppy aroma, fruity and floral. Body is thin and watery. Flavour has fruity hop but generally quite malty even with a touch of caramel. Pleasantly bitter. Would make for a good thirst quencher on a warm day.
Lowenbrau (2868) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - MAR 7, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle @Lúpulo Feroz, Oviedo. End of 2012.
A very tasty low ABV one. Some citrusy and grassy aromas. Taste is quite hoppy. Light body, average carbonation.
MattiasA (862) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 7, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Backlog. Decent try for a non-alcoholic that actually tastes of something, too bad the dominant taste becomes a chemical hoppy-one that resembles a dishwasher.
JorisPPattyn (8915) - Ursel, BELGIUM - MAR 3, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fluffy, dirty-cream coloured head over well-carbonated rusty orange beer. Exotic fruithops jumping out of the glass upon pouring, reinforced with exotic Thai herbs. Phenomenal nose, some caramel, generally speaking sweet-smelling. Bitter, slightly wry, wood or plywood; fruitiness is still there, but only a fraction from what was going on in the nose - even retronasal not very outspoken aromas. Finish has something of old dried meat and corroded metal. Obviously light, and, let’s face it, watery. Aftertaste regains some of the fruity hops. A tour de force, there’s no discussion here. The bitterness won’t allure kids, I’m afraid, but in my eyes, this ought to be the 21st century’s tafelbier to be poured to the youngster on holiday camps, schools, and the kitchen table.
Philym (1003) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2014
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
Appearance: Clear amber/ruby with 3 finger thick ivory head.
Aroma: Lychee, mango, apricot, grapefruit and musky.
Taste: Very bitter, low sweet and sour.
Palate: Smooth slightly grainy texture, light body, average carbonation, very dry, very bitter, tastes chemically.
Comments: A touch disappointed but there was a glass lace. Too chemical.
RW80 (1647) - Hoogeveen, NETHERLANDS - FEB 22, 2014
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Appearance: A derk red golden with a off white head, leaving some nice lacing
Aroma: Tamerind, grapefruit
Taste: Stringent bitter grapefruit, there are some thin traces of malt and herbs.. But the problem here is that it’s so thin and stringent..
medium carbonation, thin body
If they could round the taste this would have been a excellent low alcohol beer. Now it’s a a good attempt of brewdog
NallePalle (401) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - FEB 20, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at restaurant in Stockholm. An interesting experience of a low-alcohol beer, gives an impression overall of being stronger than it is.
MichaelAwesome (6157) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - FEB 16, 2014
2.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
This one offers quite a crazy situation. Whole hoppy and citrus aroma with nearly no taste. And behind that not exisiting taste there is no body. Nice try to make a low abv beer. Yeah, try.
bartlebier (2982) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - FEB 16, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 11/20
33cl bottle from Edeka Mohr, Bonn 02/2014. bb 06/14
Pillows of peach-qumquat-lychee hop soap floating over water on carbonated air. Close to drinking analcoholic hop tea, much like some of my own dryhopping ice tea experiments, without the backbone. Intense fruit peel, wildflower (dandelion) and pine mid bitterness, without any body, sloping into a plastic finish. Not bad for a 0,5% ultra hop kick, helplessly hipster-style, but too frustratingly welterweight for repeated drinking.
McTapps (6198) - Ruhrcity, GERMANY - FEB 16, 2014
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Actually I didn’t realise that this beer was a low-alc when purchasing it - I guess I wouldn’t have paid that amount of money then....Anyway, when we haven’t had anything else left to drink we finally opened the bottle. It poured out of the bottle in a clear golden colour with low head and medium to thin body. Aroma was quite nice - hops and spices. Taste was worse: Thin hops, thin spices, thin citrus, thin herbs. Not THAT bad for a low-alc but thin and quite tasteless anyway.