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Brink’s Blonde

Brewed by Rethymnian Brewery
Style: Premium Lager
Rethymno, Crete, Greece
Serve in Lager glass


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RATINGS: 57   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.63   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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Formerly Rethymnian Blonde.
Note: Name changed (temporarily?) because the authorities suddenly decided that they couldn’t use geographical names for beer until the law that allows that is out.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
abemorsten (2923) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - OCT 4, 2014
330 ml flop top bottle at the Italian restaurant at Avra Hotel, Kolimbari, Crete. Sparkling misty golden body with a small white head. Yeasty grassy nose that reveals wooden notes as it heats. Yeasty, grassy fodder bitterness that gives way to a most welcome malt presence in the finish. Light to medium bodied. Light doughy texture. Worked well with the pizza I had.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
g_georgiou (293) - CYPRUS - SEP 16, 2014
UPDATED: SEP 17, 2014 Clear yellow body with a white head. Aroma is a bit sour, malty. Taste is sweet with low biterness. Watery.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
Usko (171) - Bavaria, GERMANY - MAY 30, 2014
Well, I hope I get the chance to rerate this brew at some time... this 0,33l bottle was ruined, a vegetable/ corn/ sewer aroma and taste, very very unpleasant and not drinkable. Guess the clip-lock was somehow broken.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
madmitch76 (16117) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2014
15th May 2014
Bottle at the Alcanea hotel, Crete. Very hazy pale gold beer, small white head. Palate is dry.and crisp. Very dusty grainy malt. Sourish dried fruits. A touch of sherbet zing saves it from complete disaster. Dry finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
drunk_again (165) - GREECE - DEC 1, 2013
330ml bottle. slightly hazy golden yellow color, no head. mild aroma of malts and hops. taste is similar with citrusy hints. lively carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
luttonm (2439) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 27, 2013
.33l bottle, thanks to BalkanMac. Peachy lemon, cidery pour. cloudy. very eggy aroma, some lemon. Soapy malt, honey sweet and wheat. tangy yeast. creamy feel, some sour water finish. has something going, but not very good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
FatPhil (9646) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 5, 2013
(.33 bottle (as 4%) at Beer Time, Athens, where I’d asked for, and was charged for, the Reth. dunkel)
Fairly dark gold-orange, hazy.
Has a bit of that Latvian aroma and is mainly malt-oriented in the nose. (5+)
Taste has a bit of ’zest’. Slightly acidic and a bit too carbonated.
Finish tastes lagery and only gets more so.
Unusually, Phil did not share this.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
thewolf (11264) - Kolding, DENMARK - OCT 31, 2013
Bottle. Thanks to the parents. Pours clear yellow with a medium, frothy white head. Aroma has sweet malts, light sulphur, citrus, mild vegetables. Medium carbonation, thin and watery. Flavour has weird dusty off-notes, herbal, bog myrtle. Not good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
arsol (629) - NORWAY - OCT 25, 2013
Lys gul uklar farge. Tynt hvitt skum. Lukter korn og sitrus. En ganske flat øl og har en merkelig smak/ettersmak. Denne anbefaler jeg ikke å kjøpe!

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Foffern (1304) - Bodø, NORWAY - SEP 20, 2013
Bottle at home. Pours a slightly hazy yellow colour with a very small off-white head. Aroma of straw, sweet corn, cooked vegetables and some citrus. Too much DMS in my opinion. It continues in the flavour and tastes a bit grainy. A touch of hops in the end. Has a pretty flat and watery mouth feel, and a light bitterness. A boring and a bit strange lager. Feels like a bad homebrew.

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