Rune (7827) - Tromsř, NORWAY - SEP 8, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle at home, courtesy of Finn.
Pours a tight, beige head over a deep, rosewood body. Satisfying aroma of roasted malt. Plenty of roastiness in flavour backed by the sweetness of cocoa and some gentle bitterness to a rather short ending. Flat carbonation and medium bodied (07.09.2008).
DSG (5676) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - SEP 1, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 2, 2008 Bottle. Quite a good-looking beer of dark brown color with a big beige head that diminishes slowly. Aroma of some roasted malt, caramel and coffee notes. Sweet flavor with nice maltiness, caramel, some roastiness and some dark bread and coffee notes. A lingering drier finish, quite bitter, with light Saaz hoppiness. Medium-bodied, but could use a bit more body. A good Dunkel, I enjoyed this one almost as much as I enjoy the regular Budvar.
Beer4000 (4407) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 1, 2008
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
330 ml bottle. Dark reddish brown body with a dense off-white head. Aroma is light roasted malt, dry fruit, caramel and some hops. Flavor is sweet malty, brown sugar and dry fruit.
REDBOSOX (80) - Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 31, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
It’s a HELL of a lot better than the Budweiser we know. Budvar is supposedly THE original Budweiser. This dark lager was pretty good. It pours a nice dark brown with a smooth head that goes away quickly. The aroma was above average. It would have been better if it didn’t have that typical green bottle skunky smell. It doesn’t taste skunky at all thankfully. The finish is good. Overall, a good beer that would probably be better if it was in a brown bottle. I’ll have to try this on tap someday.
EFC1878 (315) - Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2008
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Oddbins. Pours dark brown with beige head that quickly dissipates. Roasted malt predominates in the nose but reveals nice hop characteristics (Saaz) on closer inspection. The initial hit is of roast malts eventually being balanced by a hint of sweetness. Long hoppy finish. Despite its appearance and the use of stout-type malts the end result is surprisingly light. Fantastic stuff and, if you can find it, the cask version is even better.
SHIG (3555) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - AUG 16, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Poured a black color with a thin light brown head. Aroma is thick coffee bean and roasted malts. Taste is coffee thick black with a bitter finish that keeps the tongue lively.
iammarc (385) - Inverness, SCOTLAND - AUG 15, 2008
3.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 50cl, Oddbins. Dark dark dark appearance. Thin lacing - short lasting head. Sweetish aroma. Roasted taste, a bit nutty. A little chocolaty. Would have preferred it to be stronger to give it a bit of more character, but nonetheless a good decent beer.
mjs (4507) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 12, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Draught on 2008-08-08) Deep dark brown. Clear. Tan-coloured medium-sized head. Malts and metallic aromas in nosw. Medium-bodied dry palate with lot of carbonation. Malts, bitterness, roasty flavours and sweetness. Harsh and bitter aftertaste.
as (159) - Belgrade / Hamburg, - AUG 8, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
0,5 l bottle. Reddish black colored. Very big, nice and foamy head. Very easy going, smooth Dunkel, with the usual set of aromas included : nuts, roasted malts, dark chocolate, caramel. Bitter aftertaste. Like the others have said, a bit boring but then again quite good dark beer.
gunnfryd (10275) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 3, 2008
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Red dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is sweet, malt, caramel. Flavour is sweet, roasted, coffe, caramel. A little bit boring beer.