Eructoblaster (3418) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 29, 2010
0.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
Bottle - 330ml. Dark gold body with a decent white creamy head. Aroma is dominated by bad sweet/flowery and melon hints. Taste carries horrible chemical notes. Ends with a harsh oversweetened and chemical finish. Drainpour.
bierkoning (11411) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - MAY 25, 2010
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle, bought in Kastelruth, Italy. Golden color. Peach and grapes in the grainy aroma. Sweet, grainy flavor with dust and grapes. Cardboard. Disappointing.
nate2g (1548) - Boomtown!, AUSTRALIA - MAY 9, 2010
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours amber with almost no head. Pure apricot marmalade on the nose. Flavour is wheat bread and apricot jam. Medium bodied. Rough finish. One dimensional - liken it to an apricot wheat beer - strange.
DanielBrown (4163) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 7, 2010
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Global Wines, Bearwood. Smells not too good - a bit caramel, a bit like wet cagoule. Flavour is a bit too strong and slightly sickly, with a sweet nut kick. Not terrible, but not something I wanr to try again.
dylan88 (223) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 24, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33 cl bottle. Pours copper with a medium white head. Aroma is strong malts, some hops and barley. Flavour is malty, caramel, candy sugar and some slight roasted notes. The finish and aftertaste are dominated by a dry hoppyness.
johndoughty (4526) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 3, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Its a long time since I tried this one and was very surprised to see it on the shelves again. Hoppy aroma upon opening with a pale yellow appearance.Slightly bitter with a medium body. Pleasant although not sure if it was as good as when I first tried it some years ago.
FatPhil (11512) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 6, 2010
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Holy christ - this is Peroni Gran Reserva under a different name. I’m not joking, I’ve got both side by side and I can’t tell the difference. Conclusion - Heller bock from SABMiller = English Strong Ale from Heineken => Neither of them are what they claim to be, they’re just mass-produced muck.
rakkasan (142) - Bresso, ITALY - JAN 6, 2010
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
bottle - pours amber color almost no head. Fruity aroma with hint of fuitcake, sweet flavor with a bitter aftertaste.
swooper (1247) - Cambridge and Kladno(Czech Rep.), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - DEC 17, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
rocky head, frothy, clear, golden to amber colour, hoppy aroma, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, strong flavour, full body, slick feel, average carbonation, bitter, long finish, 0,33l bottle from Italy
imdownthepub (11664) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 23, 2009
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle, 330ml pasteurised from B&M, Southport. Amber with white head. A sweetish, malty aroma leads to quite a harsh, sharp alcoholic type flavour, no messing around, boiled and brutal on the palate. Some sweetness in the finish. Not particularly good.