ToolHead (266) - København, DENMARK - APR 7, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
25 cl bottle, served in Gouden Carolus chalice.
Pale, hazy gold w/ plenty of sediment floating about. OK head w/ decent retention. Light, flowery, somewhat anonymous aroma. Taste is delicately fruity at first but is quickly dominated by the alcohol, although it never gets as sweet and cloying as the 12% Bush. Firm, warming finish. Decent drinkability, considering the strength.
omhper (20555) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - APR 6, 2004
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2004 Sampled draught at Akkurat, Stockholm.
Hazy golden. Peppery pineapple aroma. Fruity and quite sweet with dense malt profile. I get red berries and alcohol, but it's foremost assett is the dense salty maltiness. Complex but short flavour followed by licorice bitterness.
leaparsons (8641) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 22, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pale gold with a small head. Aromas are lemon, sour apple and spices. Flavours are sweet malt, apples, spices and alcohol. A warming non-aggressive strong beer.
SlimJimDrinker (115) - Nørrebronx, DENMARK - MAR 12, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
light acidic, fruity, flowery aroma.. A bit sharp for starters but calms down and finishes of smoothly... Great beer
fiulijn (15990) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 20, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Blond color. Sweet aroma, with alcohol, some fruitness (light banana). Some sweetness, some malt, maybe still too much alcohol. Quite strong final (alcoholic as well). Professional brewing of a bad idea; not complex.
motelpogo (7173) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 8, 2004
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
tasted this on a 35 degree sydney summer's day. it was pretty warming in the ugt as if i needed that. tasted of raw sugar and alcohol and pine orange. aroma was a bit scary - compost and sugar. not all that bad though
bluevegie (3064) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 20, 2004
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear pale straw colour with a large white head that left good lacing. Only a slight malty aroma. Taste is of overripe orange initially then followed by raisin and grains. Alcohol presence is well balanced.
Sully (1377) - Potts Point, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA - JAN 17, 2004
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The beer I reviewed the one before last was a cloying and fairly undrinkable high alcohol European strong lager. At 9% it was just too alcoholic and unbalanced. This one is higher but not bad at all. It lacks in body but but compensates in reasonable maltiness and good bitter hop profile. I noted fruity esters but was not concerned about their presence.
eczematic (1321) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - JAN 6, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAY 30, 2004 very sweet for a blonde. taste is faint light pilsner malt, lots of alcohol and pineappley estery stuff. just gaggingly sweet. rer8: again i was underwhelmed. there's just not much there. although gets points for drinkability. soft, sweet, lightly malty with a touch of banana and pineapple. finish is sweet and bland - i like a more aggressive spiciness in my belgian blonds.
Ungstrup (29988) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 28, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The aroma is fresh of apples and oranges. The color is a clear yellow and it has a beutiful head. The flavor is of grains, yeast, cloves, apples, and citrus.