eduardovl (970) - SWITZERLAND - NOV 27, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: DEC 15, 2014 330ml bottle poured in an ordinary glass at the Coimbra’s shopping mall.
A: Pours a amber clear color with a medium sized white head. Few lacings left
S: Sweet malts are a must, sweet caramel, a bit fruity followed by a mild smell of Belgium yeasts (reminds a Dubbel)
T: Sweet. Sweet malts and caramel. Some fruit esters. Actually, it tastes like a Red Lager. The Abadia can only be justified by the biscuity and "Belgium like" yeasts.
M: Light to medium body, medium carbonation. Dry finish.
O: Well, not that bad for a Portuguese beer I would say. No offense, just a reality
[ BA Review @ 7/3/2011 ]
ClubGonzo (4240) - Bergen, NORWAY - NOV 8, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a clear amber body with a small white head. Nose is caramel, brown sugar, grains, hints of banana. Taste is caramel, grains, bread, hints of chocolate and biscuits. Medium to light body, medium to high carbonation. Clean and decent heller bock, but quite boring nevertheless.
AndreLazarra (4) - - OCT 23, 2014 does not count
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
A beer that considers itself as an "Abbey" one, but does not show its work.
It feels as if very little effort was put into making this beer different and better than the other Super Bocks. Disappointing.
The Aroma was not felt at all, the taste is to watery, and overall it resembles a mass-production lager, which it appears the most.
Marduk (3018) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 14, 2014
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
330ml bottle. Clear dark amber color. Tiny to almost no head. Malty, sweet, caramel in aroma. Malty, caramel in taste. Same nasty malty caramel in aftertaste too. I don’t know what they are trying to do here, but it’s not good.
FatPhil (9647) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 10, 2014
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
330ml bottle (Tolly, Tartu)
Rough starchy aroma. Marmitier taste, but still tons of starch and wallpaper paste. Finish does have some fullish bitter hops, but still a bit chemical. Palate smooth and sweetish. Rough ESL.
blackisle (869) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - OCT 9, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle 33cl. From supermarket in Tavira, Clear deep amber, average off-white frothy head, a lot of bubbles, recedes after a while to thin layer; sweet malty nose, bready, roasty touch, caramel; taste moderate sweet, slightly bitter, caramel; medium body, oily to creamy texture, mild mouthfeel; finish mild sweetbitter, nutty and caramel notes. Decent beer but by no means a bock.
martjoobolut (959) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 1, 2014
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
0,33L bottle, BB 06.2015. Pours clear copper with off-white head. The head stays for a moment. Aroma is very sweet, malt, grains. Flavor is very sweet, alcohol, malt, caramel, some fruity notes, feels somewhat artificial. Carbonation is high. Overall: not good.
digopossobon (296) - MACAE, BRAZIL - SEP 21, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bela cor acobreada um pouco turva. Bonita mesmo. Vale a pena admirar.
Creme praticamente inexistente.
Aroma um pouco doce, caramelado e mel. Algum álcool. Da pra sentir os maltes também. Aroma forte. Bem marcado.
Sabor forte e doce. Alcool bem presente, porém sem se sobressair, equilibrado. O sabor chega a ser um pouco licoroso.
O retrogosto é agradável. Sem amargor.
Acho que representa bem o estilo.
camoes (212) - PORTUGAL - SEP 18, 2014
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Review based on the BJCP2008 guidelines (style 5A). Bottle 33 cl - Batch L2617742. AROMA: sweet background with solventy notes and some cereal husk aroma. very faint malt aroma and no hop aromas. APPEARANCE: caramel like color and translucent. thin ivory head with poor retention. TASTE: faint sweet flavour mixed with some solventy notes. no noble malt flavours are present. very low bitterness. finishes sweet. PALATE: thin body with low carbonation. OVERALL: a watered down and artificial bulk beer that is not a bock nor an abbey style ale.
sarauckelman (215) - Durham, Durham, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2014
2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle at airport. (impossible to view appearance.) Very little aroma. Sweet and dark. Malty flavor.