FreshHawk (596) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - NOV 2, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: DEC 18, 2010 Bottle.
A - Clear dark copper color. Fairly large, foamy, bubbly, off-white head. Disappears pretty fast with almost no lace left.
S - Toasted nutty/grainy malt. Sweet aroma with a touch of toffee and caramel. Hints of grassy hops and a minerally aroma.
T - Similar to the nose with a touch more caramel/toffee sweetness. Initially there is a pretty strong grainy taste that is present throughout. Just a faint hint of hop, primarily grassy flavors. Touch of fruitiness that only adds to the sweetness at the finish.
M - Light body with average carbonation. A sweet, dry feel on the finish.
D - A little too sweet and drying to be all that drinkable. Not really balanced, just too sweet and malty, but not in an enjoyable way.
Notes: Nothing special here. Plenty of grainy and sweet malt. About what I was expecting (maybe a little better given this is a German style from Mexico). Not horrible, but I probably wouldn’t search for this.
flying_pig (617) - SCOTLAND - MAR 26, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
300ml bottle from Lupe Pinto, Glasgow (£1.49):
Light and sweet one the nose with a smell mainly consisting of malts and a few caramel notes There is a roasted malts aroma and a bit of fruit in there too.
Murky brown with a thin, white lacing around the brim for a head.
Light in this department too with a few light fruits and a mix of caramel and roasted malts. There is a bit of toffee and a malty taste with a touch of grain. A pretty basic dark lager really.
Smooth with only a touch of grain on the palate, a bit of fruity sweetness and a crisp finish with fairly strong carbonation.
A very basic dark lager that I wouldn’t quite class as a dunkel as it was too light and plain. Everything was fairly light and unobtrusive making it pretty easy to drink but not particularly enjoyable.
patxa (60) - MEXICO - MAR 21, 2013
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 11/20
Excelente color oscuro pero con pobre espuma. decente sabor ahumado con notas de maiz y maltas. Paladar seco y alcoholico, sin retención de los sabores primarios.
KeefOz (472) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - MAR 20, 2013
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Poured a translucent dark amber with a reddish tint. Virtually no head and no lacing. Low carbonation (ie flat). Aroma faintly of malt and sweet caramel. Taste subtly of roasted grain and even more subtly of malt. Light body. Smooth finish.
AndreasJaeger (500) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 13, 2013
1.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Colabrun i färgen, litet vitt skum. Doftar karamell, gräs, citrus, rostat ljust bröd. Smakar lätt söt av rostad malt, gräs karamell. Liten bäska.
TheJestersBeer (1667) - SWEDEN - DEC 30, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Off-dry, light to medium bodied, low bitterness.
Lightly roasted taste, coffee, cocoa, caramel. Pretty simple, but relatively well balanced. (2009-08-18)
Grzesiek79 (2364) - Radom, POLAND - NOV 14, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dobre piwo z Meksyku, ciemne i sredio treściwe. Piana spora i mocno się trzymała podczas picia. Posmak karmelowy, kolor ciemnej herbaty
Mezcalmannen (395) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 3, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brown colour, head is small but lasting and of a tan colour. Caramel, ripe fruits and a bits malts in the aroma. There’s a fair bit of hops in the flavour, especially the finish is good, but slightly watery. I was surprised by this, I didn’t have high expectations judging from the bottle.
unclemike (1894) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - AUG 21, 2012
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours a muddy brown chocolate brown colour with a thin off white head. Aroma is plain, a little cocoa perhaps. Light chocolatey malts and watery almond in the taste.
BVery (4265) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - AUG 16, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Mahogany pour with a smaller head. Aroma is malt and mild chocolate. Medium palate. Taste is mild bitter chocolate. Better than I was expecting.
daniele (3783) - ITALY - AUG 13, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Ambrato carico discreta schiuma media persistenza leggero malto un tocco di caramello biscotto attacco maltato poco luppolata poco persistente