POLK (1895) - HÝrning, DENMARK - FEB 8, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Red brown color with average size white head. Caramel aroma. Caramel flavor with alcohol finish.
jkwood04 (2404) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 2, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
11.2oz bottle in a lager glass. Pours ruby/brown with a thin, cream-colored head. Aroma of caramel and light grainy malts with a little toffee and some floral hops. Flavor the same. Smoother texture than most of this style. A decent beer.
drjay44 (2158) - Salida, Colorado, USA - DEC 5, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
33 cl. swing top bottle. Pours a light beige head, with some lacing, over a hazy, particle laden, light brown (SRM 20) body....nose is cereal, light raisin, light molasses, yeast....taste is cereal with light raisin, fig, touch of molasses, finishing with hints of sweetness in the final light bitterness....mouth feel medium, carbonation low. This meets the style, but is not very interesting. I wonder, given the heavy presence of particles if this wasnít mishandled at some point. BJCP 6/2/11/4/6
jcwattsrugger (10064) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 4, 2011
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
16oz bottle-shared by fbm115-pours a light tan head with hazy brown color. Aroma is caramel-medium malt, dark fruit. Taste is caramel-medium malt, dark fruit, some earthy hops.
jtclockwork (5219) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 2, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle thanks to Steve. Pours dirty brown. Tan head. Nose/taste of powdery malt, wort, rubber tires and fruit. Somethingís off. Medium body.
rubbishystuff (1584) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 17, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
I will have to re-rate again after I get another bottle. I think I got an old bottle like some of the other raters did. Dark cloudy brownish-red. Malty with some dried cherry flavor. Very flat. A lot of sediment. Tried enough to get the flavor but didnít finish as it seemed off. I could tell that it probably would have been quite nice if fresh. Serving: Bottle (Flip top)
SilkTork (4919) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, WALES - AUG 29, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
330ml swing-top bottle from Beers of Europe. Oh, yummy. Big malty sweetness. Nice body - light enough to be refreshing and easy to drink, yet thick enough to be chewy and satisfying. Nice hop nip in the finish, lingering pleasantly. Good range of malt and hops flavours - toffee and banana notes alongside, earthy, herby flavours. Some spice and light citric fruit. Mmmmm, what a beauty. Enjoyed this one very much!
beerfest5 (831) - Simsbury, Connecticut, USA - JUL 17, 2011
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Maybe a bad bottle, and the swing tops donít hold out oxygen very well like corks or bottle caps do, so that might be why this was so disappointing. Brown color, not too appealing or unappetizing, just brown, very little carbonation which was probably a result of the oxygen. The taste was sickly sweet, like molasses, like it coated my tongue, I needed a glass of water to wash it down. Only tried it because itís one of michael jacksons 500 classic beers.
Benzai (4435) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JUL 12, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown reddish color, pretty nice. Smell ok, but nothing special. Donít really taste or smell much hops. Overall pretty average.
Gary (1139) - West London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 27, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 29, 2011 ( Swing top Bottle) Nice nose thatís both malty and aromaticly hoppy with perfume vibes. Not the type of beer to dissect , its just an easy to swill brown lager with nice qualities ; a rich , buttery roasty chocolate and caramel ,slightly floral hop notes. A bit salty on the bitter finish.