sirPino (883) - Zawiercie/Sosnowiec, - MAR 9, 2010
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle brown, 500 ml, 13 P, non - filtered, lagering time 4 to 6 weeks.
Appearance: Pours tea like, dark amber, mahogany body in its colour, slightly cloudy but generally hazy in texture. body carbonation is medium. Head is initially moderate, quickly decreasing to small but then lasting for a long time, lacing is also present and quite impressive. head is foamy to fothy in texture and slightly off - white in colour.
Aroma: Initially not at all like Premium Bitter/ESB. No earthy hoppyness and strong hoppy profile in aroma at all. Rather caramel malt is present with notes of milk, whipped cream, cappuccino, Munich malt which seems totally unacceptable for a Premium Bitter, later on some notes of leavy hops become present, however, still far from the original English Extra Strong/Special Bitter.
Taste: Front is sour and bitter like a Premium Bitter/ESB, however, the malty base leaves a lot to be desired, notes of sharp bitter hops of English origin becoming even earthy at moments perceptably, caramel malt unfortunately the addition of Munich malt which violates the poor style of English Ale, some herbality, however, the finish and the aftertaste is not clean. Too high gravity and too much alcohol as for a Premium Bitter, too much alcohol and too much yeast. The beer seem to join all the Lager aspects with English Ale atyle. A kind of hybrid beer for me.
Palate: Body is medium, texture is dry, carbonation on palate is medrate, finish feel is astringent, unfortunately not that clear as in many genuine English premium Bitters.
ElDesmadre (934) - Mikołów, POLAND - JUL 16, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Brown with a frothy head. Aroma is banana, clove, malt and smoke. Taste is pretty much the same, bitterness is low to medium and only in the aftertaste this starts to resemble a bitter. Other than that it tastes more like a wheat beer or a bitter fermented with weizen yeast. Very strange and the experiment did not end up too well.
chmurarz (512) - Legnica POLAND, POLAND - APR 28, 2011
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Looks good. brownish/ruby body with off-brown frothy head, nice lacing
aroma is really nice like belgian ales with these caramel and yeast notes
a bit disappointing, rather flat taste with bitter dry finish at tongue, aicidic and sour, bitter in good and bad sense
kevnic2008 (5712) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - FEB 22, 2011
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
I like most here, the label is reminiscent of the logo of the London Underground. As an ale is not my very favorite type of beer, I write short, drinkable, yes, but it gives me a bottle!
Schroppfy (2350) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - JAN 21, 2011
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
The smell is lame, I think this isn’t the freshest (or it is! June 2011...). Watery cardboard oxidation with a raw barley kind of smell, wet beer on the floor. The flavor has a grainy bitterness, like stale whole wheat bread and bitter sprouts. Earthy. This is like the Eastern Bloc cousin, a little rough and ready, of Great Lakes Moondog. Still, pretty drinkable, and you can just feel that this is a different bird; a fine body, spritzy, alelike amidst the so not.
Jakob (24) - Berlin, GERMANY - JUL 25, 2010
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
head decreasing fast,
color is dark amber to grey,
has hints of apple and cinnamon,
for an ale rather weak