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An amber beer aimed for the Italian market.

Ungstrup's rating

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ungstrup (29988) - Citizen of the universe, - JUN 22, 2009
Bottled. An amber beer with a lazing off-white head. The aroma has notes of malt, straw, bread, metal, and alcohol. The flavor is very sweet with strong notes of malt, caramel, and alcohol as well as lighter notes of bread, leading to a very sweet finish where notes of alcohol and caramel lingers. Reminds me of Ceres Red Eric - probably hits its mark in Italy

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
yiannnos (1016) - , CYPRUS - MAY 4, 2015
Bottle. Amber colour. Malt, toffee caramel aroma. Sweet, malty, caramel flavour.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Vignale (2385) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 2, 2015
Flaska frĺn Saveur-bier. Bärnstensfärgad med lĺgt men stabilt krämigt skum. En väldigt söt belgsik amber som mest smakar sockerslisk. Karamell, söt konserverad frukt och söt torkad frukt, aningen jästkaraktär och viss jästig beska pĺ slutet. Nej inte bra.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
GuideDogSaint (689) - Xiamen, CHINA - APR 22, 2015
330ml bottle at Beer Station, Xiamen. Pours amber brown with a white head. Aroma of malt Very sweet. Was expecting a cherry beer when I got this! A Belgian malt liquor?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
vipinvelp (2633) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - APR 13, 2015
Light amber, off-white lacing, lasting foam. Sweet malty aroma, taste is quite sweet, did not expect that from this beer. Brewed for Italian market, that may be why. (Velp 201504)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
v.zoltan (79) - HUNGARY - APR 9, 2015
Vöröses, világos barna szín, kitöltéskor tekintélyes mennyiség? enyhén szürkés habot fejleszt. Illata fémes és törökmézes. Íze enyhén gyümölcsös minimálisan kesernyés meglehet?sen sziruposan édes. Egyszer pont elég is volt megkóstolni..

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
OllieBBommel (1197) - NETHERLANDS - APR 6, 2015
33cl bottle@home Appearance: clear amber with off-white head. Aroma: vague malt. Taste: sweet with some bitter. Palate: smooth, sweet, medium carbonation. Overall: IMHO, too sweet, it adds nothing to the Belgian brewing tradtion.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MMR (452) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 30, 2015
Pours a red/brown glass. Very enjoyable Amber ale with a very nice sweet aroma.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Alusmamuts (792) - LATVIA - MAR 8, 2015
Amber with medium off-white head. Slight fruity aroma. Sweet and sour fruity taste (plums, raisins?) follwed by hoppy bitterness. Bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Alengrin (2939) - BELGIUM - FEB 20, 2015
UPDATED: FEB 21, 2015 The ’red’ one in this series, relatively new; the notification ’made with added fruit and caramel extracts’ I read somewhere is an ominous sign so I already begin to regret buying this, but let’s put it to the test anyway. Thin but stable and lacing, snow white head and pure orangey amber colour, cristal clear with low sparkling. Quite strong but one-sided and obnoxious aroma of canned peach, sundried tomatoes, lots of biscuit, perhaps some candied cherry, industrially fabricated cookies, bread dough, freshly baked cake, earth, banana, cheap brandy, tons of iron, burning plastic, industrial honey, flowers, cooked beetroot. Taste starts off sweetish and unnaturally sugary, restrainedly fruity (peach, red apple, tomato) with a (too) strong, sourish and minerally carbonation effect numbing the tongue; then a caramelly taste comes along, but in a sweet, industrial kind of way rather than from malts, while the initial sweetness keeps pushing and to make things worse, the backbone is thin, grainy and clearly metallic. Finish is dominated by the sticky industrial caramel and sugar sweetness from the onset, cloying and unpleasant, some herbal hops trying to fight it but not succeeding in doing so, and a hint of warming, rhum-like alcohol coming to the rescue but again to no avail; the toasted malts do make an effort to counter the sweetness, but they too, though stronger than hops or alcohol, have to admit defeit. Off-putting solvents have the last word. I never had much trust in this brand - which I have been familiar with for almost twenty years - and this abomination proves me right: totally redundant, way too sweet and clearly unbalanced. Did not like this one bit. I guess it is trying to benefit from the strong, top-fermented ’kriek’ style which has become popular in Wallonia and northern France in recent years, but I’d even prefer Kasteelbier Rouge, no matter how awful, above this. Bad experience, I sincerely do not understand the high score it achieves here.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
RW80 (1111) - Hoogeveen, NETHERLANDS - FEB 8, 2015
330 ml. Appearance:Clear Amber coloured with a white head with sticky foam, ok lacing and retention. Aroma: Sweet, raisin, plums,caramel and Turkish delight Taste: Super Sweet fruit and Turkish Fruit tones, with caramel. medium body, average carbonation. Too Sweet for it’s own good,

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