brugmanneke (277) - GERMANY - APR 14, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
(33 cl bottle) golden, clear, with a dense white head. Smells a bit strange, a bit like marzipan indeed, plus something sharp. Aroma has hay, hints of licorice, hints of bubblegum. Taste is lightly sweet with some bitterness, getting stronger in the finish. Palate: at least not watery, but also slightly sticky. Overall: It tastes like a very condensed version of a pale lager, but not a very convincing one. Drinkable, yes, but I would probably not buy it again.
ClubGonzo (3509) - Bergen, NORWAY - APR 12, 2013
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
Bottle. Pours a clear light bronze-hued golden body with a small white head. Nose is sugary marzipan malt tones, slightly oxidized touches of dark fruits, licorice and hints of anisseed. Strange aroma. Taste is similar, with strange metallic sweet anisseed tones and some slight citric-bitter tones in the back. Thin body, medium to high carbonation. Not very good.
gunnar (4863) - Sandnes, NORWAY - APR 8, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Pours clear golden with a big white head . Aroma of dark caramel, dusty bready malts. Taste is smooth moderate sweet caramel, light bitter marzipan, with a lingering light sweet aftertaste
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ben4321 (3559) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - APR 4, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Location: 33 cl bottle from an El Corte Ingles, 4/4/13
Aroma: The aroma is quite malty, toast, caramel, and with a bit of grassy hop notes as well
Appearance: This one pours a clear gold color with a thin white head and some very light lace streaks
Flavor: The taste is much the same, it is clean and malty, with just enough hops to notice them
Palate: It has a fairly light body, I expected more heft considering its over 6%, but it is clean and drinkable
This one really doesn’t feel like a heck of a lot more than a Pale Lager, but it is clean, drinkable, and solid. There isn’t a ton a going on here, but it has just enough to step it up from the lighter Pale Lagers you find all around Spain.
OllieBBommel (939) - NETHERLANDS - APR 3, 2013
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle in Madrid, 330 ml. Head: off-white foam. Colour: clear, orange golden. Aroma: some hops, some malt. Taste: sour with some bitter. Palate: refreshing, medium bitter-sour finish, medium CO2. Overall: ok.
Taboada (115) - Compostela (Galiza), - MAR 30, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330ml bottle. Small and disappearing head. Dark Golden colour. Toast malt and nice carbonation.
Brandman (1992) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 25, 2013
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Dark copper body, white head. Wet malt, metal and yeast in aroma. Flavour has some bad yeasty notes, malt, perfume and alcohol. Quite bad.
Vargatul (138) - Bucharest, ROMANIA - MAR 24, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
0.33 l bottle, from Carrefour, Madrid.
Dark golden colour, short white head, clear liquid.
Aroma has notes of malt, haops, honey, walnuts, butter biscuits.
Medium body, bitter taste, medium carbonation.
rosenbergh (6072) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 16, 2013
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
330 ml bottle. BB 01/06/13. From Spain. Courtesy of Brandman.
Clear amber golden colour with a tiny white head.
Malt, alcohol and sugary sweetness in the quite unpleasant aroma.
The flavour is rather bad. Malt, sweetness and alcohol. Yukh!
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Grumbo (493) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - JAN 30, 2013
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle from a supermarket in Barcelona. Poursa golden brown, minimal head. Malty, fruity, overpowered with alcohol. ’Gran reserva 1904’ promises more but under-delivers.