Ungstrup (27651) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - AUG 23, 2004
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The aroma is light with notes of roasted malt and sweetness. The color is light brown and it has a small head. The flavor is dry with notes of caramel and malt.
motelpogo (5815) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 16, 2004
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
a little on the skinny side. toffee and alcoholic lemonade with a light metallic and salty finish
Cobra (1100) - In a van, down by the river, Maryland, USA - AUG 10, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. brown, longneck bottle. No freshness date seen anywhere.
Poured out a deep caramel color, bordering on brown. Thick, tan colored head lasted a good little while, but not to the bottom of the pint glass. It left a sticky lacing, though. Aromas are of sweet caramel / crystal malts, some dry biscuit notes, and subdued hops. Tastes are mostly of sweet caramel, some background maltiness, and hops make an all too brief appearance at the very end. A little too sweet for my liking, but a decent local brew all the same.
madsberg (9310) - Søborg, DENMARK - AUG 5, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled: Dark amber coloured. Beige medium sized head. Malty and light fruity aroma. Some hints of caramel. Flavours of chocolate and hops. A bit thin bodied, but ends on a medium bitter note.
Oakes (11031) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 4, 2004
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Golden brown colour. Hints of molasses, brown bread crust. Dry brown malt notes (though I doubt they use it in a dunkel). Rather thin, though. Toasty, minerally finish. Disappointing given my previous experiences with this brewery.
jimhilt (2340) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 6, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours with a two-finger white head that some lace. Clear amber color. Medium bodied but slightly watery finish and light carbonation. Slightly malty nose. Starts sweet finishes mellow and not dry. $1.65 for a 12oz. bottle from Colonial Spirits Acton, Ma.
DocLock (7198) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 25, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured copper with medium white head. Decent aroma of malt, toffee, caramel, pronounced red wine. Tastes malty, with a caramelly, brown sugary, concord grapey finish. Fairly complex and smooth. Not bad at all. I’m looking forward to the other DeGroen’s styles.
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAY 28, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Copper body clear witha minmal tan head. Light caramel aroma, not much going on here. The flavor is also caramel but also rather timid. Medium chewy body. Just OK.
fly (1392) - austin, Tejas, Alabama, USA - MAY 3, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Rather simplistic, but nice. Peeking at the brewer’s description I can’t say that I disagree. Being that I’ve had some disappointing ones in Germany, I will say that this is a fairly decent beer. Not great, but good and well made.
tiggmtl (4545) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 2, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Grapes and caramel in the nose - very malty aroma. Deep, dark copper colour with fizzy off-white head that recedes to ring. Round maltiness and dark fruit with a very dry finish followed by a lasting sweet, dark, malty aftertaste. Not much hop flavour or bitterness. Body is light and a touch thin. Very clean. Good tasting beer. Could stand to have either heavier body or more carbonation. One or other would make this a more exciting beverage. Bottle.