bierkoning (9554) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - OCT 12, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottel from Tbone_. Dark brown color. Apricot, lychee, cinnamon and coreander in the aroma. Sweet and spicy flavor with raisin. Medium bodied. Short, just a bit sugary aftertaste. Decent.
Bov (8805) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - APR 16, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
courtesy of oh6gdx - cloudy reddish-brown colour with a firm and persistant beige foam leaving a nice lace; heavily spicy aroma showing strong notes of cloves and cinnamon; herbs and orange; very fine carbonation, sweet and medium to full-bodied, very tart palate and a respectable bitterness; long spicy finish with notes of gingerbread - not bad though a bit chemical
FatPhil (8093) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 13, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
330ml bottle. Not an ideal sauna beer, but we had no choice. (Tasted with Tranquility). The light aroma is welcome, but the floweriness is perhaps out of place. Odd taste, hard to categorise. Not bad, but not great either.
gnoff (7030) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JUL 8, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(Bottle 33 cl at GT - RBESG 2008)
June 29, 2008
Shady brown color, tan head. Sweet malty and spicy scent. Spicy, malty, metallic taste. A bit acidic. MEdium to smooth mouthfeel. Spicy aftertaste. Feels like some choriander and pommerance also.
motelpogo (5815) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - JAN 12, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
rbesg08 grand tasting, bottled. murky pale brown with a steady off-white head, fruitcake aroma, some warming alcohol and a lightly tinny finish. not bad
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 31, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at the RBESG08 Grand tasting. Alround rating: A spicey fried sausage of a beer.
olio (4815) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 6, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
33 cl bottle.
Originally rated on 20100105.
Pours dark amber color. Aroma of spices, caramel malts and fruits. Flavor of caramel and malts, some spices too.<br
Miksu (4731) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - DEC 8, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
0,33 l bottle. Ruby color with thick tan head. Strong cinnamon aroma with notes of clove and caramel. Strong cinnamon and ginger flavor giving long woody finish. Sweetish and rather thick. Brings to mind some chinese sauces. The spices are over the top, but this get better towards the end. I guess it takes some time to get used to the spices.
DSG (4677) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - AUG 9, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
(6/29/08) Bottle sample at RBESG08 grand tasting in Plzen. I hope this is really the version I tried. Cloudy brown with an off-white head. Sweet flavor of malt, some caramel and notes of alcohol. Medium-bodied.
sayravai (4666) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 1, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottled) Very hazy, dark ruby red color with a smallish, but tight and creamy, tanned, lasting and lacy head. Strong aroma of cloves, oranges, and some chocolatey malt. Slightly sour. Orange-spicy, yeasty flavor with smooth, sweetish maltiness and some hops in the background. Dryish ashiness in the finish with hints of orangeish acidity. Medium-bodied, soft palate with smooth carbonation. A bit too spicy, but quite smooth, full and enjoyable brew. Way better than the diluted 4.5% version, and without the ginseng feel. I could actually drink one of these on Xmas eve.