downside_up (13) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - NOV 12, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: NOV 13, 2014 One of my favourite beers, have been drinking it regularly for years. Amazing when served well on tap (don’t try the Irish pub in Linden Johannesburg for Drayman’s, dirty pipes, dirty glasses and uninterested barman do a good job of ruining the beer, even for a devoted Drayman’s fan). The bottles are also really nice when still very fresh or acquired through the brewery and a good price. Moritz Kallmeyer the head brewer of Drayman’s is a legend and definetely produces some of the best beer in Gauteng.
WhoU (119) - Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA - AUG 18, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
1l brown Bottle courtesy of league of beers. Pours hazy pale straw yellow with medium light white head. Medium carbonation. Aroma is slight hop and very light pine malt. Taste is slight bitter. Overall light. Not bad not great.
SnorkWortel (15) - SOUTH AFRICA - FEB 26, 2013
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
golden beer looking like a big commercial beer. sweet smell, a very yeasty tasting beer.
AtronSeige (695) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - NOV 15, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a pale yellow with small amount of head. Malty aroma with wet grass. Very little bitterness and fairly dry. Light bodied, thin texture, average fizzy. I will drink it, but I would not ask for it.
mcronje (5) - Bloemfontein, SOUTH AFRICA - JUL 15, 2011 does not count
1.2 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Smooth, fine bubbled head. Tastes like a macro. Mildly bitter aftertaste, slight honey sweetness. Bland. Tastes like a macro...pass
rcweir (139) - Massachusetts, USA - JUN 22, 2008
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft in Pretoria, as recommended by a local. Medium head, pale sraw color. aroma and flavor dominated by the malts, somewhat sweet, medium body.
Papsoe (25083) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 23, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Plastic bottle 100 cl) Clear, pilsener golden with a small, white head. Clean, malty nose with a whiff of floral hops. Medium body, a little low in carbonation - probably due to the plastic bottle. Fairly clean and solid malt profile with a distinct hop kick. Interesting story behind the style - I must confess that "Obergärig Hell" did confuse me for a while. 100508
motelpogo (6935) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 8, 2007
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
rbsxg05, bottled. wow, that must be the longest commercial description in history, and to think that it’s written about a koelsch. pale and spritzy yet lifeless. faint citric sourness, no bitterness to speak of
Krasulak (88) - Wapadrand, Pretoria, SOUTH AFRICA - FEB 13, 2006
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
1l brown plastic bottle and draught in Cactus Creek , Pretoria, South Africa. Pours pale yellow slightly hazy with a moderate white head. Light malt aroma with some faint grassy hops. Sweetish malt , light bread flavour with a touch of hop bitterness. Watery texture and very light body. Dry finish with light hop bitterness. Easy drinker and quite refreshing under the hot SA sun
bridge (659) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - FEB 10, 2006
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Quite disappointing after the hefeweizen. Pale gold, with a very pungent skunky malt aroma - like an aussie macro. More of the sweet malt coming through on the tasting, with a chewy aftertaste. Maybe it doesn’t like leaving africa?