beerequalizer (22) - - APR 4, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Enjoyed this beer. Don’t understand the naming... but hey, nice drinking, mild bitterness, and good palate. And let’s face it, for a 4% beer, well done.
Ungstrup (28232) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAR 28, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. A deep red beer with a thin tan head. The aroma has notes of malt and caramel as well as a touch of hops. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, toffee, and hops, leading to a nicely bitter finish.
KapitiCritique (345) - Xincheng, Henan Province, CHINA - APR 23, 2010
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 ml bottled
Aroma: hint of coffee, chocolate malt and indistinct yeast.
Appearance: Dark reddish brown hue, clear with frothy off-white head of very short duration and no lacing.
Taste: thin (chocolate) and mildly bitter, no hint of sweetness and just slightly sour.
Palate: medium bodied, slightly creamy, soft carbonation and short finish with a touch of bitterness.
Not their best effort. I will try to find this on tap or simply drink it at room temperature and see what may be revealed.
gam (3014) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 5, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Chocolate milkshake head in colour,lager is dark red/brown aroma caramel and chocolate head back to fine cover,vanilla aroma flavour chocolate and caramel vanilla touch has some flair in the malt taste,bright flavours bitter decent sweetness as well at the finish a very pleasing tasting beer.
snuffla (156) - Chch, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 23, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not really a bitter, but a nice quaff-able dark lager. Sweet biscuit malt that finishes reasonably clean with a hint of sweetness reminiscent of more main stream kiwi draughts. No bitterness to speak of but a reasonable drink on a sunny day
phaleslu (5723) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 20, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at Dux de Lux in Christchurch. Pours copper with a small off-white head. Hoppy aroma with citrus, malt, and caramel. Flavor is also hoppy, but also sweet malt and citrus. Light-medium boxy. Smooth, syrupy, and easy to drink. Not nearly as bitter as expected, and not very complex.
beer4eternity (199) - Tauranga, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 17, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle. Dark brown with ruby hue. Small, mostly diminishing, light brown head, good lacing. Roasted malt, toffee, caramel, chocolate, aromas with some nice mild hop aromas - citrus mostly, and raisin when the beer is warmer. Fairly sweet malty flavours, smooth medium bodied, mildly bitter finish ending up a bit chalky. I’m sure this tasted better when I had it on tap at the Dux de Lux in Christchurch a few years ago. Hopefully as my beer education improves I will figure out the Bitter v Dark Munich Lager v Schwarzbier mystery.
nate2g (1548) - Boomtown! / Waikato, NEW ZEALAND - APR 11, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught at Dux de Lux, Queenstown. Pours reddish brown with a small tanned head. Toast and citrus. Smooth and bitter finish.
zebracakes (1339) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 5, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap 01.05.09 at the Dux de Lux in Christchurch. Hazy caramel, thin off white head. Aroma is floral and citrus hoppy. Flavor is bitter, earthy, light bodied.
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 12, 2008
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle, pours a dark ruby-tinted brown with a large beige head. A musty malt aroma. A sweetish roasted malt palate, which carries some bitter chocolate to the tongue at first, then becoming more fruity. The finish is tangy, but also a bit syrupy and a little short.