ghawener (1565) - San Salvador, EL SALVADOR - JAN 18, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Positively surprised. well balanced fruit & sweetness lasts until last sip. Starts strong with fresh red berries and ends dry almost wine-like.
Beer5000 (5866) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 28, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Hazy red/brown body with a big and fast disappearing red/brown head. Aroma is sweet fruity, acid and Cola actually. Flavor has also this weird Cola taste with sweet slightly roasted malt and a fruity acidity. A bit weird, but I also enjoyed this strange brew.
rodolito (163) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 22, 2003
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Imbibed in December 2002. Fruity (cassis) aroma. A clear dark ruby color tinged with strawberry edges. Thick whitish red head consisting of large bubbles. All I tasted was cassis. Basically a fruit pop.
gunnfryd (14056) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 18, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Amber colour with a beige head. Aroma is raisin, black current, malt, yeast. Flavour is sweet, raisin, black current, yeast. Ok to have tasted this one, but nothing more.
yngwie (16483) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 27, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. A dark brown beer with a beige head. Cola, roasted malt, berries and sweetness in the aroma. Pleasant, but nothing more. The same goes for the flavor, but the sweetness is not as evident. Berries, some cola and roasted malt. Sugary, medium body. Nice in a way, but I won’t miss it. (080215)
Linc (739) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - DEC 20, 2002
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
Well, hell this is a sweet little number! They make it with bulk amounts of fruit pulp, so much that it is a deep purple colour with a pinkish head. Overwhewlming taste of cassis, the hops and malt are completely lost. The only beer like qualities are the head and the excellent, full body.
HughConway (830) - Washington, USA - FEB 19, 2008
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Drunk at brewery. Very sweet, like the other El Bolson fruit beers. Sweeter than the cherry or the raspberry, so be expecting. Not horrible, just different.
davidpl (435) - Santiago, CHILE - MAY 23, 2007
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Appearance: Color dark ruby. Medium head, slightly consistent and low persistence.
Aroma: sweet tone of red wild fruits, yeast and something piquant. Low presence of hop and of the malts.
Flavor: beer or fizzy juice?. Acid touch of cassis and of other red wild fruits. Excessive presence of yeast, piquant tone. Low presence of hop and malts.
Palate: light body and low carbonation.
(sorry for my english)
omhper (23324) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAY 26, 2003
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
UPDATED: JUN 26, 2003 Bottled. Chocolate brown, very muddy with creamy head. Looks like hot chocolate with whipped cream and a fruit drink poured into it. Big black currant aroma. Sweet and fatty, completely dominated by sugary black currant. Just bizarre.
mullet (849) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JAN 26, 2005
0.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Nice darkish red-purple colour, clear with bad head retention. The cap had a weird grey-yellow deposit where the liquid had touched it. Did not look good. Aroma of grainy chocolate, sour cream, diacetyl, vague Ribena. Something is wrong - my guess is a phenolic infection but it’s unlike anything I’ve known. It’s kind of like wood-plastic-hair I guess. There’s something like a megalager in there too. Tastes sweet, like dark grape juice with an acrid roastiness, bandaids and astringency. At least it’s good to know it’s not just Aussie micros that have QC issues.