DrnkMcDermott (3007) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - APR 22, 2011
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Half-liter bottle, $1.50 @ Binny’s Bolingbrook. Let us now tick off Armenia just because I found a bottle cheap. Let us also be politically incorrect by prying the cap with an Efes bottle opener. Yeek! Smell of skunk and piss in the green bottle. Doesn’t let up in the glass, but instead airs out some adjuncts. Still, a clear golden yellow with a tight white head. Well, what did I expect for the price. Taste is corn additives knocked back with bittering agents. Each swallow makes me worry about this stuff. I notice the label doesn’t go to the pretext of reprinting any medals from old beer festivals.
blackisle (2084) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - JUN 5, 2016
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle 50cl. from HayFood supermarket, Utrecht, Poured into a footed pilsner glass. Clear medium golden, good two finger frothy white head, half-way lasting, good lacing; aroma sweet malts, grain, caramel; taste medium sweet and light bitter, malty, light caramel, metallic; slightly toasted malty palate, getting more bitter leading to a sweetbitter finish, bit papery and pepper; medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation; all in all just decent.
kermis (11220) - Where the wild whales are, NETHERLANDS - APR 5, 2016
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle from a Russian supermarket in Amsterdam. Clear golden with an off white head. Aroma of light malt and grain, a little cardboard. Flavour is light sweet and bitter. Light bodied with soft carbonation.
Theydon_Bois (17224) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2015
1.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
Bottle split at GBBF ’15, day 3, thanks to Ollie Jobbins 13/08/15.
Clear golden blonde with a moderate off white covering.
Nose is pale malt, grain, paper, light grass.
Taste comprises much the same.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close.
The_Osprey (6559) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 13, 2015
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle share at GBBF 2015, thanks to Ollie for the Armenia tick. Entered as my 100th country tick. Green bottle BB Sep 2015, 6.4%. Dark yellow, clear, still, small foamy white head. Aroma is biscuity, musty lager. Body is smooth, light carbonation. Taste is light, biscuity, soft malts, a touch of sulphur with a dry finish. Alright for the style.
olliejobbins (1578) - Dorking, Surrey, ENGLAND - SEP 3, 2015
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
500ml bottle from Jaghana in a trade, shared @ GBBF. Pours a clear gold with white head. Aroma is grass, corn and sweet malt. Medium carbonation, slightly sweet tasting. Perhaps a little metallic in the finish.
madmitch76 (22315) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
13th August 2015
GBBF Day 3. Bottle - thanks again to Olliejobbins for filling in the country blanks. Almost clear gold beer, thin white head. Palate is smooth and light, modest fine carbonation. Sweet pale malts. Sweet citrus. Light finish. Not awful.
mR_fr0g (9515) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle shared at gddf, huge thanks to Ollie for the obscure country tick. Crystal clear golden yellow coloured pour wiyja fleeting white head. Aroma is sweet malts, corn, light tangy apple. Flavour is composed of sweet nutty malts. Spicy hop , little veg matter, faint metialic. Palate is pretty sweet, moderate carbonation. Pretty good.
WingmanWillis (144) - Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2015
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle thanks to Ollie. Pours a pale yellow with a thinning white head. Smells grassy with a hint of lemon. Tastes malty with a little bit of citrus. Not too bad at all
bartlebier (3496) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - JUN 1, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
50cl bottle, merci Calisky. Skips the sulphur upon opening, diving right into packet dessert aromas like pear syrup pudding, corn porridge, vanilla custard - oddly not all that repulsive. Tastes less than its 6,4% potential, but manages to deliver a drinkable, exotic interpretation of an imperial pilsner witout too much of the abv wafts, focussing instead on dryish barley and corn layers going into pear compote and more vanilla. Managed to down the full bottle without gaaging or a day after vengeance, hence not all that shabby.
Baramba (973) - ITALY - MAY 6, 2015
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Yellow with small white head. Aroma of malt and straw. Sweet taste, watery, dry