Alphadelic (1975) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 20, 2008
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Amber gold with a puffy, white head. Cereals and hay in the aroma. The sweetness and fruitiness of light cherries and toasty notes on the tongue.
scotty (1107) - SCOTLAND - OCT 7, 2008
0.8 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
Small stubby bottle, Tesco, bottled as Biere Speciale. Pale, with a thin white head, lacks both nose and flavour. Dont think I’ll be trying again.
yalnikim (800) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 4, 2008
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Tasted 16/02/2008. 660ml swing-top bottle from little old school bottle store on main St, Carterton (on a kiwi brown beer run with Papsoe). 6%. Seems a lot like the Fischer Tradition beer but in a different fancy bottle, and with a different name (is this some sort of marketing ploy? I wouldn’t put it past them). A shade more hop character but that may just be the age difference. Metallic and lacking vitality.
CanadaCam (109) - CANADA - JUL 30, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. A little too fizzy for my liking. Having enjoyed Fischer Bitter perhaps I was expecting too much from this one. It hits the palate nicely, so the beer has at least one saving grace.
DJMonarch (9166) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2006
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Golden coloured in appearance. Some hops present. Nothing by way of flavour here.
iammadeofjelly (194) - Liverpool, Merseyside, ENGLAND - NOV 9, 2005
1.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Tastes a bit like coors gone bad, if you chill it down to cold it aint so bad, it really aint, beats carling dont it?
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - AUG 28, 2005
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle (Tescos): Clear orange with a fizzy short head. Not much in the nose apart from some stale malts and a bit of tin. Flavour is much the same, though with a slight citrusy twist. Long metallic aftertaste. Boring and thin.
imdownthepub (11963) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2005
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottled, 660 ml, Pasteurised. Orange colour with fizzed head. Light lemony lager beer with a heafty CO2 swack, left me burping for hours. Hard to discern flavours in the gassy mass, but what I found wasn’t too bad. OK.
specialbeerguy (1) - me, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 1, 2005 does not count
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
BIERE SPECIALE! BUY SOME, NOW!!!! lmao this beer is just amazing, we had some on a camping trip and it was teh funniest thign we’d ever seen!! just teh fact that it was actually called, ’SPECIAL BEER!’ was the funniest bit! So we went on a quest to find more special beer, and we found some in Tesco, also Sainsbury’s did Biere de Moulins and Kwik Save did Biere de France!! Special beer is just amazing! That trip was very amusing! im filling up this area and wasting space haha! oh yeah vote tommunist or DIE!!!!!!!!
Mungo (2471) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - MAY 19, 2005
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle - Tesco Biere Speciale. Once warm quite unpleasant - corn and rough finish. When chilled completely unexceptonal but drinkable.