Braudog (5748) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - SEP 19, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft pint at the brewpub. Very active with a tight head of foam. Caramel nose but a very nice well balanced beer, fitting into what I’d consider the altbier tradition. (#3663, 9/13/2009)
Ungstrup (29334) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2009
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft as Castle Red at the Bull and Castle in Dublin. An amber beer with a huge beige head. The aroma has notes of caramel and sweet malt as well as a light touch of butter. The flavor is sweet with notes of chewy malt, caramel, and bisquits.
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2009
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Cask gravity at GBBF ’09. Amber. Chocolate earth aroma. Watery taste of stable straw. Not good. I loved the name of the beer, but... sorry.
TBone (12548) - Pori, FINLAND - AUG 4, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark amber color, small off-white head. Light nose: some berries, some caramel. Caramel, some herbs, nuts. Light cellary note. Interesting.
Christian (11119) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 30, 2009
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Amber with a small white head. Aroma of grainy malt and butter. Dry and malty flavour, somewhat thin and watery.
mabel (5805) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 13, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
[2187-20090520] Tap. Weird vegetal sweet grains aroma has a random poo peat note. Clear, dark red amber body with a small long-lasting creamy off-white head. Toasted grain flavour has lots of wet paper notes and a very mild hint of chocolate. Medium body. Discontinuous aroma and flavour, odd.
(@ Bru Bar; Cork, Ireland)
nqualls (1452) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 11, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Source: Tap at Bull and Castle in Dublin.
Glass: Pint glass.
Appearance: Poured a clear red color with a one finger beige head.
Aroma: Sweet caramel malt and earthy hops.
Flavor: Caramel malt backbone with a hint of chocolate and a mild bitter finish.
Palate: Medium body with solid carbonation.
Overall: Not too bad, just nothing special.
jercraigs (7812) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 29, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
2009-05-20. Dark copper-amber body with a good sized creamy beige head. (3+) Sweetish aroma of malt, touch of musty dish rag is off putting but brief. Flavour is on the sweet side, malt, just a touch of caramel malt, a yeasty undertone throughout leaves the impression of the beer being a bit green, light. Average palate. Not as good as the beers sampled at the brewpub so perhaps the keg/lines here were off, or perhaps that is really what the beer is like. On tap at Bru Bar, Cork
mayordenis (18) - USA - MAY 21, 2009
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Very clear Red Ale, Hop and Malt flirts with you but never goes any further. Medium Carbonation, Not much bar a subtle fruity underbelly.
DruncanVeasey (7191) - NUNEATON, Top 18, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JAN 3, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 4, 2009 Draught, Bull and Castle, Dublin. Bright ruby with a persistent collar and lace. Woodsy cask-like hints on the snout, joined by grapefruit and blackcurrant. Notes mention Titanic, Galena, Cascade... Blackcurranty hop tang, soft nutty malts, caramel, insinuating citrus. Surprisingly tangy, well-hopped red ale.