Theydon_Bois (12736) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 14, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle on the Black Country Train Tasting Part I, 06/07/13, thanks to Ian for this one.
Very lightly hazed blonde with a thin white head.
Nose is grass, fruits, toasted malt, light yeast.
Taste comprises pale malts, grain, fruits, gras, lemon zest, caramel, bread dough.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, crisp finish.
Ok - a clean easy drinking bock for 7%+ ABV.
jackl (5806) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUL 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ The Train Tasting, Part I. The pour’s gold with a small head. The nose is sweet toast, nutty malt. The taste is more of the same. Nice and nutty, mellow sweetness. Clean. Somewhat earthy, toasty on the finish. Medium body, fine carbonation. Overall, not bad.
mR_fr0g (5395) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 22, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle on the high speed train tasting Birmingham Beer Bash. Clear yellow small white head. Light grainstore aroma. Flavour is grassy nobel hop, corn, grainy. Mid body and touch flabby.
Beerhunter111 (10497) - Hasborn, GERMANY - FEB 10, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein goldgelbes Bier mit geringer Schaumkrone. Geruch malzig, würzig, grasig, leicht alkoholisch. Geschmack sehr malzig, würzig, leicht süß alkoholisch.
Leighton (14006) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle during the High Speed Tasting Pt. I on the train to the Black Country Bus Tour. Thanks to Ian for bringing this one. Pours clear yellow with a frothy white head. Crispy cereal aroma, some white bread. Medium sweet flavor with semi-dry cereal, hay, dry grains. Light to medium bodied with average carbonation. Light dry pale cereal grains to finish, balanced sweetness. Good stuff.
Ernest (6729) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 21, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft at Grasser.
Head is initially average sized, frothy, white, mostly lasting.
Body is light to medium yellow.
Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (toasted grain, husks), lightly hoppy (grass), with notes of concrete/glue, alcohol (somewhat fusel; isopropyl), apple.
Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly to moderately bitter, slightly unclean.
Medium to full body, watery texture, lively/soft carbonation, lightly alcoholic.
Erasmus_ro (1893) - Alabama, USA - FEB 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2013 Tap @ Café Abseits, Bamberg 01/02/13. Pours a hazy yellow with a small, white head. Aroma is lemon, cloves, somewhat grainy. Taste is lemon and cloves, fairly sweet, loads of light malts there. Grain and breadiness. Palate is full.
harrisoni (15068) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Elangernick. Drunk on train from Bamberg-Nurenberg with a hangover. Clear gold thick white head. Mmmm tasty bock. Strong pale beer. Alcohol is well hidden. Really drinkable, hoppy too. Some floral notes. Lovely bitterness good beer.
BeerViking (3171) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Germany, hazy gold with a fast-settling head, a little honey and herb on the nose, sharp herbal bitterness and light hoppy spice, a little sweetness and golden fruit underneath but quite thin-bodied. Aftertaste is bitter, almost acrid.
madmitch76 (18167) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
6th July 2013
Black Country Beano. Outbound train tasting! Thanks to Ian for this one. Light haze on this gold beer, little white head. Palate is softish and dry. Fine carbonation. Light creamy malt. Pinch of noble hop spice. That lovely German nuttyness abounds here. Finishes soft and creamy with touches of dried fruits and marmalade bitterness.