Cantabrian (674) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 1, 2013
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, with the lovely company of Jimthechap and Mrs Jimthechap. This was an interesting looking amber lager, with an incredibly skunky nose, actually puting this below the beers from Cyprus and Turkey, which were enjoyed in the same evening. One would think that the Danish element would have given this local beer a plus. Well, the beer was nice red amber and the flavour was not bad, nice and malty, with biscuits and a touch of smokiness. There’s little I can say about the body, which felt just like an ordinary lager type of thing.
Jimthechap (1324) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 1, 2013
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
My grateful thanks to Cantabrian for bringing this beer over.
Somewhat of a misnomer this one as we were expecting beer entirely produced on the big island. This beer was the colour of kauri gum with a fast dissipating off-white head. There was little hopping and a biscuity, syrupy aroma. To taste, it wasn’t immediately sweet before candi-sugar and crystal malt flavours arose. My impression was that it was too sweet by half and had a shortish finish. A touch of spice at the end was a redeeming feature. Could be worse, but also could be a bloody sight better.
MiP (12839) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - NOV 9, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle, 4.5%. Lagery aroma. Clear grey amber colour. Good stable frothy white head. The flavour is mildly bready. Low to medium bitterness.
Bamsen78 (1965) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - NOV 9, 2013
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle. Pours clear amber with small white head. Clear aroma of malt, with notes of caramel andf fruit. Faint flavour of hops, with notes of malt and yeast. Mild aftertaste of yeast. Boring, even for the style.
Blade86 (359) - Wrocław, POLAND - OCT 10, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
malty aroma, some caramel; quite dark amber with big but quickly falling off-white foam, delicate lacing; medium sweet, lightly sour, very lightly bitter, rather unpleasant taste; light body, thin almost watery feel, average carbonation, moderately long sweetish finish;
Overall: rather below average beer
petexner (805) - CZECH REPUBLIC - MAY 5, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Beer interestig thanks to its water. Copper color,small head, average taste, short palate.
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Grzesiek79 (2729) - Radom, POLAND - APR 4, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Srednie i powiem szczerze ze liczylem na wiecej. Kolor jak amber lager, lecz to wiedenski styl. mala piana i szybko znika ze nawet sie jej nie zauwaza. karmelowe nuty wspolgraja ze spruchnialym drewnem. finisz nijaki bo nie pozostawia zadnego posmaku. Zbyt malo wyraziste ogolnie, ale arktyczna egzotyka i tak jest warta skosztowania mimo ze w Estonii butelkuja to piwo.
kiwianer (2916) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 1, 2013
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
The head is medium, the body is amber. It smells malty, worth, a bit flowery-stale. The taste is watery, malty. 11/7/6/7/12/7
culchiem (2035) - Berlin, GERMANY - FEB 17, 2013
1.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle. Clear amber with a short lived frothy head. Aroma is a bit of grain and caramel. Starts off sweetish caramel but finishes up more like dirty water
Idiosynkrasie (2740) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JAN 31, 2013
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
500ml bottle. Clear dark amber colour with average, frothy, collapsing, off-white head. Grainy aroma with a fruity touch of red berries and a slightly strange note between herbs and coniferes. Taste is dry to bitter, slightly soapy, woody. Freaky.