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Gusswerk Black Betty

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Brewed by Brauerei Gusswerk
Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Hof bei Salzburg, Austria

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RATINGS: 71   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.86/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 23   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Gusswerk Blabk Betty is Salzburg’s dark beer beauty. From Salzburg Alps, this is an organic beer which is black as night, with herbs that found their use as early as prehistoric times. A special beer with the taste of wormwood, ground ivy, ground elder and meadowsweet. Black Betty - there is nothing like it! 12.8°

Ingredients: water, organic barley malt, organic wormwood, organic ground ivy, organic ground elder, organic meadowsweet, organic hops, yeast.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jmgreenuk (7098) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - MAY 30, 2016
Bottle from Messrs Barley Malt & Hops, Kuala Lumpur. poured a dark brown colour with a frothy light tan head. The aroma is dry earthy mineral hop. The flavour is light bitter with a light sweet malt, veggie, woody hop, light watery palate. Medium to light bodied with average carbonation.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Trolleo (1202) - Pula / Zagreb, CROATIA - FEB 1, 2016
Hazy to cloudy brown color, small off-white to tan head. Little bit nutty. Again, the same bio/organic note throughout aroma and taste. Thin to medium body with watery finish. Soft to flat carbonation. Not bad, but there is something missing. //bottle bought at Graz craft beer festival

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
massingasetta (616) - München, GERMANY - NOV 27, 2015
Oh my.. what is this? A beer made with all types of herbs that is organic and malty. Slightly like a caramel stout, with a herbal rainbow. Like a coffee with a shot of something in it.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Marko (4766) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - NOV 19, 2015
Thanks Mladen! Shared with the others. Amber-brown body. Perfumey, nicely grainy dry malty aroma, fresh. Mild grainy and dusty sweetish taste, a touch acidic, a hint of spent yeast. Eh, just OK.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
joergen (25617) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 19, 2015
Bottle in a hotel room in Vienna. Dark brown colored with a medium sized off-white head. Fruity aroma of caramel and licorice with notes of herbs and spices. Fruity flavor of caramel and herbs with notes of licorice and spices. Herbal finish.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Danjo312 (107) - Hamburg, GERMANY - OCT 19, 2015
Horny Betty war der Hammer, Black Betty ist enttäuschend! Schmeckt fast wie sehr verdünntes Stout. Wenig vielschichtig, eigentlich eher langweilig. Hat im Glas eine schöne Farbe, bräunlich mit Off-White Krone. Die Flasche ist auch toll gemacht. Leider ist weder das Aroma noch der Geschmack es wert, groß darauf einzugehen! Schade... ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
drmet (735) - Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, GERMANY - OCT 1, 2015
L: -pours a hazy dark brown with ruby tinges and a small to medium,foamy,grey head -medium carbonation visible S: -Cola,spicy,earthy,herbal,caramel,sou cherry T: -caramel,licorice,slight chocolate,spicy,nutty,metallic,herbal,cola F: -l watery body -medium carbonation O: Herbs giving this sort of a coca cola touch.I found it to be a fairly decent dark lager.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
KyotoLefty (8928) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 19, 2015
Bottle. Malty caramel mose, chocolate. Dark brown with orange, fine medium hed. Lightly roasty, sme umami and licorice, coffee, caramel. Decent flavors. Soft. Full. Sweet. Bit strange and boring.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Russo (2006) - Hemhofen, GERMANY - JUL 19, 2015
Dark brown color with an off-white head that disappears very quickly. Aroma is a little bit hoppy and alcoholic. Flavor is roasted malt and hoppy. Low carboantion and medium to full body with a bitter finish.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
GoufCustom (1478) - HONG KONG - JUL 4, 2015


330 ml bottle bought at Great Food Hall in Pacific Place, Admiralty.

Clear Cola blackish brown colour with a thick ring of yeast sediments; Half finger head and light beige foam which lasts for 1 minute; Very good sticky lacing and very slight carbonation; Fragrant and sweet aroma of dark malt, with strong caramel, light toffee, roasted chestnuts, rock sugar, light floral, very light herbs, bread, strong yeast and very light grass; Close to medium sweet taste of dark malt, with strong caramel, toffee, light roast, light dark fruits, faint chocolates, molasses, spices, strong yeast, light lemon and moderate bitter grass hops; Close to light body, watery and slightly slick palate; Mouth feel is like a light Porter but not quite - good dark malt with fair roastyness, strong caramel and toffee, chocolate and dark fruit is lightweight. Okay sweetness. Loads of yeast and bread but only okay spicyness, and supposed herbal taste is only on bitterness. Weird… Hoppiness is very light grass in nose. Light lemon and grass in taste. Bitterness is light, mostly herbal than hops for an abrupt, malty sweet finish; Quite dry after taste. Fairly easy to mouth.

Comments: This is has all those exotic herbs listed in the mix, but asiade from some nice sweet-roasted chestnut aroma, spice taste and slight bitterness, this is more like an easygoing hybrid of light Dark Ale and a Porter. Okay to try but not really a real deal.


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