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Gusswerk Black Betty

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


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RATINGS: 52   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.82   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
fdomig (412) - München, GERMANY - DEC 10, 2014
330ml bottle. A very malty and coffee-like aroma. Dark brown color with a light brown-ish head. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter. Very soft carbonation with a quick but quite malty finish. Leaves some sweetness. Overall OK.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
renffisch (843) - london, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 5, 2014
Bottle from Hoffstättner brewery shop. Pours almost bleach, with a big bubbly beige head. Roasted coffee nose and generally very tame old ale taste. Would have like to actually taste the alleged herbs...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (2380) - Kyoto, JAPAN - NOV 24, 2014
Black Betty is a dark beer made with wormwood just like absinthe! As well as a few other herbs. It pours a dark mahonganey brown that is almost black in the glass with amber highlights. The aroma is rich malty caramel, nice but kind of boring as I was expecting more of a herb/spice character from the wormwood. Medium to light bodied with a pretty interesting flavor - you get that caramel from the malts but then an interesting aniseed/licorice herbal character to it with a dose of cocoa. Overall an intriguing twist on a fairly run-of-the-mill brown porter type beer. Worth a shot.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tderoeck (5148) - Gent, BELGIUM - OCT 29, 2014
27/IX/14 - 33cl bottle @ home, post-Borefts wind down tasting - BB: 28/III/15 (2014-1165) Thanks to Cybu for sharing the bottle!

Clear dark purple to brown beer, small beige irregular head, unstable, non adhesive. Aroma: very grainy, cow fodder, some chocolate, caramel, sweet, sugary. MF: lots of carbon, medium body. Taste: sourish start, soft bitterness, caramel, some chocolate, bit sugary. Aftertaste: malty, banana, pretty hoppy, grains, hay.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gurthnar (2173) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 27, 2014
Tap at 5. Wiener Bierfest. Aroma mostly malty, caramel. Hazy brown colour. Taste has light roasted notes, but the mouthfeel is a bit watery.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kevnic2008 (8496) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - SEP 25, 2014
Bottle. Pours brown color with notes of tan head. The aroma is malty, spice, herbal.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
dnicolaescu (945) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - SEP 18, 2014
BOTTLE 33 CL Look: clear dark ruby, small beige frothy head. Aroma: string malts, sugary, light medicinal herbal notes. Taste: also malty, not as sweet as the aroma, light medicinal herbal spice, minuscule bitterness.

An ordinary sweetish dunkel with light herbal spice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MisoW (1790) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 15, 2014
On tap at 5. Wiener Bierfest 2014. Pours dark brown color, lightly beige head. Aroma is roasted malty, hints of coffee. Taste is medium sweet, malty, roasted, coffee.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cuso (5092) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 14, 2014
Tap at 5. Wiener Bierfest. Cola brown color with medium beige head. Roasted malt, dried fruits, herbal hops in aroma. Taste, roasted malt, caramel, chocolate, herbs. Good, interesting beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kerenmk (2594) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - AUG 3, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at our place. Thanks DSG. Dark brown and headless. Toast and some caramel aroma, sweetish, slightly roasty aroma, medium body, slightly burnt finish that’s long and toasty.

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