pivnizub (8888) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - JAN 1, 2007
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Flip-top bottle: Deep golden coloured, mid-sized white head, quickly diminishing; malty and cardboardy nose; sweetish-malty flavour, relatively light bodied for a beer of 6.0%; short sweet-bitter finish. A boring, poor brew.......
Theydon_Bois (8759) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at ChrisO tasting, thanks to Fergus, 30/12/12.
Lightly hazed pale golden with a thin off white head.
Nose is pale malt, fruits, sugars.
Taste follows, light fruit notes, caramel, touch of spice.
Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
Ok - nothing special.
maeib (8729) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAR 21, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled - Criterion Leicester. An old gold coloured beer with a pool of tan head and lots of bubbles. The aroma is sweet and malty and typical of the style. The taste is sweet and a little fruity with some apple flavours. No great shakes but acceptable.
MoritzF (8521) - Bochum, GERMANY - OCT 29, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(swing top bottle) Clear, golden colour with a fluffy white foam. Mild, moderately sweet malty, slightly grainy aroma with herbal hops. Sweet-bitter flavour, medium to light bodied, although it has 6 % ABV, which reminds me of an European Strong Lager, also with a quite soft carbonation. Slightly toasted malty taste with herbal notes; moderately dry malty, light bitter and short finish with hints of alcohol. Mediocre Festbier.
kevnic2008 (8130) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - JUL 24, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured a yellow color with a small white head. Sweet caramel malt aroma. Malty flavor with some sweetness.
leaparsons (8102) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 18, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Swan and Rushes, Leicester. Dark gold with a large white head. Aromas are caramel malts and yeast with fruiit. Flavours are biscuit malts with caramel. Pretty sweet and malty with crisp, refreshing lemon. Pretty good.
Quack-Duck (7944) - Down South, GERMANY - MAR 9, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle. Clear golden colour, mid-sized white head. Medium-bodied, grainy malt flavours, hints of honey. Shy, very shy hoppy touch.
JorisPPattyn (7940) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 3, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: NOV 4, 2004 (quite aged sample, rating for the older 7% Bock version, not the current 6%) Pale amber,with greenish shine, thin off-white head. Very nutty, oxydized nose. Dry portwine, if that can be imagined. Dull, nutty tasting beer. Strange butter-like flavour, but not linked to diacetyl. Thinnish texture, but slick, oily mouthfeel. Obviously this beer has aged too much. Which is surprising, annoying even for a 7.0% ABV Bock.
shrubber85 (7646) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - FEB 28, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Sweet fruity (apple/pineapple) aroma. Golden yellow with moderate head. Sweet fruity malt aroma - hints of pineapple and apple. Moderate body. Decent but not great.
Beerhunter111 (7616) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 9, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein dunkelgoldenes Bier mit geringer Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr malzig, würzig, leicht fruchtig. Geschmack malzig fruchtig, getreidig, leichte Bitterkeit.