FatPhil (9979) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 25, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
500ml bottle (William K Kurvi, Helsinki)
Really mashy, but light, malts in the aroma. Not quite stodgy though. Fairly pale orange. Taste continues the aroma, and the finish continues the taste. It’s light malts everywhere. Nice, but not particularly sophisticated. Phil was blitzed by this stage, and we didn’t write numbers down, but somehow (i.e. Anna) managed to get a review on paper, so points might not be so totally accurate. (Unlike points I give usually, they’re always spot on, first time.)
Beerhunter111 (9433) - 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.
pivnizub (9160) - 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.......
kevnic2008 (9097) - 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.
maeib (8750) - 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 (8676) - 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.
leaparsons (8641) - 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.
shrubber85 (8481) - 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.
Quack-Duck (8358) - 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 (8224) - Ursel, 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.