Geiserich (3568) - Linz, AUSTRIA - APR 21, 2006
1.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Sweetish, malty, dark. Too sweet, cola feeling, light bodied, weak. One try is enough.
smcd (366) - USA - APR 9, 2006
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
An oud bruin, eh? And I thougt "Oud" was a protected term in the EU ... guess not -- or guess someone should be suing Heineken! Although this isn’t the worst beer in Heineken’s quiver, it certainly has nothing, other than the color, that approaches what one would think of for an "oud" style beer. Way too smooth. Hugh bubbles producing a fizzy head that dissipates to nothing almost immediately. Sour? I think not! A malty aroma definitely with a bit o’ dms, perhaps, but nothing approaching lactic or acetic sourness! Watery. No body to speak of. A metallic aftertaste. In the end, definitely less than the sum of its parts.
turbothy (1141) - Bonn, GERMANY - APR 9, 2006
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle. Dark amber brown colour; fizzy but small, quickly dissipating head. Sour, malty aroma. Sweet and watery flavour. Not too bad; I’d actually rather have this than a "normal" Heineken.
pivnizub (9162) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - MAR 18, 2006
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle: Very dark amber coloured, unvisible head; sweet malt, a bit roasted or toasted, in the nose; faint sweetish, malty flavour, a bit sourish (citrusy ?), too; watery and thinnish; short, sweet finish.
TBone (13538) - Pori, FINLAND - FEB 27, 2006
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled (BB 01/2007)
Dark ruby color, small ruby head. Malty and sugary aroma. Ditto the taste: very sugary sweet with malty notes. Aftertaste is mainly malty. Carbonated mouthfeel. Not so bad as a low alco, just very very sweet.
MiP (14001) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - FEB 14, 2006
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Weak aroma, malty and sugary. Very dark brown colour. Small light brown head. Quite sweet and not sour at all. Bordering on hvidtøl, but more watery. Slight brown sugar aftertaste.
braudimusprime (75) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 5, 2005
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
I really never thought I would rate something this low, but I have to stick it to this "beer" (innocently ordered off a menu in Amsterdam). Syrupy sweetness (think Coca-Cola) with nothing resembling beer appearance, flavor, or mouthfeel. Avoid like the plague.
MoritzF (8676) - Bochum, GERMANY - JUL 20, 2005
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
(bottle) Dark brown colour with a medium foamy tanned head. Sweet nose of molasses with traces of hops in the background. Sweet flavour, medium body and carbonation. Sweet malty taste with a tinge of milk chocolate and caramel and a sweet sticky finish with no bitterness to speak of. A malt beverage with 2.5 % ABV.
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - APR 27, 2005
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
pours dark with a tan head. nose of toffee. sweet unfermented toasted malt. needs some more depth....hmmm never realized only 2% abv. nor did i realize it was suppose to be a low alcohol beer. still doesnt change my opinion much/
HermanW (1044) - Coevorden, NETHERLANDS - MAR 18, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very, very sweet.