GenkiGonzo (110) - Kyoto, - JAN 3, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Yamaya. Dark amber colour. Aroma has sweet malts and some caramel. Flavour also has some chocolate. Nice smooth beer, but not mind blowing.
fattybladdy (424) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - MAR 15, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark reddish brown pour with tall frothy head. Taste is caramel malt, grain and toast, light bitterness in the finish. Pretty drinkable.
AR (986) - Georgia, USA - MAR 15, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sweet toffee and caramel flavors highlight this beer. This is an easy drinking, medium bodied beer.
Lowenbrau (1647) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - MAR 10, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle, multiple occasions.
In short: a sweet dark beer.
Pours dark mahogany with nice tan head. Moderate head retention, some lacing. Malty. caramel, roasty and spicy aromas. Light body, average carbonation, some crispy texture. Taste isroasty, liquorice, sweet, nuts. Balanced and enjoyable.
GBZ59 (942) - BARCELONA (Catalonia), SPAIN - MAR 10, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Botella de 500ml. Vaso Weizen. Color marrón y trasparente. La espuma bronceada crea una corona burbujeante y fugaz. Aromas herbales, tostados y de leve madera con trazos de diacetilo. Sabores de tostado dulce y sirope. Cuerpo ligero/medio y carbonatación moderada aunque chispeante que agua la textura. Sabor de caramelo y matices de licor de almendras y avellanas que se despliegan en el intermedio. Final dulce. Desequilibrada y empalagosa !
500ml bottle. Weizen glass. Brown color, crystal clear appearance. Tan froth creates a lively & brief crown. Toasted, slight woody, herbal aromas, hints of diacetyl. Sweet toasted & syrupy flavors. Light to medium body. Moderate but lively carbonation resolves in a watery texture. Candy flavor, hues of sweet almonds & nutmeg liquor touch are displayed in the middle. Sweet finish. Unbalanced & cloying!
AWISLguy (1014) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 8, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at local pizzeria. Pours a muddy brown with an off-white head. Aroma has caramel and lemons, with light brown sugar. Taste is of malty caramel, bread and lemons. Medium bodied and a bit sticky. Finishes sweetly, and not too long. A solid easy drinker - a little sweet and a little sour.
MWMBeerguy (25) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Slight coffee and even a nutty aroma with flowery hops. Smooth mouthfeel with Munich malt backbone. Awesome MD.
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Quack-Duck (7491) - Down South, GERMANY - MAR 2, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle from mein-biershop. Clear brown colour, mid-sized white head. Malty with caramel and chocolate, quite light-bodied and elegant.
bartlebier (1100) - Belchum im Breisgau, GERMANY - FEB 26, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
50cl draught@Hofbräukeller München, 02/2014. Translucent maroni. Good spicy bread crust, fairly carbonated, mid-watery palate. Woody notes as in twigs and branches accompany roast and caramel, pine towards a leathery finish. Nice.
Zarkam (301) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 18, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle from Alko. Clear brown colour, medium off-white mostly lasting frothy head, good lacing. Moderate to heavy roasty malts in the aroma with some bisquit, caramel and a hint chocolate thrown in moderate herbal and peppery hops. Taste is initially moderately sweet, slightly bitter and acidic, still fairly balanced, turning into a slightly bitter and moderately long finish with a slightly burnt feel. Medium body, oily texture, lively carbonation.
Not an insanely interesting dark lager, but very pleasant and drinkable. Something I might want to serve with a proper pork meal instead of wine while trying to attain a wide appeal.
Beese (941) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2014
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at my friend’s wedding in May 2013. Poured a clear chestnut/ amber colour with a dense off white head. Malty aroma with some molasses and caramel. Sweetness on the flavour, definite malt dominance. Some dry grains in the palate and mild grass-like hops.