ogivlado (5900) - Zagreb, CROATIA - NOV 25, 2013
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Canned 330ml. -Courtesy of Marko, shared with him and heavy. Darker golden/amber coloured, small off-white head, caramel and cereals in the nose. Slightly acidic cereals and mild caramel with short finish. Drinkable but useless.
Marko (4068) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - NOV 12, 2013
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Going step by step up the ladder of top beers from Iran raters. One more left in the stash. But let’s talk about this beauty, brought, of course, by Krešo (huge thanks!), and produced (at least this 0.33l can) in the middle of Iranian Kurdish lands - Sanandaj. Brownish-amber body with a fine white head. Dry malty aroma, caramel. Caramel taste, but slightly sourish, which actually helps the drinkability. Can be drunk.
foxo82 (711) - Bromsgrove (via Leicester), Staffordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 11, 2013
1 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Bottle from Pars Supermarket, Hagley Road, Birmingham. Having previously found and rated the Istak Lemon - which wasn’t allowed as it was both non-alcoholic and fruit flavoured (in hindsight that’s fair enough as otherwise we’ll have Vimto added to the site) I was ’pleased’ to find the malt variety. Poured it into a BrewDog stem glass in the hope it would improve the experience. This is reddish brown and quite dark - darker than apple juice - and flat, of course. Smells exactly like the dustbin lorries that collect the overripe fruit from Leicester market. They’ve somehow bottled that experience. Tastes worse than I remember Laziza tasting (Lebanon’s very own malt beverage) - an initial blast of overly sweet malt and can’t-quite-place-it stale fruitiness - then gone before I’ve swallowed. Why do I put myself through this? It brings up 80 countries - that’s why.
Cunningham (4939) - Halden, NORWAY - NOV 16, 2012
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Brownish with an off white head. Light fruity and malty aroma. Sweet, light fruity and a thin body. But not the usual wort aroma and flavour. Drinkable.
[Bottle from workmate Ali]
Meilby (8271) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 4, 2012
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
[Courtesy of yngwie] Pours clear amber with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, kiwifruit and citrus. Taste is heavy sweet and light bitter. Body is light, texture is thin, carbonation is soft.
Hansen (6888) - Assentoft, DENMARK - SEP 6, 2012
1.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Brown coloured and clear. Has a white head, medium duration. Aroma is heavy sweet, brown sugars. Flavor sweet too. No bitterness. Watery texture.
Zita (4924) - Assentoft, DENMARK - SEP 6, 2012
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
light brown sugar aroma,amber, hazy, off white foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, light body, thin feel, watery finish.
onystrom (1321) - Magellan Hunter! - Skanderborg, DENMARK - SEP 6, 2012
1.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Courtesy Alex. clear light brown color with small head. Sweet breadt malty bad flavor. And watery...
chrisv10 (11472) - DENMARK - SEP 6, 2012
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle. Clear amber with small off-white head. Aroma is malt, grainy and cereal. Flavour is malt, sugar, grainy, cereal and quite sweet.
Rasmus40 (11988) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 6, 2012
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Bottle @ chrisv10 tasting. Clear amber with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet malty, caramel and bready. Flavor is medium sweet. Sweet finish. Watery. 060912