laiti (4548) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 19, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
75 cl bottle @ home. Rated on 20.02.2009
Aroma is sweet and malty with syrupy notes and roastiness. Flavour is sweetish with roasted malt, syrupy notes, hints of herbs and licorice. Sticky palate. Decent, feels a bit bulky.
Bamsen78 (1969) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - FEB 16, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours hazy dark copper brown with airy off-white head. Clear, sweet aroma of malt, caramel and fruit. Bitter, hoppy onset, leading to a sweetish, malty flavour, ending in a dry, coffe-like finish. Complex and interesting, but rather watery and somewhat unbalanced. OK.
tderoeck (3611) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 1, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
19/I/13 - 75cl bottle @ RBBWG 2013 - BB: 25/V/12 (2013-59) Thanks to BelgBeerGeek for sharing the bottle!
Clear copper red to amber beer, no head. Aroma: very nutty, toast, lots of plains malts, caramel. MF: lots of carbon, light to medium body. Taste: very malty, some caramel, toast, bit sugary. Aftertaste: caramel, bit hoppy, dry some toast. Meh, not bad, but pretty boring.
Martinus (2522) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - JAN 24, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Slightly hazy amber colour, off-white head. Malty aroma, caramel. Sweet flavour, caramel, some raisins. Sweet finish, raisins and malt.
Nice to drink a Danish beer that hasn’t been made @ De Proef for a change.
(From 75cL bottle @ RBBWG II, Wilrijk 2013. Courtesy of BelgBeerGeek. Thanks, Vincent!)
Travlr (9838) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 21, 2013
1.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 3/20
Bottle courtesy of BelgBeerGeek, thanks! Clear reddish amber color, almost flat. Aroma of dusty grapes and plums. Taste: well, it’s not dark, and it’s not a lager. And since there’s another beer with the same name, it’s not original either. Three strikes!
sebletitje (5991) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JAN 21, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
75cl bottle sample @ RBBWG 2013, courtesy of BelgBeerGeek.
Cuivrée-acajou, col beige moyen.
Arôme fruité noir, malt caramel suivi d’un houblon léger noble laissant une pointe de fruité citronné.
Palais est malté tirant sur le caramel, le tout reste assez faiblard avec ce profil type Carlsberg, malt pâle/Munich juste au niveau pour le résultant attendu. Ajout houblonné reste subtile et noble dans un style forcément très allemand.
77ships (3038) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JAN 21, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thx. to BelgBeerGeek / Vincent. For this beautifully spaded & apparently 750 ml. bottle of pallet cleanser which I sampled @ RBBWG 2013 (sorry, I couldn’t leave that joke :) I still find dark lagers hilarious, when I hear a bear described as dark, I think black or even dark brown. Not like slightly darker amber but I suppose that for many beer drinkers this makes sense but I am still not fully getting it. Pours dark amber (woohoo)… Smell is a tad oxidized, lager yeast, lager caramel, some sugar with a touch of herbs. Taste is a bit oxidized, sugar, touch bit burned caramel, lager yeast, mellow, caramel lager, bit too cold (probably my bad, I am sorry). Medium to light. Its doable, apparently brewed after an recipe by J.C. Jacobsen which would be cool but such claims are usually nonsense.
Benzai (5753) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JAN 19, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: FEB 5, 2013 Sampled from bottle @ RBBWG 2013. Hazy reddish color, small quickly disappearing white head. Smell and taste malts, a slight hint of sweetness and a touch of fruitpeel-bitter.
olio (4817) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 6, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33 cl bottle.
Originally rated on 20090220.
Pours dark amber color with a small head. Aroma of grain, some sugary caramel and malts. Flavor of hay, caramel malts and some fruit notes.
TheJestersBeer (1875) - SWEDEN - OCT 24, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a beautiful, deep copper, with an off-white head.
Malty, roasted aroma, caramel, toffee, chocolate, figs, apricot.
Off-dry, medium body and bitterness, balanced CO2.
Malty, roasted taste, caramel, toffee, hops, dried fruits, chocolate.
Very well balanced. (2012-10-23)