Embrouille (2831) - SWITZERLAND - MAY 5, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled 33cl. Ordered in the restaurant naan in Berlin. It pours a clear golden beer with a decent white head. Biscuity pale malt. Some bitterness. A bit metallic. Some musty components which are reminiscent of mushroom. Faintly similar to Castlemaine XXXX in my opinion. Not much lacework. Dryish finish. Refreshing and better than expected.
Rune (9661) - Tromsø, NORWAY - APR 14, 2010
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
330ml bottle, 4.8% ABV, at an Indian restaurant called Maharaja in Schöneberg, Berlin. Pale golden pour with white patchwork on the surface. Smooth, but sparse, aroma and taste of citric hops. Soft to lively carbonated. Watered, however, satisfying as a partner to the Indian food (Berlin, 21.11.2009).
SHIG (4045) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - APR 12, 2010
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle @ Berlin BF: Advertised as a Indian Beer this poured a golden to pale with a white head. Aroma was stale with hints of grain and grass. Very sweet and bland to be blunt.
saxo (15393) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 7, 2010
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Tap at Indian restaurant Mamaskar, Pariser Strasse 56, Berlin. Nice head with good duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are malt and hops with notes of soap and perfume.