JonMoore (1848) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 16, 2007
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Pale gold colour with a huge white head. Light sweet malty and grainy aroma. Malt and alcohol in the taste. Grassy and gassey. Not a bad European Strong lager.
ThomasE (5176) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 14, 2007
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Clear yellow colour with a white head. Malty, light sweet aroma with a vague hint of grass. Malty, alcohol and grainy sweet flavor with a hoppy grassy finish.
zathrus13 (1704) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - JAN 4, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Yellow/gold, with a white head. Aroma is malt, hops, fruit, and grain. Flavors is malt, fruit, grain, and alcohol, but is kind of flat tasting. Not as bad as it’s score, but nothing special, and nowhere near worth $11.
JAF737300 (1291) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 2, 2007
3.2 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
To start, I saw this in the NY Times which rated it quite highly. I really enjoyed it but as I was scoring it is really wasn’t getting huge scores. I like the bottled second fermentation flavor and would drink it again but at 11 bucks a bottle, that is tough.
luiss (89) - Elmsford, New York, USA - DEC 11, 2006
1.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Don’t know what style this beer is classified under. Big bottle at 8% alcohol. Pours out kinda weird. Looks almost like chammomile tea. Carbonation is live with a sour taste of pineapple, grapes, and stale hops. Taste lingers but fades out quick.
joergen (20576) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 8, 2006
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear yellow coloured with a white head.
Aroma of mlats, fruits and spices.
Flavour of malts, fruits, alcohol and hops.
Emil (6066) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 4, 2006
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Golden colour with a white head. Weak malty aroma and a sweet malty taste. Medium body with a sweet finish. Boring.
dj (521) - Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 8, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 750ml. A clear golden colour with a large head. Nice aromas of banana, orange, sweet caramel and a touch of yeast. Alcoholic taste with peach and hops. Somewhat sweet, but not overly so. A sweet, fruity, acidic finish. Moderate carbonation. Pretty good and without the alcohol burn you normally get from European Strong Lagers.
anders37 (16460) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 7, 2006
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pale yellow colour with a white head. Sweet malty corn aroma. Sweet malty yeasty flavor. Sweet malty warming aftertaste. A little too strong and sweet.
ALLOVATE (2356) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 14, 2006
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
A night in Whitely Bay ended as all good nights in Northern England should end - with a damn good curry!!! This accompanied by rocket-fuelled beer makes for a great night and a not so great after hours recovery. This was the poison, not the curry. Tasted at the Tadkir Restaurant, East Parade (the best curry in the world as voted by myself and maybe my wife!). Pours an oily, pale gold with a fantastically charged, white pad of foam that left very little evidence upon the glass. Candi, honey and warming alcohol nose, not much else. Body holds in it the alcohol and the residual sweetness making it quite full in the mouth for a lager. Sweet, well presented mouthfeel that borders oily but is kept alive by the bubbly carbonation. A little tangerine, a touch of drier malts and some bready yeast build as it goes. Finish is smooth and warming but by this time the vindaloo had kicked in and burnt my damn throat. This was average, and I could have honestly gone a bottle of Grolsch over this. Just another strong lager.