larsga (5812) - Oslo, - MAY 1, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Medium yellowish beige head. Clear deep amber body. Clean fruity malty aroma with grainy toffee notes. Dry-sweet strawy roasty caramel taste. Mid-bodied. Mild, soft mouthfeel. Dryish resiny roasted sugar aftertaste with caramelly vanilla notes. Very nice. Vivid taste. (0.33l bottle from Naito-san.)
ekstedt (4915) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 9, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle (33 cl), courtesy of Ingo. Clear copper, medium beige head. gRainy, sugary and nutty malt aroma with some herbal hops. Light to medium bodied, medium carbonation. semi dry, firm bitterness.
gnoff (7030) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - APR 9, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
33 cl bottle thanks to Ingo! Sampled on April 8, 2013.
Clear copper color, orange head. Sweet, fruity, sugary scent. Grainy, dry taste, some toffee. Medium mouthfeel, medium bitterness that is a bit harsh and dry.
worldbeertaste (1362) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 30, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark red colour, amber ale with hopps, fruits smell. Earthy. rasin Caramel. Medium richness. Dry, Acidic and bitter. Tangy. Bitter hopps aftertaste. Strong Citrus feel. I think overall a little too acidic for me to love. But I enjoy it
thebeertourist (4522) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 28, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Reddish brown with a yellowish head. Fruity aroma. Fruity flavours with some bitterness to balance. Boring.
KyotoLefty (5575) - Kyoto, JAPAN - OCT 16, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Rather dark reddish brown color, with a medium sized off-white head. Seems to have staying power. Amber malt aroma with caramel, nuts, earthy. Earthy, slightly nutty flavor with a bit of caramel. Not too sweet at all, good dryness. Hops noticeable behind the dryish malt. Very well balanced, quite nice indeed. A dry, low-profile alt, and as such is nice but it could use a bit more malt richness and a touch of sweetness for balance. A bit simple and unexciting, but nonetheless well done. Very drinkable.
Capa (1935) - Manama, BAHRAIN - JUN 4, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep amber with a small and vanishing, tan head. Light, dark fruits, malty, sweet, and an unfortunate hint of finger nail polish. Thin body. Acidic bitterness over a malty, dark fruit flavor. I can’t say I enjoyed this beer all that much.
IslandHaole (1086) - Yokosuka-Shi, Kanagawa-Ken, JAPAN - OCT 24, 2006
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A clear dark amber beer with a beige small head. Slight fruity nose….nutty plums. Sweet malts with a touch of minerals up front. Short bittersweet middle with a mineral/sugar taste. A tangy sweet follow with a mild bitter aftertaste.
weeare138 (936) - Collegeville, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 25, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to egajdzis for this...
Appears an opaque light amber with a small off white head that slowly fades out. Streaks of lace are left around the glass.
Smell is of caramel, toffee, nuts, and mild earthy, citrus hop notes.
Taste is of the aromas with a weird yeasty offness that I can’t really put my finger on.
Mouthfeel is smooth, sweet, medium bodied, bitter, with a mild syrup stickiness and a metallic tang.
hopdog (8225) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 25, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared courtesy of egajdzis. Poured a deeper amberish color with a small sized off white head. Aromas of caramel, nuts, and light yeast. Tastes of pretty much the same. Had a light tinny/metallic finish (but not as strong as I noticed in the Blue Label).