BlackHaddock (4275) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2012
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From BA: Sept 2007. I bought two brown flip-top bottles (half-litres) on my visit in June 2007. I knew they would have a short life because of the set-up of the brewery, but I forgot to check and log the ’best before dates’ on my return to the UK. The bottles I am reviewing should have been drunk before 25th July 2007, I drank them today, 10th Sept 2007.
Poured into my Berliner Kindl half-litre sleeve glass.
I had this draught at the brewery, so knew it was going to be very cloudly. The colour is a dull orange with a good firm white head, not pure white, but whiter than biege.
The aroma is of yeast and light malts, hops too. Not a lot of power in any of the smells though.
The sharpness I remembered from the fresh draught beer had gone, but the sour refreshing taste was still evident, dry and bitter. This is a fine tasting beer.
The sourness stays in the mouth, as does the dry bitter taste. What a pity I am not drinking this on a warm summers day on the banks of the river Mosel, but in damp old England.
Obviously the freshness isn’t in the beer anymore, but it was still very drinkable and I will re-review this beer if I get the chance to do so with an indate bottle, or draught at the brewhouse.
BelgBeerGeek (1299) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - APR 20, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Head: small, foamy, white
Smell: irony, malts, creamy, slight amount of hops, yeast, bitter
Taste: starts pretty bitter with slight irony flavour, next is a soft creamy hayish malty flavour, slight amount of yeast, end is kinda doughy and dry, aftertatste is grassy, pretty nice !
Travlr (13732) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 29, 2012
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Hazy yellow color, fluffy white head, great lacing. Aroma of pure yeast and raw Bread dough. Taste is black pepper and hay. Nice.
Holy (835) - GERMANY - JAN 28, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Thanks Bottleshop! Please standby for a real rating. I’m actually enjoying the company of other beer enthusiasts instead of being a non-social "I must rate this right now!!!"
Snaps (16) - Ouddorp, NETHERLANDS - JUL 27, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Not the best of de Kloster Machern beers, that was the Dunkel. But this is a beer like al pils.
Koelschtrinker (11167) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAY 18, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Frisch getreidiger und gleichzeitig säuerlicher Antrunk. Vollmundig cremig getreidig mit wenig Hopfen, süffig, gut karbonisiert. Zum Ende herber, mild, das Ganze wirkt ziemlich jung. Nett. 8/8/9/8/9/8
BlackEyePA (573) - USA - JAN 28, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pretty good, but the flavor and palate is almost there, just needs a little tweak. It is a nice amber-brown color, no lacing small white head. It tastes good until the swallow and then a slightly unnatural flavor unfolds on the palate. Overall, would be a much better beer, if they adjust the late flavor here and use less of a raw wheat burlap flavor recipe it would be great.
jonas (5882) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - JAN 17, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JAN 28, 2012 Bottle. Light diacetyl aroma, fruity yeast. Cloudy yellow, champagne bubbles, offwhite foam. Light fruity soap, a lot of butterscotch, good hop profile. Chewy mellow mouthfeel, sparkly on the tongue. Shame about the fault, I sense a good beer underneath, must try again.
delnoche (462) - Alamogordo, New Mexico, USA - NOV 27, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
50cl bottle poured into a dimpled mug. Cloudy straw with ample fizzy white head and a good amount of sediment. Aroma is sweet malt and flowery hops. Flavor is citrus, honey, caramel. Full body, high carbonation. Short, modestly bitter finish. Very drinkable. Nice brew.
shrubber85 (8107) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - OCT 9, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. Creamy barley malt and light hay hops aroma. Slightly hazy golden yellow color with moderate head. Sweet floral/honey orange and barley malt flavor. Nice body. Very nice Helles.