thirdeye11 (5975) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 25, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(.5L bottle dated 5-11 thanks to blutt59) Clear gold with fine light tan bubbles. Nose of sugar, green brush, celery, juniper, weird and sweet smelling. Taste of brown sugar, watery, tiny bit of alcohol, decent linger of caramel and grain.
bu11zeye (12593) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 13, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
(500ml bottle, courtesy of blutt59) Pours a clear yellow body with a small white head. Aroma of grain, citrus, and caramel. Flavor of grain, butterscotch, grass, cereal, and caramel.
Cavie (4221) - Arlington, Texas, USA - AUG 8, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle courtesy blutt59. Pours a fairly clear golden color with a ring of white head. There is a small amount of sediment. Aroma is grainy, cologne, dry spice. Flavor is dry, bitter, and a small kick of spice.
blutt59 (6442) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 4, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottled, thanks to erlangernick in trade, dark amber color with a sweet fruity aroma and flavors of soft fruit and cashew nuts, nice finish
Koelschtrinker (16273) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUN 12, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Das Bier ist goldgelb, die Krone verschwindet schnell. Der Anfang ist weich, im Mittelteil jedoch schmeckt man den Alkohol für mich zu deutlich heraus. Naja.
Test vom 23.8.2005, Gebinde: Glasflasche Noten: 8,8,7,6,11,8 - 7,70
hopscotch (10532) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 27, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle… February in Franconia (2011)… Clear golden lager with a mid-sized, creamy, white head. Good retention. The aroma displays honey malts and a medicinal ester with a whisper of spicy, grassy hops. Full-bodied and fairly viscuous with tickling carbonation. Not at all balanced. The flavor is of sweet honey with only a suggestion of grassy hop bitterness. There is some subtle smoke in both the nose and flavor. Crisp, bittersweet, grassy finish. Thanks go out to erlangernick and Koelschtrinker for making this month of Franconian lagers possible!
Miksu (5039) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - MAY 11, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
0.5 l bottle. Deep golden color. Sweet toffeish and bready aroma. Sweet bready flavor with toffee and soft warming alcohol. Full soft palate. Nice toasty bread character.
harrisoni (16837) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle from Reading BF 2011. Drunk on train on way home listening to New Order. Clear deep gold colour. Thick lasting white head. Some lager puke on aroma. Some creaminess too. Now changed to Nena 99 Red Balloons in the original German as its the only German song I own. Aroma settles down into cereal toast with a touch of honey. Some sweetness on the swallow too. Finish of bitterness is helped by the carbonation. Not hugely fresh according to ths best before. But seemed ok to me. Some hop on end. Some warmth and sructure from the extra abv. Some herb on the finish too. God I live cold lagers. So good. I liked the fullness and earthyness of it. Good. It grew on me
HonusWagner (1978) - Florida, USA - APR 1, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Mouthfeel is good, looks pretty good. As for the bones, lightly smoked aroma with sweet bock maltiness and subtle grassy hops. Can tell this isn’t quite at peak freshness but it has held up pretty well. Not a style I am a particularly big fan of but solid enough. Thanks to Evan for having a great place for me to come and tick beers and for getting this interesting little item into my hands.
RuneStumo (2526) - Haugesund, NORWAY - FEB 19, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
19.02.2011. 0,5l Bottle. From landbierdealer.com. Golden yellow colour with white head. Aroma is malty with moderate bitterness.