McGarnigle (563) - Rochester, New York, USA - APR 27, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUN 2, 2013 Flip top bottle. The oranger shade of amber. Pour leaves a great head but it doesn’t last. Kind of a sweet beer (caramel from the stones, although I don’t know if they really use stones). Bready malts and some fruit flavors which likely come from the yeast. Light on the hops, but the overall effect isn’t too rich.
jmagnus87 (2548) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - NOV 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle poured into an altbier glass. Pours a light rust orange with a finger of white head. Aroma of caramel and toffee with grains and pale cereal malts. Taste is light biter, follows aroma. Pretty darn good. Haven’t really dabbled too much in this style but I would be interested in more.
sinfull (881) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - OCT 26, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cloudy golden color, medium white head. Aroma of malt, bread and light notes of fruits. Taste is mslty sweet , with hint of spices . Normal beer , but too sweet for German.
Theydon_Bois (9720) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle split during my 40th bash at CBC Islo, thanks to Brian (Beerviking), 11/10/14.
Lightly hazed golden with a moderate off white covering.
Nose is bready, pale malt, straw, cereal, light citric notes.
Taste comprises bitter earthy fruits, straw, vanilla, light caramel, grain.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, smei drying close.
SarkyNorthener (2257) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 15, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from stirchley wines. Cloudy amber beer with medium head. Aroma is light smoke and sweetish malts. Taste is sweet malts, light smoke, spice and dry malts. Medium to light bodied. Very good.
Leighton (11649) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 11, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared in London! Pours unclear gold with a frothy white head. The nose holds bread and pale berries. Sweet, with white bread, some tangerine, cereal, hay. Light to medium bodied with average carbonation. Simple finih, sweet, bready. Drinkable stuff.
mR_fr0g (3651) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 11, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle share for Colin’s 40th. Clear golden orange coloured pour with a halo of white head. aroma is honey caramel, malts, light staling cereal. . little bit of dried fruit and berry. Pretty tasty thanks to Brian.
Scopey (7184) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 11, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. It pours clear golden amber with a small beige head. The nose is soft, grainy, cereal, nougat, earth, hay and caramel. The taste is crisp, bitter, straw, hay, cereal, straw, nougat, candy and toasty grain with a dry finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Solid.
GoufCustom (859) - HONG KONG - SEP 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml flip-top bottle bought at Biorganic’s booth at HKCEC in Wan Chai during HKTDC Food Expo 2014.
Looks: Cloudy hazy amber honey colour with a hard layer of dirt-like yeast sediments; Half-finger head and off-white foam which lasts for 1 minute; Small sticky lacing and notable, very slow-rising carbonation.
Aroma: Quite fragrant malt, with caramel, plums, toffee, honey, strong molasses, light floral, light bread, strong yeast, faint lemon and light grass.
Taste: Medium sweet malt, with strong caramel, thick molasses, light butterscotch, toffee, stoney hot spring, light plums and raisins, strong yeast, light lemon, light bitter hops and grass.
Body: Light body, watery but slightly slick palate.
Mouth Feel: Moderately malty in a thin body, with a little turbid and muddy palate from the hot stones and yeast but beyond that, it has amazingly strong amber-ish caramel, nice butterscotch and toffee, minerals from stone-boiled hotspring (I kid you not!), notable dark fruits, molasses sweetness is right on. Tasty yeast (way better than that of the rotten Kellerbier!). Smart and nice!
Hoppiness: Light floral, faint lemon and light grass in nose and taste. Bitterness is moderate to low, match the molasses nicely for a lasting, fairly low-fi sweet-bitter finish.
After Taste: Slightly dry. Sweet and yeasty to mouth.
Comments: After several mediocre Leikeim lagers, this Steinbier really lives up to its name - great top-fermented, dark-fruity ale with a very old-school feel to it. Good caramel malt and sweetness with a nice reminder of hot stone influence. Almost every reviewers complained of its watery body and thin maltyness, but I guess this is a trait for most of Leikeim beer’s line-up. Looks raw from the outside, but its taste is satisfying with every sips. A winner!
veceo (620) - CROATIA - AUG 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy amber color, average sized creamy off white head. Aroma of hops, caramel, nuts. Roasted, kinda burnt feeling. Balanced sweetness and bitterness. Medium body, average carbonation. Very enjoyable. Slightly watery texture, other than that, it’s great.
azzie (294) - - AUG 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 0.5 l. Cloudy amber liquid, average vanilla head. Medium to full body, medium carbonation. Medium bitterness, light sweetness. Honey aroma, light ipa scent. Touch of honey and caramel in taste. Good one.