JorgeLee (1728) - Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 3, 2016
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle, Bignens Vins in Balexert. Deepish interesting clear brown colour. Woody. Lager whacked in oak, woodiness dominates, underlying beer not robust enough to cope, the wood doesn’t accentuate just takes over. I normally like this brewery but this one wasn’t such a success, sadly.
rmussman (1701) - California, USA - JUL 1, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled in Zurich. A pretty nice brew, goes down really smooth and crisp. In a bottle, pours a nice bit of head. Decent spicing.
DrNosha (1589) - Baden Württemberg, GERMANY - FEB 6, 2016
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Schöne 33cl Bügelflasche. leicht trüber Bernstein. Kein Schaum! Modriges Holzaroma, Rumfass. Vanille im Antrunk dann kräftig Holz. Etwas flach. Erdig im Abgang.
jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - OCT 3, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a 330 ml. swing top bottle with a blurb and best before date on the back label, 2006.May.2006.
Poured an clear golden hued orange with a foamy white head that settled into a thin soapy lacing, a minor amount of ringed sticking.
Aromas of tart apricot juiciness, clove herbalness, a sweet breadiness with a barrel woodiness.
Good, even carbonation and a crisp, dryish, tart, creamy smooth medium-light bodied mouthfeel.
Delicious tasting, a tart apricot with hints of cider, clove spicy and herbal, a subtle creaminess, traces of barrel woodiness, sweet bready malts, and a banana fruity and dry malty finish.
Much better than I was expecting since it was past it’s freshness date, well worth trying if you see on a shelf somewhere.
olliejobbins (1578) - Dorking, Surrey, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2013
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
small bottle. pours a clear amber. aroma is slightly smoky and of hops. tastes alright but not very memorable. medium carbonation, doesn’t linger long taste wise.
FunkyBrewster (1518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 18, 2009
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Thanks 17thfloor for sharing! Pours a strange dark golden, just very light, though it does have a decent lingering white frothy head. Aroma is surprising, very smoky, some bacon and smoked campfiery malts. Flavor has an immediate smoky note before becoming sweet and caramely. Some toffee and toast become more prevalent through a strange and off balanced finish, I can see where the beer was maybe before and I think I am trying to picture that, but its a bit off all around. Medium body and a soft carbonation. Wow that is different. I think the sweet maltiness just takes over becomes cloying
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 17, 2006
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear, amber body with almost no head, just a ring of white bubbles around the edge. The aroma is boring and bland, some grains, light honey sweetness, some odd fruitiness of lemon and a touch of something like wheat bread. The body is thin and lackluster. The flavor is sweet with just a hint of bitterness. The oak character is conspicuously absent, which isn’t really a problem here. The elements of DMS (corn) are just too strong here, and really takes away from this one. If it was a little cleaner, this could be pretty nice. As it stands, it’s probably not worth another visit.
eduardovl (1353) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle poured in a thumbler.
A: Pours a slightly cloudy and dark orange color forming a medium and big bubbled aired head. Low retention and no lacings formed and left in the glass
S: Sweet, roasted and smoked grains. Mild. Toffee. Sweet and oiled. Bready and a bit biscuity. Light notes of flowery hops
T: Slightly sweet grains in upfront. Roasted and smoked grains. A bit biscuity and bready. Low fermentation style. Some notes of caramel and caramel malts. Bready profile yeasts. Some light notes of flowery hops
M: Light and smooth body. Medium to low carbonation. Malty and slightly smoked aftertaste
O: Good drinkability. Good session Lager
[ BA Review @ 1/14/2014 ]
Sissio (1238) - Orsenigo, ITALY - MAY 18, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear copper gold with cream head. Caramel malts, cane sugar and wild honey, but not invasive. Mellow taste with sweet caramel malty tone, again sugar cane and a light bitter ending. Nice, but nothing exceptional.
Grumbo (1215) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - JUN 1, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle brought back by my wife from Swiss holiday. Hazy orange colour with a white head. Malt and fruit aroma. Medium body. Flowery. OK.