Gazza (726) - Worcester, Worcestershire, ENGLAND - APR 27, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from supermarket, Barcelona. A lot better than I thought it would be, this dark red beer was caramelly, malty, syrupy and reasonably malty then developed some bitterness (a bit caustic) and a subtle toffee character in the finish. I didn’t get any roast but maybe a hint of liquorice? For Carlsberg, a revelation.
CiroFerrara (85) - USA - APR 11, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great American Dark Lager brewed by Mahou - surely the best beer that I have had until now in the country of eternal sun. Very nice head and the colour simply is fantastic - brown / black. Incredible mild stouty flavour...
rickgordon (3843) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 31, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Thanks Roger Furseth.
All sweaty with brewing dust all over I might be biased. Mahogany colour, off-white/yellow-ish head. Schwarzbier nose - light roasrty and dark malty, with vague hop notes in the background. Flavour is soft malty with a light sweet licorice tone. Seems very well balanced with a yummy licoricy ending.
Gr0ve (2128) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 13, 2006
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
330 ml bottle. Dark brown, almost black, with a reddish hue. Off-white head that falls down quickly. Caramel malt aroma. Clearly a lager. Smooth malty flavour. Medium-to-thin body. Soft roasted malts. Almost no hops detected.
Lubiere (9752) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 18, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark reddish brown lager with a thin collapsing moka head. Sweet fruity aroma, with signs of maderization. In mouth, rather thin sweet malt, with light metallic notes, some roasted nuts, and oily mouthfeel. Bottle is one yr old, from Peguera, Spain, Feb.2005. Overall, not bad.
KnutAlbert (6013) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 4, 2005
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice dark brown colour. Well balanced. A hint of coffee and dark malt. Nice toasted, almost smoky aftertaste.
joergen (20545) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 11, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear brown coloured with a beige head.
Aroma of malts, caramel and fruits.
Flavour of malts, caramel and bread.
The best spanish beer I’ve had.
Emil (6066) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 11, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Brown colour with a big baige head. Light roasted caramel dark fruits aroma and taste. Medium body and a sweet finish.
bkurtz (728) - PERU - AUG 4, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 20, 2006 (botle) Poured a deep amber brown without much head. Semi-sweet hoppy aroma with a bitter taste. I like these kind of beers, not too full, but with some bite and sweetness.
bmxutos (161) - Lisboa, PORTUGAL - JUL 14, 2005
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle, 33cl. Dark brown/red colour, small but persistant beige head. The aroma and flavour are mostly of coffee and roasted malts. Surprisingly it’s a light beer, very easy to drink and without any complexity. Unfortunatelly, another spanish beer that doesn’t convince me. Maybe the next one.....