rand (1270) - SWITZERLAND - MAR 25, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle 33 cl from Bier-Bienne (CH). Very nice copper reddish, small and fleeting collar white-cream, average crackling. Aromas of malt-toffy, stone fruits and kernels. The taste is malty caramel and toasted, rather round, hints of bitterness, nuts and tart tips.
EdKing (1793) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Complex Vienna style lager. Have to be honest that this style is not one I’ve generally been keen on. Colour is an inviting copper light brown. Aroma is toasty malt. Taste is sweet malt and grassy hops and finish has nuttiness to it. A flavoursome lager but probably not to everyone’s taste.
gunnar (5128) - Sandnes, NORWAY - FEB 4, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours deep amber with a big nice looking off-white frothy head. Rich malty aroma. Taste is moderate sweet barley, with a crisp fresh hoppy addition towards the end. Quite good.
GregClow (2853) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 21, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Found this in the back of the fridge tonight, and it had been there for a while. I can’t remember exactly when I got it, but the best before date was in Dec/10, so probably early last year. Thankfully, it was still in good shape. Nice nutty-copper colour with a small off-white head. Mild aroma of light caramel, a bit of toasted bread, and a herbal hint. Medium bodied. Flavour starts sweet and malty, with caramel/toffee and toasted nuts, a bit of bread crust as well, leading to a dry and moderately hopped finish. I suspect that the hops might’ve been a bit brighter when it was fresh, but it still held together nicely. Just a simple, straightforward and enjoyable beer.
MoritzF (8402) - Bochum, GERMANY - APR 11, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(bottle, 33cl) Clear, amber colour with a beige medium-sized foamy head. Moderately sweet and toasted cara-malty aroma with subtle fruity notes and herbal hops. Mildly bitter and sweet flavour, light to medium bodied with a crisp mouthfeel. Slightly ashy caramel-malty taste with a tinge of dark fruits and herbal accents; dry-ish moderately bitter and slightly hoppy finish with nutty notes in the aftertaste. 09.IV.11
Embrouille (2819) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 3, 2010
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled 33cl. Purchased in Drinks of the World in Zürich. It pours a clear amber beer with a smallish decently lacing head. Raisin, diacetyl, DMS and some caramel underneath in the nose. I can hardly find any Cascade reminiscence in the taste. I don’t like the malt profile. Nutty. Buttery finish which is surprisingly short. I am not a big fan of the style.
rlgk (10087) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - MAY 12, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Market Porter, London. Amber beer with an offwhite head. Roasted malt aroma. Hoppy flavor, roasted, cocoa and some spicy notes.
Thylacine (526) - Tasmania, AUSTRALIA - JAN 15, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Clear amber. Off white head. Medium body and carbonation. Sweetish. Caramel malts. Crisp. Mild to medium bitterness.
meerbier (1473) - Pijnacker, NETHERLANDS - JAN 1, 2011
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle@Home. Light earthy, light herbal, bit fruity, bit malty and even some citrus in the aroma. Not strong but interesting. Brown, beige head, fair lace. Light malty, very bitter - almost grassy - hops, light fruity, hints of toffee. Seems out of balance to me. Thinnish.
markas101 (1823) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 13, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask, Sheffield tap. Hazy deep mahogany. Sweet caramel aroma. Malt forward with some cherry and sugar.