jaghana (3260) - Strasbourg (France), FRANCE - OCT 13, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 33cl, a clear amber beer with good creamy head. Nose is very malty, toasted with acrid notes. Aroma is caramel like, dry, malty, quite hopy for the style, lot of vienna malt a bit acrid notes, not bad but less round to be really great.
ClubGonzo (3196) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 6, 2011
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle from Vinmonopolet in Valkendorfsgate, Bergen. First rating from Meantime coming up; this is a brewery that seems to be "craft-oriented" but is listed as "commercial brewery" here on RB so I’m kinda curious to make my own opinion about the level of craft represented. :-) Pours a deep, near-brown orange body with a small white head. Aroma is extremely faint, with only a few malty tones barely making it into my nostrils. Taste is slightly better; roasted malts, hints of caramel and toffee. Still weak. All in all a pleasant but mediocre vienna-style lager. Oh well, for this one my expectations were rather low.
Finn (3089) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 27, 2006
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught at The Beer Wharf London SE1 16 Sep 06. Served as Meantime Union. Brown colured. A tiny head. Hoppy aroma. Some caramellish flavour with malty hints. OK to food.
bluevegie (3028) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 5, 2006
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap @ Greenwich Union Pub. Has a little bit of red body in this drop but more tawny brown. Malt characters in the taste that last but little else. Ok.
gam (2900) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - DEC 21, 2008
2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Medium frothy head with good carbonation in a dark red pour aroma honey malt hops caramel note flavour caramel malt weak hop not strong seems short on tastes mild honey lacking body decent finish gone NO
GregClow (2795) - 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.
Embrouille (2774) - 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.
Eructoblaster (2739) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 4, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle - 330ml. Dark amber body with low carbonation and a thin off-white foamy head. Nice malty/hoppy aroma with plummy and flowery hints. Its hoppy taste is well balanced, but is rather thin and lacks complexity. Ends with a decent bitter finish. Good Vienna.
Grzesiek79 (2723) - Radom, POLAND - FEB 7, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
rotten eggs, alcohol, banana, vanilla, amber, sparkling, tan foam, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, lightly sour, full body, slick feel, soft carbonation, bitter,
Palme (2667) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 18, 2011
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
0.33l bottle. The Union pours a clear dark coppery body with a medium bubbly off-white head. Aroma is dark malty with notes of wet old grass and leafs, thin chocolate paper, light yeast and some really ripe plums and dark burned caramel. Average carbonation, medium to light-bodied and it has a oily mouthfeeling. Tastes dark malty with some thin caramel and it has an unfortunate metallic and burned aftertaste. Can’t see how this has won any awards..