The_Osprey (3839) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 1, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Swing-top bottle, shared at Chriso’s, thanks to Travlr. 4.7%. Clear amber orange, still, small bubbly off-white head. Aroma is biscuity, crackers, light honey. Body is light, tingly carbonation, slightly foamy. Taste has more cracker malts, honey with a soft bitterness. Quite plain, but alright.
Leighton (14694) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 30, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at chriso’s. Pours clear copper-gold with a white cream head. The aroma has toasty bread, caramel, cereal. Medium sweet flavor with more bready malts, toffee, slight leafy hops. Light bodied with average carboantion. Light bodied with fine to average carbonation. Simple bready finish, more caramel, toast, hay. Simple but tasty.
ogivlado (6467) - Zagreb, CROATIA - APR 12, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
swing top bottle 330ml. -from Rudat Dortmund. Darker golden coloured, small to medium sized off-white head, dryish grassy nose. Malty, slight caramel, grassy, bready and hint of nuts in the finish. Also dry grassy finish. Not the best not the worst.
MMR (593) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 14, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Rather nice Amber Lager. Pours a hazy colored glass and has a nice bitter aftertaste.
_angst_ (3721) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 25, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle received in Euroswap 1, 2015. Thank you Erzengel. Pours clear goldenish Amber with a rather big frothy and creamy pale beige head that leaves lots of sticky lacing and trace on the glass while dissipating. Smell is malty, slightly herbal, tiny floral and tiny earthy with dark bread, caramel, dough, hay, moist green herbs, minerals and lemon peal. Taste is sweet, slightly bitter, herbals and floral with dark bread, caramel, biscuits, hay, moist soil, minerals, lemon peal and hints of dried apricots. Mouthfeel is soft, round, tiny crisp and medium bodied. Finish is sweet and tiny bitter with dark bread, caramel, biscuits, oatmeal cookies, hay, moist soil and lemon peal. Solid malt forward lager. Not my favourite style of beer but this is very well made...
Calisky (1837) - ALSACE, FRANCE - JAN 4, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle trade with McTapps.
Couleur ambrée, très légère mousse. Nez malté et céréales, note caramel. Gout malté caramel un peu beurré, paille, note d’houblon épicé. Corps moyen. Fin malté caramel et épicée.
jaghana (4823) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - JAN 4, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle 50cl kindly shared by Calisky. Nose is on dry grain, light caramel. Aroma is on grassy hops, toasted grain, wet paper, dry malt notes, grassy hops, relevant bitterness, mono-dimensional.
vipinvelp (2999) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - DEC 21, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear copper, off-white lacing, lasting foam head. Barley aroma, light sweet taste. Barley and some grass, good beer. Short aftertaste. (Velp 201412)
bartlebier (2758) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - DEC 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 18, 2014 50cl fliptop courtesy of central NRW supplier McTapps, danke! Doesn’t wholly betray its well-rounded, spot on "amber" taste in its powdery, sweetish aroma: caramel toffee meets well-designed DE hop grassiness, without becoming too sweet. Ends on a confident hoppy note, recalling Fiege’s prime pils, framed on a palate coated in Werther’s Echte. Smooth and like an aspirational Disney film, this beer achieves what it sets out to be.
Idiosynkrasie (5150) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - NOV 24, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle [Thanx Chris!]. Clear, pale amber colour with average, frothy, half-way lasting, minimally lacing, off-white head. Mild caramel malty aroma with a touch of toffee, butterscotch. Taste is minimally sweet caramel malty, a touch of toffee and butterscotch, plain bitter hoppy overtones; soft, creamy palate. Nice subtleties in the malt flavours, well balanced sweetness, sadly a bit anaemic.