ciaranc (388) - Dublin, IRELAND - DEC 2, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml (clear?!) bottle. Amber in the glass, short lasting fizzy head. Sharp caramel on the nose, bread and some nuts. Sweet malt in the flavour. Thin body, fizzy carbonation, short finish.
SarkyNorthener (656) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 4, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle conditioned. Dark amber colour little head. Malty aroma. Taste is malts and a lot of yeast. An ok beer that I wouldn’t try again.
maekchu (1126) - Hirakata, JAPAN - OCT 28, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
500 ml. bottle from local Yamaya. Yeast, light fruit, and (strangely) some barnyard notes. Dull copper-brown color, thick chunky off-white head. Slightly barny initial flavors; mid palate continues with that and then goes bitter; final is fruity and funky. Taste like an unattenuated saison, really. Could this be skunked? Is the clear bottle the culprit? Infected? The big heavy head seems odd for this kind of beer. I seriously doubt that it should have these unusual off flavors.
Shaney (1809) - Köln / Cologne, GERMANY - OCT 24, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Die Klarsicht Buddel ist schlichtweg gelungen. Der Inhalt mit rötlichem Altbier zu vergleichen. Das Aroma nach Malz mit rauchigem Einschlag. Im Geschmack setzt sich eine gewisse Holzigkeit durch. Dieses Ale empfinde ich nicht als süß oder bitter; holzig-herb trifft es eher. Gut für zwischendurch; auf Dauer eher nicht!
Test vom 4.9.2007, Gebinde: Glasflasche Noten: 9,8,8,8,12,9 - 8,70
robiannelli (591) - West Deptford, New Jersey, USA - OCT 13, 2012
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pours a clear amber with a white head. Aromas of malt and some nutty aromas. Flavor is watery and flat. Body is light and finish is clean
stevoj (975) - Ramstein-Miesenbach, GERMANY - SEP 23, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice rich dark brown color, with small head, but leaves sticky lacing on glass. Aroma is whiskey, molasses, oak. Flavor is bitter, nutty, burnt toast. A nice tasty ale....
BeerFunGuy (256) - California, USA - AUG 26, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This beer has a deep reddish brown color. It almost reminds me of new castle but much more complex and robust flavors. I have never seen a beer with yeast sediment at the bottom. Don't pour it into your glass.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
DedicatedToFun (742) - SoCal, California, USA - JUN 15, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tastes smokey, cool bottle, fruity under pinning, yeah baby.................
BlackHaddock (2440) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2012
3.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear 500ml bottle, best before Jan 2008, drank March 2007.
Poured into a pint sleeve glass (badged: 2004 Cotswold Beer fest). A light chestnut amber with a good white foaming head.with bubbles rising to replenish any head that is leaving.
Very little aroma from my bottle or glass, a bit of hops and yeast, but great shakes here.
I’ve had this beer twice before and thought it awful (both times years ago), this time however I like it. There is depth and flavour where before there was nothing, a liveliness where before it was dead. Hops and malts aplenty in every mouthfull.
Pleased I had this beer again (it was given to me), I shall not be frightened to try it another time.
Grima (1891) - Saarburg, Rhineland-Palatinate, GERMANY - FEB 23, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
The beer in the glass is dark amber colored. It smells caramelly, slightly nutty-roasty and sweet. Starts malty bitter, slightly raisin-aroma. The middle part shows very hoppy-bitter, slightly roasty-nutty. Goes into a bitter-dry hoppy finish!