HoopsandHops (28) - ISRAEL - SEP 14, 2014
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle in Jerusalem. Exp date: 11/2014. Beer pours a cranberry red against the light (otherwise a reddish brown), clear, with a finger of soapy head that loudly crackles away leaving just a ring of gray bubbles against the side of the glass. Swirling produces nice head regeneration and some lacing. Carbonation bubbles are very sparse drifting up from the bottom. Aroma is toffee, coffee and alcohol. The deeper you sniff, the more pungent the alcohol. Some leather and wood. Alcohol is too overwhelming on the nose, to the point where it almost smells more like whiskey than beer. With shallower sniffs there’s a little chocolate. Taste is bitter coffee with alcohol. Aftertaste of dark chocolate. There are some sweet notes in there a-la date syrup, molasses. The texture is sticky, overall lacing is zero, carbonation is lively on the tongue, body is light-medium. On account of the alcohol, the beer does have a long finish. Bottom line: A 6.5% ABV that drinks like an 11-12%, not well balanced, on the extreme low end of the drinkability scale.
kerenmk (2380) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUN 29, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Mruky reddish amber, Wine, a little spicy, some chocolate cherry aroma, bitter-sweet spicy taste. Medium body, a little toasty finish. Still raw.
tomer (1707) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - JUN 19, 2013
1.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle, smallish head, murky rusty orange with some floaties, aroma of barnyard, stale malt and some caramel, flavour of fruit and caramel, some metalic overtones with a coarse unpleasant bitterness and a cidery sourness. Feeble and quite bad.
zvikar (3418) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - APR 30, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours clear bronze and bubbly with a nice head, aroma of vanilla, malt and cookies, flavor of cookies, malt and herbs, medium bodied
DSG (5829) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - APR 24, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Clear red-amber color with a small off-white head. Aroma of malt, caramel, light toastiness, yeasty notes and some minerally/metallic and earthy notes. Flavor starts sweetish and malty with caramel, a bit of toasted bread and light fruity notes, continues with a yeasty touch, a bit vegetal, and some minerally and earthy hops bitterness. Medium-bodied. So-so.