ghawener (1457) - San Salvador, - MAR 4, 2012
1.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Bottle: pours brownish black with thin tan head. Very sweet, lots of unatural caramel flavor. Food Pairing: Pancakes with maple syrop.
olliejobbins (767) - Surrey, ENGLAND - JUL 31, 2014
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
350ml bottle. Sigh. Another sweet, below par lager in Guatemala. I have no idea what the reference to bock beer on the label is about. I didn’t pour this but from looking through the bottle it does look slightly darker than a normal lager. OK maybe from the taste they have tried to do something different than just make a normal lager but whatever it is hasn’t worked. It is extremely sweet and apart from some malts to finish, it is generally grim.
Foffern (1190) - Bodř, NORWAY - MAR 22, 2014
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Pours a clear amber colour with a small white head that fades fast. Has a light aroma of some sweet malt, a little caramel, oak and honey. Sweet flavour of wood, leather, brown sugar and caramel. Slick mouth feel, and has a light bitterness. A bit sweet beer with a carful aroma but an okay taste.
Ratman197 (9710) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 10, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle poured a clear reddish brown with a small lasting tan head. Aromas of carmel, toasted malt, light tobacco and a hint of fruittiness. Palate was light to medium bodied and crisp. Flavors of carmel, toffee and light tobacco with a crisp lingering carmel finish.
Curtis2010 (7) - GUATEMALA - JAN 28, 2012 does not count
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A nice change from the mainstream beers which predominate here in Guate (much like the US mainstream brews). This is still of course a mass produced beer, but Bock-like in it’s character -- though on the light end of this range. When served very cold (as it is typically) then it can be a bit overly sweet. But, I find that if you give it a good vigorous pour and serve at more appropriate temps (50-55F) then the effect on the character is quite dramatic -- less sweet, more malty complexity, and a touch of hops flavor.
zvikar (3372) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - JAN 25, 2011
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
At a tasting, thanks DSG, pours Amber with a medium head, strong lagerish aroma of malt sweetness, herbs, some fruity notes and light acidity, flavor of woodruff, vanilla, caramel, homebrewed typical off-flavors and light bitterness, medium bodied, OK
tomer (1678) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - JAN 24, 2011
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
At a tasting’ thanks DSG, clear light strawberry red colour, aroma of honey drops and a touch of citrus, strong flavour of honey drops and some candy, very light bitterness and body. Mediocre.
YK23 (465) - Haifa, ISRAEL - JAN 23, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at a tasting, thanks DSG: some malt, some suger cane juice, some grape concentrate, honey cookies and gummy bears, strange but drinkable.
DSG (5750) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JAN 23, 2011
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle at a tasting. Thanks mom for this bottle! Clear amber color. A rather grainy aroma with some light toasted notes. Sweetish flavor with some graininess, a bit of malt, lots of candies, a bit of acidity and a slightly drier finish. Light-bodied.