Blairgus (2339) - California, USA - OCT 1, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
1 Oct 2013, bottle. orange/brown, murky. nose is yeasty bread and red fruit. med/thin body and mildly fizzy. yeasty raisin bread. maybe some toasty malt finish. meh.
Dacrza (448) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - AUG 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
DATE TASTED: August 22, 2013 ... GLASSWARE: Victory Hop Devil nonick... OCCASION: last night of camp thoughts--a good eight weeks...APPEARANCE: handsome reddish-brown body supports a thick off-white head that laces reasonably well; subtle bubbles... AROMA: sweet caramel and cinnamon; hops are light and aromatic--suggestive of soft pine; malts lend a Scottish allure...PALATE: like a brown ale, beginning with a solid malty backbone; hops tickle the teeth, but the malt holds the trump in the profile...TASTE: significant warming aftertaste; medium-bodied, almost an IPA; the alcohol is palpable... OVERALL: an intriguing purchase that may not live up to its bomber status; rounded enough to be a thought on St. Patty’s day, but not powerful or substantial enough to demand attention on a non-holiday night; not much of a summer beer either; still, not without its merits or usefulness...
Pyrmir (2651) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - AUG 23, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
355 ml bottle, rated from backlog. Clear amber with small off-white head. Aroma sweet and malty with lots of caramel and citrus hop notes. Taste with caramel, citrus. Taste: caramel and citrus peel with medium bitterness.
pkbites (635) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 13, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Nose of caramel, soup bullion, and red goop. Head is creamy off white and dies before the pour is finished. Slightly cloudy muted red. Mouth feel is very watery. Flavor is barely detectable until the swallow. Then a slap of bitter hops hits you. Higher alcohol content is not noticeable. What the purpose of red beers are I know not. This screams mediocrity. 2.5 out of 5.
Meilby (6235) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 7, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught @ Napa Smith Brewpub, Napa, CA
Pours clear deep golden/amber with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, citrus and biscuit. Taste is medium sweet and medium bitter with a long malty, caramel and bitter finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
Geokkjer (5221) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at brewery. Pours amber with an off white head. Aroma of malt, some spicy notes and caramel. Flavor is sweet and malty with some brown sugar, red berries and caramel. Medium body, average carbonation.
yngwie (12515) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 7, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the brewpub. It pours a clear amber body and a small off-white head. Sweetish malty caramel aroma with some faint citrusy hops. Medium body with very soft carbonation. Caramel and citrus peel in the flavor, some bitterness. Sweet finish. Decent, but a tad uninteresting, one in the crowd. 130807
mtwhitney (168) - Maui, Hawaii, USA - JUL 27, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rich. Malty. Not too hoppy. The only quibble that I have is that it would be more balanced if it were lower in alcohol. As it is it is a bit too cloying. Make it a 6% and it would be perfect. Look at the label closely; there is a happy ending.
hackobock (833) - SWEDEN - JUL 9, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at brewpub on 061713. Hazy amber, small white head. Aroma is malty, hard bread, roasted grain and light hops. Taste is medium sweet with fruits and caramel, light bitter.
DrnkMcDermott (2737) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JUN 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From notes still on my phone from the 2011 MWBF. I’d forgotten I’d ever had this. Another red beer with a dog name on it, I wonder where that started. Pours orange color, kind of hazy from the bottle. A little foam. A nice malty smell with more supporting hops, perhaps orange and mango flavor. Very spritzy texture. Taste still has tropical juice instead of the regular citrus hop. Now there’s a bit of frizzy orange juice after all. Pretty amazing.