ciocanelu (42) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - APR 24, 2014
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pale color with medium head. Poor retention, poor lacing.
Aroma is mainly malt, didn’t get anything else.
Taste is also malty, nothing special.
Body feels medium and smooth with decent carbonation.
"Blonde Special Beer" that didn’t have anything special.
bunget (454) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 18, 2014
1.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
500ml bottle. Pale yellow body, medium white head with no retention. Aroma of dough, grains, corn, a tad metallic. Nasty taste of mineral water, grass, grains and a bit medicinal. Extremely poor and overpriced.
vipinvelp (1901) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - FEB 19, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear yellow with white lacing foam head. Aroma and taste are barley, a good pilsener, nice beer. Shirt lasting little bitter aftertaste. (Bucharest 201402)
Erzengel (1949) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - FEB 5, 2014
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 6/20
Thanks to Ciocanelu for this beer!
50 cl bottle, BB 04.09.2014 07:07/L1
The beer starts malty, a bit alcoholic. Sweet and a bit undefined in the mainpart, a bit metallic-flat. The aftertaste is medium, not too bitter, slightly sweet and slightly metallic and ends abrupt.
From the Memminger Brauerei I would have expected something better! --> 7/10/6/7
Leighton (9883) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 28, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle during the High Speed Tasting on the train to the Black Country Bus Tour. Thanks to Sister Nellie for bringing me this Romanian whale from her travels. Pours perfectly clear yellow with a light, white cream head. Sugary cereal and pale malts in the aroma, some hay, grains. Medium sweet flavor with simple cereal grains, faint straw, dough. Light bodied with fine, creamy carbonation. Sugary cereal malt finish with faint straw bitterness and dough. Decent.
mR_fr0g (2022) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 16, 2013
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle on the train to Black country Beer bash. Thanks to Leighton. Piss yellow colour small white head. Sweetcorn, sweaty pilsner and grass. Corn. Flabby mouthfeel.
BlackHaddock (3201) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUL 15, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This review is of ’the remnants’ remaining from a 500 ml bottle started on a train and given to me in ’The Great Western’ Wolverhampton on 6 July 2013: there was around 150/200 ml left.
Poured into a half-pint glass it looked a typical lager/pilsner: golden, bright and clean with the usual thin white head.
Fruity in nature: I thought it fine and a good example of the style. It had both aroma and taste, not always evident in such brews. I’d certainly have a full bottle if offered.
The rates below this are a bit harsh in my opinion, but the other guys had been drinking stronger/tastier stuff before opening the can and bottle of this brew.
madmitch76 (13428) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
6th July 2013
Black Country Beano. Outbound train tasting! Thanks to Leighton. Light haze on this gold beer, little white head. Palate is light and crispy, semi dry. Okay pale malt, slightly papery. nothing serious. Trace of malt cream. Forensic trace of something hoppy. Finishes semi dry. Nowhere near as bad as I expected.
jackl (3868) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUL 12, 2013
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Can on the Black Country Train Tasting Part I. The pour’s gold with a tiny head. The nose is cheap white toast. A bit of golden syrup. General paper. THe taste is skunky bile. A bit of paper, grain. Mild apple candies. Light body, fine carbonation. Overall, not a winner.
Theydon_Bois (7005) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUL 7, 2013
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Can on the Black Country Train Tasting Part I, 06/07/13, thanks to Leighton for this one.
Clear pale golden with no head.
Nose is cereals, corn, pale malt, grass.
Taste comprises light citrus, pale malts, grain.
Medium bodied, moderate carbonaton, crisp finish.