GoufCustom (420) - HONG KONG - DEC 19, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500 ml bottle bought at Great Food Hall in Pacific Place, Admiralty.
Clear deep ruby red colour; One-quarter finger head and soapy off white foam which last for about 20 seconds; Moderate sticky lacing and very fizzy carbonation; Smell and taste of very light roasted malt, with nuts, toast, light caramel, honey, faint wet cardboard, light musty / mui choi (dry pickled Chinese mustard), light lemon and faint grass; Light body, watery palate; Mouth feel is thin, pretty low sweet Dunkel, like a good Cola. Roasty and caramel taste are low, with some nice toast and honey, but also slight bit of musty mui choi and faint wet paper. Kinda so-so… Hoppiness is very light grass nose, light lemon and grass taste, and low-fi but notable bitterness for a muted finish; Slightly dry after taste, very easy to mouth.
Comments: This one is an easy and low-fi Dunkel - all the aroma and tastes kinda tuned down substantially. Very low sweetness (nice) but so are roastiness and caramel character. Easy going and quite quaffable, would be better if they amp it up. Okay for now.
P.S. Thanks for the bonus “Hits from The Bong” by Cypress Hill on my 420th review! :)
Erzengel (957) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - DEC 6, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Rating from 2008: Der Antrunk ist sehr voluminös-erschlagend. ich schmecke Kräuter, Röstmalz, leichte Herbe. Der Hauptteil des
Bieres bleibt ähnlich überladen, hinzu tritt nur noch eine interessante Süße. Espresso / Kaffe ist spürbar.
Allerdings sind die Röstmalzaromen nicht sauber eingesetzt, die kräuterige Note überwiegt, eine leichte Säuerlichkeit
Kommt hinzu. Der Nachgeschmack ist säuerlich-röstmalzig und ganz leicht herb!
→ für meinen Geschmack leider zu überladen. Die Grundzüge sind aber gut! --> 10+12+10+10 = 10,6
gorkogrlo (67) - Zagreb, CROATIA - NOV 16, 2013
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Medium white head, no lacing. Dark red colour. Dominating malt aroma with some chocolate. In flavour also chocolate, nuts, with some hop grassiness. Thick body. Someway crisp. Overall: expected bad beer, but it suprises me. It’s okay, but nothing too special.
Ernest (5924) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 17, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Head is initially average sized, frothy, light brown, mostly diminishing.
Body is medium brown.
Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (caramel, nuts, toasted bread), lightly hoppy (herbs), with light notes of metal, honey, and grape juice.
Flavor is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly to moderately bitter, slightly unclean.
Light to medium body, watery texture, lively/soft carbonation.
Meh. Light and watery and a bit sour. It does have that honeyish-bready German malt character that almost makes me smile, but outside of that it’s pretty clumsy and thus hard to get enthused about. Barely even average.
monk191 (612) - California, USA - SEP 24, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Forgettable. Pours a nice amber color. Smells like smoky cigar and molasses. Taste however is pretty empty and bland. Nothing really to note about the flavor. Had in the bottle.
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Blairgus (2213) - California, USA - SEP 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 sept 2013, bottle. Brown, clear, no bubbles. Nose is yeasty bread. Med body and mildly fizzy. Tastes like organic wheat bread; doughy, Light raisins, maybe faint nuttiness. Nice. I don't typically like dunkles but this is pretty good.
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Cybercat (2786) - Georgia, USA - SEP 4, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Had the organic version. Strong, crisp, malty aroma has a fruity underpinning. Pours a clear, bubbly caramel brown with a fairly thick, though not persistent, buff head. Malty, slightly fruity is pleasant if not complex or remarkable. Texture seems rather thin and lacks fizz. Average, but still potable. Good with a meal.
chinchill (1018) - South Carolina, USA - AUG 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured clear amber brown with a weak head.
Aroma had more sweet caramel malt than medium roast malt, but this is reversed in tasting. Lightly sweet flavor suggests dark bread baked with some brown sugar.
Medium body with spot on carbonation.
3fourths (7536) - Boulder, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 10, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. LIghtly hazed dull chestnut brown with a short-lived tan head. Malt-focused nose of caramel / toffee, yeast powder, filberts, almond butter, sour cola and potato starch with minute amounts of cooked cabbage and turnip (DMS). Light body with creamy and soft texture, a bit chalky / powdery from the yeast. Lacks flaws but is very basic, especially the nut and caramel syrup malt flavor. Low sweetness, medium to low acid, low bitterness.
McTapps (2355) - Ruhrgebiet, GERMANY - AUG 10, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear dark brown colour with low head and medium body. Nose of straw and malt. Taste of nuts, caramel, malt, leaves, woods, hops and torf. Easy to drink with a very flat body with very low carbonation. Quaffable and nice.