ERB92 (509) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 18, 2013
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not much aroma her, the little aroma i find is of caramel, hay and some roasted grains. The appearance is not blood red as read on the bottle (luckily) but more of an amber colour. very clear with a white small head. The taste is sweet from the malts and some bitterness from what i think is some sort off roasted malt and hint off hops. light body with a nice carbonation, a bit on the fizzy side. Overall an easy drinkable ale, not to exciting but not bad.
bbbeer (592) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 15, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark brown with medium tan head. Aroma caramel malt, slightly toasty. Light body. Generic malt flavor. Dry finish. Inoffensive but dull.
brnandersen (2528) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 14, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
355 ml. bottle. Clear, amber colour with a golden tint. Big, bubbly off-white head, that fades to a fat cap. Sweet aroma with caramel and bread malts, toasted. A spicy, smoked note - the rye malts. Taste is light bitter. Light to medium body, soft carbonation. Finishes dry and lightly bitter with herbal hops. I like the smoked, herbal dryness from the rye in this one. Otherwise rather ordinary Bitter.
stevoj (2880) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 17, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Exceedingly average beer, faint aroma and taste, a little bit of roast malt and hops bite that fades fast. Not much to write home about here.
olsvammel (4140) - Örebro, SWEDEN - OCT 14, 2013
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Sample at SBWF 2013. Fruity smell with some light malts and caramel. Similar taste. Nice try, but boring.
hens (701) - Tallinn, Estonia, ESTONIA - OCT 16, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
0.33L bottle. Musty, caramel aroma. Sour toffee, apple juice, raw plum, gentle caramel hops, over carbonated. Medium bitter end. Drinkable.
Wischylini (172) - Grimstad, NORWAY - OCT 14, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a crystal clear amber with a slightly red hue, and a minimal offwhite head that fades quickly. The dominant aromas are red fruits and berries, and there’s a toffee-like aroma to it as well, while the finish gives way to more bitter aromas like cocoa powder and coffee. The rye also contributes to a spicy finish. The taste is fairly sweet, with a bitter-dry finish, but the finish is unfortunately quite short. The mouthfeel is creamy without feeling heavy, probably because of the carbonation.
Overall this is a decent macro ale, and I’ll definitely have another.
Braudog (6014) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - OCT 13, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Does indeed pour like blood ... red and muddy, thin top. Interesting character ... definitely woody, nutty and fall-based. Drinks with a edgy bit of bark, a definite hazelnut consistency. Better than I expected, and interestingly Brittanic. Good stuff, maybe a bit on the thin side. (#5289, 10/13/2013)
Borup (7899) - Albertslund, DENMARK - OCT 17, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Netto. Dark amber Colourbox with an off-white head. Aroma and flavour of fruit, caramel, roasted malt and bitterness.
joergen (23579) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 13, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Theis & Mette.
Clear orange-red coloured with a small white head.
Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel and hops with notes of bread.
Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel and bread with notes of hops.