Heathen (1444) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 12, 2011
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
THOUGHTS: Might have been slightly skunked. Looked like a penny and tasted a little like one, too. Fairly well-balanced. Nice beer that may be incredible before it travels overseas to sit under fluorescent lights on a shelf for God-only-knows how long.
TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a copper that looked like a clean penny in the light and a dirty penny out of direct light. It had an average to large, off-white head that mostly diminished. When pouring in the bottom of the bottle there was small to medium particles in the body of a thick density. The aroma had moderate to heavy caramel; light to moderate grassy hops; toffee; brown sugar, and slight skunk. The initial flavor was moderately sweet and lightly bitter; while the finish was light to somewhat sweet and moderately bitter. There was a lot of caramel malt and then some metallic and grassy hops along with a little lemon and tea toward the finish. The medium body was fairly syrupy and then a little dry with fairly soft, yet slightly fizzy carbonation and a metallic and slightly chalky finish.
lusikka (5169) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 5, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330 ml bottle.
Pours a dark copper colour with a white head. Aroma of vegetables and mild toasted malts. Flavour of toasted malts, strong toasted nuts and grassy hops. Medium bodied with a thick mouthfeel and a dry, nutty, slightly toasty finish. Good.
Kronebryg (1037) - Sorgenfri, DENMARK - MAY 29, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light head, clear dark golden
nose with dark caramel, rye, dry and lightly fruity
some body and fine length
tsate is caramel with a light bitternes
very pleasant quaffing beer
WVHouseofBeer (727) - Kissimmee, Florida, USA - MAY 29, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark amber color with a small beige head that leaves very little lacing. Slightly weak aromas of caramel, toffee and roasted nuts. Excellent malty flavors of dark fruit, toffee and bread. Chewy mouthfeel with a sweet malty finish. An impressive Vienna; one of the better ones I’ve had.
Rasmus40 (9588) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 23, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear amber without head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and light hoppy. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and bitter finish. 120506
NielsenRatings (8096) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 8, 2011
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle @ home. Hazy red/maroon appearance with a small off white head. Sweet caramel malty, slightly roasty, bready nose. Bready, quite sweet, a touch roasty, caramel malty flavor. Nothing too special.
tkrjukoff (3842) - SWEDEN - MAY 4, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours clear rubish amber with a bubby tanned head leaving nice lacing. Aroma is malty, molassis, roasted, hay, hoppy and bready. Big fullbodied malty mouhfeel. Excellent flavor; roasted, very malty, biscuits, caramel, a bit fruity. Well balanced, medium body. Finishes fruity sweet with nice tart aftertaste.
jesperhammer (2603) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 26, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
23-APR-2011, bottle @home, brought by Morten, from Systembolaget.
Mahogany, low (almost no) beige head.
Malty, fruity, and bock-like with bready stuff.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAR 27, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours an amber body with a white head. Light hoppiness, earth, sazz, and floral tones. Mildy sweet malty tones, caramel and light roasted malt tones. Light toasted malt tones, a bit burnt and very bread y. Average offering.
AndySnow (2232) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 21, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught. Dark amber colour. Mild aroma. Heavy bitterness. A bit spicy. A good beer.