heavy (2389) - Split, CROATIA - MAR 4, 2008
1.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
02/03 I believe this is what I had, as the label was different. 0.33 l bottle, which poured copper body with bigger brownish head. Aroma was of caramel and brown sugar, with some yeast; pretty simple yet pleasant. Flavor...nasty, a bit metallic, rotten vegetables...I don’t know what to say, really dubbed would I rate it at all, but here it is, and I will surely rerate this as it is very likely to be spoilt bottle.
borisz (407) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 1, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 30CL, nice amber color.caramel, hazy, frothy, medium body, thin feel, lively, bitter,
larsga (7117) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 6, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Smallish white head. Light amber body. Sweetish caramelly aroma with notes of straw, very faint. Sweetish straw and malts taste with faint fruity notes. A bit fruitier and warmer than a lager, but really quite similar. Some catty, rubbery notes. Aftertaste is dry and wooden without much news. Some chalkiness. It’s all right, but a bit boring. (0.33l bottle at Cardinal.)
cerberus9 (9) - CANADA - FEB 1, 2008 does not count
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours amber-red with a thin, grayish head. Faint malt aroma with fairly decent mouth feel. Carmel, fruity flavor, although somewhat weak. Not bad, but not great either.
CapedBrewsader (265) - Brasschaat, BELGIUM - FEB 1, 2008
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
33cl bottle: clear golden amber with off-white foam. Aroma of malt, carmel and a little skunk. Weak flavors of malt, caramel, and... uh yeah thats about it.
gunnfryd (13858) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 1, 2008
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Dark golden colour with a beige head. Aroma is malt, caramel. Flavour is caramel, sweet, malt, hint of hop, fruit. ordinary beer, could be more.
yngwie (16315) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 27, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. A clear, golden beer with a beige head. Quite weak on the nose, with a grainy maltyness dominating. Disappointingly weak flavor, malty, with some caramel. Sure easy to drink, but too boring. Medium body, and a slightly fruity finish with some malt. Lacks bitterness I think. I remembered this one to be much more interesting, but of course my palate have changed, and it’s not impossible that the beer have changed too. Still, it’s far from a bad beer, easy to drink, and quenching. (071215)
Dezzilu (226) - Whitmore Lake, Michigan, USA - JAN 24, 2008
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pale golden color with a thin, lingering white head. Aroma was competely non-apparent, which had me wondering what to expect. Smooth crisp flavor and went down easy, but the finish was light and quite ho-hum. I think this would make for a pretty good post-exercise beer, but certain nothing ’Speciale’ from the folks at Palm on this one.
sheatripper (863) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JAN 22, 2008
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
Draught at Waterfront. Poured into Ommegang chalice an attractive orange/amber color with a frothy white head, leaving striped lacing. It’s all downhill from there. Could not pick up any discernable aroma. Maybe some sweet breadiness as it warmed up. Bready flavors with some light caramel and a touch of butter, but terribly watery and diluted tasting. Not up to Belgian par.
Sigmund (6286) - Tau, NORWAY - JAN 10, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
330 ml bottle, courtesy of Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 5.4%. Clear reddish amber colour, decent off-white head. Moderate aroma, some malts and caramel. The flavour has quite a bit of caramel with moderate hops, some grain and fruit. Hints of alcohol. Not too bad, but Palm Dobbel was more to my liking.