rarbring (1269) - Linköping, SWEDEN - AUG 21, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: Smelling malty, porridge with honey, toffee, dried apricots, bitter oranges.
Appearance: A clouded dark red-brown brew, a yellow tan head, good lacing, good curtains.
Taste: Toast, porridge, honey, bitter orange peel.
Palate: Medium carbonation, soft, thick and sticky, good body. Light dry finish.
Overall: Nice, very malty - but still a balancing hop character.
Note: On-tap at Man in the Moon.. Reviewed 2012-08-21.
Ruddles (27) - - AUG 18, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap @ Man in the Moon, Stockholm.
Robust, bitter and fruity. Aroma, raisins, apricot, caramell. Nice and bitter red Ale.
Ober (2807) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - AUG 9, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A clear red/brown colored beer, with a light beige head. The aroma of red fruits, some caramel and hop. The taste of sweet fruits, with strong bitter hops. The aftertaste has sweets moving to dry bitter.
iowaherkeye (2690) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - JUL 31, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Shark Bite Red OB. Tap at PP. Clear medium red with brownish highlights and a one finger creamy beige head, good retention. Pine hop nose with plenty of dry scorched toffee notes,light caramel Flavor follows, lots of pine and toffee. Very dry, minimal sweetness. Bitterness peaked at a 5-6. Moderate smooth carbonation with a medium body. As far as strong hoppy reds go, this is good. Just not my thing. 7-4-7-4-13--3.5
Earlier Rating: 1/4/2007 Total Score: 3.4
12oz bottle, no date. Pours a clear ruby brown with a 1/2 finger yellow beige head. Aroma is of buttery malts, citrusy hops, some caramel--a bit like Lake Louie Kiss the Lips IPA. Taste is again buttery with some moderate bitterness at best. There is some caramel and a minimal amount of roasted malts. Light to medium bodied, light to moderate carbonation, yet smooth. I can see how this is their signature beer--quite a bit of flavor compared to a Budweiser, but still quite inoffensive.
adrosson (148) - California, USA - JUL 14, 2012
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Was a little disappointed. Got some roasted malt but the flavor felt empty.
On tap at brewpub solana beach.
ekstedt (5355) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 14, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Ölrepubliken, Göteborg, Sweden. Clear deep copper, medium creamy tan head. Caramelly and nutty malt aroma with plenty of piney and citric hops. Light to medium bodied, soft carbonation. Semi dry with a firm bitterness.
Nisse666 (4100) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 11, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Ölrepubliken 2012-07-10
AR: roasted maltiness, red berries fruitiness
AP: dark amber, frothy beige head
F: smooth roasted malt, red berries, wee fudginess
gnoff (7687) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JUL 11, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at Ölrepubliken, on July 10, 2012
Clear reddish to copper color, tan head. Sweet, oats, fruity, hoppy, grainy scent. Peppers, sweet, caramel, hoppy, bitter taste. Medium to smooth mouthfeel, high bitterness.
TheJestersBeer (2034) - SWEDEN - JUL 8, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught. (I’m a bit confused as to which Shark Bite entry I shall rate, but this seems to be the one with the correct ABV.)
Pours a clear, lustrous, deep copper, with a white head.
Very hoppy, spicy aroma, spruce, herbs, malt, caramel, resin, apricot, faintly smoky, toffee.
Dry, full bodied, high bitterness, balanced CO2.
Hoppy, spicy taste, apricot, spruce, resin, malt, caramel, toffee, earth, chocolate, pine. Fruity, a bit rustique (nicely so!), ends quite dry. (2012-07-04)
madmitch76 (14496) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 5, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2nd July 2012
Keg at the Craft. Clear amber beer, little pale tan head. Light palate, a little crisp. Nice minerals. A little creamy malt with cream and toffee. Mild hops - mellow pine. Smooth finish. Not bad, liked it, but really light on hops.