bartlebier (840) - Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - OCT 16, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Meh - drinkable, but somehow tastes unnecessary. ’d Have to subscribe to one of previous raters’ "caramel sweetish vienna" and have to conclude Ratsherrn is trying to jump the tiny German craft bandwagon with boots to tight and small. The modest craft beer "(r)evolution" in Germany is starting not only starting slow, but apparently also reaching the advertising guys first, who seem to spend as much time coming up with the more adventurous descriptors and labels that seem to with the craft beer scene as they spend on taste and developing a solid flavour profile - Cf. the ad boys from "Crew Ale" for their pale ale, which needs more time to develop a more harmonious taste profile as well, although theirs is more digestible than the aggressively marketed and likewise tasting Simcoe cocktail by Crew.
Koelschtrinker (9529) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - OCT 13, 2012
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Wässriger Beginn, die trockenen Malznoten sind nur im Hintergrund erkennbar. Das Bier bleibt wässrig, nur langsam setzen sich die malzigen und bitteren noten durch, die aber zum Ende die Wässrigkeit nicht überwunden haben. Schlecht. 9/5/8/5/7/5
mile (2465) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 7, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Amber - reddish, average and fully diminishing head. Moderate, malty and sweetish aroma, some caramel and toffee with some bread. Body is medium, malty and sweetish flavor, caramel and some bread Finish is average, malty and sweetish, some caramel and light bread, faint roasted malt and faint hoppyness. Caramel sweetish vienna - that’s it.
yespr (28711) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - OCT 2, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33 cl bottle at Nox. Pours clear and golden amber with a small off white head. Aroma is roasted malty, breadish and light fruity. Toasted malty, light breadish and toffee sweet caramelish. Light fruity touch.
Cuso (3392) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 29, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from bierzwerg.de. Deep amber color with small white head. Aroma of roasted malt, caramel, red fruit. Taste, roasted malt, red fruit, burned sugar. Nice bitterness in caramelly finish. Good.
BeerViking (1821) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 25, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from the brewery tap, pours a mahogany-red with a fluffy light beige head, grassy hops and caramel on the nose, some initial roastiness in the mouth, then some burnt toffee coming through along with herby grassy dry-bitter hops, finishing with a burnt-bitter edge.
MoritzF (8056) - Bochum, GERMANY - SEP 21, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(bottle, 33cl) Clear, reddish copper colour with a big and tanned foamy head. Toasty malty and nutty aroma with notes of caramel, a tinge of molasses and a subtle berry-fruity touch. Bitter-sweet flavour, medium bodied with a pleasantly calm and well-matured carbonation. Solid roast-malty taste with loads of caramel/burnt sugar, dark chocolate and mocha with a drying hops character in the backyard; dry-ish, mildly sweet roasty and bitter hoppy finish with subtle fruity notes. Good. 03.IX.12
SirRepsol (158) - Cologne, GERMANY - SEP 20, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
from bottle. pours an amber to red colour with a frothy beige head. quite malty, roasty aroma with lots of caramel and toffee in it paired with a subtle hoppiness that reminds me of pine needles, fresh forest air and resin. there are some dark fruit notes to it as well. spectacular aroma profile! average carbonation, light to medium body and kind of oily texture. medium bitterness mixed with a slight sweetness. well balanced malty and hoppy notes. good beer!
jaghana (3295) - Strasbourg (France), FRANCE - SEP 19, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 33cl from Quack-Duck a clear amber red beer with head that goes quickly. Nose is interesting on caramel and burnt caramel. Aroma is malty, toasted, burnt caramel touch, mostly dry, bit spicy, light vinous and vanilla notes, relatively complex. Finish is bitter with a peppery feeling, floral hops, light metallic touch and caramel astringency. English kind of profile.
Kristall-König (2009) - Oldenburg, GERMANY - SEP 16, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Geruch frisch karamellartig, süßlich. Startet süßlich mit Zitrusnote um danach karamellig aufzutreten. Hintergründig hopiig zitrusartig. Bittermalziger Abgang ins Süße gehend.. Gefällt.