lusikka (5169) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330 ml bottle.
Pours a dark copper amber colour with a thick white head. Aroma of strong grassy hops and biscuity malts. Rather rich flavour of grassy hops, biscuity malts, strong nuts, herbs and some toffee. Medium bodied, rough mouthfeel and a malty, bitter and nutty finish. Good stuff.
gunnar (4714) - Sandnes, NORWAY - MAY 29, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
On tap at Altes Mädchen, Hamburg. Pours amber with a small head. Aroma of sweet caramel. Taste is on the sweet side, light grassy hops, low carbonation level.
EithCubes (4565) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 12, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle by 13.03.13. Great nose, really doughy and lightly spicy malt, caramel with burnt bread crusts and even a little pumpernickel, beautiful (and unusual!) dark garnet pour with a rocky tan head. Watery light body with some caramel, fizzy with faint bitterness, but thankfully isn’t all that sweet, and so wins on balance points. There are some dirty bitter burned notes, almost ashy, which come to dominate at the finish and beyond, but the overall impression is a good one.
kappldav123 (4525) - Nordhausen, GERMANY - DEC 4, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle looks simple but good. Beer in the glass zippy, nice head. Starts mild, fine malty, not too dry. Interesting caramel notes, modest roasty. Finish well balanced, mild-dry. A good one!
Cunningham (3903) - Halden, NORWAY - APR 26, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Appearance: Clear copper color with a small tan head.
Aroma: Slightly sweet caramel malty.
Palate: Medium body. Slightly sweet and a mild bitterness. Soft carbonation.
Taste: Dominating caramel malt and mild hoppy.
Overall impression: Decent beer, Anyway sadly just the usual amber lager stuff..
Personal stats: Bottle from a trade with Grima
Marko (3742) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - DEC 28, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Enormous thanks to my mom and some friends (Ana & Karolina) for bringing this from Hamburg! Poured a dark amber-brown body with a small off white head. Heavy malty nose, just maltiness. Light grainy malty taste, maybe caramel, some dog food, very light hop. A solid malt-driven lager, with no major flows other than it’s not my style - glad to have tried it.
Cuso (3619) - 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.
jaghana (3429) - 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.
jfb (3391) - GERMANY - NOV 1, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(bottle) pours a clear ruby-amber colour with a frothy off-white head. aroma of toasted bread crusts, caramel and red grapes, with a light hint of bubble gum and candy floss. flavour is mostly the same, with big notes of treebark, toffee, dark fruit and a toasty finish, slightly oxidized. medium-bodied with average carbonation.
kiwianer (3303) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 19, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The head is ok, the body red and clear. It smells very malt aromatic, fruity a bit amarena-cherry, fruity, a bit barley. The taste is full bodied, maltaromatic, a bit bitter-hoppy, a bit dusty-barley. Nice! 11/11/12/11/11/11