MoritzF (8056) - Bochum, GERMANY - SEP 3, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(bottle) Clear, deep golden colour with a huge light-beige foamy head. Slightly dusty, sweet malty and nutty aroma with hints of bread crusts and shy traces of woody hops. Sweet flavour, full bodied with a calm carbonation. Cara-malty, slightly nutty and bready taste; slightly sugary sweet malty finish with light notes of woody hops. Hearty brew, just a tad too sweet. 02.IX.09
pivnizub (8358) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - SEP 3, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Deep golden, big yellowish off-white head; mineralic, nutty and bisquity nose with a mild "woody" hoppy touch; solid sweet-bitter flavour, medium to full bodied; lingering sweet and hoppy finish with bisquity traces. Solid, quite well balanced czech Bock..........
evanrail (57) - Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUL 17, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle from Pivní galerie, Prague. This is a Czech "speciál" pale lager which I have entered as a Heller Bock, as that seems the most likely candidate. As with many brews from Rebel, there’s more than a touch of diacetyl in the nose: this is generally not considered a fault in Czech pale lagers, but in this case it’s a bit far. Also vanilla, and caramel notes with a bitter finish. Minimal Saaz presence. Perhaps something more charismatic for the 200th?