ALLOVATE (2860) - Perth, - NOV 17, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Finally ventured beyond the void and purchased a bottle of this one, so here goes...
Into a snifter at just on cool. Bright copper with fine carbonation that is hasty in its ascent. Head little more than a wafer thin, compact pad of white that does hold. Biscuity sweet, malty and edged by notes of Ceylon tea, pumpernickel, burnt toast, rolled oats and puffed wheat is the breakfast cereal-esque aroma - drabby and stale. Unremarkable and honestly ho hum on the palate had me asking ’is this it!?’ Creamy, frothy, light and unconsuming on the palate. Burnt fruit dominates and is long lasting. Candyish but on the scorched side. Burnt toast, light tannins, overbrewed Earl grey and then its oily in the finish to boot. Residuallly sweet and sticky and generally not much fun to drink. ’I was up here now I am down there’ type of beer. Disappointing! ( 12fl.Oz, no date stamp, Cellarbrations Carlisle)
VDuquerroux (1160) - Airvault, FRANCE - JUL 24, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, 355mL. Home. A brown-orange opaque beer with a medium white foamy head ; ok retention. Candied fruits, caramel, roast, sugar, herbal note. Medium sweet, dry refreshing note. Medium body, average texture, light oily, soft carbonation, sweet finish. Overall, enjoyable beer :)
DerGantzel (291) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 22, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sweet aroma of malt, caramel and with hints of fruits and hops. Clear and light brown appearance with a small white head. Medium-high sweetness and light-medium bitterness. Average lively carbonation and medium-full body. Really great ale!
David562 (4) - Rhineland-Palatinate, GERMANY - JUL 22, 2016 does not count
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasty beer with a carmely after taste but definitely a beer I would have again.
lello4ever (587) - ITALY - JUL 20, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 20, 2016 Colore quasi ambra, limpida, schiuma compatta fine. Aroma di malto con note floreali. Al palato generale dolcezza del malto, con sentori floreali e fruttati in evidenza. Chiusura quasi dolce, il luppolo non si fa molto sentire. Carbonazione medio bassa. Una maibock molto americana.
Andrus86 (354) - Busselton, WA, AUSTRALIA - JUL 14, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
BOTTLE. Hazy bronze pour with medium off white head.. Floral to grassy hoppy nose with a hint of sweet malt.. Biscuit and caramel malt throughout, some earthy quality in the middle finishing with solid sweet hop kick. .Sourced Cellarbrations @ Capel
WaddlingPlatypus (112) - Durham, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle at the Head of Steam, Durham. Orange pour, with a fine, pale yellow head. Vibrant aroma of apricots, faint haylage, and golden ale. Soft flavour of wholemeal bread, oats, with a rounded overall taste of hops.
ranthero (32) - BRAZIL - JUL 12, 2016
3.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cerveja com coloração âmbar e espuma com média duração. Agradável e com amargor que predomina.
lownote (493) - Austin, Alabama, USA - JUL 1, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cant believe i never rated this. Citrus aroma with something else I can’t place. Never have. It’s always been dead guys x factor for me. Bit bitter forward that evolves into sweetness. light carbonation. Orange and slightly cloudy body. Smooth, a little viscous.
bartlebier (3303) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - JUN 30, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bb04/2017 from BH. - An interesting import, a Heller Bock to its home terroir...like importing German IPAs to CA... - Bref: smells, tastes and feels like a Heller Bock with crisper than average malts joining the starchy honeyglue show. - ar: on-point Tapetenkleister/wallpaper glue proteins and thin starches, dry honey and herbal grasses. Crisp, un-stodgy mouthfeel making the best out of grainy, cereal malts. Surprising: does not forward any of the high-alpha hops, opting to blend in Saaz and Perle subtlety into the wild honeyflower. Well done cover of one of my least favourite DE styles...beats Ganter Maibock.
hrabren (779) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JUN 27, 2016
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
At Kufle i kapsle, Warsaw, February 2014. Shared with lovely Anja. Sample on a "deska piw" (beer plank for tasting). Copper colored, small white head. Medium aroma, sweetish, honey, alcohol, raisins, blueberry. Sweet, like a cake with dry fruits, lasting sweetness. Drinkable, but strong. Soft carbonation, full body. A strong fruity beer, balanced. Value for money.