czar (4515) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 30, 2014
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
bottle courtesy of pascal, thanks dude! pours hazy medium dark brown with a very small light beige head, some retention and lacing. raisins, prunes and olives, wort and grape jucie, caramelized sugars, grass and herbs, bit of ashes - not too disturbing, meat, controlled sugar level - coloured corn syrup and malt extract, some cardboard. average carbonation - prickles, light body - watery, semi-sweet and short bland grassy finish. not so bad, really.
DruncanVeasey (7249) - NUNEATON, Top 22, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
One of the best beers of my Algarvian jaunt. Says it all. Good looking reflective black capped with subsiding grey-tan. Aroma of rust, leaf matter, puffed rice, rye and malt loaf. Some realistic ash and schwarz-like rust, chocolate and black bread on the palate; mellow coffee in the finish. Decent n/a with shades of roasted and chocolate character that shames some alcoholic stouts.
Spab (2457) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 21, 2014
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
330 ml bottle from premiumnearbeer.com. Pours a clear, dark chestnut brown with thin light tan head - the darkest low alcohol beer I’ve had. Aroma is sweet cardboardy grains and corn. Flavour likewise. Predictably weak body. Maybe a hint above the typical de-alcoholized fare, but still quite underwhelming.
mR_fr0g (3379) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2013
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle at the Watford Tasting thanks to Paul. Aroma is pure baked beans, sweet grain, tomato sauce. Crystal clear pale yellow with a small white head. Flavour is corn sugar, worty, baked beans, tomato. Medium carbon. Not pleasent.
teorn88 (1930) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2013
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
33cl bottle at the Watford tasting thanks to Paolo and the airport lounge for this one. It purs amber with a small off-white head. Aroma is corn syrup and chestnut powder, quite fake. Taste is sweet malty and grainy with chestnuts and corn syrup. Quite bad overall.
ruigo (1153) - PORTUGAL - DEC 4, 2013
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
I had it a while ago, but I still remember that it is not as bad as I thought at first. Quite drinkable.
ogivlado (5791) - Zagreb, CROATIA - SEP 17, 2013
1.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottled 330ml. -from Jumbo Cascais. Almost black coloured, small off-white head, grainy caramel nose. Sweet pop corn like taste with quite sweet caramel notes. To simplify too sweet and not good.
Theydon_Bois (9125) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - SEP 12, 2013
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Bottle at the hotel in Cascais, from Jumbo Cascais, 12/09/13.
Pours dark chestnut brown with a moderate light tan covering.
Nose is beef stew, gravy, artificial sugars, corn, grain.
Taste is aspartamic, grain, cereals.
Light bodied, thin and watery, moderate carbonation with a little spritz.
This looked like no other sub 1% beer in that it wasn’t the usual pale blonde/gold affair - however it’s taste was sub par when compared to such offerings! SINK !!!
dEnk (3834) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - SEP 4, 2013
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Minibottle @ home, found in my camping luggage, god knows how long it’s been there. Aroma is grainy corny malt. Not a good start. Flavour is wort like metallic cardboard garin malt. Had worse, had better.
Bov (9607) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - AUG 1, 2013
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
from le Monde de la Bière, Sion - pale and clear golden beer with a chaotic foam left; aroma of wort and waste; tasteless and thin-bodied; corny finish with more notes of wort - disgusting