pretz (3) - - MAY 5, 2007
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Different to what I’d expected from a dark lager. The colour is very dark with little carbonation, almost coca-colaish in appearance.
Very complex taste, similar to coffee or dark chocolate. Enjoyed this quite a bit, although it is not what I’d expected! Another example of a good beer from this sainsbury’s range, I really liked their wheat beer that they don’t seem to do anymore.
madmitch76 (15309) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12th August 2007
Warning! Early amateur rating! Dark lager. Smooth and malty. Not complex but pretty drinkable.
EFC1878 (315) - Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - JUN 22, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle from Sainsbury’s. Reddish/brown, perfectly clear with a medium/thin off-white head. Slight hint of roasted malt in the sweetish malty aroma. Smooth and slightly sweet at first there’s a bitter, malty finish. Not bad, I’ll give it another go.
albertane (377) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This copper beer has a toasty aroma and a complex flavour of fruit and roasted malt with some smokiness with a bit of a boozy kick in the finish. This is my first Dunkel style beer and I was rather impressed.
renffisch (808) - london, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 9, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33oml bottle from, you guessed it, sainsburys. Dark chestnut colour, little beige head.malty, roast nose, quite nutty, with a hint of coffee. good body, with a solod bitterness. very round. smooth caramel, and sweet coffe. very nice indeed.
joe19612 (1861) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - FEB 10, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. A dark copper colour with a large off white head. plenty of malt in the nose. The taste is very malty, with a hint of coffee and caramel. The beer has a malty bitter finish.
RobBestwick (590) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 1, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Roasted coffee and nutty aroma. Pours with a very dark brown hue and off white head. Roasted coffee, toffee and nutty flavour with some faint woody notes. Very malty finish. Good stuff.
yngwie (13693) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 9, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Clear, copper pour, leaving an off-white to beige head. Roasted nose with some fruits and caramel. Roasted, caramel flavor with a fruityness to balance it. Medium body. A quite nice one, yet not "up there". (071005)
Papsoe (25085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 8, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle 33 cl) Courtesy of yngwie. Clear, warm, dark amber golden with an off-white head. Lightly fruity and caramellish aroma. Fairly light in body with roasted and lightly bitter malt accents and a fairly bitter finish. 051007
yespr (31474) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - OCT 6, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
33 cL bottle. Pours dark brown with a lacing white head. Slight roasted aroma. Flavour is dry roasted malt, not with much sweetness though. Bitterness both from the roasted malt and the hops. Ends roasted malty and slight bitter in the finish. Nice.
berkshirejohn (4587) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle from Sainsburys. Dark brown body with a short lasting off-white head; malt and fruit aromas; sotout-like chocolate and coffee flavours; burnt toast finish.