invinoveritas (39) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - FEB 10, 2012
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brilliant golden, with a restrained, swiftly dissipating head. Rich, malty aroma, with barley, malt and non-astringent grain on the taste. Rich, almost creamy mouth feel, with a pleasant but indistinct bitterness. Plenty of pepper on the back of the throat. Not too sweet, supremely balanced - a quaffable beer.
Leighton (17227) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 10, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at the Vienna airport, on the sly, poured sneakily into a glass borrowed from the nearby McCafe. Pours a mostly clear gold with a fine, white head. Bread and faint toast in the aroma. Light sweet flavor, faint tang to the malts suggesting poor condition. Some leaves and mild, toasty wood. Light to medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. Dry, leafy bitter finish, some dry toast and light tang. This one isn’t great, but it could be an unfresh bottle. Yeah, dome dry and woody bitterness lingers. Kind of dire.
Travlr (19553) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 3, 2011
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Murky amber color, small white head that settles quickly. Aroma of feet, and liverwurst on rye. Taste is slightly sour, rising bread dough and light spice. Intriguing.
leaparsons (9505) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 29, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Cloudy brown with a thin foam. Aromas are bready yeast with caramel and rye. Nutty with banana and stewed pear. Flavours are fruity with autumnal apple and pear. Caramel with yeast and light lemon. Spicy and medicinal. Not bad.
kjc51478 (441) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - OCT 5, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
33cl Bottle. Appearance is hazy, copper-orange color with quickly dissipating, off-white head. Some floating sediment is also evident. Aroma is fairly complex with roasted grains dominant as well as sweet caramel and medicinal herbal flavors. Taste is grainy with rye and wheat most noticeable along with a slight sweetness followed by an even stronger herbal bitterness. Palate is medium-bodied, full mouthfeel, smooth texture, very little carbonation, and a dry finish.
SheffieldSteel (117) - St Nikolai im Sausal, AUSTRIA - SEP 22, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 9, 2012 33cl Bottle. Strong grassy aroma. Appearance is cloudy gold and lightly carbonated (a less cloudly Zwickl), Taste is good to very good, with the rye malts standing out and with an almost beetroot taste, or even carrot juice, but not over-powering. Palate is good, bitter, malty and moresome. An impressive beer all-round.
swooper (1247) - Cambridge and Kladno(Czech Rep.), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - AUG 18, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle,rye beer, strong grain aroma, lighthoppy as well, golden, hazy, white foam, frothy, medium bitterness, medium sweetness, good full taste, medium body, slick feel, average carbonation, long finish, bitter, nice beer, full_mouth beer
EithCubes (5429) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 22, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Green glass, mindestens haltbar bis 03.09.11, from back on 25 May 2011. Nose is grassy with a relatively complex malt profile for type, also a little green. Hazy copper body with a sudsy beige head. Bitter with nice dark rye notes but bright and punchy mineral tones in equal measure. Crisp medium body edging toward full. Some mildly muddy caramel / Dunkelweizen notes but still has mild citrus and noble hop contributions, aboids the sin of scratchiness. Might enjoy more with volume, seems to be well-made with a good recipe.
ElDesmadre (2893) - Mikołów, POLAND - MAY 30, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Now it’s called Roggen Bio-Bier, to conform with the latest trends. Cloudy, light amber colour, very durable head. Aroma is grainy-malty plus banana in the first place. The phenolic side is also prominent, while there are also some apples and a light smokiness in the background. The combination of fruitiness and the sharp spiciness that the beer is situated somewhere between a hefeweizen and a Belgian ale, more in the direction of the latter. Carbonation is high, taste is fruity (banana) on one hand, spicy on the other and surprisingly bitter at the same time. The fruitiness gives way to quite an intensive herbal-spicy bitterness that makes the beer very dry in the taste. It’s a bit too sharp on the palate for my liking, given its estery profile. Not the best I’ve had but quite original.
rlgk (16556) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 14, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at Draft House, Tower Bridge, London. Somewhat hazy golden beer with a small head. Fruity banana aroma. Banana and wheat flavor, some roasted notes and with a roasted finish.