ALLOVATE (2687) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 21, 2014
1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
Deep orange copper, bright as bright and pasteurised/filtered to give the awkward in glass leanness of water. Head is little more than a wafer of white with little legs. Nose is weirdly wedged between offerings of mace and nutmeg, peppery spice, twiggy bark, spiced Biltong and medicinal phenols that tickle the olfactories. Ugh, just plain ugh! Phenolic, medicinal, plastic and burnt plastic notes, Band-aid, chlorine and all manner of nasties. Thin, low in carbonation but just undrinkable. Off-putting; nothing pleasant to say!!! (50cL, BBE 02/16, The Liquor Shed, Jandakot)
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 20, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, Embrun LCBO. Clear copper, frothy white head - looks good. Fruity aroma, a bit of that pasteurized British Ale tea like character as well. Fruity to start in the taste, lots of pleasant malt sweetness after that and then a big alcohol kick at the end - almost liquor like - that is out of balance from the rest. The body is medium to light and a bit watery. Pleasant sipper really, I just think they took the winter warmer part a bit too far and it leaves the beer unbalanced a bit. Decent stuff though.
TychoJames (589) - Örebro, SWEDEN - DEC 19, 2014
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Flaska från systembolaget. Bärnstensfärgad med smutsvitt skum. Doft av kavring och örter. Smått sträv smak. Lite torr i truten. Besk med örter och fikon
fombe89 (870) - Asturias, SPAIN - DEC 17, 2014
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Botella. Mercadilo Nadideño de Gijon, puesto Deutschland . ........ 13/02/2014
tonimeister (41) - Orahovica, CROATIA - DEC 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
coffee, grass, basement aromas, alcohol, woody, amber, sparkling, minimal head, light sweetness, very bitter, lightly sour, long finish, average carbonation, thick feel, medium body,
NallePalle (326) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - DEC 15, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 500 ml. Overall nice ale, great taste, complex aroma and gentle finish.
terrybail (704) - London, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle from the LCBO
pours a clear dark copper good sized frothy head nice lacing
alcohol and dried fruit aroma
spicy dry finish pretty good
Marko (4350) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - DEC 10, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I really love the fact that Hrabren rated this one before me (cheers mate!). :D As he said. Drunk on a tram station, waiting for a night bus. We bothered to get a clear plastic glass for the appearance rating, so that’s completely pro FFS. Fucking expensive, 4 Euros for 0.5l or something like that, supposedly on a sale. Right. Had to chose between this and Rocking Rudolph, got this. Probably a good choice. It poured a slightly darker amber-brown body with a slightly off white head, thick and relatively big. Aroma... ummm... vague smoked meat, malty, vaguely nutty, sweetish, slightly strange. Taste... dried apricots, sweetish, vague orange perhaps, malty overall. Some mild bitterness in the finish. Not unpleasant really, but beers at that price are supposed to be much more thrilling in my opinion... In any case, you can do much worse than this. Still overpriced though.
hrabren (313) - Zagreb, CROATIA - DEC 10, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
0.5 bottle from Konzum, shared it with a dear friend (thanks, Marko). Drank from a plastic cup on a tram station, like the real men do. Pours light amber with a very strong almost white head. Spicy aroma. Some smoke, dried fruits, plum and raisins. Honey and biscuits. Alcohol notes, dried fruit sweetness. You can feel it?s strength, nice sweet finish. I?m drunk, but I can?t say it?s bad.
Rehkopff (37) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 10, 2014
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Ikke megen aroma. Lidt bitter og passer bedst til lidt fed, salt mad.
Meget maltet og ikke særlig juleagtig.
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