Hermod (3126) - Vantaa, FINLAND - AUG 20, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
50cl bottle from Bierzwerg. Amber, clear, white head. Aroma of sweet malt, cereal, malt. Flavor has sweet malt, wet paper, bread. Light bitter, sweetish finish. Not in best shape.
leaparsons (8019) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 29, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Dark brown with a thin foam. Aromas are Weetabix and nutty malts with raisins and rye bread. Slightly smoky with fudge and woody whisky barrel notes. Hints of banana with light metallic elements. Flavours are smoky and earthy with light whisky and sweet Weetabix and caramel. Some mellow lemon with raisins and a dry finish. OK.
kevnic2008 (7753) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - MAY 12, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a golden-amber colour with a white head that dies away after a while. Flavours of caramel, wheat, grassy hops and yeast again.
rlgk (10254) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - MAR 27, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Zly Casy, Prague. Clear golden beer with a small offwhite head. Bready aroma, hay, a bit strange. Hoppy bitter flavor at first, bready, biscuits, a bit sourish. Not a top beer at all. Hoppy grassy finish, somewhat sourish and with bready notes.
Douberd (2170) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - MAR 9, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500 ml swing top bottle, bought in Germany as Zimbus’ Drachenblut. Poured into an english pint glass, ABV 5,6%.
Deep amber in colour, with two fingers of thick, beige head. Good retention and nice lacing left around the glass.
Faint smell of caramel and a bit of roasted malts on the background.
Nice sweet taste at first, becomes quite blunt and boring on the aftertaste, although with a nice bitterness, coming from roasted malts. Some caramel again and kinda metallic.
Light to medium thin body, average carbonation.
Not bad, indifferent though.
Hansen (6563) - Assentoft, DENMARK - FEB 3, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Golden coloured and hazy. Has a white head, medium duration. Sweet aroma, faint fruity notes. Sugars too. Flavor is mainly sweet, finish light bitter. Creamy texture and soft carbonation.
Zita (4594) - Assentoft, DENMARK - FEB 3, 2013
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
bread, toast, nuts, yellow,hazy, white foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, light body, oily feel, lively, light bitter finish.
MichaelAwesome (3871) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - FEB 1, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle shared with McTapps. Interesting one with a taste, look and smell between an ale and a bock. Hops in the nose is great but no carbo makes it a bit dull.
McTapps (3873) - Ruhrcity, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - JAN 31, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle bought as "Zimbus Drachenblut - das Ritterbier". deep amber-brown in colour with absolutely no head and no carbonation. Looks like an Ale. Taste of nuts, rich malt, mild hops and roasted grains. Easy to drink and it comes very close to an Ale.
3fourths (7976) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 26, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
draft at St Georgen Brau in Buttenheim
clear amber-honey body with a small white head. clean nose with rich toffee, nuts, sweet caramel syrup and touches of cooked corn; light to medium mineral levels; clean yeast presence in the nose. nutty, toasty, cracker-like, a bit powdery, sweet, sticky, I could be convinced it was somewhere between heller and dunkler bock, both from the sweetness and the mild touch of ethanol. carbonation is nicely frothy and round and the malt is mostly smooth and the sweetness level well-suited for the body.