bartlebier (2668) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - AUG 24, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml medicine bottle bb04/2016, D&M Waitrose haul, ta. Amber oak and pinkish hued pour, healthy organic foam. Mild aromas of damp toast, chestnut, bitter soil, flowery honey. Upon first sips brings to mind a German Alt, particularly Schumacher, before developing a more intense natural hop bitterness on a lighter body, whilst remaining well rounded and near-creamy smooth. Just enough malt sweetness to balance the advertised bitters - does what it says with elegance and reticence, traditional values to be respected in the globalising craft&crafty world.
hub66 (261) - SWITZERLAND - AUG 19, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
couleur brun-rouge; petite mousse blanc-crème; arômes et goût maltés, de fruits rouges, d’épices et de résine; bon équilibre douceur-amertume
AshtonMcCobb (4070) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 15, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Oddbins.
Appearance - deep chestnut with orange chinks.
Nose - hobnobs. Some red fruits.
Taste - biscuit and dried orange. Nuts again.
Palate - close to medium bodied with a creamy yet crunchy texture and a long dry finish.
Overall - never going to be a 4 but good for the ABV.
asimeow (224) - Sandsli, NORWAY - AUG 4, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
0,5l bottle. Dark, amber, medium caramel head. Aroma is ripe fruits, yeast, coffee, almost like some Xmas ales. Very smooth on the palate. Really pleasantly and softly carbonated. Fruity, smooth flavour. Pruny. Pleasant. Not what I had expected, but a nice bitter nonetheless.
mr_h (3737) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JUL 18, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle at home, from Oddbins, Mitchell Street, Glasgow, earthy, bready malty aroma, deep chestnut brown, no head, earthy, toffee, bit of fizz, prolonged malty aftertaste
Stuartyboy (999) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JUL 18, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared with Mr_H a dark red earthy malt aroma flavour is red berries malty notes slight bitter finish
gegwilson (2188) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from a Suffolk Waitrose. Pours ruby with an off white head. Aroma is fruity with berry notes. The taste is moderately spicy with some sweet red fruit. A little toffee malt too.
TedE (545) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUN 27, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500 ml bottle poured into pint glass at room temperature. Rich malt nose with a slight sour note. Deep red/ brown beer with thick creamy off-white head. No carbonation. Medium body, oily texture. Taste is surprisingly hoppy with smoky caramel malt following. The hoppy bitterness lingers for ages. Great bitter, balanced and moreish.
John76 (18) - - JUN 23, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours ruby with a small head. Flavor of caramel, red berries and a somewhat metallic taste. Thin body and a watery taste.
AdiBeer (2151) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 7, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: grain and bread malts, some caramel. Appearance: clear, dark amber, small, off-white head. Taste: light bitter. Palate: bitters continue, some floral hops, fruitiness come up, some citrus, slightly dry finish. Overall: nice Bitter, but more complex than the average. Bottle from Oddbins, Pimlico.