Blairgus (2415) - California, USA - SEP 25, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
25 Sept 2013, bottle. light brown, clear, some steady bubbles. noses is sweet bread. thin body and fizzy. crisp amber malt, some interesting caramel bitterness. odd contrast in that finish. pretty good.
vami (320) - Poznan, POLAND - SEP 24, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Buttescotch and yeast in aroma, a bit of malt, no bitterness. Long lasting thick white head and crystal red color. Sweet finish.
kerenmk (2001) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - SEP 14, 2013
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle. Clear red with a thick cream-coloured head. Caramel, raisins, sweet and oxidized aroma, overly sweet taste and a little alcoholic. Syrupy, medium-bodied, too smooth.
danlo (895) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - JUL 21, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle from Beers of Europe. Clear copper amber colour, off-white foam head that leaves alittle lacing and aroma of malt caramel, toffee, fruity. Taste is sweet malty with caramel, toffee, dark fruit notes. Smooth mouthfeel, medium bodied, medium carbonation, crisp dry biscuity bitter finish. Quite OK.
altonbrownd (4610) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JUL 18, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at AmCham reception in DC. Definitely better than the Pilsnener. Dark amber body with big head. Nose of malts, caramel, some hops too. Nice toasty flavour with some floral notes. Bitter in the finish. Pretty good.
MichaelAwesome (2963) - Wanne-Eickel, GERMANY - JUL 3, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared with McTapps. Amber look with medium carbo. Aromas of caramel, nuts and some malt. Nice piwo with slight sweetness and a surprising bitter end.
Earlier Rating: 1/6/2013 Total Score: 2.7
Bottle shared with McTapps. Nice one with a bit caramel and malt in the aroma. Not a rocket but still quite drinkable.
McTapps (2965) - Ruhrgebiet, GERMANY - JUL 3, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Clear deep brown-amber colour with low steady head and medium to smooth body. Nose of malt and nuts. Taste of spicy malt, ripe hops, dark grains, brown bread, joghurt and nuts. Easy to drink with a light fruity and fresh finish. Better than expected.
Earlier Rating: 1/5/2013 Total Score: 3
Bottle shared with MichaelBruch, bought in Mix Markt, Bochum. Light ruby-red in colour with low head. Nose of malt and red apples. Taste of very mild hops, low malt, hazelnuts and dark roasted grains. Seems a little bit like a Bock, but goes down easily.
asedzie (585) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours dark amber with thick off-white head. Aroma has bready caramel notes, bright fruitiness. Mouthfeel is full, quite thick. Flavor is simple, but very good - hearty bread (a little rye?) balanced with mildly floral hop flavors. Some minor hop bitterness lingering into the aftertaste. Somewhat distinct from a marzen - a bit crisper and drier with less sharpness than typical of the style.
Ret12 (447) - Maryland, USA - JUN 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The smell is a little metallic but the flavor is very smooth and sugary. A little hint of dark fruit and caramel
Fredis23 (480) - Hickory Hills, Illinois, USA - MAY 17, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark Copper, Good Head, Some Lacing. Sweet toasted caramel, Malt. It is Rather Complex for the region. OK, Decent.