SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - DEC 6, 2007
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
2.5l plastic bottle; didn’t know that that existed, but apparently it does in Russia, where a friend picked this up for me while on vacation. Clear honey amber with a thin white head that collapses almost instantly, except on the first pour which got a little out of control because, well, you try getting a proper pour out of a flimsy 2.5 liter plastic bottle. Works better with two people. Slightly sweet aroma with some harsh alcohol notes despite its moderate strength. The flavor is pretty grainy and a little sweet. No hops to speak of, and a mostly watery finish, maybe some cardboard. Very bland overall. I’m not sure how I finished this with only one other person, but I honestly never want to see this beer again.
Dorqui (2105) - Brescia, ITALY - OCT 21, 2005
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Medium compact foam, enough persistent. Shining yellow color, luminous and bubbly. Inconsistent and lean scent; watery and light malty notes. Little perceivable alcohol, modest bitter. Short and watery end.
Hildigöltur (5104) - København, DENMARK - OCT 10, 2004
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Golden coloured. Sweet aroma with notes of honey. Quite thin and boring. Sweet flavour.
Ungstrup (29224) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 10, 2004
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
An orange beer with a white head. The aroma is sweet malty with notes of oranges. The flavor is plain malty and boring, while the body is thin.
Oakes (12398) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 22, 2004
1.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Light bronze colour with large bubbles and a big head. Aroma of honeydew, salmonberries. Flavour is somewhat bubblegummy, though with a solid pale malt background. Sweetish, similarly phenolic finish. Just strange.
bierkoning (10163) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - SEP 30, 2003
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Thin frothy head, golden color. Just a slight grainy aroma, even a bit oily. Medium to full bodied. Grainy flavor with no hopbitterness, maybe just a hint of orange tartness. Bland, with a bit nasty aftertaste.
larsniclas (5596) - Billdal, SWEDEN - AUG 17, 2003
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
An international standard lager.
Hensfood-aroma some bitterness maybe.
Rather smooth palate.
rickgordon (3843) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 11, 2003
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Golden color. No darn taste. No darn bitterness. BUT - a dry bitterness. Pleasant to drink though, it has got to be the circumstances....whatever they were...
Boystout (1000) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - AUG 8, 2003
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
"Dobroe" means "good". Deep golden color and vanishing head. Aroma of caramel and bread. Taste is sweetish, bready and yeasty. Finish is rather bitter and dry.