bierkoning (10201) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JUL 19, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Swing top bottle@ DTS. Orange color. Butter, toffee and cheap sweets in the aroma. Malty flavor, has soured considerably. Sour pickles. Butter and grassy hops. Some citrus. Infected?? This beer has indeed some potential.
jbrus (4992) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - JUL 19, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle@DTS. Lactic aroma, yoghurt and malts underneath. Hazy, amber color, tiny off-white head, few lace. Malty, lactic sourness, bitter, bit woody. Astringent, woody dry. Has potential but just isn’t it.
thewolf (11184) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUL 14, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap @ U Medvídků, Prague.
Pours redish amber with a staying, medium, creamy, off-white head. Sweet, light caramel aroma, some slight butter and a good dose of grass. Low carbonation, fine mouthfeel. Flavour is wonderfully hoppy, lightly fruity. Some caramel sweetness and sweet raspberries in the end. Nice.
estpiwo (1277) - ESTONIA - JUL 7, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Nice amber color, hoppy aroma. So many different tones in flavor: hoppy, fruity, smoked ... Good dry finish. Fresh and good!
KnutAlbert (6085) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 3, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the brewpub.
Lovely hoppy aroma. Chewy, grainy, sweet and sour amber beer. The freshness is very prominent.
Flowery dry finish.
oh6gdx (20322) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 2, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Amber colour, small longlasting beige head. Aroma is honey, wood (oak and pine) as well as some nice sweet malty notes. Flavour is strong semi-sour wood as well as some toffee and dry bitterness. A well-balanced lovely brew.
coldbrewky (1423) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - JUN 23, 2008
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Draft at brewpub and bottle at home. Well folks, if’n yer gonna go to Prague don’t bother brining any of this back home since they seem to have a serious problem in the bottling department. Please peruse other posts on this topic. I will state that it was ok at the brewpub but other than a semi watery body and looking pretty in the glass with a nice head, it was average at best. I suppose that it doesn’t age gently in the tanks there and is quite delicate in that respect. The bottle I brought home and was shared with sloth ended up killing the lawn where it was dumped since it had soured and gotten funky. Would I be singing a diffeernt tune if it had a Belgian label on it you say? Answer: No, this was varnish. So the number rating is a division by two of my rating from the brewpub version.
3fourths (8023) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 5, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at U Medviku in Prague, served in a glass mug. Dark amber colored body with a tan head. Sweet nose of diacetyl (not overbearing) and sweetened cherries and some candy sugar along with a sweet sort of base-wort malt character. Flavor doesn’t have so much sweetness, but there is more of the diacetyl noticed. Bready cracker malts and caramel, wet and oily, medium bodied. Nothing exciting.
Stew41 (1736) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - MAY 29, 2008
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Glowing dark orange with a thin white head - very attractive. Nose doesn’t give me much; faint malts and soft fruits. Flavours of sweet toffee malt and nil bitterness imply a Vienna. Nothing remarkable here.
Todeon (325) - SWEDEN - MAY 20, 2008
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 30, 2011 Bottle. Looks really nice! Aroma is caramel, toffee and some butter. Taste is a bit sour with some nice bitterness. Really refreshing and good!