caesar (5765) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JUL 23, 2008
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottled. Cloudy orange color, short head. Aroma of pickles, caramel malt. Sourish taste, bit bitter, dry as well. Barnyard. Slight sweet, cardborad. Dry finish. Strange and off-balance.
gyllenbock (5728) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 27, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle, gift from a buddy. (thanks Petter)
A bit hazy brownish/orange with a huge head. A bit sour with malt, leather, citrus and light spices. Lively carbonation and with a medium mouthfeel. An ok one. I would like to try this fresh.
JaBier (5454) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAY 2, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at Dogbrick’s Eurostash tasting on 4.30.09. Cloudy amber pour with a medium beige head. Tart aroma with yeast, malt and metal. Crisp and sour flavor with a bit of fruit. Judging by the other ratings I’m guessing this shouldn’t have a sour flavor, but hell, it didn’t taste bad. They should change the name to "wild lager" on the bad bottles and charge five times as much for them.
Borresteijn (5318) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 27, 2008
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap and bottled @ U Medvidku. Hazy amber colour, big white head. Aroma of butter, hops and malts. Flavour is the same, distinct bitterness, especially in the bottled sample. From tap, highly drinkable.
Erzengel (5312) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - OCT 23, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Thanks to MisoW for the bottle. Shared with ThirstyBird. Nose is wood-like but nicely fresh. The beer starts malty, musty, the wood gets to the taste quickly. The mainpart is dark malt (not roasted) and wood. Some cherry-aroma possible. The aftertaste is long, not bitter, wood, malt and nearly no sweetness.
--> a very interesting brew! But a bit neutral. No real outstanding aroma I think.
EithCubes (5215) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 14, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Swing-top at U Medvídku. Aroma of hops and malts but mostly caramel...hops remind me of dishwater recently used for an icing-laden platter...but not soapy. Hazy chestnut/amber brown, does let the light through somewhat. Beige head. Some latent fruitiness in the back of that nose. As for taste, bitter and hoppy, mostly bitter. Light-bodied wih aspirations of earning a medium. Caramel. Strong bitter, flowery hoppiness. Interesting dry toasty bitterness. Not a huge fan, but this is interesting
jbrus (4991) - 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.
BlackHaddock (4863) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 30, 2012
1.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Brown flip-top bottle containing 33cl of beer, freshness date of 30th April 2009, drank 20th July 2009. Bought at the brew-pub it was made in purely to review on BA and now here.
Hope the beer stands up to being a little under-fresh.
It is nearly midnight and I’ve been in the garden all day grafting, my garden looks a picture and I’m thirsty, this is the beer I’ve choosen to quench my thirst! Slotted into the fridge early evening, so the review is of a cooled rather than cold Oldgott.
Poured in one, into my huge ’Judas’ tulip glass. The bottle opened with a resounding crack and poured a cloudy orange, dirty dull amber colour. On top of the body sat a full, well formed white foaming head. The head did fall away, but lacing and some foam was still there at the end.
Aroma is Belgian to my nose, a sweet and sour mix with yeast and spices trying to grab your nasal hairs.
Sour, like a lambic, is it off or should it taste like this? I think the vinegar fly might have got in my bottle.
Only 5.2%ABV, but the sourness masks even that lowly strenght, strange, wierd and not very friendly in my opinion.
Not what I was expecting, reasons? Maybe the date, maybe the bottle is off, maybe not cold enough, maybe I should have poured it more sedately, but this beer was a let down (and not cheap, even at its brewpub).
skortila (4820) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - JUL 28, 2008
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle @ Dutch Ratebeer Session. The beer has a sourish aroma with pickles and manure. Hazy, copper coloured with an off-white lace. Taste is a bit sweet, sourish. Bit malt. Strange beer, probably infected.
Marko (4263) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - OCT 6, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
At the brewery restaurant, bottle. Poured a small slightly off white persistent head and a nice amber-red body. Sweetish buttery malty nose, almost perfumey. Very nice flowery-fruity(orange), slightly soapy malt halted abruptly by a sharp herbal hop flavour that goes into the aftertaste. Soft, remarkably pleasant and a great Vienna.