harrisoni (12674) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle from Battersea BF 2007 drunk on the train on the way home. Deep chestnut colour with thick lasting beige head. I enjoy the slightly off flavours of this beer. Gives it individuality/character with the sliight sour/slight over burnt cereal aroma. Some sour orange zest on aroma. Clean toffee and then this slight clementine/sour orange pith on finish. I love the toasty malt finish on this. There’s even some peppery hop. Certainly the best German beer I’ve had today. Crisp carbonation lends to the peppery hop. Nice.
Oakes (11866) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 23, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 22, 2014 At the brewpub on Sticke Day. Golden-brown, bubbly head, very hoppy aroma, and lots of malt richness as well. Rich, chewy character, lots of sweet sugary malts with earthy hops. Quite a bit of bitterness, good dry appetizing finish. Definitely a high quality alt.
Original rating, 2005 for an export version. Golden amber colour. Slightly earthy, caramelly aroma. Chewy, woody bitterness with caramel layers and lots of earthiness. Things ease up a bit towards the finish, right when I want the intensity to increase. Sort of ashy-tasting, just like its younger brother. Solid, but unspectacular. 7-4-7-4-15 = 3.7
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 29, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle) Packaged in a cool looking flip-top bottle. Pours an amber-brown with a thin white head. Aroma of caramel, sweet malts, and hops. Flavors of caramel, banana-nut bread, malts, and butterscotch. Enjoyable beer.
argo0 (11181) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 2, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Medium beige head atop a clear copper body. Aroma is light sweet, caramel, light grassy/herbal. Taste is medium sweet, caramel, some fruity, some alcohol evident, finishing herbal/earthy. Medium body. Very drinkable.
jcwattsrugger (11004) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 8, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
11 oz bottle-pours a creamy tan head with red color. Aroma is malt. Taste is malt, roasty, sweet. Caramel and hops finish. OK carbonation.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2009
Date: March 24, 2007
Appearance: clear amber, wispy beige head
Aroma: sweet fruity aroma
Flavor: sweet caramel malt flavor with a nice fruity character, touch of dark malts adds some nice richness
Date: January 01, 2009
Appearance: clear dark red, fine beige head, lots of drippy lace
Aroma: sweet dark candy caramel aroma, light earthyness, light spicyness
Body: creamy body
Flavor: sweet caramel malt flavor, light balancing earthyness, touch of alcohol
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 13/20
thewolf (10788) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUN 22, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, bought @ Ølbutikken, Cph.
Pours caramelly amber with a slight haze. Fine, staying, frothy, off-white head. Aroma is malty, sweet, some caramel. Good citric and flowery hoppiness as well. A hint of toffee. Medium carbonation, good and dry mouthfeel. Flavour is nicely balanced, lots of sweet maltiness, toasted, caramel, grassy. Long, lingering aftertaste with good toasted caramel and a good deal of bitterness. Really nice and very drinkable.
Christian (10781) - Odense, DENMARK - JUN 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
RB Odense Early Summer Fun. Copper with a small white head. Rich malty aroma with biscuit and bread, dried fruit and tropical sweet fruit. Malty and fruity flavour with a yeasty hint, herbal hops and a quite bitter finish. A bit thin for what the aroma is promising
Pinball (10610) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 16, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
clear brown, smooth offwhite head.
sweet , flowery and herbal aroma.
flavor is sweet, faint flowery, sort of fruity flavor like grapes, pepper.
bhensonb (10359) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 12, 2007
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
11.2 oz. bottle; 02.11.?? Malty caramel aroma with a hint of hop. Ruby apricot color with a beige head. A bit thin. Moderate carbonation. The flavor is gritty caramel, with some notes of coffee. The finish is fairly dry, and the bitter is noticeable, but not heavy. Intriguing.