bartlebier (3347) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - SEP 10, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
50cl BB04/2014. Golden-amber hued with water clearing station foam. Almond, bready grained malts produce caramel sweetness with some nut character the pepper & breadcrust spice hop & hop extract cannot quite compete with. Weak finish, unbalanced between rough and lacklustre, drinkable enough.
rok1024 (1273) - Maribor, SLOVENIA - AUG 16, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear golden appearance with decent head. Malty and hoppy, quite full. Decent Landbier style.
BelgiskOlklub (1042) - Viby J, DENMARK - JUL 27, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear golden body and a large lastingcreamy white head. Aroma of malt and some citrus in the finish. Soft carbonation. The taste is medium sweet and light bitter.
Russo (2011) - Hemhofen, GERMANY - JUN 18, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear amber color with a medium off-white head. Aroma is sweet with notes of roasted malt, and hints of caramel. Flavor is roasted malt, caramel. Dry and bitter finish.
kapusil (1138) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUN 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
0.5l bottle. Golden body, white head. Aroma and taste is bready with some floral hoppyness. Easy to drink. Nothing too fancy, this beer is simple, but very well made. I could session it.
Ernest (7283) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 10, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Head is initially average sized, frothy, white, mostly diminishing.
Body is clear dark yellow to light amber.
Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain, bread, husks), lightly hoppy (herbs), with light notes of butter and metal.
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, lightly to moderately bitter, slightly husky.
Light to medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation.
Ah, the ubiquitous Zirndorfer. It’s all over the place in Nuernberg...supermarkets, casinos, kebab and pizza shops, you name it. So it’s not too surprising to find it’s made by the Tucher beverage group. On the plus side, it’s not terrible...yes, it’s kind of husky and a touch buttery, but even from the first whiff I knew it wasn’t going to be repulsive. There are worse examples from much smaller breweries. But the trade off is an utter lack of character...it’s very generic and roughly hewn.
Borup (11232) - Albertslund, DENMARK - APR 24, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Getränkeland, Hvidovre. Clear yellow colour with a white head. Aroma and flavour of malt, caramel, hops and yeast.
TAR (2657) - Marshall (Asheville area), North Carolina, USA - APR 20, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Fresh bottle consumed in Nov. 2012: Yellow gold. Creamy and persistent white foam. Aroma displays a slightly husky, indistinct maltiness, with a hint of paper, as well. Pleasant hints of lemon, toasted straw and subdued fruitiness. Tight and frothy carbonation. Somewhat foamy, though. Malt is quite weighty and fuzzy, initially, and limply papery, additionally. Trailing suggestions of toffee and toast combine with the relatively high residual sweetness to muddle the already undefined malt and lend unneeded weight. Turkish-apricot sugars abound. A wet hay limpness and toasted bread depth coincide with merely a trace of flowers which poke through the scantly hopped finish. Touch of waxy residue lingers. Not a particularly fine-tuned or characterful example. Very straightforward.
Benzai (13591) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - APR 11, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle thanks to Dutchdrebus. Clear slight orange golden color, medium sized fairly quickly diminishing off-white head. Smell and taste malts, hayish and a slight weird, slightly sticky flavor. Low to medium body and carbonation.
DutchDrebus (5540) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - APR 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ home shared with benzai. Crystal clear golden colour with a medium sized off-white head. Smells malts, fresh, slightly caramel, herbs. Tastes malty, sweetish, corn (the dried cattlefeed stuff). Thin to medium body, nice carbo.