tupungato (55) - POLAND - JUL 26, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
500ml can from Lidl. It is decent and drinkable, mildly bitter. Acceptable taste. Nothing distinct, but acceptable. Nothing sour, medium carbonation.
vinivini (587) - BELARUS - NOV 4, 2013
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Another child of modern shameless marketing. Looks like it should. The aroma is very bready of dominant malt. Some hop note at finish. The body is OK though. Could really be worse. Still totally unremarkable.
Grumbo (809) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - APR 14, 2014
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle from Rasputin’s, Ipswich. Light golden colour with a large short lasting white head. Aroma of straw, hop and malt. Slight bitterness to finish. Average carbonation. A little disappointing.
rauchbier (3652) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2012
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle, from an ethnic food store in Hull. Pale gold, thin and quickly disappearing white head and low condition. Gentle fruity sweet malt in the nose with some developing estery notes. Full bodied and sweet in the mouth with hints of honey and herbal hop notes, but the finish is muted with an estery fruity bitterness lingering longest.
DanielBrown (4059) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 21, 2012
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle from aaaaaaaaaargh can’t remember the name of the brilliant offie, which is at the bottom of Rookery Road, Handsworth. Anyway. This is exceptionally pale. There is some lemonade in the flavour bandwitch. Very slight in taste. Dried provisions aroma. Tonic water finish. Lacking in taste, which is a shame as the bottle is lovely, being so green and pretend Czech.
ThreeCats (635) - ISRAEL - DEC 6, 2012
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Light and very clear with a foamy white head that doesn’t last. Aroma of straw and malt, maybe a bit of sour apple of lemon. Taste of, well, not much. A little bitterness, with a touch of lemon that gets a little more pronounced towards the end. Unremarkable
Rune (9067) - Tromsř, NORWAY - OCT 3, 2013
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
500ml can from a shop that sold East European beers in Rethymno (near the taxi station). Huge, bubbly, white, good lacing head. Straw yellow coloured body. Grassy nose. Sweet fruity taste, notes of peaches. Dry fruity endnotes. Medium to thin bodied. Clean and soft in the mouth. Possible to drink (balcony, hotel room 10.09.2013).
rosenbergh (8283) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 2, 2014
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
500 ml can. BB 28/09/14. (Iki) Pasvalys, Lithuania.
Cloudy golden colour with a big foamy white head.
Farmyardy malty aroma with mild skunky hops.
The flavour is malty with mild grassy hops. Boring but drinkable.
kevnic2008 (9295) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - SEP 1, 2014
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Poured light yellow with a medium sized effervescent white head. Strong hop aroma. Dry finish.
DSG (8175) - Tel Aviv, - NOV 11, 2012
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Dancing Camel Florentin. Thanks beerandbeyond. Clear golden. Grainy aroma with a bit of bread. Sweet grainy flavor with honey-ish malt notes and a caramel hint. Light-bodied.