Ratman197 (14822) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 6, 2010
500 ml bottle poured a clear dark reddish amber with a small lingering amber head. Aromas of carmel, biscuit, fruittiness and light pepper. Palate was medium bodied and crisp. Flavors of carmel, biscuit, fruittiness and light pepper with a crisp moderatly bitter finish. DSG (14764) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - NOV 18, 2011
Bottle sample at a tasting at Sar HaMashkaot Ramat Gan. Thanks Dagan. BBD 9/30/11. Clear amber. Malty, honey-ish and caramelly aroma with some fruitiness, some flowery notes and light hoppiness. Sweetish flavor with some malt, a bit of graininess and a bitter finish. Medium-bodied. Seems a bit old. imdownthepub (14546) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2003
Bottled, Pasteurised. Deepish amber beer with loose head. Despite pasteurisation there are traces of tangy fruit and light hops. A good bitter finish. I would prefer to mark the cask conditioned which is bolder and fuller, but hey, they also serve it in a bottle so who am I to choose? Tmoney99 (14455) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 9, 2009
Bottle from Root Cellar.
Poured clear brown color with an average frothy off-white head that mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate toasted sweet malt aroma. Medium body with a smooth dry texture and soft carbonation. Medium bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration.
Solid drinkable beer. argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 6, 2009
(50cl bottle) Medium beige head atop clear dark amber body, nice lacing. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, plum, some earthy/spicy. Taste is medium sweet, plum, spicy/earthy, some caramel. Light-medium body, somewhat watery, low carbonation, light resin.
Christian (13670) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2009
Amber with a small head. Aroma of caramel and fruity yeast, with some grassy hops. Sweetish caramel flavour with just enough hops. bierkoning (13349) - La Tropica/Doarp, NETHERLANDS - NOV 16, 2003
Bottle. Malt and whisky aroma. Some roasted malt, coffee and apple. A firm bitterness. Some licorice. Nice, fairly complex and tasty ale with even a slight alcohol burn. BeerandBlues2 (13304) - Escondido, California, USA - JUN 12, 2010
Bottle. Pours clear amber/orange with an average, frothy, off-white to light tan head, somewhat lasting with good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (hay, straw, cereal, meal), average hops (earth, herbs), and average yeast (earth). Light bodied, sticky texture, average carbonation, and a bitter finish. Long duration, light sweetness and acidity, moderate bitterness. Rune (12730) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 17, 2008
Two 500ml bottles at Blå Rock Cafe in Tromsø. Clear, golden-amber body with a lasting, white head. Malty to the nose followed by a malt-fruity taste with elements of hop resin. A flash of dry bitterness to the finish. Very average for the style (15th and 16th Oct. 2008). Bov (12636) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - NOV 19, 2000
UPDATED: AUG 3, 2010 from Drinks of the World - translucid ruby-amber colour with a poor head retention; a fair flowery hoppiness with notes of caramel; thin to medium-bodied and with some herbal tart bitterness, subtle carbonation and a long hoppy and herbal finish