FatPhil (15150) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 28, 2014
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
330ml bottle - Thanks Aresh!
On pouring, quite a bit of haminess, but in the glass it’s just a bland dark lager, probably only worth 3. Actually, only 2, as it’s a bit like minerally water. Looks a nice rich red, small off-white head. Taste is a horror, nasty minerals. Finish is bitter and minerally, drying. Actually this is pretty nasty, it’s just in the horror zone. I had hoped this would be a palate cleanser, but it’s horribly acidic!
Benzai (14820) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - MAR 1, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sampled from bottle @ Deanso. Clear amber to dark red color, small off-white head. Smell and taste malts, raisins, sweetness, slightly caramel, dark malts. Low body, low carbonation.
bhensonb (14622) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 19, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Half Time. Pours dark copper with a slight fizzy beige head. Aroma is noble hop with some underlying lightly roast malt. Med minus body. Flavor is slightly sweet, has just a little grassiness, and has significant roast malt. There also seems to be some rather unique flavor - but maybe that’s part of the hop bill. Relatively light, fairly tasty. Head and shoulders above the typical pale lagers that seem to abound in the hotter climes.
gunnfryd (14461) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 29, 2011
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is caramel, dried fruits, malt. Flavour is sweet, caramel, dried fruits, malt. Medium to thin body. Boring beer.
DSG (13692) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUN 2, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle sample at a Southeast Asian alcohol tasting at Nimrod’s place. Thanks Nimrod. Clear deep amber with an off-white head. Aroma of malt, a bit of metal, a bit of caramel and light toastiness. Sweetish caramelly flavor with light toasty notes and a drier finish. Medium-bodied. Pretty drinkable.
HenrikSoegaard (13638) - Randers, DENMARK - JAN 27, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Creamy white good mostly lasting head. Amber colour. Light malty and hoppy aroma. Light bitter flavor. Average light bitter finish. Some caraemllic notes. Average light bitter finish. Oily palate.
Drake (13175) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 19, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
11.2 ounce bottle from State Line Liquors. Pours a brownish red color with a medium head. Fair head retention and lacing. Very sweet and almost sherry-like aroma with sweet malts, oak, grain and tart fruit notes. Taste is grain, raisin, prune, chocolate and a faintly bitter finish. Medium bodied and sticky.
Borup (13119) - Albertslund, DENMARK - APR 30, 2011
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle from Metro. Clear amber colour with a small white head. Aroma and flavour of caramel, malt and hops.
bierkoning (12918) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JAN 10, 2012
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle from Grima, thanks! Dark brown color. Grainy aroma with a hint of caramel. Grainy sweet flavor with hints of caramel and coffee. Nasty by-flavors.
bu11zeye (12908) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 20, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle) Pours a chestnut brwon body with a medium beige head. Aroma of dried fruit and toasted malt. Flavor of malt, cocoa, and a hint of fruit.