Sigmund (7471) - Tau, NORWAY - DEC 28, 2006
500 ml brown bottle, courtesy of Cardinal pub, Stavanger. ABV is 4.3%. This beer is apparently named after the original idea of "painting the town red" (see label). Listen, taggers and other vandals: it might have seemed funny the first time, but it’s not funny any more!
The beer is more brown than red, slightly hazy, and pours with a moderate to low head. Are you sure this beer is not bottle conditioned? Moderate carbonation, soft mouthfeel. Pleasant aroma of malts, earth, caramel, blackcurrant leaves and dark fruits. Flavour is perfectly balanced between the malts and hops, not too sweet, despite some caramel in the background - no off-flavours here: Melton Red tastes like BEER, and a damn good one too! KnutAlbert (6754) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 26, 2007
Rich, full tasting bitter, bittersweet. Some dried fruit, some summer flowers. A few pints of this on cask in the back garden of a pub would be just the thing. Grzesiek79 (4297) - Radom, POLAND - JUN 19, 2013
Mocno wytrawny finisz. Goryczkowy posmak. Aromat kwiatowy. Czerwono-miedziany kolor oraz niewielka piana. Gorycz jak na klasycznego bittera odpowiednia. rauchbier (3890) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JUL 26, 2002
Bottled. Chestnut coloured, good head and condition. Caramel and toffee nose with background of peppery hop resin. Smokey malt and toffee in the mouth with a good hop bitterness, and a malty sweet finish laced with hop flavour. leaparsons (10546) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2003
Aromas are biscuit malts and peppery hops. Tan in colour this pours with a dense head of foam. Flavours are hoppy to almost IPA levels. Nice smooth malts with a chalk dry finish.
OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 22, 2007
500 ml bottle. Small dense and mostly lasting greyish head. Light brown colored body with a hue of red and a light haze. Inviting aromas of berries, plums, dark dried fruits and caramel. Soft, but well rounded and complex taste. Moderately sweet maltiness with a proper amount of mild bittering hops and a nice underlaying fruitiness. Light to medium body. Lingering, gently bitter finish. Nice.
Benzai (15607) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - OCT 1, 2011
Bottle @ home, shared with DutchDrebus. Full creamy off-white head on top of a clear dark red / brown colored beer. Smell malts, grains, lightly roasty and bitter. Taste malts and lightly bitter. Fizzy carbo, medium body. shrubber85 (11402) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUL 24, 2015
Bottle. Light cherry toffee malt and fresh hay aroma. Amber with moderate light tan head. Lightly sweet toffee malt and lightly bitter herbal hay flavor. Medium body. Pleasant. blackisle (2582) - Amsterdam IJburg, NETHERLANDS - MAR 10, 2016
Bottle 50cl. Poured into a pint glass. A bit hazy, medium amber, good two-finger off-white head, half-way lasting, fair lacing; malt aroma, roasty, apple syrup, caramel, taste medium sweet and bitter, malty, roasty, toffee, average duration, dry malty finish, chalky and spicy notes; light to medium body, watery to oily texture, soft carbonation; crisp beer, malt rules this one, very pleasant bitter. jbrus (4990) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - NOV 1, 2007
Caramel malts and herbal/floral hops. Amber color, off-white head, good lace. Caramel and toffee notes, herbal hops, bitter, good balance. Very nice session beer.