drjay44 (3890) - Salida, Colorado, USA - DEC 5, 2011
33 cl. swing top bottle. Pours a light beige head, with some lacing, over a hazy, particle laden, light brown (SRM 20) body....nose is cereal, light raisin, light molasses, yeast....taste is cereal with light raisin, fig, touch of molasses, finishing with hints of sweetness in the final light bitterness....mouth feel medium, carbonation low. This meets the style, but is not very interesting. I wonder, given the heavy presence of particles if this wasn’t mishandled at some point. BJCP 6/2/11/4/6 jcwattsrugger (12559) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 4, 2011
16oz bottle-shared by fbm115-pours a light tan head with hazy brown color. Aroma is caramel-medium malt, dark fruit. Taste is caramel-medium malt, dark fruit, some earthy hops. jtclockwork (17634) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 2, 2011
Bottle thanks to Steve. Pours dirty brown. Tan head. Nose/taste of powdery malt, wort, rubber tires and fruit. Something’s off. Medium body. rubbishystuff (2537) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 17, 2011
UPDATED: APR 7, 2017 I will have to re-rate again after I get another bottle. I think I got an old bottle like some of the other raters did. Dark cloudy brownish-red. Malty with some dried cherry flavor. Very flat. A lot of sediment. Tried enough to get the flavor but didn’t finish as it seemed off. I could tell that it probably would have been quite nice if fresh. Serving: Bottle (Flip top) SilkTork (5923) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2011
330ml swing-top bottle from Beers of Europe. Oh, yummy. Big malty sweetness. Nice body - light enough to be refreshing and easy to drink, yet thick enough to be chewy and satisfying. Nice hop nip in the finish, lingering pleasantly. Good range of malt and hops flavours - toffee and banana notes alongside, earthy, herby flavours. Some spice and light citric fruit. Mmmmm, what a beauty. Enjoyed this one very much!
beerfest5 (1207) - Cloneen, IRELAND - JUL 17, 2011
Maybe a bad bottle, and the swing tops don’t hold out oxygen very well like corks or bottle caps do, so that might be why this was so disappointing. Brown color, not too appealing or unappetizing, just brown, very little carbonation which was probably a result of the oxygen. The taste was sickly sweet, like molasses, like it coated my tongue, I needed a glass of water to wash it down. Only tried it because it’s one of michael jacksons 500 classic beers. Benzai (16918) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUL 12, 2011
Dark brown reddish color, pretty nice. Smell ok, but nothing special. Don’t really taste or smell much hops. Overall pretty average. Gary (2094) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 27, 2011
UPDATED: JUN 29, 2011 ( Swing top Bottle) Nice nose that’s both malty and aromaticly hoppy with perfume vibes. Not the type of beer to dissect , its just an easy to swill brown lager with nice qualities ; a rich , buttery roasty chocolate and caramel ,slightly floral hop notes. A bit salty on the bitter finish. Rasmus40 (22130) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 23, 2011
Hazy dark reddish brown with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and a little fruit. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and light bitter finish. 170407 DutchDrebus (6323) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JUN 22, 2011
Ruby-red colour. Also a bit fruity in the taste which fits the colour. Nice and hoppy.