simontomlinson (564) - Blackburn, Lancashire, ENGLAND - OCT 22, 2017 probstblueribbon (3791) - Nepean, Ontario, - FEB 1, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
341 ml bottle from Broue Ha Ha, served cool in a tulip glass. 03OC12.
App.: Deep ruby-copper with a decent light-tan rocky foam.
Aroma: Peppery notes, burnt sugar, lots of earthy, British malts, roasted malts, a touch of coffee, maybe a little floral and metallic, a bit resinous, not entirely successful.
Palate: Medium+ body, fair effervescence, slick.
Flav.: Lots of peppery burnt sugar, fairly earthy, a bit resinous, a touch of pine, quite a bit of roasted malt, could use from friendlier, fruitier, sweeter malt notes; dry with pretty good bitterness and a long, roasted, stark/stern finish.
Doesn’t quite hit the mark for me.
Fluffy beige head stayed on a lightly carbonated oak coloured body.
Big aroma of dark berries, rye, demerara & malt.
Medium body, prickly on the tongue but smoother down the throat. Clean on the aft.
Malt, dark berries, stone fruits, dark sugar & very fruity tangy finish. Very similar to an English Bitter of old.
Excellent Pint of Bitter! Iznogud (4111) - CROATIA - SEP 24, 2017
Bottle, 341 ml, courtesy of and shared with JFK10000 and rest of the guys. Pours brown with large white and sightly yellow head. Malty, caramel, some nuts, rye. Sweet with moderate bitterness in finish. Medium bodied. chrisv10 (18239) - DENMARK - SEP 14, 2017
Bottle, 6%, IBU 58. Hazy dark amber/brown with big off-white head. Aroma is malt, caramel, biscuit, dark fruit, hop, grass and notes of brett Flavour is malt, caramel, biscuit, notes of brett, little dark fruit, medium sweet, little dry, grass and medium bitter. FatPhil (16953) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 11, 2017
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2017 341ml screwtop bottle (Alus Celle, Riga) (6:4:6:3:13=3.2)martjoobolut (4947) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 11, 2017
Caramelly aroma, some rye spiciness. A bit thin. Reddish brown, small tight head. Rich spicy rye grain taste, sweet caramelly malts. Finish pleasantly bitter, quite herbal, a bit soapy, woody. Medium full palate, some of which is residual sugars. Decently woody bitter.
Bottle (thanks fatphil). Aroma is hoppy, fruity, rye, malt. Flavor is sweet and bitter, rye, malt, fruits, citrus, caramel. Overall: good, but not esb.
Melnis (527) - LATVIA - AUG 10, 2017
Drinking warm. The taste is pretty legit- caramel, bitter, hops, bit some dry marshmallow. Taste: chalk wood bitter, caramel Marduk (8219) - Reval, ESTONIA - AUG 6, 2017
341ml bottle (Alus Celle, Riga). Slightly hazy dark amber color. Medium size, off-white head, stays. Bready, rye, roast and caramel in aroma. Roast, bit of smokiness, bready, rye in taste. Rye bread in aftertaste. Slightly buttery mouthfeel. Medium carbonation. Bitter? 90 (732) - BELGIUM - AUG 3, 2017
This is a nice surprise. A Rye beer. Very nice appearance: beautiful amber color with firm creamy head. The taste is full, slightly bitter, hop, a tad sweet with a creamy mouthfeel. Very nice! Alusmamuts (2099) - LATVIA - AUG 1, 2017
Dark amber clear medium off -white creamy head... Nice slightly bitter aroma. Good dry bitterness with some malty touch. Bit dusty. Lasting bitter aftertaste. VamboladeTolly (2175) - Tartu, ESTONIA - JUL 31, 2017
Bottle @ alus celle, Riga. Pours amber with thick beige head. Aroma: rhubarb, bread. Taste is smooth and bitter, weak caramel and bread, rye. Medium body. Soft carbonation. Nice balanced bitter.