oobawa (1797) - Tennessee, USA - DEC 1, 2017
Not brilliant, but drinkable, reminiscent of a Scotch ale brewed with lager yeast. Caramel, toffee, and grain from the malts, while very sparse hopping adds a modicum of floral bitterness to the finish. Apple esters and a touch of pine show up in the fade. Flat, uninteresting aroma is mostly wet grain and some yeast. Pours an ugly orange-brown barely giving up a head and no lacing. Texture's medium-bodied and sparkly enough to keep from growing cloy. Unspectacular red lager. Eh. donandres (681) - Makati, PHILIPPINES - NOV 18, 2017
Friday, November 17, 2017 9:03 PM tightslice (1448) - Redwood City, California, USA - JUN 11, 2017
Bottle 11 ounce bottle poured to tulip glass
Sight: dark amber, clear, small tan foam
Smell: fragrant malty
Taste: very good, low bitterness
Feel: good carbonation, good follow through, dry finish, sweet bitter aftertaste
Overall: very good beer, ok to repeat but not look for BA RB
Bottle from World Market in Redwood City, CA. Aroma is light bready malts and syrups. Taste is dry bread with some metal and minor rye spices. Light German bread kind of vibes, not a big fan. Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - FEB 13, 2017
Had this before, not sure what happened to my rating, let’s try this again hoping this won’t get erased. DenverLogan (1273) - North Bend, Washington, USA - FEB 7, 2017
Poured into a pilsener glass, the appearance was a ruddy burnt semi-dark orange color with a finger and a half of white foamy head. Left some nice sticky lace.
The aroma had a slight breadiness/somewhat like toast with some grassy hops and a light allspice. Some floral hops bite in for a decent balance. And then some caramel/toffee malts.
The flavor blended all of the previously mentioned flavors and then adds in a sly earthiness and subtle nuttiness. Smooth sweet bready and nutty aftertaste leading into the finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fair sessionability about it. Good carbonation and the ABV feels good for how it comes across.
Overall, hoping this doesn’t erase this time. Ratebeer is usually good about emailing me when a beer changes styles or a duplicate is found. Good thing I have backups elsewhere. Yes, I would have it again if I could find it.
From the stubby bottle into a tulip glass. Pours light brown with head and lace. Aroma of roasty malts, caramel, slight grains. Medium carbonation and mouthfeel. Flavors of caramel malts, minerals, slight floral hops. Overall fairly rich, flavorful, fairly easy drinking without being too light...tasty.
luttonm (6844) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 13, 2016
Bottle in Seattle. Darker, heavy red amber with a small fast dying foam. Sweet medium malty aroma, light rye bread chocolate body. Creamy, mild bitter chocolate base. Solid, tasty medium dark lager. Intriguing. Light fruity and spiced character. MetalNHopHead (2223) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - DEC 3, 2016
Polotmavy isn’t the easiest style to track down. Maybe that’s why my first experience with one felt particularly rewarding. Though it was some time past its best by date, Full Sail’s brew still had quite a bit of hop character. To me, the aroma was like a hybrid of hoppy pils and a rich, malty red lager. Taste was kind of like that, too. Fat malts - nutty, fruity, and toffee-like. Finish was mildly bitter with earthy, piney hops. It speaks both to its European roots and its American botanicals. HuskerTan (2403) - Ravenna, Nebraska, USA - DEC 2, 2016
(Thanks, James! "jbruner") Capa (3500) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - NOV 3, 2016
A- Caramel, malty, candy, biscuits, fruity.
A- Red copper color, clear liquid, off white head.
T- Bready, malty, caramel, hard fruity candy, subtle white pepper.
P- Medium body, average texture, average carbonation, balanced finish.
O- Finally, my last style! Huge thanks to James on this one. Bottle was a year past the best by date but it was still tasty. Unlike anything I’ve ever had. A unique fruity candy like accent in the aroma and taste. I want to try more of this impossible to get style now.
Bronze with a firm white head. Full of toasted bread malts, light caramel sweetness, some earthy notes, slightly nutty. Medium, smooth body. An solid, easy drinking, flavorful lager. Damico (3150) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 28, 2016
Thanks for getting me the Polotmavy, E! For the style this beer is delicious. It pours reddish copper as described with a big creamy white head. Aroma brings lightly sweetened amber nutty, woody malts. A crisp and nutty malty flavor is very smooth on the palate with a clean ending.