GoufCustom (1824) - HONG KONG - FEB 15, 2017
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
500 ml can bought at Food Shop’s booth at HKCEC in Wan Chai during The 14th Hong Kong Food Festival.
Translucent amber brown colour; Half finger head with residual soapy off-white foam which fades in 15 seconds; Goof sticky lacing with notable slight carbonation; Aroma of strong rye bread which can be smelt a foot away,
with strong raisins, plums, light mustiness and sugar; Mid to strong sweet taste of Cola, with strong raisins, plums, honey, sugar strong rye bread and light bitterness; Light body. Thin but slightly slick palate; Mouth feel is strong rye bread in a thin, very Cola-ish background. Lots of raisins and plums. Non-cloying mid to strong honey-like sweetness with notable light bitterness. Okay... Wet after taste. Sweet, dark fruity and very easy to mouth.
Comments: This one’s body is a bit light, with strong rye bread and dark fruity nose and taste being its strongest suits. Sweetness is not overboard, but overall it’s kinda one-dimensional. Drinkable raisin Cola.
visionthing (5015) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 19, 2016
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
50cl can recieved as a gift. Poured initially clear caramel brown, but ended up muddy brown, but still a fairly decent, but short lived, beige head. Malty and bready aroma with a fair amount of caramel and notes of dried fruits. Less sweet than expected, quite tasty and it goes down rather easy. Nice one.
MichaelAwesome (6497) - Wanne-Eickel, GERMANY - JUL 6, 2015
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Zuckerwasser schlimmster Art. Immer wieder versuchen wir es und immer kommt die Enttäuschung. Nun ja, eine gewisse Brotigkeit ist nicht von der Hand zu weisen, aber sonst ? Bah.
McTapps (6690) - Reutlingen, GERMANY - JUL 6, 2015
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Can ordered in Poland. The drink has got a deep dark brown / blackish colour with a small head and medium to thin body. Aroma of malt and caramel. Taste of sweet malt, caramel, bread. Sweet malty finish. Nothing really good.
FatPhil (15154) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 24, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
750ml bottle (Iki, Panevyzis)
Rich brown, muddy and murky. Semi-sweet, rich rye bread component. Sweeter as it warms, otherwise less sweet than the big-brewer giras. Butter very low. Raisins only come in later. Decent gira, but not as good as a really good one (I am a fanboi of the style though).
Marduk (6903) - Reval, ESTONIA - JUN 24, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
750ml plastic bottle. Muddy brown color. Tiny to no head. Plastic, bready, sweet notes in aroma. Massive sweetness, bread and bit of raisins in taste. Sweet and sticky body. It’s way too sweet for me.
Rune (11818) - Tromsř, NORWAY - MAY 18, 2014
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
From a large plastic bottle. Bubbles at the surface of an unclear apricot coloured body. Smell is bread and sweet apricot. Taste of sweet dried fruits. Mid-sweet ending. Soft drink, some refreshment when served chilled (kindly shared by djoeye, Tromsř 07.05.2014).
djoeye (4259) - Tromsř, NORWAY - MAY 7, 2014
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
UPDATED: AUG 10, 2014
Hazy amber/apricot body.
Smokey apricot to the nose.
Taste is sweet fruity, somewhat smoked apricot compote. Not much bread.
Normal smooth feel, ok carbonation. Sweet fruity finish.
Easy going drink.
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