Bierkrug (2130) - - OCT 9, 2010
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500 ml flip-top bottle in Germany. A very strange sort of beer, Pours a tea like color, head is while and fluffy. Tastes like an English bitte and a dark lager, it is not unpleasant, but there is a good strong bitterness, Palate is a strane metal that lingers. Decent enough without being spectacular, but it is not really for me.
larsga (7407) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 9, 2010
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Medium shiny lasting pale beige head. Amber body with carbonation. Fruity caramelly aroma with minty notes. Dry-sweet strawy resiny grassy taste with caramelly floral notes. Mild, soft mouthfeel. Light body. Very clean and harmonic. Dry caramelly floral fruity aftertaste with wooden grassy notes. Very nice, and highly drinkable. Incredibly subtle. (0.5l bottle, Morrison’s, Leipzig.)
culchiem (3746) - Berlin, GERMANY - JUL 28, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Amber beer with an off-white head. Strange aroma when the bottle popped, almost like shampoo. Sweet with quite a bitter finish
BeerCast_Rich (1906) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 22, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle [Beers of Europe, King’s Lynn]
Really unsure what to expect from this one - total random purchase. Pours highly carbonated with dispersing head, very nice caramel brown colour. Caramel malt aroma with some sweetness. Malt is the first taste as well, which gradually gives way to rising sweetness that takes over. Cold, it’s pretty refreshing, gets a bit too sweet as it reaches above cellar temperature. Doesn’t taste 5.5% at all. [12/11/2009]
FatPhil (15151) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 19, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: MAR 21, 2012 Averaging the two ratings, favouring the better one
500ml bottle (One Pint, Helsinki, Koelsh Days 2010) (6:3:5:2:9=2.5)
Nut brown, tiny head. Dry nutty aroma. Feels papery in the mouth. Retronasals papery too, as it the taste. Lip-smackingly dry. It’s kinda tasty in some ways, but the cardboardiness is too much.
Rerate: 500ml bottle (Beer Barrel, Vilnius) (7:4:6:4-:13=3.4)
7 Lovely malty aroma, almost mammi-like sticky stodgy rye malts. Some pleasant light esters too.
4 Rich red, large frothy head, settles to a scummy layer
6 Fullish flavour and retronasals in the mouth, a touch nutty, nice dry husky grains with an OK roast. Very little sweetness, but not as dry as the previous sample.
4- Refreshing palate, decent carbonation. Finish lovely dry and woody, and with pleasant bittering noble hops too.
13 Very tasty and drinkable beer. No idea what had gone wrong with the once a couple of years back, but this is a very tasty brew, even if it is D.A.B (Oetker).
Beer5000 (6195) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 15, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml bottle. Dark golden body with a nice off-white head. Nice aroma of grain and malt plus biscuit. Flavor is sweet malty, caramel, relatively bitter with a faint hint of metal in the finish, not unpleasant. Well balanced body, tasty and quaffable.
Zita (6242) - Assentoft, DENMARK - APR 24, 2010
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
bread, toast, brown, clear, white foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, light body, creamy, soft carbonation, bitter,
Hansen (8535) - Assentoft, DENMARK - APR 24, 2010
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brown and clear. Has a white head. Sweet malty aroma, faint hoppy. Flavor starts moderate sweet and finish heavy bitter, some iron notes too. Lively carbonation.
muffel (150) - Lower Saxony, GERMANY - APR 12, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 500ml. Pours a dark brown/copper color with medium white head that leaves some lacing. Taste is a bit malty, but also with notes of hops, some caramel and hints of honey. Slightly bitter aftertaste. Medium body and carbonation. I found this particularly difficult to define because it’s not really like a typical Alt as it reminded me a bit of a Bitter. Don’t think I ever had anything comparable. Quite good beer and I like the bottle :)
wekker84 (2204) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - APR 3, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500 ml bottle a dark brown colored beer with a tiny white head aroma malts spices and bitter taste spices malts and a bitter finish