michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 17, 2010
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at the BrewPub: Faint aroma of malt, slight nuts, and slight cocoa. Poured copper/amber/brow in color with a medium-sized, tan head that diminished but lasted throughout. Hazy/slightly cloudy. Good lacing. Flavor is lightly sweet. Tastes of malt, nuts, Belgian yeast, slight spice, and a hint of molasses. Medium body. Dry texture. Average carbonation. Nut and malt finish.
thebeertourist (5188) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 14, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at the brewpub. Dark copper, steady creamy tan head. Neutral caramel aroma. Some caramel, overall a bit too sweet, but still displaying some character. Well-balanced. Not too bad.
Brian2d (43) - SPAIN - JAN 17, 2010
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft half liter, in brewpub. Great looking tan head that hangs onto its volume for a long time. Not much aroma though, but what it has matches its taste: Caramel, toasted, sweet. A surprisingly bitter slightly skunky aftertaste that I’m assuming is on purpose (I’m not a Vienna style expert). They make this in house and sell a ton, so it’s gotta be fresh. Not much depth or complexity. An average beer, but hey, if you’re in Spain it’s a great alternative to the usual pils.
Dorqui (2214) - Brescia, ITALY - NOV 4, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Naturbier Cervezas (Madrid).
Dark brown color, much fraught and impenetrable one. Beautiful head hat, resistant and voluminous. Slightly burnt aroma with notes of roast caramel, braced cereals, dry wood. Balanced, stinging, bitter, slightly alcoholic taste.
faroeviking (10305) - FAROE ISLANDS - MAR 9, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught as Dunkles. Unclear deep amber colour with a creamy beige ehad. Aroma of toasted malt and caramel/toffee. Good mouthfeel. Flavour of well toasted caramel and malt with a nice bitterness. Sweet caramel toasty malty finish.
Betty (236) - Walgett, NSW, AUSTRALIA - OCT 31, 2008
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Slightly worse than the rubia/helles. No obvious hops, the colour is no darker than amber. Tastes like the anzac cookies you get after church and you´re too polite to say they are soggy and crap next week after the bin job because the bitty who baked them was trying hard at least and doesn´t need to be discouraged after what happened to her son.
Miksu (5046) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - JUN 3, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at the brewpub. Slightly hazy dark amber color small long lasting head. Toasty and nutty aroma.Toasty, nutty and biscuity flavor with hints of toffee and berries. Slightly chewy palate with soft carbonation. Good basic dark lager with fresh toasty maltiness. Much better than the Naturbier Helles.
diabel (1680) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - MAY 6, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at the brewpub. Hazy, brown body. Lightly brownish, head with an excellent lace. Bit watery aroma of malts, cane sugar, smoke, ... Moderately bitter, lightly sweet initial flavour. Moderately bitter finish. Ok, but average.
norsedoc (248) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 26, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap @ Naturbier. Listed as Dunkel on the tap and Tostada Especial on the menu. Brown in color with little head. Dry, grainy, and dusty flavor. Short little finish. Average beer.
BartC (727) - Lichtaart, BELGIUM - MAR 18, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Amber beer with a small beige head and minimal carbonation. At first I tasted hardly anything but than caramel suddenly pops up for just a brief second. Hardly any aftertaste. Better than the other Spanish beers I had during my visit in Madrid.