Dogbrick (11889) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 5, 2009
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Sample at the Eurostash tasting on 04/30/09: Bottle from the brewpub. The beer pours an amber color with a medium thick off-white head that diminishes slowly. Yeast and vinegar aroma that makes me worried whether this beer survived the trip intact. Flavors of lake water, malt and yeast with a hint of vinegar remaining in the background. The finish is malt and tart fruit that is thankfully short. Overall I want to assume this bottle was infected but who knows. Will have to track it down again someday.
JaBier (7146) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAY 2, 2009
2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Sampled at Dogbrick’s Eurostash tasting on 4.30.09. Amber/light brown pour with a big tan head. Not a big fan of the aroma on this one. The malt and yeast are there, but it smells like they’re working against each other. Something is just off there. Flavor is yeasty and malty with a slight bit of tartness. This bottle may be off.
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAR 20, 2009
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
on tap at the brewery pours amber, tall off white head. Light sweet tea aroma. Sweet light malt, mild roasted malt and a nutty, bread finish. Moderate carbonation, full bodied. A well rounded dark lager, right in every way.
Ober (2812) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - OCT 5, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draught at Novomestsky Pivobar, Prague. A clear dark amber colored beer, with a beige head. The aroma of caramel malt and some hops. Some spicey notes. The taste of caramel, dark fruits, like cherries, malts. It’s a little bitter. The aftertaste is more bitter.
KimJohansen (10433) - Frederiksberg C, Dänemark, DENMARK - AUG 28, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught at Novomestsky Pivovar. Brown with lage off white head. Sweet aroma with roasted malt, butter and caramel. Sweet buttery flavor with roasted malt caramel and chocolate. Ends sweet.
Habanero (4257) - Tranbjerg, Denmark, DENMARK - AUG 25, 2008
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at Novoměstský restaurační pivovar. Pours dark brown with a large, beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, and mild coffee. Sweet malt flavour with with roasted malt and coffee. Medium-bodied. Ends up more dry. A pleasant brew.
DSG (12373) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - AUG 9, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(6/24/08) Draught at the brewpub in Prague. Dark brown with a beige head. Aroma of malt, some mild roastiness and hints of coffee. Sweet flavor with some sugariness, and some light coffee-ish hints. Medium-bodied.
Svesse (7965) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - AUG 2, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Draught at Novomestsky Pivovar, Prague, 22 July 2008) Dark ruby colour with frothy, off-white head. Malty nose with notes of wort, dark bread, brewing house and roasted grain. Malty taste with dark bread, wort, raisins and a bittersweet finish. Nice beer.
TBone (16266) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 16, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark ruby brown color, firm big brown head. Sweety-bready, caramelly and lightly diacetylic nose. Light chocolaty and sweet caramelly flavor with some woody hops. Kind of drinkable, but didn’t impress me.
thewolf (12194) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUL 14, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap @ Novomestsky Pivovar, Prague.
Pours deep black with brownish edges. A great, creamy, beige head on top. Aroma is sweet, chocolate, toffee and lightly roasted malts. Okay mouthfeel. Flavour is sweet, good, soft chocolate and a finely balanced roastedness at the end. Long aftertaste.