Holmen2 (3750) - NORWAY - JUN 15, 2017
Shared bottle at RB/HD at Tau 15.06.17. Clear orange golden. Sweet malt in fruity aroma and taste. Also with marmalade. Very good and well-balanced, Sigmund (7662) - Tau, NORWAY - JUN 15, 2017
Shared 500 ml bottle, from Alko Karigasniemi. Colour like rosé wine, white head. Aroma of malts, caramel, some fruit / berries and alcohol. Smooth flavour, berry notes, some alcohol, decent bittering hops. Warming throatfeel. Might well buy again. gunnar (9231) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JUN 15, 2017
Shared bottle at RBHD. Pours clear dark golden/amber with a small head. Aroma is malty, weak fruits and roast. Taste is smooth malty, only weak sweet, nice deep malty, weak roasted with a nice herbal finish. Holmen1 (6028) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JUN 15, 2017
Fra flaske på RBHD sommeravslutning på Tau, juni-17: klar kobbergylden med flott
skum som varer. Floral aroam og smak røde bær, gule epler, rosiner, fiken og blomster. Avrundet avslutning med fin bitterhet i en solid maltkropp. Meget lettdrikkelig tross sin voltstyrke.5-4-7-4-13 Quack-Duck (9486) - Down South, GERMANY - JUN 8, 2017
bottle from Ladenburg. Red-brown colour, beige head. Malty with some caramel and chocolate, lingering bitter-sweet finish.
Mister_Li (1422) - GERMANY - MAY 23, 2017
Klares Rot mit durchschnittlicher Schaumkrone. Malzig, Röstaromen, süßlich, etwas Karamell, sehr würzig, etwas bitter. GoufCustom (2041) - HONG KONG - MAR 9, 2017
JK54B (1602) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 13, 2017
500 ml bottle bought at Great Food Hall in Pacific Place, Admiralty.
Looks: Clear amber orange colour; Three-finger head with crumpety off-white foam which lasts for 3 minutes; Very good sticky lacing with active slow carbonation.
Aroma: Fragrant and sweet full malt, with strong caramel, sticky toffee, fruit cake, orange, raisins, dark fruits, floral, strong brown sugar, strong bread, lemon and light grass.
Taste: Very strong sweet full amber malt, with Melanoidin, caramel, red fruits, orange oil, alcohol, liquorices, floral, sugar, strong herbs, biscuits, lemon, strong bitter hops and grass.
Body: Medium body. Oily and slick palate.
Mouth feel: Rich Amber maltyness in thick background. Slick and heavy, dry and very Munich-like. Red fruits and bitter orange bury much of the caramel, also pretty boozy with loads of herbal hop extract and liquorices which is close to uncomfortable. Flowery and very tooth-rotting sweet, lemon to round. Very unbalanced.
Hoppiness: Floral, lemon and light grass in nose. Liquorices, strong herbs, floral, lemon and grass in taste;.Bitterness - extract and booze - is overtly strong for a lasting, very high astringent sweet-bitter malty finish.
After Taste: Fairly dry. Very sweet and very bitter to mouth.
Comments: Beyond its nice amber color and good head, there’s not much to praise for this one, with strong Amber orangey maltyness undone by very strong sweetness, booze and abusive hop extract bitterness. The Japanese macros, Suntory In particular, are following the exactly same template for their “Premium Malt’s” series of Golden Ales, and they would probably drool all over this one as perfect example of their vision of German beers. Not for me I am afraid - too orangey, too sweet, and too fake extract bitter, these elements are at odds with each other. A failure!
Malty nose. Pale fast dissapearing head. Golden color. Slightly sour taste bread berries and hops. Warming alcohol. Thomas_W1 (869) - Rastatt, GERMANY - NOV 7, 2016
Flasche 0,5l: Kupfer, rötliches Bernstein, glasklar, etwas mittelporiger Schaum; in der Nase kräftige würzige Süße, Malz, Getreide, Malzzucker, leichte Säure, getrocknete Früchte, Röstaromen, nussig, leichte Hopfenbitterkeit; im Körper kräftige würzige Süße, Malz, Malzzucker, Karamell, würziger Honig, cremig, kräftige Kohlensäure, frische Hopfenaromen, würzige Bitterkeit; angenehmer süßlich würziger Nachgang rostetti (383) - Oulu, FINLAND - OCT 21, 2016
Bottle. Pours amber with small tan head. Aroma is very sweet with caramel and sugar. Taste has as well caramel, raisins, nuts, sugar, some bread and malt. Very sweet beer, nice one too