FoamHead (32) - - DEC 10, 2017 Oakrock (130) - Helsinki, - MAR 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very nice beer for a little bit more demanding taste. A bit alcoholic taste, light body and thin texture. Best with strong cheeses with high in proteins. This is a special beer which needs special athmosphere to have it. This is a beer that tastes itself, not bananas. Nice hops with nice taste of herbs, sage... Not everyday and not everybody. Somehow this beer feels more like a vine, not beer.
This is a beautiful bock. Those who are giving it a poor rating are probably not familiar with what a bock should be. There are wonderful toasted malt flavors with multiple depths, just the right amount of sweetness to balance the subtle bitter hops. When we take the price into consideration, this is about as good as a bock can get. Aukedebier (41) - KAUTTUA, FINLAND - OCT 20, 2017
Bought at Alko in Säkylä, in a 0,5L bottle. Appearance; golden amber beer with slightly off white head, which slowly disappears. Nose; some fruity notes with light malts. Taste; malty and fruity, some rosé whine and a lot of sticky-ness. Not so much rosé as I expected, still really a malty beer. The 8% alcohol is well hidden. Quite a pleasant beer actually. Typical a one night stand beer; you only drink one of those in one evening. Skinnyviking (9767) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 19, 2017
50 cl. bottle Low and quickly disappering white fluffy head, Clear amber reddish body. Sweet berries spicy herbal aroma and flavor, little hops bitterness, low carbonation, low cabonation, long finish. Holmen2 (4287) - 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 (8006) - 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 (9920) - 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 (6625) - 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 (9540) - 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 (1628) - GERMANY - MAY 23, 2017
Klares Rot mit durchschnittlicher Schaumkrone. Malzig, Röstaromen, süßlich, etwas Karamell, sehr würzig, etwas bitter. GoufCustom (2251) - HONG KONG - MAR 9, 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!