Gangstergafje (1142) - Capelle aan den IJssel, NETHERLANDS - JUN 25, 2017
25-06-2017; bottle; at home (bought somewhere in San Marino).
The looks of the beer is nice. It rather looks like a pale lager that a Belgian Ale. The color of the beer is a nice golden yellow. The beer has a nice cloudiness, but it is not extremely cloudy. On top of the beer a nice layer of soft white foam is formed, with quite good retention.
The smell of the beer is nice. It has a nice malty base, rather delicate, with strong hoppy aromas on top of it. It is not really Belgian Ale like, but it is very nice. There are nice citrus aromas, some herbs to. Rather simple smell, but very good and refreshing. Great in simplicity.
The taste of the beer is also quite nice. Nice maltiness, with a touch of bread and some hints of anise in the distance. There is also a nice hoppy flavour, with some citrus and grassiness. I like it, it is well balanced. The yeasts give the beer a slight Belgian Ale flavour. There is just that slightly sour touch of Belgian yeast. Nice.
The palate is good. Medium body, smooth and high carbonation. The finish of the beer is nice. Nice maltiness and hoppiness, Rather full finish. I like this one. Good first beer from San Marino. Cunningham (7952) - Halden, NORWAY - JUN 16, 2017
Aroma 5 Appearance 4 Taste 6 Palate 3 Overall 14 Marduk (7694) - Reval, ESTONIA - APR 10, 2017
Clear deep glowing golden color with a big off white head. Nice lacing. Decent intensity in the aroma. Medium (+) body and an average carbonation level. Mellow sweetness and a decent bitterness. Caramel malt, fruity, mild yeast profile and herbal hoppy flavor. Decent easy drinkable beer.
[Bottle from a trade with Bov]
500ml bottle (thanks VastActive). Clear amber color. Medium size, white head, stays. Bready, barley, sweetish notes in aroma. Very weak aroma. Cereals, floral, grassy, hay, twiggy and bit yeasty in taste. Dry herbal mouthfeel. Drinkable brew. TBone (17528) - Pori, FINLAND - APR 8, 2017
Bottled. Tnx VastActiv. Amber color, small white head. Light-bodied. Caramel, some citrus, grass. Mellow, not very interesting but country tick. mjs (7259) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 8, 2017
(Bottle, 0.5 l, at pre HBF2017 Saturday tasting) The beer poured golden and rather cloudy. Its head was medium sized and white. Aroma had metal and fruitiness. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were sweetness, metal, malts and bitterness. Aftertaste was sweet and bitter. A sweet brew with harsh bitterness.
Travlr (24667) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAR 11, 2017
Bottle from a small shop near La Capanna, although La Capanna had it also. Cloudy golden color, dense white head. Bready caramel aroma. Taste is lightly sweet toasted caramel, mild bitter finish. FatPhil (16102) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 11, 2016
500ml bottle - thanks VastActiv and courier Jenna!jookos (6762) - FINLAND - OCT 31, 2016
Murky orange, has some floaty speckles. Watery, vague sweetish malts. Messy malty taste, watery, some dirty dusty hops. A bit amateurish and homebrewy, but just about passable - no worse than the macros.
Bottle, thx vastactiv&jenna! Amber orange haze. Weaky nose, faint orange zest, light nalts. Light med bodied, med bittered. Dry oranges, dryish malty. Bit weak, not saying much. Easy tho.tiong (7270) - Espoo, FINLAND - OCT 29, 2016
-- rated with beerbasher/winphone
500ml bottle. Sweetish, slightly spicy and yeasty, hints of fruits and esters. A bit unbalanced VastActiv (7040) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 29, 2016
Bottle 0.5l at hotel room in Helsinki. Thanks to Jenna "Big Spender" Karppanen! BBE 08 /17. Colour is cloudy orange with small white head. Aromas and flavors: Some fruits, sweetness, some ripe fruits, some Belgian yeast and malts. Better than expected but nothing special.