Stejar Strong Beer - Ursus S.A. (SAB) / Compania de Bere Romania
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2.08/5 rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
Oh no, another Ursus Beer!
Pours a ruddy, amber tinged gold colour, lighter than I expected. Good head, thick and frothy malted-milk colour. Some coarse bubbled carbonation.
Resiny, slightly metallic on the nose. Hint of medicinal sweetness. Not much else, and nothing that I've got so far has really pleased me. Not great.
There is this sticky, unpleasant yeasty character which lingers long after the rest of the palate has dies away. It's quite unpleasant.
Otherwise, the taste is actually pretty bland - surprising considering it could have had a harsh alcohol sting to it. Lightly bitter, a little resiny again, and then the yeast clogging up your sinuses. Mouthfeel is flat too.
It's not good. It's just another lame horse from the Ursus stable. It doesn't have the harsh alcohol you'd expect from a badly made high-grav brew, but that hardly matters, as it has so little to offer anyway.
As my fellow BA ChainGangGuy notes consistently, there's a really unpleasant finish which seemingly permeates all the Ursus range. I think Ursus is to Romania what Carlton and United is to Australia. There's a certain unpleasant character to all their beers that makrs it out, even despite the other changes in recipe.
Serving type: can
05-23-2008 01:57:26 | More by lacqueredmouse
1.88/5 rDev -16.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2
AndoBrew brought back a shlew of Romanian beers from his recent European excursion. I'm told Romanian beer can be a real special treat. Here's hoping!
Apperance: Pours a clear, golden body with a full, sudsy white head.
Smell: Cereal sweetish aroma with some floral hops plus a dash of booze plus more than a dash of chemicals.
Taste: Vague cereal flavor with a subdued sweetness. A burning, caustic alcohol flavor you can only find on the bottom shelf of a liquor store. Dry, lacquer-tasting finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-thin body. Medium carbonation.
Drinkability: At beast, it might just be tolerable, but that unpleasant finish is a total deal breaker.
Serving type: bottle
12-11-2007 20:10:40 | More by ChainGangGuy
Stejar Strong Beer from Ursus S.A. (SAB) / Compania de Bere Romania
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