ALLOVATE (2912) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 25, 2016
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Possibly the last of the wobbly men I will get to try unless I pick my arse up and get back to the bräu Heller-trum anytime soon. Alongside the rest this just is an absolute stand-alone pleasure to drink. It looks good, feels good, yields a heady waft and drinks like an elixir. Settles a ruby chestnut, misted by proteins in suspension. A lofty, off-white head gets comfortable atop and laces a feverish film of foam in its wake. Aroma? Absolutely amazing. Perfektionieren is the robust nose offering hints of Cheetoh’s™ and Burger Rings™ crisps, smoked bacon and peat-charred beef, bonfire smoke, spiced Biltong and a strange inkling of fresh made, salty tapenade. A little tart berries on the palate deepen the complexity yet simplicity of this beer. It is light and racy across the tongue. The aroma is just a plug for all that grips the olfactories on and in the swallow. Smoked meat, charcuterie, peat, ash and a good whack of green peppercorns (?) give it spice and substance to draw at the saliva glands and refresh the palate. Overall it is dry but drinks like a liquor the body simply needs. I loved this little gem. Another wobbly man to savour here on our shores in Oz. Lovely!!! (50cL, BBE 01/17, the Liquor Shed, Jandakot)
Ngejo (890) - Jakarta, INDONESIA - JUN 17, 2016
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Hazy, amber, frothy, tan foam, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, oily feel, soft carbonation, & long finish.
ronaldtheriot (1799) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - JUN 12, 2016
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Aecht Schlenkerla Fastenbier has a thick, creamy, beige head, a semi-clear, amber appearance, with lots of powdery sediment, throughout, some splotchy lacing left on the glass, and visible bubble streams. Aroma is of smoked turkey or pork with a Busch Signature Copper Lager, under-note. Taste is of sweet, white bread, smoke, smoke, smoke, malt, low-level hop bitterness, and smoke. Mouthfeel is high-light (just like Busch Signature Copper Lager), and Aecht Schlenkerla Fastenbier finishes surprisingly crisp and not surprisingly smoky. RJT
mabuzzer (586) - Hamilton, SCOTLAND - JUN 12, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle. Hazy nutty brown colour with a foamy but shortlived off white head. Aroma is sweet smoke, flavour is barbecued meat, smoked ham with an underlying malty sweetness. Good
Cerbier (694) - - JUN 11, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
0,5l Flasche. Dunkelbraunes Bier mit beiger Schaumkrone. Riecht nach Röstmalzen und Rauch, dies wird im Geschmack bestätigt. Süffig!
BVery (9668) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JUN 9, 2016
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Cask Republic. Straight outta Bamberg, crazy motha ... Anyway, this kicks ass. Smells like smoked bacon. Huge. Murky deep amber pour. White soapy head. Easy drinking. Brilliant.
hawthorne00 (3541) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 9, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 9C at first which was far too cold but I didn’t mind sniffing and sipping for a while as it opened up. Deep cloudy red with a large off white head that fades but laces well. Rich smoke and sticky bread crusts. Slight cheese as well as glazed ham Doesn’t smell as sweet as the Marzen. Light bodied but with firm bready malt that comes though despite the big smoke. Likewise, peppery bitterness at the end shines though nicely. Quality.
RobBestwick (845) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 6, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Lightly smoked aroma with some floral hints as well. Dark brown appearance with a frothy off-white head and good amount of carbonation. Lightly smoked flavour along with dark fruits and some citrus hoppy bitterness. Full bodied with a moderate bitter finish. Very drinkable.
wiedrzensky (793) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUN 5, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours is clear amber, brownish with thick stable tan head. Aroma of smoked malts, smoked cheese, notes of dried fruits, plums, Taste has malty character with slightly smoky notes, light bitter with fruity aftertaste. Medium body, slick texture, light bitter finish.
SkillsFactory (555) - ITALY - JUN 1, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tra l'ambrato carico ed il marrone, limpida con riflessi dorati, schiuma beige chiara di buona persistenza.
Aroma prevalente di legno affumicato con note erbacee e lievissime note maltate.
Al palato sempre affumicato, malto d'orzo ed erbaceo, finale affumicato ed erbaceo, note legnose.
Corpo poco più che leggero, ben carbonata.