jmgreenuk (3254) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of Zer0. Poured a clear dark brown with a thin whispy off white head. The aroma is super smoky malt leather and yeast. The flavour is medium to strong bitter with a smooth watery smoked hop bitter palate. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
kermis (4194) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared thanks to Zer0. Pours clear dark brown wig a small beige head. Aroma of smokey malts, bacon, leather, overripe dark fruits and soy. Flavor is moderate sweet and light moderate bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
Zer0 (1126) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 7, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared. Pours hazy brown. Aroma is cigars, meaty, malys, leather, caramel and beef jerky. Taste is smooth. Less smokey than the nose. Moderate sweet. Medium to full bodied. Good stuff.
Tukkis (10) - FINLAND - JAN 6, 2014
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
One of the best beers I have tasted. The smokeness is well applied, and there is a resemblance of a meaty taste. Appearance is OK, and palate is a bit mild.
Bamaboy1975 (242) - Suffolk, Virginia, USA - JAN 2, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
500ml bottle, one very similar to the Märzen, except of course now with the Urbock designation. A picky 6.5% ABV on this offering, at that. This beer pours a clear, dark caramel-tinted brown hue, with two fingers of lazily puffy, mildly creamy, and mostly bubbly true beige head, which leaves a bit of streaky remote islet lace around the glass as things slowly sink away. It smells of gamey smoked meat, bready smoked caramel malt, gritty smoked Gouda, generic campfire ash, and more isolated, well, smoke (the thesaurus having duly failed me here). The taste is still big and over the top smoky, sure, but now at least one can discern the caramel malt backbone and singed leafy hops amongst the still heady simmering bacon and infused cheese acridity. My mouth silently cries out for an ashtray. The carbonation is agreeably involved, but just enough to keep things lively and on the go, the body a somewhat tacky medium weight, and much more smooth than I might have proffered had I been asked at the onset of this affair. It finishes strangely off-dry, the now biscuity caramelized (and smoked, don't ever be forgettin' the smoke!) malt hanging tough, as does the lingering assaulted noble hops, all still under the yoke of the moderately overbearing smoky notes. Uber alles, this does seem to have a bit of a lighter, booze-lifted essence, that is at once reminiscent of Bocks and actively burning beechwood fires. Still, one hell of a sturdy, gritty, and of course eye and palate-watering smoky deal. Veritable truth in advertising, that cannot be denied, and if there was any homeland beer that Rammstein should hold close to heart, it would be this.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Ferris (1868) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 31, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - Rich dark malts, dark fruit and nice balanced smoke. Jet black with a creamy light brown head. Heavy dark malts, well balanced smoke and a nice thick mouthfeel. These guys can do no wrong in my book.
radzik5555 (138) - Gdynia, POLAND - DEC 30, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2013 Butelka 0.5L. Brunatne klarowne z rubinowymi refleksami. Bardzo obfita, jasnobeżowa, zwarta, drobnopęcherzykowa piana.
Aromat to przede wszystkim intensywna wędzonka, szynka, oscypek. Przebija się nuta chlebowa i toffee - ogólnie poza wędzonością aromat słodki.
W smaku również na pierwszym miejscu wysoka wędzoność, kiełbasa z ogniska, wędzona ryba.
Duża podbudowa słodowa, piwo gęste o oleistej fakturze. Wysycenie niskie do średniego.
Bardzo dobre, mocno wędzone piwo od Schlenkerli - jak zwykle.
To piwo sprawia wrażenie, że można nim najeść się. Jest to spowodowane zarówno aromatami i smakami kojarzącymi się z wędzonym jedzeniem, jak i przez pełnię, gęstość i fakturę piwa.
zwartjesbier (28) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 29, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle 50 cc, thank you Jeppe. Nice gesture and much apriciated. And here’s for something different. Lovely smoked meat smell. Reminds me off the Dutch Hema rookworst (a smoked sausage). Pours a dark redbrown with a small off-white/light brown head. Taste is a robust sweet smoky with just a hint of bitterness in the finish. Just a little carbonation.
Nero55 (400) - Leeds, Alabama, USA - DEC 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Brown with small tan head. Aroma of smoked malt and hints of caramel. Medium body with malt body upfront and a smokey finish.
VertBaconStrips (2014) - Assat, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Oh glorious beer! Blessed by the smoke that was a given - will it be enough to get me past my dislike for bocks? Thick sweet smoke reminiscent of a smoker filled with meat, zero wood hints, pan roasted carrots and yams hides. Great aroma that lacks complexity. Tasty smoke that cannot hide enough bock to make me love this. Odd roasted bitter over sweetness that I will never like (but like it here more than usual), I don’t mind the harsh quality - still a really smooth soothing brew. A bolder brew than than the marzen but I’d much rather put back a couple of litres of that instead.