NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 4, 2007
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 28, 2007 Courtesy of Papsoe. Thanks, Henrik. The aroma is quite light, but features dry malt, grassy hops, a hint of cola and some very faint chocoff. The body is a rich wood colored brown, but fully transparent, giving it a polished hardwood look. The head is clingy, off-white, two fingers thick and quite lasting. Quite fruity on the first sip with hints of spiced applesauce, fresh green apples and lightly toasted dry malts. Very subtle and delicate, but strong in it’s lingering quality with stays with you long after you have swallowed. I get some light caramel notes as well along with a hint of wheat cereal and warm toasted grains. The head on successive pours is quite pretty with a frothed up capuccino appearance. I find this beer to be drastically better than it is rated. Maybe I got the golden ticket bottle, but this is an amazingly well done dunkel I’m drinking right now.
Anglofile (138) - Piti, GUAM - MAR 18, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Amber color with a nice head. Malty mouthfeel with some roastiness and spices. Fruity smell. Reminded me somewhat of a Sam Adams. That obviously doesn’t help much because there are lots of Sam Adams brews. Eh, I was drunk at the time.
FrankJohansen (3602) - Sabro, DENMARK - MAR 9, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Amber colour with a huge mostly lasting creamy head. Aroma and taste of malts, fruits and spices. Nice semi bitter finihs.
JoeinDahlem (1328) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - DEC 28, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from a friend’s cellar. Deep golden-brown, somewhat thin head. Rye in the nose, and I think some chocolate. Chocolate and coffee are faint in flavor, which is dominated by rye, slightly dry with healthy bitterness to balance out mild sweetness. Dark wheaty, malty finish. Like many dark German beers, I want more oomph from this one, but still a nice beer.
raymondwave (931) - FINLAND - DEC 15, 2006
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Slightly hoppy, bitter. Very very watery and thin mouth feel like said earlier, doesn’t really taste much. So far I’m quite disappointed with german winter beers, since they seem to be more light than regular beers.
HenrikSoegaard (10554) - Randers, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Creamy off-white good mostly lasting head. Amber colour. Moderate malty and light hoppy aroma. Nice bitter/sweet flavor. Very fruity. Avegae bitter finish. Watery but nice palate.
pubbe (493) - Højbjerg, DENMARK - NOV 16, 2006
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark brown with a little off-white head. Gentle malty aroma - somewhat restrainted. Malty and a little sweetness in the flavor. Finishes of with soothing bitterness and a little metallic note. Nice winterbier.
auderale (605) - Minot, Alabama, USA - FEB 10, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brown. Small sized head. Malty aroma, rather nice. Strong malt flavor with slight hints of sweetness. Not bad.
MiP (13608) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JAN 16, 2006
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Acidic/sour aroma. Dark brown colour, stable head. Roasted flavour, slightly malty. Unpleasant, rough bitterness.
yngwie (13617) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 31, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Clear reddish-brown with a large beige head. Malty and nutty aroma. Flavor is a bit disappointing, just some light, sweet maltiness, with a hint of roastiness. Nice body and sweet, malty and hoppy finish. (051231)