jfb (3796) - Freising, GERMANY - NOV 20, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(bottle) pours a lightly hazy amber colour with a frothy light mahogany head. aroma of roasted malts, bread, caramel and light dark fruit. flavour is the same, very pronounced, but equally smooth. medium carbonation and body, light roasted-bitter finish.
Idiosynkrasie (3741) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JUL 26, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle. Clear reddish amber colour with average to huge, firm, frothy to creamy, moderately lacing, off-white head. Nice dark malty aroma, slightly grainy, a touch of hay, also hints of chocolate. Taste is slightly sweet dark malty, minimally grainy, a dry husk note. Tasty.
BlackHaddock (3645) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUN 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Flip-top half-litre bottle BBD 4th July 2013: poured into two ’Hannan Alt’ tumblers at home on 7th June 2013.
Good looking beer: toffee apple red/brown with an off-white head that tried to hang around.
Semi-sweet maltiness in the aroma and taste: caramel and toffee notes coming through from the very start of the tasting. I like the sweeter brews so this was fine by me.
Easy to drink and fairly well balanced: mini bitterness towards the end, but still one of the sweetest Dunkels I’ve had so far.
Geiserich (3349) - Linz, AUSTRIA - JUN 7, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Braugasthof Rothenbach: Aroma of malts and hops- Brown to amber color, off-white, creamy head. Flavor is malty, roasty (intensive cacao, hints of coffee). Full flavor, nice roastiness and lovely cacao notes.
kiwianer (3339) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 7, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The head is robust, the body orange-brown. It smells grassy-hoppy, darkmalty, fresh and a bit smokey. The taste is malty, darkmalty, grassy-hoppy-smokey. Nice one! 11/12/13/13/11/12
Grzesiek79 (3181) - Radom, POLAND - JAN 22, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
chocolate, spruce, cheese, earthy, leather, butterscotch, ginger, cough drop, smoke, brown, brown foam, rocky head, light sweetness, medium bitterness, lightly sour, sticky, soft carbonation, long finish,
AndySnow (3120) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 8, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Where: On a train during the Bamberg Jolly 2014.
Appearance: Amber colour with an off-white head.
Aroma: Caramel, malt, slightly smoked.
Body: Medium body, low carbonation.
Flavour: Malt, fruit, caramel, hints of smoke.
mR_fr0g (2922) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 27, 2014
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bamberg jolly day 3 26/01/2014. Bottle shared on the train. Bright amber / red colour with light frothy white head. Aroma is buttery diacetyl, grainy pilsener malts. Flavour is dirty grassy bitterness, butter, grains, nutty malts. Medium palate, slightly stale overall.
Embrouille (2827) - SWITZERLAND - MAY 5, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled 50cl. Ordered from www.bierkompass.de. It pours a beautiful clear amber beer with an average-sized, nicely lacing bubbly beige head. Inviting malt accented aroma which is reminiscent of walnuts, lime, orange, figs, almonds, paprika, tobacco, caramel and leafy hops. Nice balance. Very faintly smoky. Beech wood sneaking in. Subtle carbonation. Medium bodied. Good bitterness showing up. Light acidity on the swallow. Long finish where figs, almonds, homemade caramel and raisin come to mind. Delicious, complex and with plenty of character.
pivo (2563) - GERMANY - MAR 27, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light caramelly nose, shimmering amber, tall biege head. Creamy malt taste - grainy and sweet. Syrup, some toffee (almost chocolate), toast and a tinge of peat flavors all come through. Light dull broad bitter. Thick body and a creamy mouthfeel. Great balance. This is an exceptional beer and one of the reasons Germans are seen as expert brewers around the world. Seek this out if you can!