SHIG (3635) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - JUN 16, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle: Poured a copper yellow color with a creamy white head. The aroma is grassy and corny. The taste is a grassy bitter hoppy taste.
JorisPPattyn (8031) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAR 10, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught Hazy pale beer with a slight greenish shine and a fast gone white head. Fresh, light-grassy nose, pale malts, hay. Very refreshing, fresh taste light grassy, pale malts, white bread. Light to medium bodied, bit slick and highly carbonated MF, which is strange. A nice beer, but the difference with the Helles is less than expected.
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 8, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark yellow colored, cloudy appearance. Vanishing white head. Yeast, earthiness, dominating fruitiness with even some pineapple there. Medium bodied. Flavor is also earthy with mild cardboard and lemony fruitiness, some banana and yeast also there. Biting carbonation, weird for kellerbier.
ALLOVATE (2466) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 21, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Vom fass @ Ayinger speis und trank, München, Germany.
Second up after their magnificent Doppelbock and after polishing off a side of nibblies.
It produced bright in the stein - a sunny gold, quite pale, with intermittent, sluggish and minute bubbles. Head, the art of the gifted Bavarians, was your standard two-fingers and messy, weaving strange globules of froth down the glass as it went. Flowery rose petal waft on first sniff, some honey trails - it smells of summer. Seamless fresh toasted bread and dusty, haystack grains lift in from underneath, clean and well defined. Hops, not evident on the nose are truly swimming in the flavour. The body is light, it is spritzy and bounces across the palate in zero gravity. A lot of flavour here - light esteric sweetness of candied fruit upfront (Starburst!?!), ample pale grains, light toasted malt edge. Flowery again like the aroma, tangy as it hits the sides. Good earthy, resinous hops play in and blend well, back end is all dry and musty, fruit dries out. Gentle bitterness on the swallow, the carbonation aids in making it crisp, the length nothing more than some earthy, noble hops that linger and draw in just enough saliva for another sip. A simple Kellerbier that did its job quite wonderfully. Another good day in München, ’another beer please, meine ober!?!’
Fantomas23 (463) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 26, 2006
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Served at Speis & Trank across from the HB and next to the Hard Rock (sigh). I am now curious as to what they had on draught at the München Hard Rock but I really didn’t want to take the time to find out. A rich and inviting beer with a hazy, golden look to it. Floral and biscuity. This was a very nice welcome to Munich indeed.
larsga (6309) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 18, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Big coarse white head disappears almost immediately. Pale yellow body with some carbonation and a slight haze. Earthy, floral aroma with notes of grain. Taste of sweetish straw and fruits and a touch of rubber with floral hops. Dry, floral aftertaste. Very soft mouthfeel. Dry, grainy taste lingers. Good, but not too special. (0.5l bottle.)
Slayer85 (1051) - Firenze, ITALY - NOV 18, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Blonde colour. The head is quite big and disappears quickly leaving small laces on the glass. Malty Aroma, with notes of bread and a certain hoppy feeling. Herbal hops and malt in the mouth. The palte is good, with medium carbonation, good level of bitterness, and high level of drinkability. The aftertaste is quite long. Thirst quenching and pleasant beer.
Finn (4402) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 27, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 0,5l. Pale golden colured. Unclear. A yellowish disappearing head. Aroma of perfume and malt. Oily mouthfeel. Sweet fruity flavour - like bubblegum. Dry aftertaste with a fruity twist in the finish.
Rune (8464) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 26, 2006
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
500ml bottle picked ut at Alko, Tampere. Pale yellow and a bit hazy body. Fast fading white foam. Ripe aroma of sweet fruits. Rounded taste of sweetness and of lemon mix with floral hops. Has also got hints of wheat and coriander. Short finish. Medium carbonation (sampled with Finn, 25.10.2006).
Dorqui (2110) - Brescia, ITALY - AUG 10, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 14, 2007 Bottled. Golden hazy color, medium bubbly. Rather light foam, medium duration. Prickly and sour aroma, light spiced with hoppy and clear grapes notes. Little pungent taste, light bitter and decided notes of wine cellar and clear mildews.
Thanks to mabjork for this beer.