Erasmus_ro (1888) - Alabama, USA - NOV 16, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Thanks Hart. Pours a dirty dark orangey yellow with a large, white head that leaves a lot of beautiful lacing. Gorgeous. Aroma is grain, grass and lemon. Taste begins with refreshing grass and fresh fruitiness, even some caramel. The caramel turns more grainy in the middle. Finishes with dry caramel with the grass and fruit from the hops. Aftertaste is light caramel and a lot of fresh fruits. Light and stingy on the tongue.
VastActiv (3945) - Oulu, FINLAND - AUG 17, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle 0.5l at home, Oulu. Originally rated 29012012. Colour is cloudy orange with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Grain, some sweetness, fruits and malts.
tampierre (1020) - Pilsen, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUN 25, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled , Cesky Brod , CZ , Malt,cereal,bread,fruit, light caramel and grassy aroma , Hazy golden brown color with bigger lacing head , Sweeter taste, light sour and bitter finish , Soft carbon , Medium body , Pretty good.
Beerhunter111 (10462) - Hasborn, GERMANY - FEB 12, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein trübes bernsteinfarbenes Bier mit geringer Schaumkrone. Geruch malzig herb, grasig. Geschmack herb, malzig, grasig.
Grzesiek79 (3485) - Radom, POLAND - FEB 11, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bardzo dobre piwo piwniczne. Spora i trwala, bardzo trwala gesta piana. Krachla porcelanowa, a nie plastikowa. Zapach intensywnie zbozowo trawiasty. W smaku gozkawo zbozowe, lekko drozdzowe ale nie natretnie. Spora metnosc, kolor ciemnego bursztynu. Swieze pachnace i smaczne. Goryczkowe. Bardzo pijalne i zadowalajace piwo w starym dobrym i tradycyjnym stylu.
jfb (4559) - Freising, GERMANY - FEB 7, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
(bottle) pours a hazy amber colour with a frothy off-white head. aroma of heavy yeast and grass, slightly grainy pale malts, caramel and vanilla, quite fresh, with a light hint of apple vinegar. flavour is mostly chewy pale malts and oats, with notes of caramel, green apple and yeast. medium-bodied with lively carbonation.
Erzengel (5494) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - DEC 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2013 Ein sehr würziges, interessantes Bier.
Sehr wenig CO².
Der Antrunk ist im ersten Moment wässrig, dann tritt eine malzige Süße zu Tage. Der Hauptteil wird schön hefig-malzig und schön vollmundig. Es ist durch seine leichte Wässrigkeit doch auch sehr süffig.
Der Nachgeschmack ist mittellang anhaltend, kaum herb und interessant säuerlich-malzig-süß.
--> Ein sehr interessantes, komplexes Bier. Absolut probierenswert!
Test vom 11.6.2008, Gebinde: Glasflasche Noten: 12,13,13,12,12,13 - 12,70
KnutAlbert (6377) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Regensburg railway kiosk.
Fruity aroma, nice, fresh, bready. Citrus sting in the finish. Light body. A nice surprise.
fugitive (1681) - Athens, GREECE - MAY 30, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Color light orange with big white head. Aroma malt, grain, caramel, hop. Taste sweet, corn, spicy, grain.
mjs (5312) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 15, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Keg at Bischofshof Bräustüberl, 20130515) The beer poured amber and hazy. Its head was medium sized and white. Aroma had grass, metallicness and malts. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were grass, malts, fruitiness, mild metallicness and medium bitterness. Aftertaste was fruity, malty and bitter. A nice brew.
boddhitree (58) - Frankfurt, Hesse, GERMANY - MAY 9, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I finally found the time this evening to drink the 2nd beer from Bischhofshof, their Zoigl. The back label states it’s an unflitered Kellerbier, and the bottom of the bottle contains yeast sediment, leading me to believe there’s bottle conditioning at work.
The color is amber, dark orange and a slightly brown haze from the yeast sediment. It’s completely unclear and sits under a snow-white head of foam that dissipated rather quickly.
Aroma is very Pilsner/Münchner malty with a backbone of some Noble hops mixed, a distinct lemony aroma lingering in the background.
The flavor is typical for a south German Helles. Thick mouthfeel but not too thick, it’s malty again. It’s sweet, Münchner malt or Amber or Melanoindin malts, in high quantities as I guess from the flavor and the tell-tale orange/reddish hue of the beer. The flavor is similar to the Original 1649 above but lacking the spiciness. Instead, I get some lemony notes in the front and back from the hops, but that’s just a hint and only when I concentrate on it. When drinking it quickly, I get almost only toasty/bready malt, yet it’s not overpowering, sickly sweet like the Goss-Bräu Märzen was. There are notable hops on the side and center of my tongue but that flavor disappears as soon as it’s swallowed. I’m left with a slightly lemony aftertaste that in fact is quite pleasant.
Overall, it’s a very good beer but the distinct flavors are really subtle. I doubt if I hadn’t sat down to write this review I would’ve ever discerned those different tastes. They certainly didn’t come through in the top half of the bottle, yet once I poured the yeast sediment (oops) in the glass, I got a much more complex, interesting beer. I’m glad I took the time to write up a review of this beer; otherwise, I don’t think I would’ve caught half the subtleties. What does that tell me? If I were allowed to brew this beer, I would push the different flavors out a little, make them a little more pronounced, especially the hops and lemony notes, but keep the malt bill roughly the same. Overall, a very good beer, very süffig and one I’d like to drink more of.