KyotoLefty (7134) - Kyoto, JAPAN - APR 1, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at the brewery. Cloudy pale gold with a fine, tall head. Grassy, herbal hop nose, bready malts, crackers and peaches. A bit of mineral in the flavor, peaches, grass, dough. Tingly, peppery hop finish, oranges. Full and oily with low carbonation. Complex fruit notes everywhere. Could be bitterer, but very sueffig and tasty. Their standout.
motelpogo (7173) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
on tap at the brewery, ungespundetes lagerbier. lightly hazed golden with a steady head; aroma of honeycake dough and dewy grass; modest bitterness but still interesting, a touch of caramel in the malt and hints of stonefruit, a pretty good way to while away a saturday afternoon
3fourths (8464) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 21, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 27, 2015 November 2014: Draft at Brauerei Müller. Lightly hazed gold with a white foamy head. Quiet floral Hallertau hops showing herbs and citric apricot, combined with clean, savory Pilsner malt (honey and toasty baked baguette). Medium bodied, sticky, malty and rich in the mouth, sweetness balanced well by carbonation. Low hop rate relative to sugar puts it closer to unfiltered Helles than Pilsner / Kellerbier, but regardless of that, it’s delightfully clean and wonderfully aromatic, and it only gets better as it warms and opens. (4.0)
March 2015: Lightly hazed golden yellow with a fine and lasting white head. Quiet aroma is pleasant hoppy with notes of lemon and flowers, while malt is lightly toasty and cracker-y. There’s a quiet calcium and sulfur mineral quality and a bit of doughy yeast in the nose (that I didn’t get so much five months ago). Medium body with low carbonation in the Ungespundet way, and the malt is a little more syrupy than I prefer (also didn’t get that last time) but as a whole it still works. Perhaps a bit sour in the finish given the yeastiness but all around it’s still nicely oily and juicy in the mouth and pleasant to smell and drink, if a bit muddled / unclear this time. (3.5)
Beerhunter111 (9556) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 14, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein trübes goldgelbes Bier mit ordentlichem Schaum. Geruch malzig, hopfig, grasig. Geschmack hopfig grasig, malzig, leicht würzig.
rosenbergh (7907) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml bottle. BB 18/6. From landbierparadies.com.
10 days past the BB date and the bier came gushing out of the bottle. Hazy yellow golden colour with an average sized white head. The aroma seems to be quite balanced with some sweetness, dry grainy maltiness and a touch of yeast. Rather nice actually. The flavour is pretty much the same. More grassy bitterness but otherwise nicely balanced. Tasty... even if 10 days past the BB date.
kappldav123 (5336) - GERMANY - JUN 15, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle looks simple but good. Beer in the glass zippy, but small head. Starts mild, malty-yeasty, not very dry. Finish more hoppy and a bit boring-malty. Nothing special.
Quack-Duck (8382) - Down South, GERMANY - JUN 9, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle from Bierzwerg. Hazy golden yellow, white head. Grainy malty base with hints of yeast and some nice hops. Classic example of the style, well done.
kevnic2008 (9131) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - JUN 1, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours yellow with a white head. Aroma of bready malt, grass, citrus. Flavor of malt, bread, grassy hops, citrus.
Idiosynkrasie (4557) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - MAY 29, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500ml bottle. Minimally filmy golden colour with average, frothy, half-way lasting, minimally lacing, white head. Grainy aroma, some citrus, a touch of hay. Taste is minimally sweet pale malty, a touch of caramel, biscuit, some citrus; slightly dry, grainy finish.
pivnizub (9162) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - MAY 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at the brewpub: Presumably golden, medium-sized fluffy to creamy white head, mild, but distinctive herbal-hoppy nose with a soft pale-malty background; nearly solid bittter-sweet flavour; lingering - some hops stick to the palate - bitter-hoppy finish with a well detectable sweetish malty counterpart. Great franconian stuff...