FatPhil (14074) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 13, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle (HBF2016)
Nice rich malty aroma. Fullish body. Nice rich malty taste. Drinkability very decent. Does what it says on the label - this is "bier". Do like the maltiness, keeps a malt-queen like me happy.
oh6gdx (25464) - Vasa, FINLAND - APR 29, 2016
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled@HBF2016. Golden colour, small white head. Aroma is earth, some mild salty notes as well as some grass. Flavour is similar, with some grainy notes and a nice grassy and earthy bitterness to it.
TBone (16196) - Pori, FINLAND - APR 15, 2016
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at HBF2016. Slightly hazy yellow color, not much head. Grainy, some sweetness in the nose. Light-bodied. Sweetish maltyness, pear. Sweetish pils with ok drinkabilty.
Fisler (407) - Bamberg, GERMANY - MAR 26, 2016
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Leicht trüb im Glas, Schaum kippt schnell weg. In der Nase wenig Aroma, Heu. Im Trunk leicht maischig, leicht süß, Honig. Im Abgang stark bitter werdend, lang anhaltend.
TAR (2685) - Marshall (Asheville area), North Carolina, USA - JAN 6, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the brewpub: Lightly hazed golden. Fragmented, but creamy, white head. Soft and youthful aroma reveals zesty yeast, flowers, lemon, baguette and a tinge of honey. Firm carbonation on a soft body. Peppy minerals contrast with rich baguette and springy hay flavors mixed with an appetizing floral softness. Juicy surge of hops dovetails nicely with supple, well-placed fruity esters. Malt starches augment the fullness with a succulent texture. Fermentation is very clean. A delicate touch of rustic sulfury yeast pervades, serving as reminder that this is farmhouse lager done properly. Oily Hallertau nectar harmonizes with a honeyed-lemon sweetness which infuses the body with a roundness which beckons more large gulps. Finishes with lush pils malt supported by vibrant lemon and flower nectar. While this doesn’t do anything particularly dynamic, it does everything correctly. Mostly straightforward lemon-flower-pils malt combo, but very nice balance and plenty of rustic character that you’ll only find in Franconia.
anders37 (23333) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 5, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity grainy weak grassy aroma. Fruity malty grainy grassy weak yeasty flavor. Has a fruity malty grainy grassy finish.
harrisoni (17352) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Zapfhahn Bamberg. Clear gold. it’s good. Some honey some character. Light hops. maybe better on draught. good aroma though and a characterful beer. Light hops.
KyotoLefty (9403) - 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 (7705) - 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 (9146) - 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)