Probiere (992) - Iowa, USA - MAR 21, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Holy crap, what an enormous amount of yeast. Glass is completely opague and there’s still a healthy thick cake on the bottom and tendrils and clumps clinging to the insides of the bottle. A lot of sandwich--meat, bread, spice notes. Starts sweet and thick and finishes, well, like rye. Smooth mouthfeel, thick and full, lasting white head. Pretty good. Could have done with a little less sediment, though!
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAR 12, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
I am a bit worried about this bottle but I will rate it and if it is bad will go on hunt for one that is not as I know what this brewery is capable of. Murky orange with a forever lasting dense off-white head that has a small brown spot in the middle. This brown spot you see, is from the unholy amounts of sediment that are swimming around in the glass and in the bottle. Some are as big as a small fish and seem just as alive! Most however are more the size of the dots in the umlat in the name Bürgerbräu as printd on teh bottle. Anyhow, this head just does not quit, did I mention that? The aroma is strong. Strong borderline rotten peach, rye, and some light grassiness. It is odd, it almost smells meaty, like a beef stew. The flavor is stunning in its originality. Spicy, fruity, citrus, peach, apricot, curry (?!?!) and still some savory meatiness as in the aroma. The palate is equally as stunning, it is soft up front then blooms with some acidty kicking in late. I hav never had a beer that even approaches this one in its uniqueness. I hereby deem Burgerbrau Wolnzach as the best brewery in Germany, at least in my very small world of German brewers. Beifall.
ChrisPants (317) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 1, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I think this may be my first rye ale. Pours unconditioned-brown ale color (half opaque) with satisfying grain particles. Aroma somewhat citrus. Flavors include molasses, oatmeal, and very faint anise. Creamy mouthfeel with ample carbonation (not overdone, though). Impressive, and it’s on my "to try again" list.
DrGonzo (625) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 20, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Lost half the beer in a massive explosion, so be careful with this one. Bottle could be a little old as well. The term cloudy doesn’t do this justice; muddy is more accurate. Light brown color with what I presume to be rye floaties. Huge head that dissappears as fast as it explodes. Aroma similar to a hefeweizen, lemon, clove, yeast, sourdough. Acidic flavor, spicy, wheat body, sour; oh yeah, and rye. sticky finish. Can’t say much else, except for this being a truly unique beer experience.?.
Inveigler (371) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - JAN 17, 2005
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I have a feeling that the bottle I found is a little bit older, but there is no date. Has a slightly oxidized marshmallow aroma with some suigariness. Lots of yeast floaties -- I have never seen a German beer with this much yeast, with the notable exception of wheat beers. Some nice spiciness towards the roof of the mouth. This stuff is very Un-German. I like it, I wish that my brew wasn’t so oxidized.
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 6, 2004
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Strong, vinous, spicy, caramel, orange, clovey aroma seems reminiscent of a scotch ale or barley wine. Muddy brown-orange colour with thin but persistent cover of dense white head. Fairly sweet, very fresh orange-spicy hop flavour with plenty of supporting malt. Strong, vibrant, soft-bubbled carbonation. Bottle enjoyed with MartinT, muzzlehatch and Rastacouere.
MartinT (7952) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 6, 2004
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A spicy caramel metabolism meshes into vibrating oranges and their acidity...Scotch ale leanings in the splendid aroma...Muddy malt and floating yeast placidly rising amongst the fat bubbles...A double-take will not even give you half of the information you need about this truly unique creature...
Rastacouere (6134) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 5, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tons of huge chunks swim at the bottom of this muddy brown dirty lake water. Big off-white head is foamy and well laced. Surprising aroma, very intense, vinous. Spicy! Juniper and pepper scents on a soily background. You’ve never smelled anything like that. Orange, caramel and clover notes. As if it were not enough, there’s a decent hint of those hallertau sliding on the rye malt. On the tongue, it’s very mineralic, surprisingly sour, earthy and full of that weird spiciness. Huge and thick mouthfeel, viscous, creamy. Perfect fitting carbonation of big bubbles. I sure wouldn’t buy this in any quantity (unlike some of their other beers!), but this is a great try.
Cornfield (5504) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - NOV 27, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This poured a cloudy light brown color with a frothy light brown head. The aroma is actually that of rye bread with some spicy tanginess. It’s got a fizzy, alive mouth-feel and tastes of rye, spices, a hint of lemon, and a some yeasty fruitiness. Tasty, with a crisp, slightly tart finish.
ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - NOV 4, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very cloudy with an off-white head. Yeast and rye smack you pretty hard. This beer grew on me a bit as I drank it but it’s not exactly one of my favorites.