KyotoLefty (7232) - Kyoto, JAPAN - APR 2, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at the brewery. Dark gold to orange, cloudy, with a tall, airy head. Slightly yeasty nose, oranges, biscuits, some honey and pineapple. Doughy and a bit worty, oranges, peaches, melon, pineapple. Nice fruitiness. Decent. Not great, but pretty solid, unlike the pils. Soft, herbal, prickly bitterness. Better than they have been doing lately, according to the recent ratings.
Koelschtrinker (12133) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAR 5, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Weich herber Beginn, spritzig. Wenig blumig im Mittelteil, wässrig und langweilig werdend. 9/8/9/8//8
Beerhunter111 (9866) - Hasborn, GERMANY - JAN 1, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Brewpub. Trübes orangegoldenes Bier mit einer ordentlichen weißen Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr malzig, würzig, fruchtig hopfig. Geschmack kräftig malzig, leicht würzig.
motelpogo (7175) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - DEC 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
on tap at the brewery, november ’14. lightly hazed golden with a lingering fluffy head; aroma of dandelion tea, light passionfruit vine, generous, slightly tinny bitterness; fresh and vigorous; tasty stuff
Dedollewaitor (14482) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 23, 2014
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Tap @ Brewpub. Pours clear dark golden with a white head. Melted lurpak, insane butter. Thin and really nasty!
harrisoni (14827) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewery. Now no one recommended this place and said the beer was full of diacetyl. The lager is fine not too exciting but some ok hop sting on the finish. In fact it’s fine. Aroma is ok and it’s a little empty in the mouth but then I am comparing it to other Franconia beer. Compared with virtually every other 4.2% lager in the world this is outstanding. Good enough. Malty slightly hoppy slightly empty
blipp (6709) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - SEP 4, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Served in a ceramic mug with a fluffy, slightly off white head. Pale grainy malty base, light earthy hops, and just a hint of sweetness. Not bad.
downender (6758) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap in Memmelsdorf, 18/7/2012. Deep gold with a decent, off-white head. Sweet, caramel and red fruit aroma with a touch of leafy hop. Flavour was also sweet and malty, with a toffeeish edge and gently bitter finish. Very refreshing on a hot summer’s day.
EithCubes (5205) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 11, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Slightly hazy pale orange with a lacing white head. Malty, fruity nose. In the mouth it’s pretty sweet (but not cloying) with a ton of fruit, almost a rustic ale. Light body. Enjoy the touch of floral hops/spice in the background. Yum.
Ernest (6573) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 25, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Rated at 3 Kronen Nov 2011.
Head is mostly diminishing.
Body is medium to dark yellow.
Aroma is moderately malty (bread, cookie), lightly hoppy (flowers), with light notes of butter, honey, and pineapple.
Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly to moderately bitter.
Medium body, syrupy texture, lively carbonation.
Shame about the diacetyl, because otherwise the aroma was fairly pleasant. Thankfully the butter wasn’t as strong in this beer as the bock and pils. Quite syrupy sweet with not much to balance.