caesar (5799) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JUL 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled, BB 16 07 13, so 2 days past its date, large sample. Clear copper color, medium off-white head. Aroma of german hops, grassy and spicy, dark caramel, hint of sulphur, slight toast, hint of chocolate. Sweet and bitter taste, loads of caramel and toast, like in a good Dunkel. Quite tasty for a Dunkel actually.
MrHangover (3237) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUN 19, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle, flip top. Pours a clear brown color with a nice, medium sized, light tanned head. Faint aroma of yeast, red fruits and malts. Flavour is light sweet, short finish and medium dry on the palate. Decent, but not much special.
SirRepsol (158) - Cologne, GERMANY - JUN 3, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
from bottle. pours a clear brown/red colour with a beige rocky head. aroma is roasted malts and some dark fruits with a slightly metallic touch. average carbonation, light body and watery mouthfeel. tastes surprisingly fruity, malty of course and ends with a decent hoppy bitterness. all in all a bit thin though...however, this is a well balanced and highly drinkable dunkel.
Ernest (6730) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Head is initially large, frothy/creamy, off-white to light brown, mostly lasting.
Body is clear medium brown.
Aroma is moderately malty (caramel, toasted bread, roasted nuts, milk chocolate), lightly to moderately hoppy (flowers, herbs), with notes of toffee, scorched honey, orange peel.
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, moderately bitter.
Medium body, velvety texture, lively carbonation.
Oh my god, do my eyes and nose deceive me??? Look at that big, lasting head that leaves actual LACING on the glass! Smell the rich, caramelly, nutty, toffee-and-orange peel aroma (I’m reminded of Abbaye des Rocs, believe it or not)! This is a German lager? Get out! It’s admittedly rather candy-ish and a little unusual, but it’s very expressive and delicious. Very curious to try the Helles now.
kevnic2008 (9734) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - JAN 14, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark red colour with an off white head. Aroma is sweet malt. Flavor is sweet caramel malt and a bit of hoppy bitterness.
EithCubes (5242) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 31, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Swing-top by 28.12.2012. Nose is very sweet toffee, deep ruby pour with a rocky tan head. Taste is relatively dry with red fruit around the edges, caramel and toffee in the middle, just a bit of grit and chocolate to give some heft to the medium body. There’s a mild bitterness that rounds things out.
adnielsen (10089) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 1, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Day Two of the Great Chris Meyer/Aaron Nielsen Franconian Beer Tasting in Schlitz. Prost! Somewhat hazy, dark, burnt orange appearance with a nice brown head. Rich caramel, a bit burnt toffee, grassy, nutty aroma. Nutty, very rich toffee, somewhat burnt, caramel malty, somewhat earthy, fairly sweet flavor.
hawanna (2639) - Freising, GERMANY - JUN 14, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
0,5 l Bottle. Best before 20 Sep 2012
coffee, chocolate, bread, herbs, earthy, leaves, brown, clear, tan foam, frothy, light sweetness, medium bitterness, medium sourness, medium body, creamy, oily feel, sticky, average carbonation, bitter,
MoritzF (8726) - GERMANY - JAN 31, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(swing top bottle) Hazy, chestnut-brown colour with a beige and tall foamy head. Sweet toast-malty aroma with notes of caramel/toffee, cacao and a tinge of molasses and anise. Sweet and slightly bitter flavour, light to medium bodied with a calm carbonation. Toasty malt-character with caramel and present herbal accents; moderately sweet and slightly bitter hoppy finish with notes of caramel in the aftertaste. Decent stuff from Franconia. 29.XII.11
Idiosynkrasie (4923) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JAN 4, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle. Clear dark red with average white head. Very distinct caramel malt, sweet and dry, overall somewhat flat and dreary.