rauchbierlover (638) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - FEB 16, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear amber body with a tall, persistent, cream-like head. Aroma is honey, fruity (apricot), caramel, hazelnuts. Taste is malty sweet: caramel again, honey. Dry almost bitter finish. medium body, high carbonation. Superb beer!!!
madmitch76 (21235) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
25th January 2014
Bamberg Bash Day 2. Tap at the brewpub. Clear amber beer, small pale cream coloured head. Palate is light and dry and crisp. Malt is sweet caramel - toffee, slightly creamy. Light smooth finish. Sweet dunkel.
AndySnow (6418) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - FEB 6, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Where: At the brewpub.
Appearance: Light brown colour with a beige head.
Aroma: Strong caramel, malt, butterscotch.
Body: Medium body, medium carbonation.
Flavour: Caramel, malt, slightly roasted.
rlgk (17152) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at the brewpub. Clear amber beer with a nice offwhite/beige head. Malty caramel aroma, bready, hay, toffee, biscuits, roasted notes. Malty caramel flavor, biscuits, roasted, fruity notes, hay, some vanilla.
Theydon_Bois (16262) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 28, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Day 2 of the post Xmas Bamberg Jolly, tap at the brewery - Forchheim, 25/01/14.
Very lightly hazed dark amber with a moderate light beige head.
Nose is toffee, burnt nuts, bread dough.
Taste comprises caramel, bread dough, brown sugar.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation.
Ernest (7214) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 2, 2013
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle (BB Feb 2014).
Head is initially small, frothy, off-white, mostly diminishing.
Body is light amber.
Aroma is lightly malty (grain, nuts), with notes of metal, DMS.
Flavor is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, lightly to moderately bitter, husky.
Light body, watery texture, lively carbonation, metallic.
Mirrors my experience with the helles vollbier back in May, but even worse this time...very metallic and overall just awful, completely undrinkable although short of repulsive (the metal is the worst part). I hold out hope that the draft samples are completely different, but they were closed on this trip.
kappldav123 (5826) - GERMANY - NOV 21, 2013
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle looks simple, a bit like a cheap beer. Beer in the glass zippy, small head. Starts malty, fruity like plum and lemon, quite sourish background. Mild dry notes. Finish still dominated by malty-sourish notes. Not my favourite.
harrisoni (16863) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 12, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at The brewery. Mid brown colour lasting beige head. Some yeast some malt. Not much hop. Ok.
TAR (2627) - Marshall (Asheville area), North Carolina, USA - APR 30, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught at Brauerei Eichhorn, Nov. 2012: Bronze with golden highlights. Creamy and persistent cap of clingy meringue. Clean, airy, expressively malty nose teems with melanoidins, hazelnut, browned toffee, nuts, earthy cocoa, and a vibrant "green" hoppiness. Underlying tropical fruitiness. Firm, snug carbonation. Tease of estery fruitiness yields to wonderfully crisp, toffee-kissed Munich and a savory medley of fresh baguette and creamed coffee. Splash of licorice underscores the maltiness with deft restraint. Pronounced bite of yeast and minerals accentuates the seductively juicy malt bill. Hops pack plenty of luster, as well. Exceptionally succulent florals artfully mirror the fat and juicy melanoidins. Chewy, mouth-filing dextrins and a bitter edge of pumpernickel bread saturate the dry, cleanly attenuated finish. A flawless example devoid of the boring cola dullness, etc. An amazingly clean, quaffable, and intricate version.
3fourths (9019) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 21, 2013 draft at Brauerei Eichhorn in Forchheim. soft and toasty nose presents munich malt cracker and baked cookie goodness with a sweet touch of toffee candies and a rustic, slightly-chalky yeast with faint metallic touches. sweet with a slick texture on the approach, frothy carbonation and solid crispness to the body, tempered somewhat by the sweet toast / nut character of the dark malt. endlessly enjoyable.