pivnizub (8537) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - MAR 20, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (bought at the brew-pub 11/05): Light amber coloured, thin but stable, lacing off-white head, hazy; sweetish, alcoholic (brandy-like) and fruity (raisins) nose; sweet alcoholic flavour with a touch of bitterness, medium-bodied; a bit dryer in the finish with some hoppiness coming later. Not bad, quite well made, quite easily drinkable; only the alcohol could be better hidden.....
omhper (18745) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 25, 2006
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled. Clear nut brown, firm, creamy head. Deep buttery malt aroma with notes of spun sugar. Sweet with wonderfully soft mouthfeel anf fantastic buttery malt flavours. There’s caramel, raisins on top of the malt simmers some light grassy hops, but its the vast malt character that drives the beer. If it’s something that keeps this beer from achieving perfection it’s the sweetness.
MiP (12987) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - FEB 20, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Malty aroma. Copper colour, stable head. Flavour is malty and sweet, not that interesting. I do not really know what all the fuss is about. Should be able to do better with 8.5%.
MoritzF (8243) - Bochum, GERMANY - JAN 31, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(bottle, from pivnizub – thanks !) Clear and pale amber colour with a short foamy off-white head. Sweet and bready toasted malty aroma with caramel and alcohol. Sweet flavour with a sour touch, full bodied, moderate carbonation. Sweet toasted malty taste, toasted with hints of caramel, also a shy fruity tinge. Sweet malty finish with a tinge of hoppiness. Not bad, but I´m really not overwhelmed.
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 22, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, sampled at Akkurat. Pours out amber colour with a creamy white head. Simplistic sweet and grassy aroma, small hints of almond and "noble" hops. Malty grassy flavour, hints of nuts and toffee but the pale malts dominates. Grassy and plain boring aftertaste.
MrWalker (926) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 16, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Akkurat, Stockholm
Hazily fruity and a hint of smoked malts. Crispy and fresh and hard to tell the alco content. Moreish.
Ernest (6011) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 6, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Germany, Nov 2003.
Head is initially small, frothy, off-white, mostly lasting.
Body is medium brown.
Aroma is moderately malty (toasted bread, roasted nuts, caramel), with notes of smoke, dates, and maple.
Flavor is heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter.
Medium to full body, velvety texture, lively carbonation, moderately alcoholic.
Decadent example, maybe a bit too much alcohol though.
macguy (146) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 16, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This as my last beer of last night. After 1/2 liter I still managed (with help) to find my way back to my room. It’s strong and bold enough but there are Bamberg beers I like better. Medium brown, and a bit different but it was not my favorite.
jbrus (4992) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - OCT 26, 2004
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
I normally like beers that are complex or out of the ordinary. This one is both but still I don’t like it. Too sweet, nasty bitterness, too alcoholic.
caesar (4610) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - OCT 24, 2004
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Clear dark orange color, short head. Aroma of alcohol, some malt. Very alcholic taste, bit sour. Crap beer.