TBone (12566) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 27, 2007
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draught@brewery tap, Bamberg
Clear golden color, creamy white head. Light lemony aroma. Clean, malty lager with lemony hoppy flavors. Well-made pale lager.
skortila (4537) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - JUL 22, 2007
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap @ the brewery. Aroma is floral hoppy with some caramel malts. Clear, golden coloured with a white lace. Taste is sweet, with floral hops, some caramel/toffee tones and a hint of grapefruit.
bager (2121) - Copenhagen N, DENMARK - JUL 16, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Clear golden in colour with a medium sized white head. Quite refreshing and very well balanced with notes of bread, metal, grain and hops.
goozen (2970) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JUL 14, 2007
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Fässla brewery 0,5 among the workers. Golden slightly amber grainy, caramel taste.
Geiserich (3392) - Linz, AUSTRIA - JUN 7, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sourly hop aroma. Hay and a liitle bit dunghill. Clear golden color, nearly no carbonation. Few malt flavor, hoppy, grassy and sourly. Hoppy, dry finish. Dry, light bitter end. Quite boring beer.
Maverick34 (2268) - New York, USA - APR 4, 2007
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Dark gold w/lots of head. Standard helles, maybe mine was a bit skunky but I didn’t like this all that much.
Emil (6066) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 27, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at the brauhaus. Dark golden colour with a big white head. caramel malt, hay aroma and a sweet caramel malty, light straw, herbal, dry taste. Medium body with a light sweet dry finish.
Ungstrup (29367) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 23, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A golden beer with a fine white head. The aroma is sweet with strong notes of grain, caramel, and grass - very fresh. The flavor is sweet malty at first with notes of caramel and grain, but these are soon overpowered by strong grassy and hoppy notes, that carries thru to a quite bitter end.
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 2, 2006
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: OCT 3, 2006 Draught at the brewery, a very clear bronze with a small white frothy head. A subtle caramal aroma. Caramal again in the flavour, a smooth mouthfeel with a subtle hoppy dry finish.
ALLOVATE (2416) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 28, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Next vom fass at the lovely Fässla Bräu, Bamberg, Germany.
The quality of the beers here is undeniable and the patrons are blood loyal to their local brews, and were intrigued and very welcoming to anyone from abroad. We hardly bought a single drink and were denied the right to shout a round.
This one presented well, quite sparsely carbonated, a deep gold with a big soapy, thick white crown that laced well. Lovely, robust, toasted and nutty malt nose, biscuity, with some well-placed fragrant, floral hop tones that add just a little zing. In the mouth it is malty and well layered, and quite big in body for style becoming heavy in the stomach as the stein neared empty. Big, toasted Munich malts dominate the palate, hints of warm, fresh baked bread, Anzac biscuits and salted peanuts. All fades into balance some lovely, peppery, herbal hops that add spice and zest before a softly bitter swallow that was remarkably short. This is great stuff. Beautifully crafted like the Pils, but just not as sessionable. I still really liked it. Good for a starter. Another solid offering from Fässla.