Geiserich (2899) - Vienna, 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 (1909) - 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 (6069) - 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 (27642) - 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 (2221) - 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.
Mungo (2472) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ Fassla Bamberg. Nice hgerbal hop aromas. Some sweet malts deftly balanced by hop bitterenss.
fonefan (31706) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 23, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ Fässla, Bamberg. Clear golden colour. Small white head. Nice and malty flavour. Well aroma hopped, slightly sweet.
MiP (12839) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - AUG 22, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught. Clear golden colour. Small stable white head. Nice and malty flavour. Well aroma hopped, slightly sweet for a lager.
EithCubes (4404) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 9, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Aroma is sweet, flowery, malty, somewhat chalky. Pours a deep golden with a creamy white head. Strong carbonation, crisp, malty sweetness, slight herbiness, slight hoppy end. Has some Kellerbier characteristics, but still suffers by Bamberg’s standards. Light body but not watery, some light chalkiness, refreshing. Light floral hoppiness.