ALLOVATE (2408) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 28, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
The dwarf’s beer!
Tried this from the bottle into a Fässla stein at the Bräuhaus, Bamberg, Germany.
Place was raging whilst I knocked this one back. Germany won in a shoot out at the World Cup, the young were lively, the more mature absolutely raucous and then there was my wife and I, the only visitors from abroad. This place rocked long into the wee hours, no chance of sleep. Absolutely fell in love with Fässla, and this beer is just another notch on the side of grandish.
Bright mahogany body, very scarcely carbonated but managed to raise up a lovely, fluffy, rocky tan head that held on tight and snowed over the entire glass. Very musty, oddly aged malt nose. Strange, reminiscent of a dank cellar and a moist forest floor with touches of ripe, fell fruit that add a spice, and just a little smoke showing late. Enticing, funky!!!
Palate is quite dry, a little vinous and slightly fruity and musty like the aroma. Good depth of malt, light smoke and a little tang of tannins down the back that doesn’t upset the balance. Very well rounded, good solid feel in the mouth, and definitely flavoursome. Medium-light in body, and soft and creamy on the tongue. Swallow holds a light metal tinge, just a touch of bitter, burnt malts and is woody and malty long into the swallow. This is quite a unique tasting Dunkel. Very refreshing and bloody popular with the locals, the young mostly which is good to see. A unique one, balanced and well crafted. Good too the last.... cheers to Fässla!!!!
thewolf (11184) - Kolding, DENMARK - AUG 27, 2006
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Mild aroma dominated by caramel. Taste is mild as well with a dry character. Caramel and roasted tones.
Engelsmann (651) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 23, 2006
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours a clear brown/golden with a white head. Aroma is sweet caramel and grainy. Taste is sweet caramel,
fonefan (35066) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 23, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a clear amber golden with a small white head. Light aroma of roasted malt, sweet malty, a touch of coffee and roasted malts and some fruitiness. Mild dry malty taste, also mild malty and only very shy bitter (chocolatey) finish.
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - AUG 23, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark clear amber colour with a little head. Soft aroma with notes of caramel. Also soft sweet flavour with hints of rostedness and caramel. Very light and easy to drink.
joergen (20742) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 14, 2006
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear amber coloured with an off white head.
Aroma of malts, grain and caramel.
Flavour of malts, caramel and hops.
Emil (6066) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 14, 2006
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Amber colour with a small off-white head. Caramel malty, fruity, grassy aroma and a light sweet fruity, hay, straw taste. Medium body with a sweet light dry finish.
EithCubes (4890) - 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 of slight veggies, somewhat weak, slight fruitiness. Some malt but not a lot. Pours dark amber, almost nut-brown, eggshell head. Taste of dark malts, a little sweet caramel, light hops (this is essentially a Dunkel). Thick, prickly, slightly oily feel, medium body, and a dry, dark aftertaste. Faint fruitiness. Not bad for a session, but this one needed more punch.
MoritzF (8493) - Bochum, GERMANY - AUG 4, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(bottle) Clear, mahogany colour with a small creamy off-white layer. Slightly sweet and toasted malt aroma with hints of alcohol. Light sweet flavour, toast-malty, slightly bready, crusty taste with a tinge of vegetables; medium to light bodied, moderately carbonated mouthfeel; bittersweet slim finish. Pretty drinkable but not to be overrated.
diabel (1607) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - AUG 1, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
At the brewery tap. Creamy, light brown head. Virtually no lace. Fully lasting head. Clear, amber to brown body. Aroma of smoke and light malts. Lightly sweet, lightly bitter initial flavour. Lightly bitter finish. Lightly bodied. Soft carbonation. This is a weird beer. Looks like a mixture between a Rauchbier and a Dunkel, but neither the Dunkel, neither the Rauchbier aspects are very convincing nor well pronounced.