oh6gdx (23920) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 27, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Deep reddish colour with mediumsized beige head. ARoma is fruits, nectar and slight hints of glue. Flavour is very much the same. Quite weird brew for being German, but still quite pleasant and drinkable.
downender (7394) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 29, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from REWE, Bamberg. Reddy-brown colour with an off-white head. Aroma of caramel and grassy hops. Flavour was sweet, almost toffeeish with a decent dry finish. Good.
Geiserich (3905) - Linz, AUSTRIA - JUL 28, 2007
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottled: Chestnut brown color, small head. Aroma is malty, light alcoholic, acid touch and hints of almond. Flavor is light sweet and malty, acid notes and a citrus/herbal hop finish. Roasty. Astringent end with herbal bitterness. Quite bitter and herbal Dunkles, boring.
bager (2120) - Copenhagen N, DENMARK - JUL 16, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Clear amber coloured with a small white head. A typical dunkel with notes of malty, hops, caramel, bread and metal.
harrisoni (16081) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle from Ealing BF 2007. Russet colour with disappearing off white head. Some smokey toffee aroma, bit of rubber. Smokey rubber mid dark beer. Less smokey than Schlenkerla marzen, but smooth, more toffeeish, better mouthfeel. Smoke on finish is good. Very good smooth, deep marzen.
thebeertourist (5161) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 1, 2006
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at the brewery. Clear copper-coloured with a small white head. Neutral malts aroma. sweet malty flavours, balanced by grassy hoppiness. A bit boring, actually.
TheGrandMaster (2335) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 2, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: OCT 3, 2006 Bottle at the brewery, a clear golden brown with a pillowy white head. A sweet malty aroma with a little molasses. Very sweet in the mouth, slightly syrupy mouthfeel with a tartish finish.
Mungo (2471) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - SEP 30, 2006
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle (BB Nov 06). Bready caramelly malts with the odd roasty hints. A little sweetness. A little thin metallic bitterness towards the end. Slightly oversweet and also boringly thin.
ALLOVATE (2772) - 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 (11732) - 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.