BlackHaddock (5193) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 15, 2012 There is a bottle version up-date at the end of this rating: Drank this in the rear courtyard of the brewery, with a mushroom sauce covered lump of Pork, spuds and a side salad. End of September 2006.
Good foaming head in a tall, thick, handled glass with the Fassla logo and Elf on it. The beer a light copper/amber colour, nowhere near some dunkels darkness often seen.
No real overpowering aroma, hops and a fruity pong maybe.
Tange to the taste, almost sharp and bitter, I liked it.
Mouthfeel, good, not to heavy, but you could tell a beer was in your mouth, not some Euro Fizz.
Very drinkable, glad I returned, after staying at the brewery some years back.
Half-litre bottle: best before 23 Oct 2012, poured on 15 Nov 2012 @ home into a Wolnzacher Brauhaus tall handled tumbler type tankard (so slightly out of date).
Darker than I remember the draught version: this was a deep Mahogany browny red colour with a full cream coloured head. Looked good it the glass I’d choosen.
The nose was fruity, slightly hoppy and grainy with hints of malty molasses.
Taste wise it favoured malts, with fruity notes to the fore, bittering towards the end of each sip.
You don’t see beers from this brewery very often in the UK, so when I saw this I had to buy it and re-live the last visit I had to Bamberg, some 6 years ago.
edpeg (873) - Berlin, GERMANY - JAN 25, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Had this beer some time ago, transferring data from database before Januar I was using to rate beer. As I drink this again I will add a complete review.
Grzesiek79 (3602) - Radom, POLAND - JAN 22, 2012
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
cereal, grass, bread, herbs, basement aromas, citrus, cooked vegetables, banana, pale, clear, frothy, rocky head, heavy cloying sweetness, very bitter, heavily sour, creamy, full body, bitter,
Bierkrug (2130) - - DEC 26, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 ml bottle picked up at Maruhn in Darmstadt, Germany. Is a dark clear tea color with a little tan head. Soft aroma with lots of roasted caramel. Also soft sweet taste with more of rostedness, caramel and some dark fruit. Palate is very light and easy to drink. Nice brew.
Rasmus40 (14828) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 22, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear dark amber with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty and caramel. Flavor is medium sweet and light bitter. Sweet finish. 221211
chrisv10 (13485) - DENMARK - DEC 22, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Clear dark amber/brown with small off-white head. Aroma is malt, caramel and a little nutty. Flavour is malt, medium sweet, caramel, little nutty, hops and a little bitter.
saxo (15413) - Hřjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 22, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is brown. Aroma and taste are caramel, malt, nuts and hops.
Cuso (6621) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - DEC 19, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from brewery. Dark amber color with small white head. Aroma of coffee, roasted malt, dark coffee. Taste, roasted malt, coffee, some earthy hints. Light bitter finish. Drinkable.
ogreface (1390) - Budapest, HUNGARY - DEC 6, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Világos vörösesbarna színe van, habja vékony, krémes, drapp színű és egy vékony lepedő igen kitartó rajta. Illata élesztős, enyhén mézes, karamellás és cukorkás. Ízében is ott az élesztő, karamella, szaloncukor, enyhe dohos aroma, kis gyümölcsös dohány és maláta. Közepesen testes és enyhén szénsavas. Utóíze édeskés, cukorkás, enyhén száraz. Nem túl érdekes barna, az édeskésebb fajtából.
oldrtybastrd (3376) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 16, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a deep dark brown. Aromas of roasted malts, smoke, and hints of fruit. Flavors of the roasted malts, some fruit, with a coffee aftertaste.