TheGrandMaster (2334) - 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.
NoiZe (2324) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - JUL 21, 2006
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Orange/brown coloured brew. Bad hoppy aroma. Carbonated flavor, a bit sweet. Not that good.
ALLOVATE (2281) - 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!!!!
Mads Langtved (2245) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - JUN 10, 2003
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A bit anonymous. The taste you get is a nice combination between malts and hops. Nice balanced. Zwergla means dwarf.
bager (2121) - 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.
Gr0ve (2113) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 2, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 ml bottle. Dark copper colour. Fine off-white head. Papery hops with a hints of straw. Clear. Fine carbonation level. Very dry. Metallic hops. Very nice balance betwee sharp hops and nutty malts.
Bierkrug (2109) - Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Bavaria, GERMANY - 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.
Joeh (2038) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Bedford Beer Festival 2004, Wednesday Session. Maeib went and got this from the bar. Malty, cereal, grainy, bready, doughy. Slight rye hints maybe.
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - MAY 31, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (from Fassla): Amber, light carbonation with a white head. Caramel notes. Balanced creamy mouthfeel. Nice nutty malts, spicey hops. Suprisingly good!
mR_fr0g (2005) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2014
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bamberg jolly day 2 25/01/2014. Bottle shared on train. Clear amber colour with a small head. Spicy aroma, silage, sweet worty grains. Flavour is nutty grains and some brown unrefined sugars. Spicy grassy hop. Some off flavours. Old cheesey hops. Little caramel. terrible.