MoritzF (9423) - Ottobrunn, 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.
MartinT (9369) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 24, 2006
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAY 27, 2006 Impressions from the schwemm:
-Frothy foam and clear reddish-brown hues adopt an icea tea look after but a few minutes.
-Like their Pils, this has an aqueous, überclean feel, which is ridiculously drinkable.
-Toffee and roastiness present simple ideas to the flavor spectrum.
-Charred meats subtly suggest depth in the nose.
-Flaky roasted malt bitterness rises in the back.
-The tiny bubbling and lean body are too slippery for my tastes.
-Everything’s so timid and watery, this is ultimately boring and appears to be brewed for the masses.
From the bottle at the brewery.
KyotoLefty (9304) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUN 28, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at the brewery.
To speak the truth, a rather uninteresting unfiltered dunkel, when coming from a bottle after the lager or pils here. Medium dark, very little malt taste and almost no sweetness. A good bit of hops. I was already past prime tasting ability by this time, but it was a significant letdown after the lager. Not bad, but lacking most of what I expect in a darker beer.
olio (9278) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 20, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
50 cl bottle @ Gastropub Tuulensuu, Tampere.
Pours clear amber colour with minimal head. Aroma is strong with malts, some butter and hints of metal and grass. Flavour is malts, some buttery fruits and bread. Medium-bodied and balanced, but nothing interesting.
mR_fr0g (9220) - 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.
3fourths (9137) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 20, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
clear dark chestnut brown body with a patchy, large-bubbled tan head. sweetened roasted chestnuts in the nose, sticky almond, toasted cereal grains... excellent aroma. up front there’s a bit of cola resemblance, but more nuts, caramel, baked bread, dried stone fruit and sweet tobacco to make up for it. body is good but not great - no strong structure, no sharp crispness, but it’s still sound and drinkable.
Quack-Duck (9120) - Down South, GERMANY - JUL 16, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle, thanks to pivnizub! Clear chestnut colour, off-white head. Malty base with some nuts, also hints of caramel and dried fruit.
deanso (8982) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 10, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
50cl bottle from ABCBeers in the Hague.
decent head. Amber colour. A decent beer.
My 300th review :-)
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - OCT 9, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled - Bedford Beer Festival. Bit of a soapy aroma to this dark brown coloured beer The taste is quite malty and nutty. Dry but quenching. A very good beer.
blipp (8178) - La Mesa, California, USA - SEP 4, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours amber with an off white head. Grainy sweetness, light earthy notes. Bland and watery. Not great.