Theydon_Bois (6417) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - FEB 18, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Day 3 of the post Xmas Bamberg Jolly, bottle from Rewe Bamberg shared on the train from Nuremberg to Freising, 26/01/14.
Clear golden with a moderate white covering.
Nose is caramel, grain, vanilla, bread dough.
Taste comprises much the same, earthy, light spice, citric notes.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation.
madmitch76 (13004) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2014
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
26th January 2014
Bamberg Bash Day 3. Train swig. Lightly hazy gold beer, small pale cream coloured head. Little floralness. Light tangy fruits. Touch of paper. Light dry finish. Meh!
AndySnow (2232) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 10, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Where: On a train during the Bamberg Jolly 2014.
Appearance: Golden colour with an off-white head.
Aroma: Sweet malt, caramel.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Grass, floral, hops, grain.
rlgk (9011) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - JAN 29, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle on a train during Jolly to Bamberg 2014. Golden beer with a decent offwhite head. Toffee aroma, caramel, butter, biscuits, some cream. Toffee flavor, butter, bready, biscuits, hay notes.
kappldav123 (4532) - Nordhausen, GERMANY - NOV 17, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle looks simple but good. Beer in the glass zippy, nice small head. Starts mild but not washy, fine malty-spicy, modest wheaty. Some grasy hints. Finish almost a bit thin, but still okay. Quite drinkable.
harrisoni (12449) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the keller. Malty aroma but hoppy finish. Not the best but pretty much up there really drying hoppy finish. Pretty impressive poised. Solid Lagerbier with a very hoppy biting finish.
Ernest (6010) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 22, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Head is initially small, fizzy/frothy, off-white, mostly diminishing.
Body is clear dark yellow.
Aroma is moderately malty (toasted grain, bread, malt syrup), lightly hoppy (flowers), with a note of mushroom.
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, lightly to moderately bitter, slightly husky, slightly unclean.
Medium body, watery texture, soft carbonation.
Clunky and funky, especially in the mouth (very watery and rather unpleasant in the aftertaste).
TAR (2401) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - APR 8, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: APR 10, 2013 Draught at Brauerei Fischer in Greuth, Nov 2012: Rich golden yellow. Broken cap of white foam. Lemon verbena and candied fennel seed aromas compete with husky pils malt (wet hay) and a hint of popcorn. Soft and natural on the tongue. Bright lemony hop zing is curbed by strongly husky malt which brings to mind scorched hay. Pleasant scratch of herbality in the center matches the sassiness of candied fennel Spalt character. Closes limply haylike and prevalently husky with doughy yeast and some soapiness in the flawed finish. I regret that I just wasn’t captivated by this as much as my dear friend and drinking companion 3fourths. The audacious hop treatment is a welcome change of pace from most Franconian lagers, as it is certainly one of the hoppiest I have encountered. But digging deeply reveals a huskiness and other subtle misfirings which ultimately make this somewhat unenjoyable to my senses.
3fourths (7767) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 11, 2013 draft at Brauerei Fischer in Greuth. juicy apricot / creamed tangerine / mango / melon / fresh-cut grass / peppercorn spice hop nose with a rich and ever-changing layer of must, minerals, dough, baked bread, toasted cereals, grass and flowers... unreal depth in the nose, and the flavor happily matches. peach, gum, lemon zest, dough, crackers and a touch of a diacetyl ala Bohemian pilsner... all with an exceptionally creamy texture and muted but pleasant pepper spicy phenols. full froth of carbonation is followed by a washing of acid, leaving a clean pale malt sweetness accompanied by stellar German hop spice and citrus fruit with quiet remnants of rustic Franconian lager yeast (and credit due to the water, of course!). wow. these things happen sometimes. the right batch or the right time of year, served fresh by the braumeister himself. from the scores here it’s obvious this doesn’t do well in the bottle, as kellerbier rarely does. but the draft ratings from years past (both score and comments from other raters well-versed in German beer) confirm that this beer, when in good shape, may be one of the best in Franconia.
downender (5830) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 18, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from a REWE in Forchheim. Clear gold in colour with next to no head. Aroma of strawberry, apricots and slightly buttery malts. Flavour had more fruit, some cereal notes and a moderately bitter finish. Butter aside, this wasn’t bad.