Ernest (6031) - 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).
hawanna (1902) - GERMANY - MAR 16, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
0,5 l swing top bottle BB 07.07.14
Dark golden / red golden color, clear and with a creamy white foam head.
Aroma is sweet-malty, cereal, caramel, grass, floral, herbs, barnyard.
medium sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, oily feel, slick feel, average carbonation, long finish,
Beerhunter111 (5605) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 14, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein trübes goldgelbes Bier mit ordentlichem Schaum. Geruch malzig, hopfig, grasig. Geschmack hopfig grasig, malzig, leicht würzig.
Theydon_Bois (7004) - 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 (13369) - , 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 (2475) - 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 (9492) - 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 (4588) - 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 (12674) - 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.
TAR (2410) - 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.