pivnizub (8888) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - AUG 19, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle:Light amber coloured, hazy, big rocky off-white head;fruity-yeasty nose with a caramelly touch, also "green" aromas detectable, a slight hoppy touch as well;drier moderate bitter-sweet flavour, relatively soft and nearly medium bodied; slightly dry rural dark-malty and bitter finish. Only mediocre by franconian standards…
Earlier Rating: 2/4/2008 Total Score: 3.3
Bottle (purchased at the Brauerei): "Pale copper" coloured with a huge fluffy off-white head, a bit unclear, sweet-malty (toasted malt too) aroma with a good touch of a franconian barnyard and distinctive traces of hops; moderate to stronger bitter-sweet flavour, medium bodied, soft MF; lingering hoppy and toasted-malty finish. Another franconian goody.........
Beerhunter111 (7607) - Hasborn, GERMANY - FEB 5, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Trübes bernsteinfarbenes Zwickel mit geringem Schaum. Geruch hopfig grasig, Geschmack angenehm herb, minimal säuerlich, süffig.
kappldav123 (5016) - GERMANY - NOV 22, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle (gusher!) looks good. Beer in the glass very zippy, huge head. Starts mild, malty, modest yeasty-dry. Mild sourish notes, hints of caramel. Finish still mild, but not washy, a bit metallically. Okay.
Idiosynkrasie (3847) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - NOV 9, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle [gusher!]. Cloudy amber colour with huge, frothy to macropore, diminishing, minimally lacing, off-white head. Grainy, strawy, bready-yeasty doughy aroma, a touch of hay, a puff of an efflorescence of lemon zest. Taste is minimally sweet malty-spicy, a touch of caramel, a touch of hay, a fresh, minimally tart touch of lemon and lemon zest; lively carbonation. Nice Zwickel - sadly a good deal of it was lost on the floor.
rosenbergh (6849) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle. BB 12/10. From landbierparadies.com.
Clear hazelnut colour with a huuuuge fluffy white head.
Nut, chocolate, wood, dryness, malt and mild hops in the aroma.
The flavour is very dry nutty and woody with chestnut, milk chocolate, hoppy bitterness, malt and mild citric notes. Absolutely tasty. This is one of the tastiest beers with Lager written on the label. Very soft carbonation. Nutty and hoppy aftertaste.
Ernest (6231) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Head is initially large, frothy/creamy, off-white, mostly lasting.
Body is light amber.
Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain, cookie), lightly to moderately hoppy (apricot, flowers), with light notes of mandarin orange and peach.
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, moderately bitter.
Medium body, velvety texture, lively carbonation.
Another solid entry from this brewery. Nice fruity nose, but kind of quiet as with their other beers. Nicely balanced and textured. I wish these brews had a more lively nose, but at least they’re clean and tasty.
TAR (2499) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - APR 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, best by 12/12, consumed in Nov. 2012: Copper with blonde highlights. Persistent fluffy foam. Vivid and complex maltiness entices the olfactory with candied pecan and breadcrust aromas. Hints of apricot and licorice hoppiness, and trace mineral. Very clean. Natural fluffiness to the carbonation, with some firm edges. Sweetly malty and captivatingly dextrinous from the get-go, with a silky toffee-glazed nut overlay. Vibrant hayllike pils malt spawns a bouncy, delicately sweet vanilla wafer cookie suggestion. Ample apricot hop character mirrors the mouthwatering malt. Closes dry and crisply structured, with hints of sugar-cookie kissed with an earthy breadcrust and candied fennel push which tempers the residual sugars. A charmingly rustic, fully malty kellerbier awash with well-structured dextrins.
jfb (3901) - Freising, GERMANY - FEB 4, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(bottle) pours a slightly hazy deep amber colour with a frothy off-white head and a couple of floaties. aroma of cherries, bubble gum, honey and earth, with a hint of bread dough and grain. flavour is mostly roasted malts, earth and dark berries, with lots of chestnut honey in the toasty finish. quite full-bodied with average carbonation.
motelpogo (6700) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - DEC 11, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottled, from landbierparadies. steady, unspectacular lager - golden with some vanilla in the nose; lightly grassy bitterness with hints of passionfruit vine
3fourths (8055) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 22, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
gushing bottle, the first gusher from Germany I’ve seen among semi-fresh bottles. yeast-heavy nose is muddled and yogurty. best by Dec 2012. spearmint hop spice in the nose along with some bready and doughy dark malt. silky and creamy mouthfeel with lightly toasted grains and light to medium huskiness. muddled yeast flavor with light acidity and somewhat excessive pastiness. probably not in the best shape, but other than the light acid, the body is enjoyable creamy and soft.