Beershine (5177) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - OCT 21, 2013
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Draft at MCSVAF. It arrives in a Schlenkerla-shaped glass, with the gradual bulge toward the top. The head is a dollup of ice cream foam, perfectly formed with a caldera. The aroma--the aroma is Beer. Proto-beer. The aroma of our foremothers brewing after a hard day’s work. It is the proverbial liquid bread beckoning you to drink. The body is light and thick at the same time; dense and luscious. My first thought is that smoked malts are used but remember who we are dealing with here (Andreas Gänstaller) and remembered it is a genuine stein process lending the smoke. The smokiness lingers, and the palate never attenuates, making each sip fresh. Drinkable and sessionable. The follow-through is lighthearted. Simply, amazing. It is an honor to drink a beer of this caliber.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Ernest (5860) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 30, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at the Zoiglstube.
Head is initially large, frothy/rocky, off-white, mostly lasting.
Body is dark yellow to light amber.
Aroma is moderately malty (cookie, caramel, toasted bread), with notes of minerals, smoke, dried mango.
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter.
Medium body, velvety/watery texture, lively/soft carbonation.
Lip-smacking deliciousness...obscene amount of minerality, and a mild but delightful level of smoke. Lovely cookie-fruity nose behind that makes it a joy to sniff, and although it errs a bit on the sweet side, it was still a joy to drink a full liter of.
finol (1866) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Akkurat.
Pours golden with a nice White head.
Nice malty, drinkable Clean and slightly smokey brew.
gyllenbock (3667) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 5, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Akkurat, November 2013.
Clear dark golden with a medium white head. Aroma of light smoke, malt, dried fruit. Similar taste, also some bread and hay. Not that bitter. This was a very, very drinkable beer with a smooth mouthfeel. After finishing the glass I had to order another one. Thanks to Akkurat and Gänställer-Bräu.
TEJA (1182) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 31, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught at Akkurat, Stockholm.
This beer has a perfect fluffy white head that lasts and leaves a mark on the wall of the glas for every sip of beer you take. Light malty aroma with a novbel hop aroma. Very nice caramell taste and a caramell sweetness. Small bitterness and very easy to drink.
zvikar (2517) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - OCT 26, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
[18-OCT-2013] Draught at Ma Che Siete Venuti a Fà in Rome. Pours bronze with a nice head, aroma of wheat, lactic tones, cream and some smoke, flavor of wheat, smoke, unmalted wheat, candy, medium bodied
DSG (4677) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - OCT 25, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[10/15/13] Draught at Ma Che Siete Venuti a Fà in Rome. Nice clear deep golden with a stable medium white head. Great smoky sausage aroma with light fruitiness and some caramelly malt. Sweetish malty flavor, a bit caramelly, with hefty smokiness, pretty meaty. Finishes with a bit of bitterness. Medium-bodied. Very good. 8/4/7/3/15=3.7
[10/18/13] Draught at Ma Che Siete Venuti a Fà in Rome. Smoke, nuttiness, caramel, strong sweetness. I liked it better a few days ago. 7/3/6/3/13=3.2
Oakes (11031) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 21, 2013
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Ma Che Siete Venuti A Fà. bright amber-brown. big mountain head. Too bad the head died out. The aroma is unvelievably fresh Bavarian malt. I mean this smells like the bike ride to Schnaid. There’s subtle smoky, caramelly aromas as well. Sweet, pure, perfect malts, clean and pure. Smoke, caramel, in pure expression with the malts . One of the most perfect lagers I’ve had, and easily the best attempt at a steinbier.
Koelschtrinker (9446) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - OCT 17, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Leicht rauchiger Antrunk mit metallernen Noten. Leicht herb, die Rauchigkeit bleibt konstant, süßlich. Süffig, nett, wenn auch nicht großartig. 10/9/10/9//9
rlgk (8445) - Skövde, SWEDEN - OCT 15, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 23, 2013 Draught at Akkurat, Stockholm. Slightly hazy golden beer with a nice offwhite head. Malty smoked aroma, caramel, bready notes. Very smooth malty flaor, balanced smoke, hay notes, caramel, floral, biscuits, some bread. Hugely drinkable.