pivnizub (10184) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - SEP 2, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Swing-top bottle: Pale-yellow coloured, thin, long lasting foamy layer, hazy; grainy, dusty nose, traces of chalk, sulphur; very soft start, grainy taste, long, dry, slightly bitter-grainy aftertaste; light bodied, very smooth, but where’s the taste.......?
MoritzF (9448) - Ottobrunn, GERMANY - JUL 12, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
(swing top bottle) Hazy golden colour with a medium steady foamy white head. Very herbal hoppy aroma with a tinge of wet straw and grainy malts. The taste is initially malty with a lasting soft dry finish. A spicy and tasty brew with a smooth and almost creamy texture. A medium bodied, unfiltered Kölsch-type beer from the Lower Rhine with its own character. Good.
jonas (6863) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - MAR 31, 2005
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle - courtesy of Dortmunder
Hayish, fruity (pears, oranges) and spicy aroma.
Cloudy yellow, stable creamy white head.
Flavor is a bit of a letdown: Papery malt base, a bit fruit, yeasty, spicy - going into a
gunpowder exit. Lingering minerally hay note.
dortmunder (961) - Herdecke, GERMANY - DEC 13, 2004
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2004 Bottled. Cloudy, orange/brown colour. Small, bubbly head. Vineous aroma with notes of apples. Slightly tart in the first impression, a bit vineous. Reminds me a little bit of lambics. Then a malty, fruity, slightly citric taste. Ends slightly hoppy and tart. Creamy medium-bodiedness, a good mouthfeel. Downsides are a slight blandness and the insufficient carbonation. Therefore no high rating.
JorisPPattyn (9531) - Ursel, BELGIUM - SEP 16, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
(draught) Deep-gold, little white head, some lace. Hoparoma (as described in Germany) "würziges", which means indeed +/- spicey-herbal. Exact. Very grainy taste, full (pale) malt grain, bit of chaff, and very little else but sweetness. Light to medium bodied, a bit sticky. Just OK beer. Doesn’t taste very fresh for a housebrew.
bierkoning (12581) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - MAY 12, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden color with a firm frothy head. Creamy, malty aroma and flavor with a firm hoppy and vanilla bitterness. Hint of sour cream. Well made tasty beer, a very pleasant surprise.