jfb (5578) - Freising, GERMANY - SEP 23, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(bottle) pours a clear copper colour with a frothy white head. aroma of yeast, cashew nuts and grass, with a light hint of butter, barnyard and kassler. flavour is mostly the same, with more prominent notes of butter, some herbal hops, earth, starchy pale malts, a hint of caramel and straw in the finish. medium-bodied with soft carbonation.
3fourths (9150) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 25, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 24, 2015 draft at Goldener Lowe in Drugendorf
medium-dark brown body, lightly hazed, mostly white head. very faint nose of washed out toasted grains and mild dry cocoa powder with a small touch of caramelized sugar / toffee. lightly doughy with low carbonation leaves the body and texture a bit watery, and at times it seems flavorless.
Gravity barrel at FrankenBierFest in Roma, March 2015. Lightly hazed rusty amber brown with a fine white head. Malty / toasty, a little apple-like, highly minerallic, light to moderate sweetness, medium bitterness, lots of malt richness in the way of red delicious apple and baked bread. Flowers and herb hoppiness, grassy noble in character. The texture is lightly syrupy and rich and savory. Good malt caramelization, a little smoky in the way of steinbeer actually. 7/4/7/4/15
kevnic2008 (11414) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - SEP 22, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep golden, large fluffy white head. Bready malt aroma with fsome grassy hops. Light to meidum bodied, medium carbonation. Semi dry with medium bitterness.
EithCubes (5634) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 6, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle by 24.10.(12). Nose is sweet pale malt and heavy straw, some light roast/nut, with some cellar churning away underneath. Deep dark chestnut pour with a fizzy beige head. Taste is relatively dry with lots of light roast and a ton of nuts. Low bitterness, some caramel in the murky, slick medium body.
adnielsen (10490) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 26, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ Uncle Chris’ house in Fürth. Clear, dark amber appearance with a cream colored head. Toasty malty, cracker, somewhat husky, light caramel aroma. A bit earthy, fairly floral and herbal hoppy, lightly woody, toasty caramel malty flavor. Not bad.
gunnfryd (14189) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 9, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. deep golden colour with an off-white head. Aroma is dry, malt, caramel, fruit, hay. Flavour is dry, malt, fruit, metallic, caramel. Medium body. OK/Ordinary beer.
oh6gdx (25472) - Vasa, FINLAND - SEP 9, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled (from landbierparadies). Copper colour with a small beige head. Aroma is wood, some resin, mild sweet malts as well as some slight herbal and non-sweet syrupy notes. Flavour is wood, resiny notes, some mild fruity notes as well as quite strong sweet and bready malts. Pleasantly balanced.
Maria (10213) - Thisted, DENMARK - JUN 30, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
It’s dark amber with a creamy head, and the aroma has notes of malt, caramel, light butterscotch and fruit. The flavour is moderately sweet with notes of caramel, malt, citrus/fruit, and the finish is dry and slightly bitter.
yngwie (16529) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 1, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle, from trade with the Grand Old Lady, Maria. A clear, dark golden body is topped by a nice, finger-thick off-white head. The aroma feels metallic at first, soon overpowered by grassy, slightly spicy hops. Some maltyness too. It is quite dry in the mouth, although a bit more sweet than I would like it. Nice bitterness, and some almost caramel tasting maltyness. Balancing bitterness in the end. A bit sweet this one, but nice and tasteful anyway. 110601
Geokkjer (7346) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 1, 2011
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle.Pours deep golden with an off-white head.Aroma of yellow apples, malt, fruitiness, some roasted and metallic notes.Flavor is sweet and malty with some licorice and bitter notes.Medium body, average carbonation.