meerbier (1468) - Pijnacker, NETHERLANDS - MAR 15, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap@Brewpub. What a wonderful relief after a couple of boring Franconian lagers. Nice dark golden, almost amber color. Great malts but not too much, wonderful bitterness and hoppy notes.
3fourths (7858) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 20, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
draft at greifenklau in bamberg. called braun bier or kellerbier or something but i’m pretty sure it’s this one, which might be more correctly defined as a heller bock or a keller heller bock helles or something. dark orange/copper/brass/bronze colored body - pick a color. dense, lasting off-white head. full, chewy, frothy, resinous nuts, wet, smacking, crisp and full-bodied vienna and honey-flavored malt. a little bit of burnt/caramelized orange rind. very bright finish. wonderful beer.
alexanderj (3297) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - SEP 22, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I think this one was from a bottle. Color was a clear dark gold. Aroma was meaty, bready with vegetable and some earthy hops. Flavor was much better than the aroma. A good balance; bready and fruity, with yeast notes and an earthy finish. Very nice for the style, well the flavor at least.
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 18, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark golden colored. Buttery aroma with nice fruity tones, grass and some Danish vegetably yeastiness also here, though no yeast in glass... Medium bodied. Flavor is more hopped with some rubbery, even burnt note, still I like this. Aftertaste is buttery still with drying hops.
daniele (5177) - ITALY - AUG 9, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
chiara buona schiuma piuttosto persistente note leggermente erbacee luppolate un tocco di malto creacker in bocca poi è piu dolciastra semplice iuna lieve nota mara piacevole ma non molto lunga
oh6gdx (20217) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 22, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught@brewpub (in stein). Deep orangeish golden colour with mediumsized white head. Aroma is sweet malts, some grassy hops as well as some mild fruity notes. Flavour is quite much the same with some slight toffeeish/diacetylic notes.
Beershine (5201) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - JUL 20, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 22, 2009 In krug, has lasting white cap. The aroma is Franconian big worty malts and some sawdust and damp wood. Flavors strike a nice sweet-hop balance. Good quaffable stuff. Unfortunately tends to be variable. Can be yeasty, damp wood and slightly sour. At times it shines, at times it does not.
MiP (13478) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAY 8, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at the brewpub. Clear light amber colour. Nice stable lacy white head. The flavour starts off clean, but a bit thin. Has a little chalk to begin with, that is nice enough. Slightly watery finish. Clean, but not so interesting.
DSG (5615) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - AUG 9, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(7/2/08) Draught at the brewpub in Bamberg. Aroma is malty and a bit earthy. Sweet malty flavor with some light butterscotch and a slightly drier finish. Medium-bodied.
Maria (10123) - Thisted, DENMARK - MAY 9, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
From tap at the brewery. Served in a stein krug, so I’m not able to see the color, but the head is nice. The aroma has notes of malt and caramel and the flavour has a nice balance between sweetness and bitterness, that makes this lager refreshing. It also has notes of malt, caramel and citrus.