MartinT (7811) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 24, 2006
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: AUG 22, 2011 Impressions from different bottles and taps:
-Herbal, earthy and grassy hop perfumes are showcased, all coalescing in a friendly, never overpowering manner.
-There is plenty of sticky foam to cover the very pale blond.
-A complex continuum of citrusy, floral, peppery, and grassy hop petals form a botanical garden the likes of which I’d like to revisit more often.
-The ample effervescence manages to remain cushiony and comfortable.
-The lightly honeyed malts are well dried out, adding a rustic, hay-like touch.
-The finish is full of peppery, earthy hop bitterness, leaving a poignant aftertaste.
-Simply put, this is an absolutely marvelous session beer for hopheads imbued with an unmistakable rustic, farmhouse personality.
Bottles and on tap from Blaue Glocke and Griess Brauerei.
bierking (1) - bamberg, GERMANY - AUG 8, 2009 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
GETESTET AM 18. Juni IM KAFFEE ABSEITS IN BAMBERG ORIGINAL VOM FASS:
NATURRÜBES JEDOCH TROTZDEM KLARES kELLERBIER IM ANTRUNK FRUCHTIGES AROMA IM ABGANG HERB ERFRISCHEND:VERFÜPHRT ZUM MEHRDRINKEN:!!!
omhper (19376) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 11, 2005
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled. Cloudy yellow. Aroma of fresh barley and herbal spices. These aromatic flavours lingers from nose to finish, where also a hefty dose of hops sets in, creating a massively bitter finish. The mouthfeel is soft, and the body is light. A world class kellerbier, if you can tolerate all the bitterness.
motelpogo (6699) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 17, 2006
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUL 19, 2007 on tap at cafe abseits in bamberg watching argentina hammer serbia. nice golden colour with a steady head. quite a tropical aroma - pineapple and menthol. some strawberry jam sweetness and a prickly minty finish. classy stuff
Oakes (12552) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 14, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: SEP 2, 2009 Hazy light gold. Toasty, hoppy nose. Very toasty, woody character...this is almost smokey. Long bitterness goes right into the finish. An interesting, unique example of Frankenlager. 7-4-7-4-16 = 3.8
vom holz @ Griess Keller
Lots of wood and earthy hops on the nose. Some nice subtle malt notes. Big wood notes on the palate. Earthy with dried flowers and herbs, cocoa. A unique gamut of flavours. Crisp ,firm body with a healthy dose of malts. Finishes dry and earthy with advanced wood notes. This woody version is one of the most complex, fully realized beers I’ve had in a long time. Wood fans rejoice!
Dalle (1145) - Skørping, DENMARK - SEP 11, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught, Cafe Abseits, Bamberg. Golden color with fine head. Deliscious flowery, fruity and grassy/herbal aroma - complex. Fruity sweet and well rounded flavor, finishes dry. This was one of the 3 best beers I had during my stay in Bamberg. The others were Keesman Herren pils and Schlenkerla Rauchbier - served from the lagering tanks by Matthias Trum in the brewery cellar.
Fred82 (2115) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 2, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 29, 2011 500ml bottle shared by MartinT
Appearance : Slightly hazy yellow with white foamy head. Awesome head retention.
Aroma : Great citrusy hops with herbal notes. Nice malt. Some hay and light notes of humid grain. Nice citrusy/fruity notes. A bit earthy.
Taste : Great chewy malts with lots of herbal hops. Citrusy notes too. Finish is rather bitter (especially for the style). Light spicy notes, light pine. Carbonation is delightfully soft.
Overall : Wow. Very nice beer. I don’t really know why I rated it so averagely last time... Very tasty and very complex. Nice farmhouse character with the wet grain notes. Quite bitter for the style but quite interesting... I think I would have enjoyed slightly less bitterness. Very well balanced. Awesome malt profile. Great drink ability and quite refreshing. Stunning !
On tap at Abseit.
Aroma : Herbal and malty. A little bit of honey. Lots of malt.
Taste : A bit salty with nice herbal hops. A little bit citrusy also. Some notes of algaes...
Overall : Interesting. Quite good but not the best kellerbier I had. The Wilde Rose was better. Aug 2nd 2010. 7,3,7,3,15;3.5
JulienHuxley (3062) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - JUL 20, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Gravity pour at the brewery garden. Aroma is grassy, very clean, deliciously hoppy, light subtle hay notes, hints of fresh bread, light soapy notes, a hint of vanilla as well. Taste is sweeter and more grain forward than I expected, very malty, low bitterness, really increases drinkability. Palate is light bodied with just a hint of carbonation. Really tasty.
3fourths (8031) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 5, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 24, 2014 From wooden gravity keg at the brewery in Giesfeld (June 2008). hazy body with a patchy off-white head. Nose of old fruit and nuts, some grassy hops. Wet grain / bread, hay, wheat, etc. Toasty and soft.
re-rate May 2013: quite nice, very floral, lemony, flowery and fresh. smooth malt texture, creamy low carbonation. definitely in good shape, a surprise to find again.
again in November 2013: Nectary, lemony, doughy, juicy, some Vitamin b and sulfur. less hoppy than before. still solid.
Mortlach (962) - Rome, ITALY - MAR 17, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
17/03/2014 Ma che siete venuti a fà (tap). Bevuta al FrankenFest, servita in boccale di coccio. Al naso delicati sentori di malto, pane, lieviti, leggere note luppolate erbacee. In bocca ha un attacco maltato, di pane al latte, il finale è bilanciato con un discreto amaro. Corpo leggero, carbonazione media. Una gran bella birra, si beve che è un piacere!