MartinT (7482) - 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
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omhper (18762) - 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 (6126) - 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 (11408) - 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 (2091) - 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
3fourths (7771) - 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.
jonas (5445) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - NOV 28, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 26, 2006 Citric yeast aroma and fine aromahops.
Orange/yellow with yeast in suspension and a big white frothy head.
Medium body, sweet malt and wild honey, fantastic hop balance dominated by aromahops, dry herbal finish with a added yeasty earthnotes. Sparkly dry mouthfeel.
pivnizub (8550) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - AUG 31, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: SEP 8, 2007 On tap at the brewery: Amber coloured, thin, lasting head; floral hoppy nose, moderate bitter flavour, moderate fruity-bitter taste; long lasting dry and very aromatic hoppy finish; well rounded, smooth. One of the best in good old Franconia.....! Re-rated June 2007: On tap in the beer-garden: Yeasty, worty and strong bitter floral-hoppy nose; strong, dryish bitter flavour, soft MF, light bodied; long lasting dry floral-aromatic finish with a touch of pale-malt. A gorgeous Kellerbier...............