3fourths (7511) - Boulder, Oregon, USA - JUN 10, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Fränkisches Bierfest in Nürnberg.
Dunkles naturtrüb kellerbier.
Beautiful sea foam off-white head atop a gorgeously hazy chestnut-colored body.
Cookie-ish malty aroma of baked bread, spiced apples, cinnamon, toast, caramel.
Hoppy and juicy in a mandarin orange / maraschino cherry way.
Rich, sweet malt showing great firmness throughout.
Creamy, soft, filling carbonation.
Wonderfully expressive with no noticeable brewing flaws.
Bread crusts, tangy apricot / tangerine / mandarin orange hop flavors
Very juicy, very soft and very luscious. Fantastic-looking pour.
A favorite from the fest. Yeastier than most dunkles kellerbier, but the flavor and aroma are so vibrant and expressive, and the malt texture is ridiculously soft. In the kellerbier you could see they were close, and I was probably harsher in my rating there than I should be, given the noticeable difference between kegs one day versus the next. So, the helles Kellerbier was *almost* in that high-3-to-low-4 range, if only the laundry soap and starchy malt was taken care of. The Stöffla is proof they are capable of amazing beer.
motelpogo (5815) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUN 29, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
on tap at hutt’n in nuremberg, at the new location opposite the now-disappointing altstadhof. more like a polotmavy than a dunkel, really. a rich shade of amber with a faint haze and reddish tinge; aroma of crushed hazelnut and rye bread; some strawberry jam sweetness and rusty bitterness with a shitload of drinkability thanks to its soft texture. a real gem
pivnizub (8357) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - NOV 27, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bügelverschlußflasche: Hazy, amber coloured, stable lacy off-white foamy layer, toasty, malty and earthy nose with distinctive "medical2 hops in the background, a subtle fruitiness is also present; moderate dry bitter-sweet flavour, soft and light to medium bodied; slightly lingering chalky and spicy hoppy finish, balanced by a little malty sweetness. An excellent, archetypal franconian brew......
MoritzF (8056) - Bochum, GERMANY - OCT 31, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(swing top bottle) Hazy, amber colour with a light-beige medium-sized foamy head. Slightly sugary and toasty malty aroma with notes of butterscotch and a mildly herbal hoppy touch. Sweet and slightly bitter flavour, light to medium bodied with a modest carbonation. Toasty malt-character with caramel and present herbal accents; dry-out effect towards the bitter-sweet and spicy hoppy finish. Good stöffla ! 30.X.11