Hallstein (260) - Skogn, NORWAY - MAY 5, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a hazy red color - Aroma on this beer has malt, bread, yeast and some noble hops. Flavor is malty, with some dark complex sugary flavors. Crisp, dry finish with a good amount of bitterness.
Beerhunter111 (10340) - Hasborn, GERMANY - JAN 3, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Klares dunkel goldenes Bier mit einer ordentlichen weißen Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr malzig, leicht fruchtig, hopfig, grasig. Geschmack ordentlich gehopft, würzig, dezent bitter, minimal metallisch.
TAR (2518) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - JUL 15, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draught at Herrmann Keller in June 2013: Color indeterminable (served in steinkrug). Slightly soapy and vegetal nose is further marred by matchsticks and some fusel alcohol. Underlying note of pecan maltiness and flowers. Scant carbonation. Flimsy body. Touch of minerals paves the way for a sharp grassy bitterness and splash of fruitiness. Malt is curiously muted and poorly defined, with merely a trace of breadcrust poking through the esters. Alcohol is lousily cloaked. Hops yield an unrefined salty, spent tea-leaf bitterness which is exacerbated by a soapy astringency and a limp, sugary body. The one-dimensionally grassy finish gains no support from the malt or any bright hop flavors. Chemical notes abound in this dull kellerbier. Just couldn’t get into this as much as Mikey. Their Hefe Weissbier (bottle), on the other hand, was exceptionally tasty, so I didn’t spend a whole of of time with this.
3fourths (8554) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 28, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 3, 2013 Draft at Herrmann Keller in Ampferbach. A fairly typical kellerbier for Franconia: grassy, nectary, lemon oil hops with quiet / neutral pale malt sweetness. More banana / fruit esters than most, but still quiet enough to let the hops drive the experience. Becomes a tad starchy and grainy after a while, and the grain husk character swells about halfway through the glass, as does some dish soap and detergent dirtiness. Still these flaws are minor and the beer as a whole is drinkable, but certainly nothing special to seek out, though it may vary from batch to batch as much as anyone.
hirigalzkar (2515) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught @ Akkurat. Pours a hazy yellow color with a big and long lasting white head. Aroma has got notes of hay and citrus. Taste is actually a bit sour (in a citrus kind of way). Also notes of cereal, grain and some honey.
gyllenbock (5740) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Akkurat, June 2013.
Hazy golden with a large, fluffy white head. Aroma and taste of malt, grass and some light hops. Dry and refreshing.
finol (2453) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Akkurat.
Pours straw yellow with a big white head.
Clean crisp malty brew. nice drinkability
harrisoni (15009) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to Erlangernick. Brown gold colour with slight haze and thin beige head. Yep that’s good. Good mlat and then good biting hop finish. Some toast, bit fizzy. Very drinkable, I could see me drinking this all day. Just balanced and drinkable.
oh6gdx (22401) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAY 26, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled@One Pint Pub, Helsinki. Golden colour with slight haze. The head is a white thick, but quite small creamy one. Aroma is bready malts, mild toasted notes as well as some herbs. Flavour is bready malts, herbs, toast and some slight dusty notes.
JK54B (1539) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 3, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled 0.5L at OPP. Slightly malty nose. Pale head. Hazy golden colour. Malty slightly sweet taste. Mild hoppiness.