HonusWagner (1233) - Florida, USA - APR 10, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A rather straightforward, inoffensive doppelbock, a bit caramel malty sweetness, not too much fruit presence, drinkable but otherwise not noteworthy. On tap WOB Wellington.
CanIHave4Beers (2911) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - MAR 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep mahogany with a tight medium sized off white head that leaves a decent lacing on the glass.
The aroma is rich with lots of toffee & caramel without coming off as overly sugary... It’s got some light chocolate and is lightly boozy. It’s a big malty inviting aroma... not always something I’m after but it’s hard for me not to be drawn in by this one.
The flavor is as expected, very malty. It’s a sweet beer but doesn’t quite get into the cloying territory. It’s got an alcohol spiciness and just enough herbal hop character to bring some balance to it. It’s got a nice chocolate on toffee thing happening and a little bit of cooked fruit.
Maybe it was the right beer at the right time, but I really dig this... and I went in with very low expectations.
gnoff (7471) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JAN 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at The Independent, Clearwater, on January 19, 2014.
Clear brown color, tan head. Sweet, malty scent. Sweet, malty, grainy, sugary taste. Grainy aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel, medium high bitterness.
Homer321 (1012) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - DEC 29, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Thin, watery. Could be because I just drank an eisbock, but this is bland. No malt backbone - could have told me it was a Munich Dunkel.
BrewBoxer (1769) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 28, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at the new Bavaria on stone st NYC. Pours a golden color with a malty color. Taste is malty with a nice easy drinking flavor. Decent German brew
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77ships (3313) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - DEC 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I think that I had this one but no sure. Anyway sampled draft @ Biermuseum. Deep amber, creamy white head. Nose is slightly metallic with lots of sweetness mixed in as well, candy, caramel & very sweet malty. Taste is lightly metallic but not in an overt, bothersome way, almost more mineral-like, sweet sticky malts, sweet herbs, lager yeast / feel, caramel, faint hops in the back. Creamy & substantial mouthfeel, satisfactory brew for sure.
mR_fr0g (2022) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap? at Biermuseum. 26/8/13. Aroma is meaty malt, sweet caramel nutty malt. Amber colour with a loose off white head. Flavour is nutty malt, some alcohol presence, light toast. Boozy finish. Fullish body. Some metal. Tasty malty beer.
BeerandBlues2 (9104) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - SEP 20, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Max’s. Pours clear gold with a small, fizzy white head, short retention with spare lacing. Aroma is Pils, cookie, and biscuit malt with earthy hops. Flavor is malt dominant with light hops and bitterness and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
tightslice (144) - Redwood City, California, USA - JUN 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 20, 2013 On tap at Gourmet Hause Staudt DT Redwood City, CA. Light golden malts with honey-wine soaked hay. Made from the finest German farmhand hair. Served with a giant pretzel slathered with salami, cheese and horseradish mustard (extra experience points awarded).
beerbaaron (937) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 10, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Liter at Old German Beer Hall. Yellow. Medium white head, fair retention and lace. Caramel and grain. Light to medium body. Some bread.