Jow (3439) - New York, USA - MAY 20, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hat at the world famous Hofbrauhaus in Munich. Pours pretty brown and tastes wheaty, malty, some caramel and oranges. don’t let its dark color fool you its light and easy drinking brew. quite a few of these along with the traditional were consumed in this extremely fun locale.
KnutAlbert (6705) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 26, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle in Berlin.
Dark, cereals, some caramel, decent balance. Fine with food, but no need to go out of your way for this.
JediMindTricks (446) - Remington, Virginia, USA - APR 22, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours brown in color with light brown head. Aroma sweet, roasted malt and caramel. Taste of roasted malt and caramel with dry finish.
Kartoffeln (40) - Kansas, USA - APR 22, 2011
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Best dark lager I’ve ever tasted after U Fleku. Drank a Mass at Hofbraeuhaus in Munich. It was unforgettable. This seems to be one of those beers that you have to drink at the source. It really loses a lot of character in transportation, and the ones I’ve had in America just didnt taste like they did at the source. Its much fresher and has a much more refined and delicate character in Munich.
SamP01 (658) - New Jersey, USA - APR 10, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a deep clear amber with a nice tan head malt, some bread and yeast. Taste is caramel malt, toasted barley, some light bitterness. Has a nice medium body, with moderate cabonation. Finish is dominated by caramel malt, some toasted barley and light hops. Overall a good easy drinking brew.
ThaJuggernaut (309) - Washington, USA - MAR 28, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very good dunkel. Stout beer with with medium pour. Decent heAd.
NobleSquirrel (3439) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 27, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Maple Tree Inn. Pours a deep brown with a nice and creamy head. Nose is a touch toasty with a distinct melanoidin component and some light sweetness. On taste, seems a bit caramelly and sweeter than expected, but is round and full. Mediumed bodied and a decent clean finish. Solid beer, this one.
Nikiel (879) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 25, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Pours a dark caramel with off-white foam. Smells crisp and hoppy like a pilsner. Tastes initially crisp and slightly hoppy but mellows out into a lightly roasty/caramely sweet flavor.
RickTStiles (826) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 20, 2011
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours clear redish brown with a thin white head and some lacing. the first wave of aroma was rather skunky and a very lagerish aroma of sour pale malt persists. taste is better with some dark malt coming through but the body is thin and there’s little yeast flavor. the hops are apparent after a moment. finishes light but mildly warming. I’ll attribute the bad aroma to the green bottle it comes in but other than that, this is a generally unremarkable beer.
12HundredBaud (262) - Sausalito, California, USA - MAR 19, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
50 cl bottle from a supermarket in Barcelona. It pours a hazy deep brown liquid with some amber tones, with a high white and consistent head, lasting somehow throughout the beer, but leaving no lacing. The aroma is very complex: wheaty, with orange, as well as malty, with roasted malts giving caramel, reisin and a little licorice hints. It tastes malty, with a very refreshing wheaty touch, kind of sweet and acidic. It is very similar to the nose, but with an annoying watery touch. In the mouth it feels smooth, watery, softly carbonated, ending a little dry and with a low bitterness. There’s a grassy hops aftertaste, also. Decent presentation (bottle and crown cap) that makes it clear it is a dunkel. Easy-drinking beer; nice.