Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - OCT 3, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught @ Hofbrau Miami. clear dark amber brown with beige head and lacing. Uber-fresh bread dough aroma includes brewer’s yeast and pumpernickel rye freshly baked. Soft mouthfeel. Liquid bread, like a lighter version of a doppelbock that way. Really nice. I’ve had this beer when it wasn’t tasting so damn fresh--when it’s on, it’s on!
BeerandBlues2 (9798) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 2, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours clear brown with a small, fizzy, light brown head, somewhat lasting with fair lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (bread, toast, straw), light hops (herbs), average yeast (earth, broth) with notes of cardboard and apple. Medium bodied, thin texture, soft carbonation, and a metallic finish. Average duration, light sweetness, acidity, and bitterness.
gerardoluna (193) - MEXICO - SEP 12, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
[Eyes] extramly deep dark amberbrown color, unike! the head is amazing.
[Nouse] yumi, jeje sweet, hoppy and malty aroma.
[Mouth] Full body, a little caramel note
rocbyter (1904) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - SEP 24, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Slightly roasted malt aroma. Clear brown color with a medium off white head. Malty beginning getting sweeter in the middle fading slowly in the finish.
SHIG (3602) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - AUG 30, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Poured a reddish brown with a tan color creamy head. Aroma is sweet caramel malt. Taste is a roasted and caramel malt, sweet but leafy finish.
austone (1062) - Turku; Pori, FINLAND - SEP 18, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draught. Reddish brown, small off-white head. Berry sourish aroma, little rust and roasted malts. Same sourish berries in the flavor, roasted malts, sweet rye-pudding, little hops. Light to medium bodied, average carbonation. The berries are a bit off in this one.
swoopjones (5987) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 30, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
@ Hofbrauhaus in Munich. Brown cola colored. Roasty aroma. Very light mouthfeel Rather bland. Probably my least favorite dunkel of the trip
Cornfield (5506) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - SEP 27, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I pick up a single green bottle at Pat-apostrophe-s Liquors in Porter IN. It pours a clear caramel/amber body with a tall and creamy beige head. It’s got a sweet malty aroma with a touch of rust and mineral water. The flavor drops those last two, lightly toasts the malts, and adds an herbal bitterness. Good session lager.
andreic (53) - IRELAND - AUG 30, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Brown. White head that didn’t last. Slight aroma of malt and grain. Tastes slightly malty, slight caramel and biscuit. Light bitterness comes through at the end. Its pretty clean and easy drinking.
JohnnyZ (90) - Illinois, USA - AUG 27, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Delicious. Smooth and brown. Quality brew. Defines the style. Goes well with German food.