quiznoaz (283) - Arizona, USA - NOV 3, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown but clear, light malty aroma, malty flavor with a touch of caramel sweetness. Light body. Drinkable, but you’re not going to pay a lot of attention to it.
ccex (797) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 21, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
330 ml green bottle pours a dark amber color with quickly disappearing one-finger off-white head and a little lacing. Aroma is malt-forward: some dark fruits and bread. Taste is slightly sweet all the way through. Body is medium with average carbonation. Very easily drinkable and defintely German. Good, not too simple, but not one of the greats either.
Beerathon (590) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 14, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Solid malt profile with slight spiciness to it. Enjoyed this dark style lager.
VoodooBear (32) - San Juan, PUERTO RICO - MAY 11, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Presentation: 11.2 oz. green bottle, served in a steidel.
Appearance: Develops a one finger head that goes down into a thin ring. It’s dark caramel colored.
Smell: The aroma es mostly of sweet malt, nothing else.
Taste: The malt sweetness is very dominant and present but not cloying.
Mouthfeel: It feels a bit watery and smooth. It has medium carbonation and it’s easy to drink because of the sweetness.
Overall: Complex enough so as to not be boring, but easy enough to drink so as to not discourage drinkers not accustomed to this type of beer. It manages to be very sweet but balanced, not overwhelming. A very well made brew.
kevinator (322) - The Colony, Texas, USA - MAY 8, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is pretty standard dark German beer fare. Good and traditional. Sweet malty aroma. There was a small tinge of skunkiness as this was in a green bottle. Light brown and clear with average head. Even though a dark lager there was not much weight. A little watery but easy to drink. Flavors were grain, malt, sweet, maybe a little spice but overall mellow. Typical German stuff found in the US.
pdx77 (338) - Oregon, USA - APR 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draught at Hofbräuhaus. Dark almost black color, yet opaque. Light aroma of dark malts. Taste of grape juice and dark sweet malts. Easy finish.
pdx76 (114) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draught at hofbrauhaus, Las Vegas- clear dark amber color. Medium white foamy head. Nose of malt and biscuit. Taste of malt and biscuits. Very smooth.
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azlondon (1138) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - APR 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shared with Nordcore in Hofbräuhaus München.
Appearance: Dark brown, clear. Some light tan head.
Aroma: Dark malt, some dark fruit.
Taste: Dark malt, some dark fruit. Slight sweetness. Not bad.
Info: 1000ml draught, 6/4-2013
Nordcore (822) - Lyngen alps, NORWAY - APR 14, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Shared 1 liter with Azlondon on tap in Hofbrauhaus München, 6/4-13.
Dark amber with offwhite head. Roasted aroma, with dark fruits sence. Medium sweet taste with a bitter roasted end.
beerbaaron (378) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at Old German Beer Hall. Mahogany. Large frothy, creamy off-white head. Roasty toasty. Roasted malt, toffee, bread. Clean, easy drinking.
NeoHippie2 (450) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - APR 11, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A decent offering. Malty aromas with notes of biscuit. Goes really well with food, and easy to drink. Nothing that’s going to blow you away but a respectable brew. I usually will get this or the hefe when I visit the hofrau in Newport.