jfb (3154) - GERMANY - DEC 8, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(bottle) pours a clear deep golden colour with a frothy white head. aroma of heavy resin and orange peel, caramel, light burnt malts, banana and raisins. flavour is mostly caramel and raisins, slightly oxidized, with notes of walnuts, light citrus fruit and earth. medium-bodied with average carbonation.
Mackeon (39) - - DEC 6, 2013
3.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
A specialty beer from the Oberpfalz in North-eastern Bavaria. This beer style is closely related to old-fashioned Czech pilseners (the area borders on Bohemia, which is called Čechy in Czech, by the way), which are much milder than their modern varieties, and hard to find locally. Not in Bavaria, however, where every brewery has its own variety. As it is, this is a much maltier beer with notably less hop and a pronounced yeasty note. The mouthfeel is that of the ’liquid bread’ beers so common in industrial areas in Germany, intended to quench the workers’ thirst, in this case built up in the glass and porcelain works that used to abound there. The label is in the classic ’Wimmelbild’ style of small German breweries, showing the churches (it’s a suffocatingly Catholic region) and town hall with fountain in front, as they are to be found in Mitterteich, where the brewery stands. Two coats of arms and lettering in no less than five different fonts battle for attention. Nicest is the brewery’s own coat of arms, with the Lederhosen prominently on the blue-and-white of Bavaria: ’the li’l breeches fit’, is their slogan (s’ Hösl passt). And don’t forget, when you’re in the area around Easter, to take part in the local custom of egg tapping!
MichaelBruch (2184) - Wanne-Eickel, GERMANY - FEB 3, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2013 Golden colour, low head. Taste of mild hops, old grains, cereals, grass and leaves. Not really fresh, not to speak of refreshing. Boring.
McTapps (2325) - Ruhrgebiet, GERMANY - FEB 3, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle shared with MichaelBruch. Deep clear amber in colour with low head. Taste of mild hops, mild malt and mild citrus fruits. Average Landbier with light bitter finish.
Russo (1469) - Campinas, BRAZIL - DEC 26, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear golden yellow color with a nice white head. Aroma is grassy, some herbal hops hints. Flavor is quite sweet malt balanced with hops.
Shaney (2370) - Köln / Cologne, GERMANY - DEC 2, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Das LandGold startet lieblich-honigtönern, um dann kräftig herb zu werden. Einfach gestrickt, lässt es sich schnörkellos trinken. Gute Süffigkeit, mir schmeckts.
Borresteijn (4138) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 29, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
50cl Fliptop bottle from bierkoning, thanks Edo! Clear golden colour, white head. Aroma of sweet malts, red apples, sweet flowers. Flavour is red apples, very floral, almost lavender/perfume-like, light malty, light hay, sweet lemon, just light hoppy finish. Light-bodied, soft mouthfeel. It’s OK, but the sweetness is bordering on cloying.
HermanW (1013) - Coevorden, NETHERLANDS - JUL 18, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
0,5 liter beugelfles @home.beetje donkerder bier. het lijkt me een meibok bier. zo smaakt het ook.
stevoj (1335) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 4, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A nice deep amber color awaits on pour, with as two finger head. Sticky lacing leaves traces on the glass as you quaff. The deep amber hints at the sharp notes of the flavor. Beautiful flavor, leaving a trace of bitterness on the tongue. Delicious and fulfilling, a nice surprise from the mixed bavarian six pack I picked up at the Edeka.
wekker84 (1372) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - FEB 28, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
500 ml bottle a golden yellow colored beer with a white head aroma malts grass hops flavor malts grass hops and something earthy