rauchbier (3803) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - NOV 7, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, GBBF 2004. Bronze, moderate white head and gentle condition. Low sweet malty aroma with a touch of caramel, fairly bland in the mouth with more sweet caramel and a little roast barley becoming apparent. Gentle toffee sweetness in the finish. Landbier isn’t really a style, and lumping this in with Kellerbiers and Zwickls only serves to highlight it.
DanielBrown (4381) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 22, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at the Criterion, Leicester. Dark brown, with an inch of head, and slight choc aroma. Beetrooty, fairly choccish. Very, odd, very strange. Hints at some strength , but probably the juxtaposition of flavours causes this?? Brown sugar, sickly sweetness. Caramel sweet beer, crisply drinkable. Confusing - I thought it was a Dunkel.
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 15, 2004
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled at GBBF 2004. It was interesting to try some rare (for the UK at least) Austrian beers, but this one was not really to my taste. Overwhelmingly malty in both aroma and flavour, with some woody notes and a touch of yeasty acidity. Not very crisp mouthfeel. Overall, I thought it rather dull and not very interesting.
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 9, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Quite nice. Lightly sweet raisin and then dry toasted malt flavour, a bit doughy i suppose, quite a light palate, yet the flavour is quite full, lightly acidic mouthfeel, some wholegrain bread, pretty decent.
jde123 (775) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 3, 2004
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
While this beer is not very good when compared with others of the same style, it stands alone pretty well. This was a beer obtained in Austria during a visit to an irish pub, and was perhaps the best they had (besides the obligatory guinness). Very pale translucent appearance turned me off right away. However, when poured, the head sticks around for a while, and there is a lack of bubbles which I liked a lot. Low carbonation really helped the palate!! Great aspect. Taste was mediocre, would have this one again, need to get more landbiers.
jbrus (4990) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - AUG 29, 2002
1.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
For the brewers sake I hope mine had gone bad for some reason. Really bad unbalanced beer. No aroma at all. Brown colour, no head, no lace. Skunky flavor, bitter. Medium full body. I must re-rate this one some time.
omhper (23513) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAR 5, 2002
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pale brown, rich head. Softly malty and roasty.
Bov (11974) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - SEP 10, 2001
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20