motelpogo (6688) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 6, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
on tap at the brewery, 5th brewery of the day on the walk from pottenstein to aufsess. dark purple with heaps of lacing, slightly roasted aroma, hints of plum, burnt hay, very swillable, dry, some burnt bitterness
Ernest (6215) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 7, 2013
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Draft at the brewpub in Heckenhof.
Head is initially average sized, frothy, light brown, mostly lasting.
Body is medium to dark brown.
Aroma is lightly malty (caramel, roasted grain, malt syrup), with a strong note of yogurt/sour cream.
Flavor is lightly to moderately sweet, moderately acidic.
Finish is lightly sweet, moderately acidic, lightly bitter.
Light to medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation.
Such a shame that such an idyllic little country village/setting is home to such a terrible beer. It smells more like yogurt than anything else, and is equally sour. Pretty much impossible to enjoy.
larsga (6206) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 11, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Medium offwhite head of large bubbles, clear dark red body. Smoky, meaty aroma, not too strong. Taste is deep, but not really strong. I’d be hard-pressed to describe it, but the aftertaste is quite bitter. Overall quite hoppy. A very good example of the Franconian dark lager.
(0.5l mug on tap at the brewery outdoor serving.)
Miksu (4948) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - JUL 10, 2008
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
1.0 l bottle. Reddish brown color with small head. Sweetish, nutty, leathery and somewhat dull aroma. Dry nutty flavor with some weird plastic off flavor. This bottle was picked week ago from the brewery but seems to be insipid, I hope to rerate this in future.
OleR (4802) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 6, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
1L sving-top bottle. Big platina blond head with excellent lacing. Clear mahogny colored body. Dry nutty, faint caramelly malt aroma. Notes of dusty, grassy and papery hops. Much of the same flavorwise; Dry nutty malts and dusty hops. Also an vinous berry-ish fruitiness. Light to medium full. powdery, almost chalky in th mouth. Dry fruity finish. Probably a light oxidation here, still a decent and drinkable dunkel.
tderoeck (4671) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 23, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
21/VII/13 - 50cl bottle from the brewery @ home - 6/IX/13 (2013-657) Thanks to Dominiek for the bottle!
Clear deep brown beer, irregular creamy light beige head, pretty stable, non adhesive. aroma: coffee, some dark caramel, toast, bit of chocolate. Mf: soft carbon, medium body. Taste: grains, hay, toast, mocha, little bitter, hoppy, some caramel. Aftertaste: fudge, caramel, mocha, bit hoppy, chocolate, grains and hay. Very German signature, but pretty complex and interesting.
jfb (3818) - Freising, GERMANY - AUG 25, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(draught) pours a very murky dark brown colour with a frothy off-white head. aroma of herbal hops, some barnyard and toasted malts, with light notes of tobacco. flavour is slightly earthy, with lots of toasted grain and a herbal-hoppy finish. medium body and carbonation.
Geiserich (3363) - Linz, AUSTRIA - JUN 7, 2010
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at the brewery: Dark brown color, creamy off-white head. Hints of vinegar in the aroma, shy malty and some roastiness. Flavor is light sourly/sweet, malty and with some roasty notes., Light dry finish.
culchiem (2512) - Berlin, GERMANY - JUN 10, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle from Hopfen and Maltz. Thin brown with an off white head. Aroma is nutty malt. Flavour is watery malt, thin texture.
TAR (2488) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - DEC 16, 2013
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Tap at the brewery, Dec. 2013: Dark russet. Fine-bubbled dirty-white froth. Unclean aromas of diacetyl, prune juice, cola, rotting fruit, vinegar and yogurt. Soft prickles of carbonation. Flimsy body. Initial sip is dull, colalike, yogurty and butterscotch-laden. Limp and lifeless earthy malt looms faintly beneath the rampant "off" notes and peculiar prune juice fruitiness. Notes of cardboard abound. Buttery flavors film the palate with a tacky residue. Flaccid, prunelike finish reveals vague caramelized sugars, although butterscotch and yogurt predominate. Gee whiz, does the brewer have a yogurt and vinegar fetish or something? It’s truly puzzling how a beer in Franconia can be both served and happily lapped up by the patrons (one guy at our table remarked to us this is his favorite beer in the region!). Very unfortunate that this beer is so amiss, because I would very much love to have some serious quality time at the brewery since it’s tucked away in one of the coziest and most idyllic settings imaginable (perched atop a hill surrounded by hardwoods and farmland).