motelpogo (7701) - 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
MesandSim (7118) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 22, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A Mes rate: Gravity serving at Zeitgeist.
Mid brown with a slight beige head. Sweet German malt aroma with a lot of caramel and toffee. Slight tobacco and wheat with a tiny lick of hops. Flavour is very wheaty with some tobacco again. Slight roasty notes, lovely malt and an excellent balancing bitterness in the finish. Smooth and drinkable.
larsga (6930) - 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.)
tderoeck (6906) - 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.
Ernest (6906) - 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.
AndySnow (5573) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 2, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Where: SMÖF 2014.
Appearance: Dark brown colour with a small off-white head.
Aroma: Caramel, malt, grass.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Caramel, malt, bread.
DutchDrebus (5109) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JAN 8, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle @ the last thursdayeveningtasting @ de dries. Dark amber colour with a small to medium sized off-white head. Smells malts, sweet, raisins, brown sugar. Tastes sweet, malts, raisins. Thin to medium body with nice carbo.
Miksu (5030) - 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.
jfb (4856) - 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.
OleR (4804) - 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.