shrubber85 (7727) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - NOV 1, 2004
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUL 21, 2006 Bottle. Coffee, chocolate, chestnut malt aroma - complex. Dark brown color with quickly collapsing head. Very nice creamy mocha malt taste with the slightest hint of hops - palate lasts well after swallowing - this brewery is a hidden jewel in Franconia - great beers.
Ernest (6257) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 27, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled Nov 2003. Head is initially large, frothy, off-white, mostly lasting. Body is medium brown. Aroma is moderately malty (toasted bread, roasted nuts, caramel), lightly hoppy (herbs). Flavor is moderately sweet, moderately bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, moderately bitter. Medium body, velvety texture, lively carbonation.
schuimkroaat (421) - Leuven, BELGIUM - JUN 16, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
0.5 L bottle, ’bbe’ Nov 07. Clear dark mahogany with a sizeable off-white froth. Nose of dark bread, light smoky, with hints of raisins, hazelnuts and wood. Full, round malty taste with notes of bread and other components from the aroma. Very smooth body with a woody finish.
Marsiblursi (3021) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 5, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 8, 2008 (Bottle) Pours a deep reddish brown colour with a medium off-white head. The aroma is medium malty and light to medium hoppy with tones of mild roast, nuts, dark bread, clean caramel, watery dark syrup, herbs, grass and hints of vegetables/sweet asparagus. Undertones of nectar/roses, light honey and dark fruits like prunes and raisins alongside a very subtle hint of smoke. The flavour is medium malty and light to medium hoppy with tones of mild roast, dark bread, light nuts, tiny smoked, grass, herbs, some vegetal notes and some dark fruitiness. The mouthfeel is clean, smooth and creamy malty with a light to medium dry hop finish. The aftertaste is of grassy hops and dark bready malt. Light to medium bitter and medium sweet. Medium bodied. Nice.
JorisPPattyn (7969) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUN 2, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown beer with an orange-gold shine; end of a rim for head. I would venture some smoked malt in the nose! For the rest, classical, bready, sweet-ish notes with some vegetal, fresh hints. Sweet main taste, slightly bitterish, earthy & leafy as it ought to be! Light to medium bodied, rather good carbonation. Very tasteful Dunkel. Well worth looking for. Ochsenfurt is supposed to be very nice as well, and maybe a bit overlooked by the classical beertrails.
jaghana (4017) - Strasbourg (France), FRANCE - JUN 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 50cl, an amber brown beer with medium head. Nose is on brown caramel. Aroma is on toasted and brown caramel, dry, grassy and vegetable notes, light fruits notes on apple, grainy, brown bread, dark candy sugar notes ! (I know there is no but the taste is near) very drinkable quite complex, very nice one.
MadRobin (1989) - Silver Spring, USA - JUL 8, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Hotel Weinhaus Flach in Erlabrunn, Germany.
Clear, dark orange-brown with a 2-finger tan head and good lacing.
Aroma of caramel, nuts, old potatoes, brown bread and yeast.
Taste of caramel, brown bread and nuts with some hints of brown sugar, prunes, molasses, yeast and mild hops.
Medium/light body and medium carbonation.
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downender (6360) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 24, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at a bar in Rothenburg ob der Tauber 13/07/2011. dark brown with a decent, off-white head. Sweet, caramel and milk chocolate aroma, with a touch of roastiness. Sweet, malty flavour with more chocolate and toffee and a dryish finish. Good.
Maria (10169) - Thisted, DENMARK - AUG 5, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
It’s mahogany with a huge, creamy head. The aroma has notes of roasted malt, caramel, light fruit and nuts. The flavor has a light sweetness with notes of caramel, roasted malt, hay, fruit, and the finish is fairly dry.
MoritzF (8562) - Bochum, GERMANY - JUN 20, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(bottle) Clear, chestnut-brown colour with a big and beige foamy head. Sweet and slightly toasted malty aroma with a slightly doughy and nutty touch, accompanied by a whiff of caramel and hops. Light-bitter flavour, light to medium bodied with a moderate carbonation. Mildly toasted malt character, slightly bready and crusty taste with a touch of herbal hops; dry-ish, moderately bitter and toasty finish with a tinge of metal. Nice but not more (20.06.09).