KyotoLefty (7140) - Kyoto, JAPAN - APR 1, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at the brewery. Glowing orange-amber with a tight, fine head. Fruity hop nose, apricots, a bit of caramel, bread, oranges. Malty but dry flavor, very fruity, oranges and stone fruits, caramel. Very smooth ans silky body. Light gas. Not the best in its style, but solid.
tgncc (2994) - Bellmore, New York, USA - MAR 17, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
The aroma is sweet, caramel, cooked vewgetables. The appearance is clear amber, white head. The flavor is verry sweet, caramel, vegetable. The. Finsih is sweet, earthn light hops. Medium. In body. More lile Rotbier than a ZKL.enjoyable.
kevnic2008 (9141) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - DEC 28, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark yellow with a white head. Aroma of bready malt, grass. Flavor of malt, bread, grassy hops.
Marheb (2822) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 29, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bue à la brasserie): Une concoction bien ficelée mais ennuyante. Céréales craquants, sucres timides mais adéquats, aromatique végétale balancée et buvabilité festive.
TAR (2518) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - SEP 17, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at the brewpub in Aug. 2014: Crystal-clear polished bronze. Creamy but fragmented eggshell head. Soft malty aromas of poundcake, pecan, Turkish apricot, toast, and breadcrust. Hint of fennel-like Spalt. Loose pinpricks of carbonation. Initially sappy with licorice-tinged hop oils and bracing minerals. Pronounced herbaceous hop sting yields to a forceful marmalade suppleness which adds generous weight to the otherwise lean body. Fresh hay looms amid a suggestive melanoidiny succulence. Malt-driven complexity continues to unravel as deep and refined toast exudes with ample lushness and zero edges. Finishes peppery with a nuanced tobacco leaf sharpness and sassy licorice notes which emerge alongside a grassy pils malt and bouncy pecan punctuation. Perhaps a tad tacky-sweet and a bit flimsy in the mouth, but the balance is appealing and the malt character multidimensional. And while it doesn’t exhibit that evocative Franconian rusticity, it’s still a very respectable lagerbier all the same.
danielecamo (663) - ITALY - AUG 29, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Alla spina al brewpub. Colore giallo paglierino, aroma di miele, cereale, grano, aromi puliti e nitidi, lager veramente piacevole.
Sledutah (5654) - Utah, USA - AUG 24, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at GBBF
Clear dark golden with a very small white head, spotty lacing. Mild aroma is fruity. Mild fruity bitters
EdKing (2075) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Keg gravity dispense at GBBF 2014. Rubyish orange, insanely large beige head. Nose is sweetish malt, caramel, rye cereal, fruit cake, baked bread, some orange citrous. Taste is very malty, but with some tangy bitterness, toasty grain, fruity, bit boiled sweet though.
Niall73 (2153) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg at GBBF 2014. Pours gold with an off white head. Honey, toffee aroma. Light body, medium carbonation. White bread, caramel, honey, hint of lemon, sponge cake, some orange. Nice balance, Good.
Scopey (8331) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg at GBBF 2014. It pours clear deep amber with a thick white head. The nose is doughy, brown, grainy, light caramel, cake and fruit cake. The taste is crisp, malt-driven, brown bread, toasted grass and earth with a dry, toasty finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Well rounded and quaffable.