rpattinson (84) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - FEB 6, 2006
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottled: Biscuit, fruit, pear, nuts, pepper, coriander, cream and malt aromas; sweet/bitterish taste with malt, caramel, nuts, fruit and spice aromas; bitter finish with biscuit, pepper, spice and honey aromas.
The name is misleading - it’s at the very pale end of the amber scale. It has a subtle character that is magnificent in the bottle, but totally ruined when served on draught with too much top pressure. It’s the only Bamberg beer I’ve had where the two versions differed so greatly in quality.
The bottled version is an assembly of beautifully understated malt flavours, though there is still a very respectable hop presence for what is intended as a malt-oriented beer. I’ve no idea what style this is. It’s similar in colour and strength to the Fässla lagerber, though the taste profile is completely different. One thing it definitely ISN´T is a Dunkel.
Grzesiek79 (2757) - Radom, POLAND - JUN 25, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma caramel and nuts, hops are floral, yeast a little leather. Apperance: Amber colour, head white and hard. Taste medium sweet and bitter too. Palete is full and verry long finish.
gringobrian (3) - PERU - MAY 26, 2013 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
on tap at klosterbrau bamberg, maybe this batch was exceptional but this was the best beer in bamberg for me. toasty aroma, gorgeous brown color, beautiful head. so smooth going down, toffee and caramel flavor, not sweet, just rich. a late dose of hoppy bitter in perfect balance with the creamy mouthfeel. exceptional and unique standout in a town full of great beers.
Mads Langtved (2245) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - JUN 9, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 10, 2003 Malty and well-balanced. A great beer. Noce thick head. Extremely nice looking and tasting.
diabel (1589) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - SEP 25, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle Clear, amber body. Refined aroma of fine malts, citrus, ... Moderately sweet, lightly bitter initial flavour. Moderately bitter finish. Quite malty. Nicely balance between the hops and the malts. Very lovely!
tla (34) - - DEC 23, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The beer has a nice brown color and a special taste.
The yeast in it gives it a special note in taste.
dogbomb (757) - ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at National Winter Ales Festival. Deep gold ale with a decent offwhite head. Nose is rich honey and LOTS of it. In the mouth there is more honey and a little marzipan with some pleasant warming maltiness. Really nice.
jonas (5285) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - MAY 6, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 14, 2004 Re-rate at Klosterbräu
Bitter and toasted nose.
Cloudy rust color, low head which clings to glass.
Bitterhop, burned malt, cookies, honey and a bit cobwebbed - it tastes as old as the braunbier style :-)
Medium body, carbonation tingles the back of the mouth. Soft mouthfeel and exit.
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 2, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 3, 2006 Draught at the brewery, a clear amber with a large pillowy white head (that didn’t last). A strawberry-like malty aroma. Nice and creamy with caramal in the mouth and a good dry finish. Another good beer from Klosterbrau.
kapusil (445) - HUNGARY - JUL 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
0.5l bottle. Amber body, white head. Aroma of caramel, toast and some roastyness. Taste of caramel, toast, floral hops and roasted malts. One of the sweeter dunkels. Nice one.