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Brewed by Brauerei Knoblach
Style: Zwickel/Keller/Landbier
Litzendorf-Schammelsdorf, Germany

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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 3.15/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BlackForestCO (976) - Aurora, Colorado, USA - JAN 15, 2014
Bottle from TAR, thanks Jeff! Poured a clear golden-yellow color with a moderate, frothy white head that slowly faded to a thick, bubbly layer and left webby lacing. Moderately bready, doughy aroma with hints of soft honey partnered with a moderately grassy, herbal hoppiness rounded out with a soft fruitiness (peach, orange) and a touch of minerals. Smooth, crisp entry with a soft touch of lightly sweet honey-tinged dough and toasted malt meld into a lightly nutty, minerally heart that is offset by a surprisingly bitter, grassy, herbal hoppiness that lingers into the finish where sharper notes of orange give way to softer, more delicate apricot and peach frutiness. Crisp, clean beer...surprisingly dry and bitter, but delicate and full of nuance, it just begs you to drink it. Overall, it’s a beautiful beer...the kind I wish were commonplace here, clean, delicate, complex, refreshing...excellent.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 23, 2014
(Gravity pour from the wooden barrel) Pours a hazy golden body with a medium white head. Aroma of grain, grass, earth, and hay. Flavor of grain, earth, resin, and florals with a dry, crisp, lingering bitter finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TAR (2441) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - DEC 13, 2013
Multiple liters vom fass at Knoblach in Dec. 2013: Slightly hazy orangish golden. Broken, tiny-bubbled white foam. Brightly fruity aromas mix with honey-drizzled toasted hay, wood-root-spice hops, herbs, piecrust, fresh bread, and minerals to comprise the mellow but refined nose. Soft prickles of subdued carbonation. Crunchy, nutty and malty, with toffee and oodles of toasted hay richness dovetailing with candyish, woody, deeply herbal bitterness. Potently grassy and herbal, throughout. Depth-lending residual sugars are beautifully tempered by the saliva-inducing minerals. Crisp notes of piecrust also help offset the sweetness and add to the elaborate maltiness. What it lacks in hop flavor is perfectly compensated by a succulent medley of fruity esters which support the stiff, salty, licorice-charged bitterness. Savory punch of hard lemon candy in there, as well. Continually richly malty and sturdy with profuse honey, toast, and lush hay notes at the finish, which is adorned with a captivatingly forceful zing of staunch bitterness. A ridiculously clean and bitter beer which stretches the boundaries of what is widely accepted as standard hopping rates in the region. Nearly impossible to stop drinking. Certainly rivals, if not surpasses, the exquisite hoppiness of Witzgall Landbier and Roppelt Kellerbier (when they are "on", that is), two of Franconia’s hoppiest.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ernest (6154) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 30, 2013
Draft at Knoblach. Head is initially large, frothy/creamy, white, mostly lasting. Body is medium yellow. Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (toasted grain/bread), moderately hoppy (herbs, flowers), with light notes of peach, honey. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter. Medium body, velvety/creamy texture, lively carbonation. A darn good beer...complex, spicy-floral-herbal-fruity aroma. Great balance and very clean. Gets better as it warms, so take your time with this one.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
3fourths (7879) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 29, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 15, 2014 Vom fass at the brewery in Schammelsdorf.
First impression: uncharacteristically hoppy Franconian lagerbier.
Green, grassy, lemon pithy / citrus Spalt hops.
Lightly doughy yeast presence.
Medium body, would benefit from more roundness and fullness but I take that the hops brighten an otherwise peaked and thin body.
A surprisingly bitter and hoppy pale lagerbier.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
motelpogo (6309) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - SEP 9, 2012
Bottled, at cafe abseits in bamberg. Lightly hazy yellow with a lasting white head; herbaceous aroma with hints of sage and nasturtium; somewhat medicinal, in a good way and pleasantly crisp. Very drinkable

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (34282) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 10, 2012

Wooden barre - gravity @ Brauerei Knoblach, Kremmeldorfer Strasse 1, Schammelsdorf, Bavaria Germany 96123.

Served in a steinkrug. Unclear medium yellow amber colour with a small to average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, grain, hay, moderate hoppy, grass, fruity. Initial flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter, finish flavor is moderate to light heavy sweet and heavy bitter with a long duration, malty, crispy hops, grainy hoppy, initial metalic bitter. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20120404]

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
meerbier (1473) - Pijnacker, NETHERLANDS - NOV 19, 2011
Bottle@Home. Malty and hoppy aroma. Dark yellow, off-white head, good lace. Maltsweet, rather malty, nice soft bitterness. Medium body, light metallic finish. Balanced, clean.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
FatPhil (9152) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 23, 2011
500ml bottle (One Pint Pub, Helsinki, German Weeks mid-2011) - shared with oh6gdx - thanks!
Pale, brief frothy white head. Dry papery body. Pervades the whole taste. Even in the finish, the hops are drying and bitter, and also papery. Watery, but so drying it’s not thirst-quenching.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TaktikMTL (5652) - Montréal-Nord, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 28, 2011
En fût. Pinte dégustée directement à la brasserie. Arôme: Odeur de céréales. Apparence: La couleur est blonde. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de céréales et d’Houblons. Longue durée de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence d’amertume d’houblons en arrière goût. (Rating #3838)


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