kappldav123 (5829) - GERMANY - DEC 7, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle looks simple but good. Beer in the glass zippy, nice head. Starts strong-malty, modest spicy, some woody notes. Mild bitter background. Finish a bit more balanced, but still with some alcoholic notes. Okay.
3fourths (9064) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 2, 2013
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: FEB 25, 2014 Bottle from the brewery. Dull orange-gold with a white head. Spinach / leafy green vegetable and turnip DMS foulness on top of a pale malt core. Stale yeast powder and makeup powder and hand soap notes set the mood. Medium body, sweet, mildly tangy / peppery. Thinner finish, candy apple cloying sugars in the finish.
Mora2000 (6151) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAY 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Yellow with a white head. Aroma is grain, grass and earth. Flavor is bread, oranges, sugar and grass. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
mojo_0406 (2) - APO, New York, USA - APR 26, 2013 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great flavor, great aroma. Overall this is a great tasting beer. The flavor has a bit of a smokey taste.
Dedollewaitor (15435) - Odense, DENMARK - APR 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Hopfen & Malz, Berlin. Pours clear golden with a small white head. Bread, grain, whiff of alcohol, grass and caramel. Smooth and full bodied.
TAR (2651) - Marshall (Asheville area), North Carolina, USA - JAN 26, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bronzed peach. Scattered off-white foam. Unappealing gummy candy aromas prevail over lesser notes of vanilla cake, pecan, and breadcrust. Unpleasant hint of grape taffy and medicine, as well. Firm carbonation. Somewhat fuzzy. Flimsy body. Initially sweet and semi-tacky with a sharp alcohol embrace. Honey-drizzled biscuits dovetail with a crisper nuttiness, though the malt soon relinquishes much of its sturdiness to a wet-paper and damp hay limpness. Some appetizing hop spice does exude, as does a splash of sweetish nectar, though the hoppy brightness is overly subdued and thus fails to counteract the sugars. Meanwhile, grape candy continually deposits its artificial-tasting residue on the palate. Finishes faintly cookielike with a lively aniseedy spiciness, though predominantly flabby with a wet paper lifelessness. Late emergence of flowery hop spice salvages the finish as it links up with a stiff Munich crackle, though the grapey-ness is here to stay. Sort of a mixed bag. On one hand, it does occasionally showcase some delightful crisp-edged malt refinement reminiscent of cookie, breadcrust, pecan, etc., yet on the other hand, there is a pervasive gummy candy quality and even a touch of banana that really wreak havoc on the overall luster. A few adjustments here and there and this would be pretty solid, but far from Franconia’s best.
hawanna (3019) - Freising, GERMANY - JAN 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
0,5 l bottle. BB 24. Apr 13
alcohol, caramel, butterscotch, roasty, floral, orange-red, clear, frothy, white foam, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, medium-full body, oily feel, sticky, soft carbonation,
Shaney (2424) - Köln / Cologne, GERMANY - NOV 20, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Heller Bernsteinton mit wenig cremigen Schaum. Verhalten blumiges Malz im Aroma. Im Antrunk vollmundig und fest. Geschmacklich wiederum malzig und nur leicht würzig. Der Alkohol nimmt nie Überhand. Der Hopfen im Abgang könnte etwas mehr anziehen. Dafür, dass ich kein Bockbier-Anhänger bin, ist dieser Krug gut trinkbar!
Test vom 10.12.2010, Gebinde: Glasflasche Noten: 10,10,10,10,10,10 - 10,00
kevnic2008 (11089) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - SEP 1, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden clear beer with a tanned head. Sweet malty aroma and flavor with grassy hoppt notes.
fonefan (43245) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 2, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 500ml. @ home on the terrace.
Clear medium orange colour with a large to huge, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly to fully lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, toasted, fruity, sugary - sweet malt (bock alike), moderate hoppy, grass. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, sugary - bockbier, malty. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.