daniele (7810) - ITALY - JUL 10, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle quasi scura buona schiumadiscreta persistenza piuttosto maltata leggero carameloo un filo di tostature discreta secchezza
alex_leit (1946) - Minsk, BELARUS - JUN 17, 2016
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle 500 ml. Dark amber, slightly creamy foam. Aroma: malt, caramel and bread. Taste: sweet, caramel, candy.
Cthulhu (936) - MARSHALL ISLANDS - JUN 3, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
50 cl bottle as Festbier.ABV 5,5 %. Slight hazy dark brown colour. Big off-white head. Long lasting. Average lacing.Caramel and malts aroma. Nuts, malts and caramel . Medium sweet. Balanced.Average carbo .Medium body. Couldn’t refrain myself finishing this one in 3 or 4 minutes.
bartlebier (3303) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - JAN 9, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 25, 2016 50cl bb06/2016, REWE Bayreuth as "Festbier". - Fluffy maroni dark pour, velvet beige foam. Ar: Roasted nuts, maroni parfait, milk chocolate mousse, crème caramel, woody and even smoked juniper notes - lovely. Flavour: nut caramel parfait, Christstollen, milk chocolate - then a distinctly woody herbal hop bitterness I have only tasted in Franconian Dunkels, of near Alt character. Wonderful silky-smooth, fluffy mouthfeel for a dark speciality lager, truly impressive, ensuring a downability in a few gulps, which is what makes this beer shine. Big surprise and true brewing art in such a modest bully buddel. - Cf. #spezielles Maischverfahren, #Spezialmalze #wurstpudding. - -------- "Weihnachtsbier", 5,5 ABV, bb06/2016 (2 different bottles of Festbier and Weihnachtsbier bought separately): still tasty, less impressive: earthy almond, marzipan mixed with slight wiffs of abv, highly drinkable. De-alias might be in order given that you can buy both in different bottles in the same market.
WillemsUrenkel (1390) - Oldenburg, GERMANY - DEC 19, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
0,5 l bottle bought at Brause Syndikat, BI. Dark brown in the glass and a mighty more than two finger head. Low malty on the nose. Taste starts malty, low smoked, some sweetness in the background. Low bittterness due to the roasted malt. Nothing spectacular but okay.
dnicolaescu (1797) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - OCT 10, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
BOTTLE 50 CL at 5,5% abv. Clear mahogany, light beige creamy head. Clean malty bready aroma. Taste is malts, dark bread, a touch of bread crust that melts into the lightly bitter finish,. Clean smooth body. A simple but well done dunkel.
thexplorer (353) - Kherson, UKRAINE - AUG 15, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Хороший, честный дункель.
Zlotta (1805) - Amstelveen, NETHERLANDS - APR 14, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
0,5 l bottle from P&M Getränke, best before 14/8/2015. Beautifully, clear, dark amber with a medium large, creamy, almost stable, tan head. Grassy, malty aroma of nuts and a bit of toffee. Sweetish taste of nuts and toffee, with gentle hints of coffee in the end. Short, slightly bitter and minimally metallic finish. Thin to medium body, slightly creamy mouthfeel, average to lively carbonation. Solid and tasty, just what you would expect from Franconia.
DSG (11354) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAR 22, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle sample at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks beerandbeyond. As Krug-Bräu Festbier. 5.5%. Clear amber. Aroma of malt, caramel, a nutty note and some vegetal notes. Sweetish flavor with caramel, toast, a bit of nuts, a vegetal note and a drier finish. Light to medium-bodied. Easy-drinking.
kerenmk (4014) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAR 19, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sample at beer&beyond, thanks beerandbeyond. Clear dark brown. somewhat nutty, bready aroma. Lightly bitter, malty, taste. Quite light body, malty finish.