IOzh (126) - Kyiv, UKRAINE - AUG 28, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle. Pours dark brown with medium white head. Aroma of roasted malts, caramel, nuts, wood. Medium body with soft carbonation and creamy texture. Taste is light bitter, light sweet. Nice beer.
JoeinDahlem (1452) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - AUG 17, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, pouring a dark ruddy brown, beige foam fading away. Oddly reassuring whiffs of rustic diacetyl (faint popcorn butter), faint DMS, behind licorice-tinged dark caramel and roasted dark rye in the nose. Light bready sweetness, low bitterness, pleasant if subtle sourdough-like acidity, and an impression of light smoke. A touch oily, with more bitterness in the aftertaste. Nice beer, though not sure I got the best bottle of it.
vinivini (1265) - BELARUS - AUG 13, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours clear mahogany brown. Huge frothy rocky off-white head. Stays. Caramel & toast on nose. Sugar syrup. Minimal traces of lager hay. Light to medium body. Thin to oily texture. Medium carbonation. Semidry taste. Toasty. Nutty. Minimal roastiness. Light bitterness from German hops. Decent to good.
daniele (8009) - 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 (2302) - 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 (961) - 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 (3387) - 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 (1468) - 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 (1969) - 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 (357) - Kherson, UKRAINE - AUG 15, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Хороший, честный дункель.