Fin (7265) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 5, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Son of Sid Brewery, The Chequers, Little Gransden, Cambs’ 1st Beer Festival on 02-10-09 Pours conker brown, its pretty clear and there is a white head. The aroma is a mostly malty but there is a touch of smokiness with just a hint of meatiness. Its soft in the mouth, even a little bit of a perfumey feel, the maltiness shows again, tasting stronger that it actually is with a good malty backbone. Nice stuff. A8 A4 F7 P3 Ov14 3.6
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A Mes rate. Bottle from Quinns.
Copper coloured with a decent white head. Just about the darkest thing I’ve ever seen called a lager. Rather sickly malt with a little too much grainy character. Faint hops and cardboard in the finish. Uneventful but drinkable.
Quack-Duck (7773) - Down South, GERMANY - JUL 18, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
5l mini cask from Bierzwerg Clear brown colour with a golden glow, large and creamy beige head. Medium-bodied with a solid malty base, roasted malts, caramel, oak wood, dust, a touch of smoke and damp cellar favours are detectable. Fine finish with a woody-sour touch.
Oakes (12234) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 9, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden brown. Toasty nose with light toffee notes and a very subtle spiciness. Tasty but dry palate. Hints of chocolate and light cocoa. A little thin in the finish, as many Franconian darks are.
Beershine (5212) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - JUN 22, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ Franconian beer festival. Deep dark brown with red tint. Thick white head. Great fresh malty aroma. Dry chalky mouthfeel. Moderately husky flavors are nice and dry. Solid, very nice.
jfb (3680) - GERMANY - SEP 1, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(bottle) clear dark mahogany colour with a slightly off-white bubbly head. aroma has strong hints of roasted malts, hazelnut, coffee and a light hop fragrance. the dominant flavour is roasted coffee, with hazelnut, chocolate and malt touches and a delicate hop spiciness. mild carbonation, light to medium body. a distinct and flavourful lager.
MoritzF (8402) - Bochum, GERMANY - JUL 31, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(bottle, nowadays just labeled as Lager) Clear, mahogany colour with a big and tanned foamy head. Sweet roasted malty aroma with distinctive notes of chocolate, toffee and a light herbal hoppy spots. Sweet flavour, medium to light bodied with a smooth carbonation. Roast-malty taste with caramel and milk chocolate; sweet and light-bitter roasty finish with a lasting aftertaste. Very good Dunkel (28.07.08).
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 2, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark coppery colored with medium sized light brown head. Sweet caramelly and chocolaty aroma with fine hops and some grainy earthy tone. Medium bodied, somehow sticky palate. Flavor is also sweet with chocolate, still some yeasty-flowery-vegetably note here, it actually fits here well. That flavor lasts in drying aftertaste. Good beer.
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 27, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from derdopplebock? Pours amber brown, looks like a brown ale, very nice. Aroma is nutty, balanced with peppery hop. Taste is a similar bag with hints of toffee and lemon, exstremly well balanced and drinkable.
MiP (13513) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JAN 25, 2008
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle, 5% as Krug-Bräu Lager. Very weak spicy aroma. Clear brown colour. Nice, frothy tan head. The flavour is slightly malty, but does not taste very "dark", not sweet or roasted, that is. Slightly buttery aftertaste, turning weakly smoked after a while. Watery mouthfeel and thin flavour. High carbonation.