Rune (10838) - Tromsø, NORWAY - NOV 2, 2014
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
500ml bottle picked up at Bierothek in Bamberg. Poured a clear golden-brown coloured body. Lasting, fair lacing, white head. Smell and taste of pale and brown caramel malts. Hints of cardboard towards the ending. Has not got so much to offer (Grand tasting at the balcony, Fässla, Bamberg 12.10.2014).
hopscotch (10532) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 10, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle… February in Franconia (2011)… Clear copper lager with a large, pillowy, off-white head. Great retention. The aroma is oddly earthy, woody and a touch lactic with a misplaced suggestion of funk. Medium-bodied and a bit oily with prickly carbonation. The flavor is perfectly balanced, but displays no nutty, toasty or chocolaty maltiness normally associated with dunkles. Finishes crisp and very lightly bitter. Thanks go out to erlangernick and Koelschtrinker for making this month of Franconia lagers possible!
faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - APR 26, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Botella, as "Krug~Bräu Lager" ("Solarbier").. (?). .............Clear deep amber brown colour with a rather small beige head, creamish like. Aroma of well toasted caramel and malt, light dark fruit. Good mouthfeel. Flavour is sweet with well toasted caramel and malt, some bread, medium pleasant hoppy bitterness, dry, mild chocolate like in the finish.
shrubber85 (10243) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - OCT 23, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 12, 2006 Bottle - Sour rye aroma. Medium brown in color. Great flavor of rye malt with next to no bitterness. A very good beer.
Maria (10215) - Thisted, DENMARK - JUN 6, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
It’s mahogany-red with a creamy head, and the aroma has notes of caramel, nuts and light vegetables. The flavour has a light sweetness and notes of nuts, caramel roasted malt and the finish is dry.
pivnizub (9978) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - OCT 4, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Dark amber coloured, thin lacing white foamy froth; caramel, malts, floral hoppiness in the nose; initial sweet maltiness becomes drier: mild bitter flavour and slightly dry, bitter-malty finish with traces of chocolate; extremely mild. A nice, quite malt-accented Franconian Landbier.
Fin (9304) - 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
MoritzF (9187) - Ottobrunn, 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).
Quack-Duck (9088) - 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.
MartinT (9063) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 25, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 15, 2014 Any first impressions?
-A sumptuous head stands atop the translucent amber/brown, drawing some nifty lacing.
-Dark chocolate and grassy hops stimulate the nostrils.
-The clean, nutty, chocolatey maltiness is like a Franconian take on English Brown Ales.
-The finishing, soft wooden hop bitterness is intelligently linked to dark chocolate sweetness.
What if you dig deeper?
-A wonderfully smooth body is developed by the superbly extracted maltiness; what else could you expect from the wise Franconians?
-Dry wood surfaces in the aroma.
-The bready, toasted malt complexity is fascinating.
-Close to a Dunkel in style, but this is just another Franconian lager beauty.