JaKeAFC (679) - ITALY - JAN 4, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
50cl swing top bottle. Dark ambercolor, very cloudy, thick creamy offwhite head. Lots of bready malts, yeast, fairly doughy, noble hops. Taste is very well balanced within malts sweetness and bittering hops. Thick texture, full bodied, soft carbonation.
I do love zwickels, this one is excellent, very draft, as if it comes direcly from one of those wood barrels on the label (or more likely right off the lagering tanks...). It was unexpected to be so dark. Nice mouthfeel, body and ABV, impressive drinkability.
Baramba (403) - ITALY - DEC 30, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
50 cl bottle. Cloudy amber with frothy off-white head. Malty aroma, flavour of malt and caramel , soft carbonation
zvikar (4000) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - DEC 27, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Tom C’s place. Thanks. Pours brown with a pale head, aroma of chocolate, nuts, some roasted malt, flavor is bitter and roasted with chocolate and nuts, medium bodied.
circinus (242) - SWEDEN - DEC 5, 2014
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 50 cl from somewhere in Germany. Brown/orange with a beige nice head. Flowery, bread, very balanced, nice malty flavour, some hops, slight bitterness. Medium body, medium carbonation, malty finish. Nice, refreshing.
PLundsgaard (408) - Tranbjerg J, DENMARK - NOV 9, 2014
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
en meget almindelig øl
den er lidt mat i farven (u filtreret)
smage er lidt bitter
skummet er fint
duften er svag
Bif (1674) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 9, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy dirty copper color with a head that fades slowlyto some lacing. Aromaof malt, fruit andhint of caramel. Taste of malt, some caramel sweetness, bit of grain and honey in the background. Mild bitterness that lingers into the finish. Medium body, smooth with a fairly dry finish. Enjoyable beer, nice break from all the pilseners.
Scottishchris (409) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 16, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Cornelius as part of my German beer education. Pours slightly hazy copper with big off white head. Doughy and yeasty nose. Sweet and malty taste. Grassy with light pepper and hops. Fine
ninecats (316) - Uddevalla, SWEDEN - OCT 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 29, 2015 Hazy orange with a four finger off-white slowly dissipating head, leaving plenty of lacings. Aroma is fairly malt driven, with honey and bread. Dried fruit, some sweets. A faint tone of grassy hops in the back. Taste is carefully malty at first, then a more massive maltiness of sugar, bread, honey, dried fruit. A slight growing bitterness towards the end, hint of alcohol. Finishes slight bitter. Medium body, medium carbo, slight oily texture. It’s a bit on the sweeter side, I’d like to try this fresh. Best before date january 2015.
Originally I gave this 3.0 in score.
30/5-15 Newer fresher bottle, more evident hops but still manages to have that typical smooth, creamy mouthfeel. Went down in 5 mins!
PsychoGunnar (200) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 11, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Foggy orange brown with beautiful, thick foam. Tastes milky and vegetable bitter, full and malty mouth feel. Interesting acidic hint in the start of the taste.
Arve_Christian (3854) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 6, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On bottle from a kiosk in Frankfurt.Cloudy copper colored, good foam and high carbonation. Aromas of malt, some fruity aromas, orange notes, nice yeast influnce. Medium body & complexity. SOme bitterness, well balanced. Enjoyable