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Brewed by Familien-Brauhaus Leikeim
Style: Traditional Ale
Altenkunstadt, Germany

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RATINGS: 166   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Traditional stone beer brewed with super-heated stones.

Geschaffen durch Feuer und Stein, nach einem der ältesten Brauverfahren.
Brauart/Biergattung: Untergäriges, unfiltriertes Vollbier
Diese wohl weltweit einzigartige, mystische Bierspezialität wird von uns mit Holzfeuer und glühenden Urgesteinen gebraut. Durch den Einsatz teurer Spezialmalze bekommt es seine magisch anmutende Farbe. Naturtrüb, mit frischer Bierhefe und kräftigen Schaum. Malzaromatisch, dezent fruchtig-süßlich sein Aromaprofil. Sein Trunk: Vollmundig, malzig-rund, gepaart mit einer zartbitteren Hopfennote. Aufgemerkt!
Diese sehr süffige Bierspezialität ist kräftig und verführerisch. Möge es nutzen.
Stammwürze: 12,8 % Alkoholgehalt: 5,8 Vol. %


harthauer's rating

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
harthauer (12) - - DEC 23, 2012
Traditional hazy style, deep amber with flowery scents and slight bitter finish. Gold Tor drink in coold weather. Naturtrübes Bier nach traditionellem Brauverfahren. Kraftvolle Aromen in guter Abstimmung zum dezent bitteren Nachtrunk.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TaktikMTL (6031) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 12, 2014
Verre de dégustation, provenant d’une bouteille de 500 ml avec bouchon de céramique, au festival "Montréal Fête la Bavière" (Montréal, QC) au coût de 5.00$. Arôme: Légère odeur de caramel avec une pointe fruitée. Apparence: La couleur est ambrée légèrement voilée. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût fruité avec une pointe de caramel. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Faible effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût légèrement fruité. (Rating #5995)

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (8135) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 10, 2014
My Bottom Line:
Loose caramel and bready sugars roam around soft carbonation in this lackadaisical brew.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A ring of foam circles the dull amber.
-Hops are nearly absent.
-This is not süffig enough for my tastes.
-Malt flavors, which are dominant, are not clearly expressed.
-This is an overly simple brew which cannot succeed in seducing through its lack of flavor clarity and poor drinkability.

Bottle.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmagnus87 (2732) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - NOV 2, 2014
Bottle poured into an altbier glass. Pours a light rust orange with a finger of white head. Aroma of caramel and toffee with grains and pale cereal malts. Taste is light biter, follows aroma. Pretty darn good. Haven’t really dabbled too much in this style but I would be interested in more.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
sinfull (900) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - OCT 26, 2014
Cloudy golden color, medium white head. Aroma of malt, bread and light notes of fruits. Taste is mslty sweet , with hint of spices . Normal beer , but too sweet for German.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Theydon_Bois (9946) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2014
Bottle split during my 40th bash at CBC Islo, thanks to Brian (Beerviking), 11/10/14. Lightly hazed golden with a moderate off white covering. Nose is bready, pale malt, straw, cereal, light citric notes. Taste comprises bitter earthy fruits, straw, vanilla, light caramel, grain. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, smei drying close. So so.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SarkyNorthener (2388) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 15, 2014
Bottle from stirchley wines. Cloudy amber beer with medium head. Aroma is light smoke and sweetish malts. Taste is sweet malts, light smoke, spice and dry malts. Medium to light bodied. Very good.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Leighton (11874) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 11, 2014
Bottle shared in London! Pours unclear gold with a frothy white head. The nose holds bread and pale berries. Sweet, with white bread, some tangerine, cereal, hay. Light to medium bodied with average carbonation. Simple finih, sweet, bready. Drinkable stuff.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mR_fr0g (3976) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 11, 2014
Bottle share for Colin’s 40th. Clear golden orange coloured pour with a halo of white head. aroma is honey caramel, malts, light staling cereal. . little bit of dried fruit and berry. Pretty tasty thanks to Brian.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (7437) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 11, 2014
Bottle. It pours clear golden amber with a small beige head. The nose is soft, grainy, cereal, nougat, earth, hay and caramel. The taste is crisp, bitter, straw, hay, cereal, straw, nougat, candy and toasty grain with a dry finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Solid.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GoufCustom (876) - HONG KONG - SEP 4, 2014


500 ml flip-top bottle bought at Biorganic’s booth at HKCEC in Wan Chai during HKTDC Food Expo 2014.

Looks: Cloudy hazy amber honey colour with a hard layer of dirt-like yeast sediments; Half-finger head and off-white foam which lasts for 1 minute; Small sticky lacing and notable, very slow-rising carbonation.

Aroma: Quite fragrant malt, with caramel, plums, toffee, honey, strong molasses, light floral, light bread, strong yeast, faint lemon and light grass.

Taste: Medium sweet malt, with strong caramel, thick molasses, light butterscotch, toffee, stoney hot spring, light plums and raisins, strong yeast, light lemon, light bitter hops and grass.

Body: Light body, watery but slightly slick palate.

Mouth Feel: Moderately malty in a thin body, with a little turbid and muddy palate from the hot stones and yeast but beyond that, it has amazingly strong amber-ish caramel, nice butterscotch and toffee, minerals from stone-boiled hotspring (I kid you not!), notable dark fruits, molasses sweetness is right on. Tasty yeast (way better than that of the rotten Kellerbier!). Smart and nice!

Hoppiness: Light floral, faint lemon and light grass in nose and taste. Bitterness is moderate to low, match the molasses nicely for a lasting, fairly low-fi sweet-bitter finish.

After Taste: Slightly dry. Sweet and yeasty to mouth.

Comments: After several mediocre Leikeim lagers, this Steinbier really lives up to its name - great top-fermented, dark-fruity ale with a very old-school feel to it. Good caramel malt and sweetness with a nice reminder of hot stone influence. Almost every reviewers complained of its watery body and thin maltyness, but I guess this is a trait for most of Leikeim beer’s line-up. Looks raw from the outside, but its taste is satisfying with every sips. A winner!


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