McGarnigle (535) - Rochester, New York, USA - APR 27, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUN 2, 2013 Flip top bottle. The oranger shade of amber. Pour leaves a great head but it doesn’t last. Kind of a sweet beer (caramel from the stones, although I don’t know if they really use stones). Bready malts and some fruit flavors which likely come from the yeast. Light on the hops, but the overall effect isn’t too rich.
Frank (2392) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 8, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I am not sure what I would call this were it not a steinbier. I suppose it is something along the lines of a Vienna. It pours a rather cloudy amber color with a thing but long lasting head of fine bubbles. This is definitely a malt-forward beer w/ the nose being mostly mild dried fruit and a bit of nuttiness. This comes off as a bit sweet not so much because there is so much residual sugar, just that there is very little hop presence to speak of. There is a very slight about of tartness which along w/ fine but slightly prickly carbonation bring out some extra fruity notes. It finishes cleanly w/ just a touch of caramel sweetness lingering on the tongue. My bottle was clearly getting on in age, which is too bad because this has great potential. It is just not quite there in the condition I sampled it in.
kaziopiwosz (348) - Warszawa / Wałbrzych, POLAND - NOV 30, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Malty taste with a raisins nutes, a little rosted with a bitter texture. Watery palate and a malty-bitter finish. White and thick head, stays long on top. Golden colour.
bartlebier (1195) - Belchum im Breisgau, GERMANY - FEB 24, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
50cl sample in "Alles IPA - Craft anders" ProBierClub seminar, Braukunst Live 02/2014. (had once before as part of 25 DE sampler, 2011). Interesting to learn this is one of few top-fermenting DE beers after hot stones are thrown into the mash, creating a rich and subtle bouquet of caramelised sugars. Tastes like a more appealing full-bodied Vollbier else. Another to malt-forward DE old-time craft beer.
wastl (130) - GERMANY - APR 12, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Hazy orange with quite a head.
Taste is quite flat, neither very sweet nor bitter. Appears thin in the beginning, average carbonation, but then the malty aroma kicks in, lightly roasted, caramel, some more bitterness to the end.
Hard to judge this beer, if the body was fuller it could be a real nice one.
Beerhunter111 (5636) - Hasborn, GERMANY - FEB 18, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Leicht trübes bernsteinfarbenes Bier mit geringer Schaumkrone. Geruch malzig, leicht hefig, fruchtig. Geschmack malzig getreidig, fruchtig, Karamell.
JanEric (960) - Meppel, NETHERLANDS - APR 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from bigbox meppen. Amber with a small head. Lots of carbonation. Caramel in the nose, fresh, also in the taste freshness, ith caramel again, slighty bitter, some sweetness. Nice one.
Moravius (276) - Berlin, GERMANY - OCT 13, 2013
1.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
UPDATED: DEC 28, 2013 Flasche von Getränke Hoffmann, Berlin. - Orangebraun, trüb. Die Nase ist karamelsüß, fruchtig-bitter und spritig wie bei einem Hellen Bock. Im Antrunk eher unangenehme, dickliche Karamelsüße, etwas Röstmalz, sonst wenig Aroma. Dumpf bitterer Abgang, bei dem das Zuviel an Alkohol deutlich hervortritt. Im Nachtrunk Billighopfen. - Was hier genau das „Steinbier“ ausmachen soll, wird nicht klar - das schmeckt einfach wie ein drittklassiges Oktoberfestbier.
ElDesmadre (1361) - Mikołów, POLAND - NOV 5, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. A very yeasty, doughy beer, almost like a yeast cake in caramel coating. Tofeeish, rather full bodied and light bitter. A good brew.
daniele (4899) - ITALY - OCT 21, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
ambrato scarico caramello e diacetile che sovrasta ogni cosa amaro contenuto
Rasmus40 (9854) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 15, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Bierpostamt, Schwerin. Clear amber with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and light fruity. Flavor is quite sweet and light bitter. Sweet finish. 150314