BlackHaddock (5849) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAR 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Drank twice during Feb 2013 in the Dickenstr/rail arches outlet while in Berlin.
Impressed, a deep reddy brown body with a full and lasting white head of foam.
Malts foremost in the aroma and taste: fairly sweet, caramel and molasses rule here.
Body depth was fine: could have been thicker and ’meatier’ I suppose, but this is a lager/pilsner based beer and that should be remembered when comparing and rating/reviewing beers.
By far the best of the four brews on offer during my visits: I do have a sweet tooth though, so this suited my tastes nicely.
banii (240) - Sola, NORWAY - JAN 10, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Januart 2013: Tap at the brewhouse. Cloudy and dark dunkel. Nice white head. Taste of wheat, caramel, nuts and toast. One of the best dunkels brewed in Berlin, and the best beer Lemke offers.
Borresteijn (6211) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - JAN 3, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at the brewpub. Slightly hazy amber-brown colour, white head. Aroma of toast, light burnt caramel, light nutty. Flavour is medium sweet, toast, burnt caramel, light nutty, quite bitter and dry. Light-bodied.
kiwianer (3428) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 5, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On Tap @ the brewpub. The head is medium, the body brown and a bit cloudy. It smells malty, darkmalty, a bit hoppy. The taste is darkmalty-sweet, a little bit watery-mild, light and sweet. Overall ok! 9/10/10/9/-/10
sunevdj (3891) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - APR 16, 2012
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap @ Lemke, Berlin. Pours a clear light brown with an off-white head. Smells of malts. Light sweet- and dryness. Lots of caramel malt aromas and hints of brown sugar. Tiny hints of burnt malts aromas. Bit unbalanced maltyness.
Leighton (17802) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at the brewpub. Pours clear, red-brown with a moderate, light tan foam head. Dark malt nose, light caramel, perhaps even some cocoa. Light roast in the nose! (Haven’t encountered much roast in Berlin.) Very, very nice flavor. Good roasty wholegrain bread, some earthy bitterness, light to medium sweetness, toast, toasty sugars, light burnt wood. Medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. Light earthy, roasty finish, mild earthy hops, lingering toast, light cocoa and caramel. One of the best brewpub beers of Berlin.
Christian (12578) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 26, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at Brauhaus Mitte in October. Cloudy amber with a lasting off-white head. Grainy malt aroma with notes of chocolate, toffee and caramel, and a lot of DMS. Sweet grainy flavour with caramel. Very brewpub-y
Kurki (16) - FINLAND - DEC 6, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Try the beer sampler at this brewpub, interesting contrasts. The original was by far my favourite of the four that were available. I wish they had a Steinkrug for this, it would have made for an even more pleasureable experience.
Martinus (4362) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - NOV 30, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear dark brown cola colour, cream colour head. Malty, slightly sweet aroma, yeast and caramel. Sour malts and roasted tones. Sweet malty flavour, light sour tones, some caramel. Bit thin and slightly sticky. Less roasted tones in the mouth than in the nose. Finishes with light hops.
(Draught @ the Brauhaus - Hackesher Markt location)
EithCubes (5460) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 19, 2011
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at the Mitte location. Ruby-amber clear body, lacing white head. Lightly bitter and sticky with mild grains, do like the light roast malt coming through but the caramel is a little off. Only very lightly sweet medium body, hops cleanse the palate. Probably has the most depth of their beers.