BlackForestCO (978) - Aurora, Colorado, USA - JAN 16, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from TAR, thanks Jeff! Poured a clear yellow color with a thick, dense, creamy white head that slowly faded to a thick layer and left some spotty lacing. Lightly sweet, honey-touched cereal, dough, light cut hay, faint spice, moderate grassy hoppiness, and a soft fruitiness (orange, dried apricots, faint lemon). Crisp, lightly bitter entry with some light honey sweetness and a soft doughiness that leads into a cereal graininess with some slight husk followed by a moderately bitter, softly spicy grassy hoppiness that grows as it lingers into the finish with some soft undertones of dried apricots. Creamy mouth feel offset by the hoppy dryness, very inviting and drinkable. Slightly husky and not quite as clean as I would prefer, but still enjoyable.
ippopotamo36 (1485) - Rome, ITALY - APR 7, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: APR 8, 2016 Bottle purchased at Les Vignerons in Rome-Italy. Filtered golden pour, clear-filtered; frothy white cap. Nose: not a fresh bottle (I assume). Yeasty-bread, reminiscence of German hops, grass. Mouth: important carbonation, pepper, a bit honey with a soft grassy note. Enjoyable.
maekchu (3262) - Hirakata, JAPAN - APR 7, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Thanks to KyotoLefty. Light grassy nose with some honeyish notes. Medium golden straw color. Gentle grassy initial, honey, pears, mild juicy sweetness. Thin-medium body. Very smooth and clean, with low carbonation. A solid workmanlike beer.
KyotoLefty (8858) - Kyoto, JAPAN - APR 1, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle fresh from the brewery, consumed that very evening. Nice herbal hop nose, mandarin oranges, crackers, licorice or anise. Spicy and herbal flavor, oranges, peaches, biscuit malt, a touch of mint. Light and crisp. Wonderfully herbal and peppers hops. Pale golden color, clear.
Beerhunter111 (14797) - Hasborn, GERMANY - FEB 1, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Klare goldene Farbe, schöne weiße Schaumkrone. Geruch leicht hopfig, grasig, fruchtig malzig. Geschmack bitter hopfig, malzig würzig, gering grasig.
Koelschtrinker (15817) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JAN 27, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Milder, fast langweiliger Antrunk, kaum hopfig, weich herb. Die Herbe steigt, der Rest des Bieres bleibt langweilig, erst zum Ende grasig hopfig, was ich mir früher gewünscht hätte. Ok. 9/8/7/9/10/9
kevnic2008 (10885) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - DEC 30, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours golden color with a small white head. Crisp bitter beginning that fades in the finish.
Ernest (7164) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 21, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle purchased at the brewery yesterday (had on draft at the keller as well).
Head is initially average sized, frothy, white, mostly diminishing.
Body is clear light yellow.
Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain), lightly hoppy (herbs), with light notes of soap and DMS.
Flavor is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly to moderately bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, moderately bitter, slightly husky, slightly unclean.
Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation.
Rather shocking difference from the Lagerbier. Both at the Keller and here in my apartment I just can’t find much enjoyment in the pils. Even the Kellerbier was underwhelming, as was the Rittmayer house-brew. Seems like a rather rushed batch, rough and raw and without much enticing character.
3fourths (8984) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 21, 2013 10 day old bottle from the brewer. filtered version of the kellerbier. sparkling clear gold body with a rocky white head. spice and dried fruit scented German hops with semi-sweet pilsner malt honey / hay / cereal sugars. crisp and smacking, frothy carbonation, enjoyable soft malt texture, very creamy and lush. dried grasses and fruits abound, in a stunningly clean, crisp and refreshing presentation. delicious.
Ungstrup (33430) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 15, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled. A golden beer with a white head. The aroma is sweet malty with notes of caramel, and so is the flavor, leading to a lightly bitter finish. The mouthfeel is a bit sticky. Thanks yespr for sharing.