TAR (2401) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - FEB 20, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at Brauerei Lindenbräu, November 2012: Bronze with golden highlights. Creamy white collar of foam. Wonderfully fresh and focused aromas of dark bread, licorice, caramelized sugar, and a hint of fruitiness. Gracefully soft carbonation. Fully malty, initially, yet with a beautifully dry edge of breadcrust and toasted pumpernickel bread. Ongoing development of juicy melanoidin thoroughly inundates the palate. Very mild but not overly sweet or overripe fruitiness rejuvenates the malt with a raisiny tinge. Highly quaffable due to impeccable malt extraction and clean attenuation. Deep-seated toasty Munich clutch gives way to bouncier vanilla wafer cookie kissed with unsweetened chocolate and sweet haylike notions. Smidgeon of hazelnut and browned toffee further deepen the captivating malt complexity. Some cakey heftiness in there, as well. Lovely candylike bock presence shines through, though it doesn’t at all approach cloying levels. Raisin jam is tempered by a spicy alcohol glow at the throughly malty finish. A rather fine example of malt nuance and intricacy. Clean, resoundingly deep, well-structured and multilayered. A beer of exceptional detail.
pivnizub (8550) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - JAN 27, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Flip-top bottle:Amber coloured, quite stable off-white creamy head, distinctive mix of toasted, sweet malt and aromatic hops in the aroma; moderate bitter sweet flavour, very soft MF, light medium bodied; only slightly sweetish, mainly "wooden" hoppy lingering finish. A very fine sample from good old Franconia......
3fourths (7771) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 21, 2013 Note: I beg you to ignore the ticker-tasting ratings from bottles shared among a dozen people - such treatment of a well-crafted lager intended to be enjoyed as a full serving is shameful.
Rating: draft at Brauerei Lindenbräu
clear deep chestnut brown body with a small, finely-bubbled off-white head. patchy, long-lasting lacing. rich sweet toffee Munich malt nose with bright calcium and other minerals. exceptionally clean and fluid on the tongue with rich and soft carbonation. deep and layered toffee, caramel, sweet baked pastries, chestnut oil, acorns and other various toasted nut life. toasty and bready with a soft explosion of low carbonation across middle and back of the tongue. not an off-note to be found. lengthy clean and rich toffee malt finish.
MoritzF (8247) - Bochum, GERMANY - MAR 27, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(swing top bottle) Clear, dark amber colour with a medium-sized, slightly beige foamy head. Aromatic, sweet malty, slightly roasted aroma with light notes of caramel, liquorice and a distinctive spicy herbal hoppy touch. Bitter-sweet flavour, medium to light bodied with a soft carbonation. Toast-malty base with roasted notes and caramel plus a herbal touch from behind. Medium-dry, slightly sweet malty and moderately bitter, herbal hoppy finish. Very quaffable and pretty well-balanced Festbier.
Quack-Duck (7491) - Down South, GERMANY - DEC 14, 2008
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle from bierzwerg. Clear brown colour with an amber glow, large beige head. Full-bodied, pleasantly malty with intensive hints of chcolate and caramel. Well rounded with some nice aromatic hops in the lingering finish.
kevnic2008 (6928) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - SEP 9, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber colour with big head. Aroma is citrus. Flavous is malty, some hops.
laiti (4800) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 22, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
50 cl bottle @ Timo A, BBE 24.02.2013
Aroma is somewhat malty with roasted notes and some berries. Looks and smells like a dunkel. Flavour is malty and slightly sweet with roasted notes and some berries. More like dunkel or a bock.
jfb (3440) - GERMANY - FEB 8, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(bottle) pours a clear ruby-amber colour with a frothy off-white head. aroma of heavy roasted grain and popcorn, with light notes of cherries, bread dough and bubble gum. flavour is mostly the same, lots of grainy roasted malts, with additional notes of toffee, raisins and a light roasted-bitter finish. medium-bodied with average carbonation.
Idiosynkrasie (3108) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - DEC 24, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle. Clear reddish dark amber colour with average, frothy, fairly lasting, minimally lacing, off-white head. Hoppy aroma with underlying, minimally toasty, malty notes, roasted dark bread, coffee-surrogate. Taste is grainy, toasty caramel malty, dry hoppy overtones; a bit thin, light-bodied, watery.
olio (5128) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 22, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
50 cl bottle @ Timo A.
Pours dark copper color with a small head. Aroma of dry malts, dried fruits, some ash, cellar notes and some grass. Flavor of dry malts, toasty even, dark fruits, yeast, ash and dry chocolate. Somewhat unique brew, more like a dunkel than a märzen.