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Lindenbräu Gräfenberg Vollbier

Brewed by Brauerei Gasthof Lindenbräu
Style: Zwickel/Keller/Landbier
Gräfenberg, Germany


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RATINGS: 40   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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Süffig, malzaromatisch mit einer nicht ausgeprägten Bittere.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MartinT (7952) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 17, 2014
My Bottom Line:
Crunchy toasted malts lean on slender caramel while madeleine cookie impressions are slowly built on the palate.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A slice of foam tops the cloudy beige.
-Hops provide light spiciness which is very harmonious with the malt character.
-Malts are the star of the show here.
-Man, I need to try this on tap next time I’m in Franconia.


   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Moravius (526) - Berlin, GERMANY - JUN 7, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 23, 2014 Flasche (50 cl) von Hopfen & Malz, Berlin. - Schönes Goldbraun, klar. - In der Nase würziges Malz, Rosinen, dunkle Frucht und eine leichte krautig-erdige Hopfennote. - Antrunk malzsüß mit Münchner Malz, Karamel, würzig-krautigem Hopfen und einer zart fruchtigen Note. Durchschnittlich rezent. Herber, nicht besonders aromatischer Hopfen im Abgang; anhaltend herber Nachtrunk. - Karamel und krautig-herber Hopfen in spannungsvoller, nicht völlig überzeugender Kombination. Diese Hopfenaromen finde ich gewöhnungsbedürftig ...

Wiederholung: vom Faß auf dem Fränkischen Bierfest, Nürnberg, 22.6.2014. - Schönes Rotgold. - Mild karamelsüße Nase. - Antrunk zu mild malzig-süßlich. Viel Karamel, Apfelschorle. Zu stark rezent, etwas dünn. Im Abgang ein mildes, säuerlich-krautiges Aromengemisch. - Limonadig dünn, kein Genuß. Aus der Flasche war es kräftiger, wenngleich aromatisch nicht völlig überzeugend. Meine Bewertung ist ein Mittelwert.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhunter111 (7838) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 18, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein dunkel rötlichbraunes Bier mit schöner Schaumkrone. Geruch röstmalzig, nussig, Karamell. Geschmack röstmalzig, leicht schokoladig, nussig, leicht würzig.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
commonshawn (399) - - FEB 16, 2014
Tap in Nuremberg, Germany. Dark red, short head. Malty aroma. Taste is malty and smooth. Right amount of bitterness. Pretty solid.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Shaney (2428) - Köln / Cologne, GERMANY - DEC 5, 2013
Dunkles Bernstein mit reichlich Schaum. Aromatisches Karamellmalzaroma mit leichter Röstigkeit. Recht vollmundiger Antrunk. Die röstige Note sorgt dafür, dass das Bier schön ausgewogen bleibt und nie zu süß wird. Der Hopfen im Abgang könnte ne Spur mehr dosiert sein. Gut bis sehr gut.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Erzengel (2706) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - DEC 2, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 5, 2014 Selten so ein gutes Bier getestet! Der Antrunk ist süßlich-malzig, aber im Mund entfaltet sich eine tolle süßliche Note mit starken Anklängen an Toffee. Die Süffigkeit ist absolute Spitze, samtig weich läuft es die Kehle herunter. Die Karamelnote, gepaart mit schönem Röstmalz und angenehmer Hopfennote bleibt noch lange im Mund erhalten.
Vielleicht schmeckt das Bier auch so toll, weil die Brauerei als eine der Wenigen noch eine eigene Mälzerei besitzt…
Test vom 10.8.2007, Gebinde: Glasflasche Noten: 13,15,15,15,12,15 - 14,65

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kappldav123 (5030) - GERMANY - NOV 11, 2013
Bottle looks simple but really good. Beer in the glass a bit darker than exspected, nice head. Starts mild but not washy, fine malty, spicy, interesting hints of caramel. Mild sourish without being too much. Well balanced finish, quite drinkable. A good one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (6360) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2013
Draft at the Nurnberger Alm, 27/7/2013. Light brown with a decent, off-white head and plenty of carbonation. Sweetish beer, with some caramel and a touch of hedgerow fruits, bready malts and a decent, bitter finish. Good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
TEJA (1306) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 21, 2013
Sampling at Thomas W, thanks. Short beige head. Dark golden color. Very light roasted malt aroma and a short hop aroma. Huge big malty taste and small but present bitterness. Huge body and some residual sweetness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
boddhitree (58) - Frankfurt, Hesse, GERMANY - MAY 9, 2013
Bought online at Biershop-Bayern,the label says "Fein-Würzige Bierspezialität," which I hope will mean lots more bittering hops in this one. There seem to be a plethora of Lindenbräu in Germany, one in Berlin at Postdamer Platz, one in Waldbronn (just southeast of Karlsruhe), another in Bad Kötzting (northeast of Regensburg), many more, but I don’t have the energy to track all of them down in Google. This one, however, is in Gräfenberg, which seems to be between Forchheim and Nürnburg and east of Erlangen. They also seem to malt their own malts, if the "Brauerei-Malzerie" on the label (under the tree) means what I think it means, though they mention nothing of this on their homepage. 5.2%. Color is light amber, which is the tell-tale sign of Melanoiden malts, and aroma is very malty, Pilsner and Münchener malts. First sips are malty again, with a good deal of bittering hops, mostly Münchener, toasted bready malt flavors, but again as it warms up, the bitter noble hops balance out the malts. Not as thick as the Fürst Wallerstein Brauhaus’ Winter Böckle unfortunately, but still very drinkable, a little breadier, too. On their site they say they use Herkbrücker and Spalter hops, so I wouldn’t be surprised if they made into this beer as well. Overall, I wouldn’t turn down this beer ever if offered but I’m not sure I would drive out of my way to drink it if there others nearby. It’s very high quality, nothing great about it, but a I appreciate it for the nice balance of toasted malts and bittering hops. Both ends of the flavor spectrum are quite pronounce but don’t overpower each other, which in itself it quite a feat in my opinion as a homebrewer.

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