Erzengel (4909) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - DEC 2, 2013
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
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
MartinT (8351) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 17, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
Grzesiek79 (3388) - Radom, POLAND - AUG 17, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
caramel, bread, spruce, cheese, rotten eggs, clove, golden, hazy, white foam, light sweetness, very bitter, medium sourness, medium body, sticky, average carbonation, bitter,
3fourths (8457) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 22, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
draft at Nurnberger Alm.
rich chestnut brown body with a tall-building fine bubbled tan head. huge graham cracker honey malt nose. medium-thick body, chewy and creamy and fully frothy carbonation with amazing rigid and well-structured malt support. lingering graham cracker malt finish with light dryness and low but noticeable hop bitterness / spice allows this to be a fully malt driven experience. expertly balanced; not too sweet; no astringency; no huskiness... just a blossoming of rich toasted / cracked Munich malt.
beautiful beer. rich color and rich flavor. a shame that such a well-made lager is thought of as so ho-hum, but at least for fans of rich malt experiences where there’s more going on than simply sweetness (i.e. fans of texture), this is sure to please.
TAR (2518) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - APR 9, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Nurnberger Alm, Nov. 2012: Clear rust. Dwindling foam subsides into a jagged halo. Rustic and deeply rich bocklike aromas of autumn leaves, leathery pecan skin, Munich malt (browned biscuit), mineral, and intensely peppery hops. Soft and very natural-feeling carbonation. Softly malty with beautifully rounded fresh bread Munich development counterbalanced with a zippy hop bite. Loads of bouncy hazelnut and breadcrusty sharpness adorn the well-layered and continually evolving maltiness. Aided by the graceful carbonation, a seemingly boundless toastiness approaches the depth of rich java. Perfectly delicate twang of fruitiness combines with the mineralic snap to greatly bolster drinkability, just as the malt reengages with its springy pecan and leathery heft. Finishes earthily malty yet simultaneously sweetish with toasted bread and fruit swirled with tobacco, cookie, and breadcrust. A very well-crafted, Vienna-esque rendition with a distinctly fat and juicy malt character that brims with vitality..
KyotoLefty (7119) - Kyoto, JAPAN - APR 1, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Nuremberger Alm. Orange-brown with a fine head and a few soft bubbles. Rich malt nose, Munich malts, some caramel, toasted bread. Herbal hops, a bit of citrus. Flavor is malty but not really sweet, toast, caramel, and a good bitter finish Peppery. Full and smooth, soft carbonation but it is enough. Suffig. And very tasty too. Lovely and satisfying with good hoppiness.
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - MAR 20, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light hoppy dunkel, sooooooo drinkable. Very fresh bottle. Lovely flowers and pencil shavings in the aroma, light-to-moderate bitterness and a cracking sharpness that is totally refreshing, light battery jolt, iron, rye bread and slight buttered toasted white bread. Light sweetness. A bit "dusty" - some folks may not like this. Fantastic moderate ruddy color with dense and frothy light ecru head. Great conditioning throughout, started this beer relatively warm, around 12C. Gone in 60 seconds. Fresh from Piwoteka, bb April 24, 2011.
boddhitree (58) - Frankfurt, Hesse, GERMANY - MAY 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
kappldav123 (5333) - GERMANY - NOV 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
Shaney (2426) - Köln / Cologne, GERMANY - DEC 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.