flying_pig (914) - SCOTLAND - JUN 18, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
500ml bottle from The Pot Still, Glasgow:
Sweet malts and basic, grassy hops along with some light vanilla and nondescript fruits. There is a sweet, syrup like aroma to the beer as well.
Amber to caramel brown with a clear body and a thin, bubbly white head on top that holds pretty well as a thick looking lacing.
Sweet malts again wtih some corn and lager hops. There is some caramel too but to be honest this one comes across as a pretty basic beer.
Smooth but quite light with some sweetness. It is however easy to drink and the finish is a very light bitter one.
Not really a beer that I was all that impressed with to be honest. It was drinkable but pretty plain and ordinary.
kappldav123 (4738) - GERMANY - JUN 1, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle looks simple but good. Beer in the glass zippy, nice head. Starts mild, malty, modest wheaty. Modest dry background. Finish still mild, a hint of butter cookie. Too mild for a märzen!
FatPhil (9182) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle (CWAF2013, Thurs)
Super malty beer. I love malts, and I’m absolutely gobsmacked. It’s so malty everywhere, from aroma to late finish, and even more in between. Full and rich body. Malts malts malts malts! Me likey!
SirADNielsen (8949) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 26, 2012
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle @ the Keller in Buttenheim. Hazy, light brown appearance with a tan head. Soapy/floral hoppy, herbal, light woody aroma. Soapy, herbal, bitter, potpourri, light toasty flavor. Pass.
Miksu (4946) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - JAN 28, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at GBBF 2011. Golden color. Sweet very honeyish and nectar like maltiness with pale bread crust. Nice fresh maltiness, very drinkable.
bierkoning (9999) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - SEP 18, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Blonde. Bready grassy aroma and flavor. Full bodied. Well balanced, not too sweet and pleasant to drink. Soft grassy aftertaste.
TaktikMTL (5662) - Montréal-Nord, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 14, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
En fût. Bock de 1 litre, partagée avec des amis, dégusté au AnnaFest 2011 (Forcheim, Allemagne). Arôme: Légère odeur de céréales et caramel. Apparence: La couleur est dorée foncée. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de céréales avec une pointe de caramel et d’houblons. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence d’amertume d’houblons en arrière goût. (Rating #3822)
oh6gdx (20256) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 18, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep golden colour, small white head. Aroma is sweet malts with some mild toffee and quite grassy notes as well. Flavour is malts, some grass, mild toffee as well as some slight dry wooden notes as well. Wellbalanced and rich malty body.
KyotoLefty (6188) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 9, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Gravity at GBBF 2011, 3rd day.
Deep gold—closing in on amber. Huge malt aroma with vanilla, dry grass. Malty, rich mereal flavor, grassy hops, gr4eat soft body, low carbonation. Lovely, sweet, but with peppery finish.
MartinT (7760) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 1, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
My Bottom Line :
This festbier’s herbal, peppery subtleties are met by doughy cereals in this drinkable but perhaps too plump of a lager.
Further Personal Perceptions :
-A slice of foam slowly sinks into the krug.
-Malts don’t offer many polished flavors, which seemed to be the case in most Annafestbiers.
-The soft effervescence works well with the full body, but drinkability is inevitably low due to that same fullness.
-I thought none of the Annafestbiers were as good as the breweries’ staple beers. Löwenbräu Buttenheim is a good example; their Ungespundetes and Vollbier Hell are both splendid and full of personality while their Annafestbier was just another Annafestbier.
On tap at Annafest.