max.shelton (14) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer is made to drink on tap as fresh as can be, so one must take it with a grain of salt when drinking it from the bottle. These low gravity German beers do not tend to age well, so see if there is a best before date on the bottle before purchasing. The beer should not taste sour at all. It should be relatively crisp with subtle hop complemented by some of the best malty qualities you’ll find in any beers. The malt character is what makes it - subtly sweet, grainy, but not overpowering. It is countered by a decent amount of carbonation and hop, therefore making this a beer that Americans will generally NOT go gaga over. It does not possess the powerful hops or alcohol that Americans crave, but it is my opinion that this is the quintessential German beer. If you see this on draft anywhere, you must get it, preferably in the sort of ceramic mugs that they use at the brewery in Bamberg!
EtTuCthulhu (399) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - MAY 7, 2013
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
(Note: This brew is old due to a liquor store not keeping an eye on old stock.) This beer’s aroma is strong and unpleasant due to the sour malts, sweet bread yeast, and sour fruitiness, and the appearance is orangeish golden with a small white head that dissipates to a ring and with some black, fine sediment in the bottom of the glass. The taste is mildly sour and slightly sweet, and the palate combines a light body, thin and slick texture, soft carbonation, and long yet subtle finish.
JK (3966) - Uptown, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at Mahrs Bräu in Bamberg. Copper color. Lots of yeast in the aroma with a nice floral quality. Malt and grain flavors. This is really good.
NeoHippie2 (450) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - APR 26, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap, slight haze amber pour with a white head. I get a lot of banana character on the nose with malty/yeast undertones. Big malt character with the banana notes coming through on the palate. Very refreshing and well-balanced.
AndySnow (1199) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 18, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap at Monk’s Wallingatan. Golden colour with an off-white head. Aroma of malt, hops. Flavour is rather sweet with some fruitiness, hops, malt.
OllieBBommel (676) - NETHERLANDS - APR 11, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap@In de Wildeman, Amsterdam. Head: off-white. Colour: hazy, amber. Aroma: hops, floral. Taste: light bitter-sweet. Palate: dry, medium bitter-sweet finish, low CO2. Overall: nice.
Patrickctenchi (1700) - columbus, Indiana, USA - MAR 31, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Murky, brown orange with a skim of soapy cap.
Aroma of sweet, toasted bread.
Flavour is heavy, natural malt, breadheel.
Slight grain and grass bitter.
hawanna (1089) - GERMANY - MAR 30, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
0,5 l bottle BB 01. Jul 13
caramel, bread, grass, spruce, citrus, leaves, amber, cloudy, frothy, white foam, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, medium body, creamy, oily feel, lively,
TURDFERGUSON (3574) - Carrboro, North Carolina, USA - MAR 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Numerous bottles at The Moan and from Spirit Haus. This was one of the first lagers I actually enjoyed. My buddies were putting down 30 cans of Busch Light a night while I sipped on this. One of the more raw and rustic German beers I had had when I first had this back in 2005. Cracker, biscuit malts, light floral, zesty hops, but this one is more a showcase of the malt and is tasty when fresh.
Mortlach (721) - Rome, ITALY - MAR 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
16/03/2013 Ma che siete venuti a fà (tap). Dorata pallida, abbastanza limpida, schiuma biancastra abbondante e abbastanza persistente. Al naso sentore di pane, miele, lieviti, floreale erbaceo e leggero caramello. In bocca è molto beverina, maltata, con finale luppolato abbastanza secco, molto buona. Corpo leggero, carbonazione media. Non male, davvero molto buona.