adnielsen (7586) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 3, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ home. Clear yellow appearance with a big, fluffy white head, good lacing, and pretty good head retention. Somewhat fruity, mineralic, sweet pils malty, straw, grassy aroma. Pretty sweet pale/pils malty, moderate hay/straw, grassy hoppy flavor. Good carbonation. Super easy drinking.
oldrtybastrd (3226) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 22, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a golden yellow with a white head. Aromas of bread/malts/hops. Crisp flavor with hints of hop/malt.
crossovert (5644) - Illinois, USA - OCT 21, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wasn’t able to try this during my trip to Bamberg but I did find a bottle. Bottled on 27/5. If that is this yea that isn’t bad, should just be hitting its best by date.
It pours a really nice color. It is a clear vibrant gold with lots of tiny bobbles and a perfect white foamy golf-ball like head. As it slowly recedes it leaves a wall of lacing.
The smell is obviously a bit neutered. Both because of the freshness and the presumed pasteurization and trip over. But it smells pretty good nonetheless. It smells a bit like a Noble pils actually. It has a good deal of herbs and medicinal qualities in the smell along with a big hit of lime zest. There is also some earthiness and light sweet, fruity smelling malt. Definitely complex for a pils.
The flavor, whole not at is peak is still delicious and refreshing. It is nicely hopped with that fresh herb taste of noble hops and a light bitterness on the back end. The malts are still decent’y vibrant with some nice breadlike qualities. There is also a fruitiness/sweetness coming form the malt.
When fresh this thing is probably a beast. Get it as soon as you see it on the shelf in the US, but ideally go try it in Germany, it will be amazing.
SudsMcDuff (5370) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - OCT 12, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had on Gravity cask, i think .@ avenue .. . Pours a shimmering gold .. really good foam head .. good lacing too .. . nice subtle brew, good crispness .. . i love this shit! .. . . One of my friends goes: "So, you know what really turns me on; when girls talk dirty in bed." Yeah I tried that with my wife. I said: "Hey, talk dirty to me." She said: "Go fuck yourself". Not that dirty.
craftycarl21 (2075) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 4, 2011
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at CK for the gravity keg event. Huuuge graham cracker and diacetyl bomb. Unfortunate.
oteyj (2124) - New Hampshire, USA - SEP 30, 2011
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear golden straw with no head. Massive buttery toffee in the nose give way to yucky buttery malts and caramel-diacetyl. Slippery palate. No fun.
Phil (175) - Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 11, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught at the Mahr garden; under the chestnut trees in the sunshine on a white bench. This beer, and this brewery - do not suck. Excellent service considering how many beer-travellers they must get. Just lovely herby spicy clean golden hued brew. great fizz, not too much, just right. Loved it.
LordCorkscrew (1774) - Ronco Scrivia (GE), ITALY - AUG 22, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pils onesta ma siamo sull’anonimo, uno si aspetterebbe una presenza di luppolo migliore
mile (2450) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 1, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at brewery tap, Bamberg. Golden, hazy, small to average and fully diminishing head. Light to moderate, malty – lightly grainy and lightly sweetish aroma, some grassy hoppyness. Body is medium, malty – lightly grainy and lightly sweetish flavor, some grassy hoppyness. Finish is average, malty – lightly grainy and lightly sweetish, some grassy hoppyness. Lightly sweetish pils with some grassy hoppyness.
Dorqui (2030) - Brescia, ITALY - MAR 23, 2011
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draught at "Fermento" in Brescia.
Golden limpid color, much clear with a very modest and lught bubbly aspect. Good head of hardly resistance. Not much perfumed, light motes of grains and cereals, grassy, soft malty. A little smooth taste, not much prickly, little watery, modest bitter and good alcohol content.