craighill (100) - GERMANY - DEC 1, 2014
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from supermarket. Pours crystal clear and chesnut brown / red. Fizzy head disappears almost immediately. No strong aroma. Taste starts neutral, with darker malts giving way to generic hop bitterness. Considerable body leads nevertheless to quite a dry finish. Quite drinkable.
Lowenbrau (3182) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - FEB 26, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle. 26-2-2014
Courtesy of Koelschtrinker. Thank you Roman!
In short: a sweet and boozy doppelbock?
Pours quite clear copper. Some gushing. Off white head. Malty, caramel, honey aromas. Medium body, silky texture, average carbonation. Taste is sweet, honey, ripe fruit, caramel. Alcohol noticed. Not so well balanced. I miss some roasty hints.
Koelschtrinker (16811) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - DEC 21, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Herb malziger, nicht übermäßig intensiver Antrunk. Der Alkohol ist deutlich erkennbar, deutlich würziger werdend, wenig röstig. Hopfig, wenig fruchtig in der Malzigkeit. Hopfig malzig auch im Abgang. Gelungen. 8/10/11/12/10/10
kevnic2008 (11256) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - MAY 28, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Fruity notes that aren’t too fruity and don’t add an inapproprate bitterness as could easily be the case. Good aftertaste consistent with the beer and style.
Hugi (475) - Waldkirch, GERMANY - JAN 9, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a 500 ml bottle. Amber coloured and clear with a medium, slightly tanned head. At first, i smelled lots of yeast, but afterwards it was rather candy-like which reminds on gingerbread. Sweetish taste, a bit of citrus, yeast, spices. Medium body and lively carbonization which renders a "bitter-like" ending. a nice one!
fiulijn (18780) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 16, 2011
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at the brewery restaurant
Amber color, clean; the small-sized head is not very persistent. The smell of deep fry in the restaurant covers the aroma of the beer, some alcohol appears, this is not enough. Reasonable body strength, with a quite good caramel flavor, and light residual sweetness; the alcohol is a bit too evident. Not bad, but a bit industrial-style; but finally quite tasty.
Probiere (992) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 2, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Much better than expected after two years on the shelf. A somewhat citrusy sweetness with a lightly herbal ending and a medium but not too sticky mouthfeel. Plenty of light nut and caramel malt notes. Very pleasant. Thanks to Dee for this, whose grandfather used to be head brewer and who brought me a bottle two Christmases ago. The brewery itself is interesting; they still use open fermentation and are a strongly local brand.
jbrus (4990) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - NOV 23, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Not very strong aroma. Light caramet, light cherry. Orange/brown color, beige head, good lace. Rather sweet but not annoying, light bitterness that increases in the finish, dark malt flavor, herbal hops, hint of caramel, light warming, little sticky, nice mouthfeel.