inbirraveritas (1250) - Budapest, HUNGARY - DEC 3, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear copper amber body with small lively bubbles and a rocky and lasting off-white head.
Smell of caramel and nuts.
Cara-malty aroma escorted by toasted malt and mild hops.
Citric and nutty finish underpainted gently by herbs.
3fourths (8219) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 22, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle, best by date February 2012.
clear rich brick red body with a soft just-white head. striking calcium / mineral water and toasted Munich malt nose with nut oil, toffee and baked bread fun. touches of maraschino cherry and sweet apple show up as it breathes. medium body with an oily and slick texture, very smooth with rich sweet almond cake / amaretto flavored malt. overall it seems very well put-together, though much drier than what I expect (and like) in festbier malt-bombs.
Leighton (11674) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 13, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Chriso’s Pre-GBBF Shindig, 2012, London. Pours clear, amber-gold with a fine, foamy white head. Bready nose, lots of toasty malts. Medium sweet flavor, big bread, light caramel. Medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. Sweet finish, light toasty cereal, more bread. It’s sweet and basic - it’s a marzen. Fine.
kevnic2008 (8362) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - SEP 20, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours amber with a white head. Smells breaddy with some raisiny and appley hints. Tastes spicy and sweet with a caramelly finish.
jackl (4803) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - AUG 21, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ Chriso’s Pre-GBBF Shindig. Pours deep amber with a small white head. The nose is cherries, toffee malts. Some brown bread and spicy fruits. The taste is more of the same. Big malty fruit presence, some hints of cocoa, too. Flavorful. Medium body. Good.
oh6gdx (20883) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 15, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled@chriso pre-gbbf shindig 2012. Amber colour, small white head. Aroma is fruity, floral and quite malty as well. Flavour is fruity, sweet malty with some slight grassy and herbal notes. Mild toasted notes in the finish as well. Pleasant festbier, which is a bit fruitier than the usual German beer.
swoopjones (6111) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 6, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
sample at Chriso’s Pre GBBF tasting. caramel colored pour. toffee flavor dominates. Extremely malty, Caramel/ sweet maltiness. OK, missed breadiness of many martens
sfhodense (4790) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - MAY 9, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours dark amber with a beige head. Aroma is caramel, toffee and sugar. Flavour is caramel, toffee, light druit and light grass.
Christian (11260) - Odense, DENMARK - APR 27, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Copper with a lasting off-white head. Aroma of malt and toffee. Sweet malty flavour with toffee, dark caramel and a bit of brown sugar
Dedollewaitor (14089) - Odense, DENMARK - APR 27, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle @ Bierzwerg.de. 10.000 Tasting @ Home. Pours cloudy dark amber with a small creamy head. Nose is fruity and malty. Caramel and bread. A bit of paper and syrup.