hopscotch (8394) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 22, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle... February in Franconia (2011)… Clear, deep amber lager with a mid-sized, fluffy, off-white head. Good retention. The complex nose is a fusion of honey, biscuit, toffee, date and fig. Full-bodied and creamy with moderate carbonation. Decently balanced for a Marzen. The hardy flavor leans sweet and offers a nice selection of malts. A semblance of balance is provided by minerally, spicy hops. Moderately sweet, nourishing finish. Thanks go out to erlangernick and Koelschtrinker for making this month of Franconia lagers possible!
Grima (2002) - Saarburg, Rhineland-Palatinate, GERMANY - JAN 29, 2011
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The beer in glass is a beautiful, dark brown, reddish with a lot of fine, high foam. Smell is roasted malty with a caramel-term note. It starts roasted malt, but very quickly sweet-malty caramel with a slightly chocolaty note. The aftertaste is again intense roasty with a great caramel flavor, the perfect complement.
KnutAlbert (5571) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 28, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle in Edinburgh.
Powerful, malty beer, you feel they have squeezed all the goodness out of the grain here. This is as home made as the label!
Freshly baked bread, a little yeast, a bitterness that’s not very pronounced, but it does its job.
jonas (5277) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - FEB 2, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Bready roast, light fruit, bitter notes. Chestnut, off-white layer. Nutty, light choclaty start, fruits and berries, honey sweetness. Full chewy, body weakens a little towards the finish. Flavourfull and moreish. Roasted almonds in the aftertaste.
kappldav123 (4293) - Nordhausen, GERMANY - JAN 29, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The bottle looks simple, but good. The beer in the glass is a bit darker than exspected, nice head. Starts soft-malty, roasty in the background without being too much. Some fruity notes of plum, caramell notes, also some coffee. Well balanced finish. I really liked it!
Quack-Duck (7223) - Down South, GERMANY - DEC 31, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle, traded with wastl. Clear chestnut colour with a small beige head. Malty nose. Medium-bodied, flavours of caramel and spicy aromatic hops. Shy hints of bitter chocolate and cocoa powder. Most impressive is the palate, I’ve rarely had a beer with such a pleasant palate. Extremely smooth and velevety yet with signs of liveliness. A delicious beer - a masterpiece, ein Meisterstück.
madmitch76 (12237) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2009
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
27th June 2008. Clear darkish brown beer. Mild malt with the lightest touch of hops in the finish. Pretty vanilla beer.
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 2, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from the alison arms at home. Aroma is malty, ameber ale almost, bready biscuity, richer malts, grassy hops backing. Taste is also malt based, quite sweet, very drinkable and very appealing indeed.
MesandSim (7121) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A Mes rate: 50cl bottle at Quinns
Rich amber brown with a decent off white head. Corn and cereal aroma with some sweet German malt and a really nice smoky hint. Slight metal and an odd fishy note in the flavour spoils the really nice malt and the light bitterness in the finish. So so.
maeib (8077) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - DEC 9, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled - Pigs Ear BF. An amber coloured beer with an off-white puddle of head. The aroma is malty and a bit dry. Wood and sweet malts in the taste. Hints of alcohol and sweet finish. Quite nice