hopscotch (8893) - 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!
blutt59 (5999) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 26, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, thanks to erlangernick in trade, dark red orange color with lacy foam, aroma is honey, grits, bread fruit, flavor of honey, malty bread, kumquats, metallic
3fourths (7885) - 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.
kappldav123 (4733) - 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!
yespr (30755) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
50 cL bottle. Pours clear and golden orange to amber with a small white head. Aroma is toasted malty and light caramelish. Toasted malty, caramelish and light breadish. Toasted malty and caramelish. Sweet toasted malty finish.
Grima (2081) - 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.
oh6gdx (20252) - 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.
mattphilips (802) - Budapest, HUNGARY - DEC 10, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sörmanufaktúra, Budapest. Sötét, áttetsző borostyán szín, szivacsos és egyben kissé krémes, közepesen kitartó sárgás hab. Illata malátás, karamelles és diós. Íze hasonlóan édeskés, kevés gyógyfüves komló teszi mégis kiegyensúlyozottá. Közepesen testes és szénsavas, könnyen iható. Remek szezonális sör, egyszerre melenget és beszéltet.
WillemsUrenkel (444) - Oldenburg, GERMANY - JAN 22, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
0,5 l bottle. Simple nearly cheap looking label art work. Dark amber in the glass, small short living head. Dark fruity and malty an the nose. Starts the same, with a big malty taste. Pleasant sweetness in the background, berrie fruits, caramell, nuts and light alcoholic hints. Overall that malt bed. Big positive surprise. Thanks to kappldav123 for that bottle.
kevnic2008 (7669) - 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.