kappldav123 (5055) - GERMANY - NOV 21, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle looks simple, but really good. Beer in the glass also. Dark, really nice head. Starts malty, a bit roasty, hints of caramell and chocolate. Finish is milder, notes are not so intense. Very drinkable and really a great beer!
yngwie (13845) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 10, 2010
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. A clear, copper-colored beer topped by a small, off-white head. Malty, caramel nose with some meaty notes and fruityness. The flavor has some caramel, a little hoppy giving fruityness and bitterness. Slightly piney and metallic finish. Medium body. Definitely not my choice of dunkel. 100813
chicowv (459) - Canaan Valley, West Virginia, USA - SEP 18, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pint bottle, thanks to Ruth. Pours a dark copper with a white head and plenty of carbonation. Beer continues to release CO2 throughout. Aroma is a caramel malt with a doughy yeast smell. Hop content is relatively low, but this beer goes down smooth and leaves you wanting another sip. Great beer overall.
jfb (3968) - Freising, GERMANY - AUG 13, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(bottle) pours a clear copper-amber colour with a frothy off-white head. aroma of toasted grain, with some notes of grass and cowshed. flavour is the same, very grainy, but also pleasantly rustic, with some occasional hints of sweet spices. medium body and carbonation.
ladnewton (1442) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at the Priory Arms, London on 4th August 2010. Pours clear copper with a white foam head and little lacing. Malt and smoke aroma, blend of malt, cheese, grass hop and woodsmoke in main kick before a bittersweet finish on a textured, full mouthfeel. Easy drinking and pleasant.
shrubber85 (7804) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUL 2, 2010
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle. Light caramel malt aroma. Clear medium brown color with moderate head. Very lightly sweet caramel malt. Watery palate and moderate carbonation - not much here. Pretty bland.
Quack-Duck (7959) - Down South, GERMANY - MAY 8, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle from Fränkisches Getränkeland Münchberg. Clear golden colour, large white head. Malty base with a nice hoppy-resiny finish. Hints of walnut. Very nice.
KimJohansen (10350) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - JAN 31, 2010
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Cloudy amber with a tiny off white head. Sweet aroma with grainy notes. Flavour was sweet with roasted malt and caramel notes. Finished sweet.
ToddA (21) - California, USA - NOV 27, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a bottle brought home from my latest trip to Franconia. Sweetish dark lager much in the local style. A hint of smoke, loads of munich malt sweetness and just a hint of hops for balance. Very clean and a hint of sulfur but in a good way. Highly recommended, went by the brewery twice in October to find it closed both times. Bottle comes from Rewe Getranken market not far from brewery...can’t remember town.
MiP (13676) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - OCT 17, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 4.9%. Good malty aroma. Clear dark brown colour. Small stable tan head. The flavour is nicely malty, slightly sweet. Good mouthfeel and good bitterness to balance. This must be excellent fresh on draught.