docsteigs (492) - Texas, USA - AUG 21, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rather straightforward Octoberfest style ale; sweet maltiness with caramel undertones and light bittering hops balanced nicely
IrishBoy (3683) - Bakersfield, California, USA - OCT 31, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
.5L from Sandy’s Liquors. Clear orange brown with a small off white head. Nose of caramel, wheat toast, and light sweetness. Flavor of caramel, and very light bitterness.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - APR 16, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lightly hazed copper color with a smaller, tight bubbled, bone colored head. Wild honey, and floral hops aromas.Toasted malt and dark caramel as well. Very smooth in feel. Mild flavors of toasted malt, a bit of acidity and light floral hops. Simple, yet I find not glaring faults. The bottle is slightly dated, but I still find this to be a good brew that was likely better when fresh.
Sammy (7707) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 13, 2007
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
yellow, with a moderate quickly dissipitating head. Some spiciness but a bit metallic-macro-like lager. Really nothing special. Not very drinkable, maybe as it was not very fresh. Light, a touch of toastiness, all didn’t work too well for me.
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Source: Brewfest, Classic City
crystal clear dark yellow, short lived frothy white head, sweet candy caramel aroma, rich caramel malt flavor, mostly sweet, light balancing bitterness,
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
TheBeerGod (4901) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - FEB 20, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Swing-top 500mL. Dark amber pour. Small , but thick, white head. Toasty malts, light grassy notes, subtle hops and faint spices. Taste has light spice notes, toasted malts, soft caramel, and light grassy hops. Body is creamy and smooth. Chewy in spots. Moderate carbonation. Finishes with a slightly larger grassy hop profile, toastier malts, caramel, hint of toffee and light buttery notes. This has gotten low ratings, and as only my sixth Zwickel/Keller/Landbier, I don’t profess to be an expert on the style, but I rather enjoyed this as simply "a beer".
BBB63 (5601) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JAN 29, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled: A clean rich golden hue topped by a fizzy head that left good lacing upon the glassware. The aroma has notes of herbal and grassy hops, bready and sweet syrupy malts and a hint of earthy yeast esters. The taste starts with most malt sweetness with support a quick dash of mild fruit with just a drop of hop bitterness. Rather straight forward and lacks much depth but is a quaffable bier and an easy way to start the days drinking activities.
ClarkVV (3579) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 12, 2007
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
2006 swing-top bottle at Sunset Grill on 12/14/06
Deep beeswax yellow with some canteloupe tints and an initially large, off-white head that fairly rapidly falls to cover, leaving only spotty lacing. Clarity is high and if this is an unfiltered "kellerbier" it certainly can’t be discerned from the bottle (no sediment at the bottom after investigation). Initial flurry of carbonation dies down quickly, settling out with only a few bubbles rising inconsistently.
Grass and butter in the nose. Not a heavy butteriness and certainly no popcorn or papery qualities, but more like a buttercreamy maltiness. It definitely comes across much too rich and overbearing for the noble hops that attempt to complement it. In their own right, the hops are quite nicely done. Leafy, green and very fresh, with plenty of herbal complexity and grassy dryness, they hang lightly and tantalizingly on the nose. But they fall in to the rather soggy, heavy, aforementioned malts and are especially consumed as the beer warms/breathes. Light toastiness on the end, plenty of breadiness and thick honey/light caramel sweetness. No particular lager yeast crispness, but nor is it metallic or flawed. Medium strength of aroma, no alcohol noted.
Sweet, but not overly fresh tasting malts are abundant in the flavor. Buttercream, honey, toffee and a lightly sourish, toasted malt note that weaves itself in to the sweetness, creating a sort of tangy buttercream flavor....As you may imagine, it’s not quite the best combination of flavors. The hops are rather lost in the flavor as well, adding a gentle bitterness and light spiciness, but being altogether lacking in real flavor. Carbonation is very low, further accentuating the overbearing, sluggish, syrupy maltiness. Some light mineral character and a hard-to-define staleness or sweatiness sits on the finish. Not crisp on the end. Sticky texture, but loose as well with wateriness creeping in on the end.
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - DEC 30, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
50cl swingtop. Golden brown with a decent off white head. Sweet malt nose, honey notes, caramel. Sweet flavor, more caramel malt and honey. Light body and flavor. Sweet biscuity finish. Not bad.
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 15, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours golden amber with a thin, mostly receding off-white head. Aroma of light carmel and toffee, some noble hop firmness. Tastes is lightly sweet, bready, malty, light herbal bitterness, with an earthly yeastiness. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with lively carbonation.