TimE (2779) - Tokyo, JAPAN - AUG 7, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is for the Winter Festbier, which I assume is the same beer.
Light amber color, cracked wheat, toasted malt nose with bit of wininess and chocolate. Mouth is smooth and malty with lots of toasted notes. Nice
Embrouille (2774) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 13, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled 50cl. Courtesy of pivnizub. It pours a beautiful clear amber beer with a decent head. Sweet diacetyl malt accented nose with hints of boiled milk, papaya and candy sugar- that’s how I would put it. Malt accented taste. I don’t like the commercial description- at least accurate but not the most flattering I could think of- less of something I like in a pils without being appropriate to the style doesn’t make the beer more interesting or have character in a greater extent. Pretty lacework. Sweetish. Very drinkable. Papaya sneaking in. Tricky to rate this beer actually. Faintly sourish. I could just do with a lot more hops. Overall impression: Sweet, low bitterness, very drinkable, low carbonation, malt accentuated, fruity (papaya), buttery. Thanks a lot pivnizub!
maxwelldeux (2694) - Spokane, Washington, USA - FEB 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a cloudy dark amber color with a slightish white head. Nose is malty and slightly sweet with a hint of caramel in there. Taste is much the same, and is very light and smooth.
asheft (2372) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 13, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Spicy hops aroma with some hay and melanoidins. Clear copper under a rocky, lacy, off-white head. Spicy melanoidiny caramel flavour with some walnuts and plenty of hay. Well balances sweet and bitter character, though a bit weak, letting through some ethanol. Light to medium body, medium carbonation, slight bitter hay finish.
Shaney (2343) - Köln / Cologne, GERMANY - OCT 27, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Leicht kupferfarben; der Schaum ist schnell verschwunden. Das Aroma ist verhalten würzig. Der Antrunk ist sehr dünn geraten. Geschmacklich leider auch enttäuschend: Leicht lieblich-malzig, etwas röstig, das wars schon. Im Abgang etwas herber werdend. Trinkbar, aber für ein "Winterfestbier" ein Reinfall. Weihnachten ist abgesagt!
Test vom 19.12.2009, Gebinde: Glasflasche Noten: 8,9,9,9,10,9 - 8,95
AirForceHops (2340) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 7, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Paid $3.99 for a 500ml bottle 5.1% @ Nikki’s Liquors, Providence, R.I. Lager glass shows a golden /orange color with thin soapy head that laces. Nose is sweet grain and caramel malt. Toasted cereal and grain flavors with a creamy texture. Nice balance between bitter and sweet. Really easy to drink. Nothing complex yet I wonder why the ratings aren’t a bit higher. Sometimes it’s hard to find fresh imports, maybe that’s the reason. I enjoyed this brew.
armando629 (2323) - Budapest, HUNGARY - FEB 9, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
0,5 l bottle, as a gift from a bio.shop.
Interesting reddish-brown colored beer with a medium off white lacing head. Moderated toasty caramel and fruty figs and honey in the nose. Medium body with a fruity character with honey and fig, some raisins, minimal citruses. A mild caramel taste and some hop in the finish. Fine but not the biggest deal.
ABUSEDGOAT (2157) - California, USA - OCT 22, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nearly clear orange color, moderate head, decent lace/retention. Aroma is toast, malt, dust, grass. Lighter bodied, watery finish.
culchiem (2029) - Berlin, GERMANY - DEC 19, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Clear amber with a thin head. Aroma is hay hops. Flavour is a malty spice, some grain on a sweetish malt finish
hawanna (1534) - GERMANY - NOV 20, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
0,5 l bottle. Best before 24. Feb 13
caramel, hay, grass, vanilla, woody, amber, clear, frothy, dark white foam, medium - heavy sweetness, lightly sour, medium body, oily feel, slick feel, soft carbonation,