Brewed by Brauerei Nikl
Style: Zwickel/Keller/Landbier
Pretzfeld, Germany


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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 3.07/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
Das “Michala” ist ein dunkles, vollmundiges Kellerbier. Es ist naturbelassen und unfiltriert. Im Gegensatz zu vielen seiner “Artgenossen” ist es nicht nicht so malzig und damit nicht so süß.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (7148) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 18, 2012
On tap at the brewery Gasthof, 20 July 2012. Brilliant, hazy orange (reminded me of Thatcher’s Cheddar Valley) with a bog, off-white head. Some fruity sweetness, grainy malts, caramel and a moderately bitter finish. Good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
bierkoning (11405) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - SEP 6, 2011
Bottle, bought @ the brewery. Amber color. Toffee and a hint of licorice in the aroma. Werthers Original. Malty sweet flavor with licorice, toffee and Werthers Original. Long licorice finish. Just a bit thin, but a tasty beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (8661) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 1, 2011
My Bottom Line :
Toasted malts and wooden hops gel in this smooth Dunkel, effortlessly moving into a balanced finish of lean bready sweetness and hop bitterness.

Further Personal Perceptions :
-A sheet of foam decorates the misty amber.
-The fluffy mouthfeel is very comfortable.
-Subtle fruity edges give depth.
-Drinkability is quite high, which is appreciated. This is another very solid offering from this new Franconian player.

On tap at the brewery gasthof.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crossovert (9728) - Illinois, USA - JUN 24, 2011
A nice unfiltered dunkel. This one is a bit lighter in color, but still full on flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maria (10190) - Thisted, DENMARK - JUN 6, 2011
It’s hazy, dark-orange towards copper with a creamy head, The aroma has notes of malt, caramel and light fruit, and the same notes I find in the moderately sweet flavour, that has a dry finish. A nice one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MoritzF (8860) - Ottobrunn, GERMANY - NOV 17, 2010
(swing top bottle) Hazy, amber colour with a huge and slightly tanned foamy head. Slightly yeasty and delicately toasty malty aroma with notes of caramel, barnyard and herbal hops. Sweet-bitter flavour, light to medium bodied with a calm carbonation. Moderately toasted malt-character with notes of caramel and rising hoppy accents towards the moderately dry and bitter finish. Pleasant Franconian Dunkel. 12.XI.10

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MiP (14519) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUL 14, 2010
Bottle, 5.1% bought at the brewery. Hazy amber colour. Big stable creamy white head. Quite malty flavour. Good spicy and slightly sweet hop flavour. Well balanced and flavourful.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jfb (4762) - Freising, GERMANY - JUN 7, 2010
(draught) pours a dark lightly hazy copper-ruby colour with a dense off-white head. well-rounded aroma of roasted malts, slightly buttery with notes of grass and hay. flavour is the same, a dry slightly grainy toasted maltiness contrasts with a light toffee caramel sweetness. medium-bodied with smooth carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fonefan (39785) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 18, 2010
Draught @ Brauerei Nikl, Egloffsteiner Strasse 19, 91362 Pretzfeld, Bavaria, Germany.
Unclear medium red amber color with a average, creamy to frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, sugar, light roasted, berry notes, light hoppy, flowers - chamomile - honey notes. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is light medium, texture is watery to oily, carbonation is soft. [20100403]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KimJohansen (10396) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - MAR 30, 2010
Cloudy amber with a large beige head. Sweet aroma with toasted malt, caramel and grassy hops. The fresh flavour had toasted malt, caramel, grassy hops and plums. Finished dry and bitter.

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