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


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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.09/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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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 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fonefan (35735) - 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 15/20
MiP (13725) - 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 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
bierkoning (10500) - 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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KimJohansen (10350) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maria (10176) - 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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pivnizub (9001) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - JUN 4, 2009
Draught at the brewpub: Hazy, amber coloured, stable creamy off-white head; dry dark-malty, a bit toasty nose with herbal-hoppy undertones and a light barnyardy touch; light bodied, moderate bitter-sweet flavour; lingering aromatic bitter-nutty finish. Well balanced, typical franconian stuff.........

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Benzai (8764) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - NOV 20, 2014
Bottle @ weekly tasting shared with Dutchdrebus and Niels. Clear rusty dark golden orange color, very small off-white head. Smell and taste malts, grains. Taste malts, grains, straw, lightly bitter. Average body and carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MoritzF (8590) - Bochum, 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 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
3fourths (8219) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 26, 2013
Catsup and armpit sweat and chemicals and dirty hot dog boil water. Possibly one of the worst smells ever, very vomit-like and fatty with notes of low grade meat. Armpit / Limburger / soiled clothing smell. Ones are not a stretch here. I’m unfamiliar with this kind of infection. Day old ketchup and french fry plate and garbage bin full of food stuff. Literally gagged while smelling it. Sweet and acidic. The very definition of foul beer. No doubt it’s not intended to be like this and might even been nice but I rate em as I see em and this bottle is 0.5 level

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (8024) - 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.

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