notalush (5398) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 13, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a clear, dark copper, with a thin ring of foam - aroma of raisins, dark german breads, buttered toast - the flavor is not as sweet as the aroma - some moderate noble hops at first, making way for toffee, prunes - bready/doughy through the middle - a little bit of sweetness - gets dry and nearly tart on the back end - clean and refreshing, with a little bit of wintery spiciness way in the background to make it a little more interesting - not bad, just not all that memorable.
g2bfry (49) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 13, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A deep, somewhat cloudy, brown with a short brown-beige top. Aroma of pumpernickel, coffee, butter, and toffee. Medium-full body with good carbonation. Flavorful malts of toffee and caramel, with buttery hazelnut flavors fading in strong, and a smooth root beer and sour whiskey finish.
yespr (36095) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 27, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
50 cL bottle. Pours clear and golden orange with a small white head. Mild spiced and slight roasted cornish aroma. Mild breadish and dry malty with a light spice note. Mild spiced and roasted into the finish. Lingering roasted and breadish malty with a light bitterness.
Kinz (3527) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - NOV 26, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown, slight but long lasting white head. Aroma is sweet, bready, a faint sourish twang, perhaps from roasted malts. Flavor is bready with a bittering dryness on a slightly roasty finish. Not bad, had more in common with a schwarzbier in some ways.
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - NOV 18, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Medium brown pour, amber hue at the edges, good clarity, soft off-white head. Toasted malt nose, lots of bright yeastiness and that hop character to the finish that all of their beers seem to have, a bit of a fruity mineral note.
JPDIPSO (5124) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 1, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear dark copper color with a tall light tan head. Graham cracker aromas. Fairly unassuming, but certainly no off or objectionable scents. Flavors so typical of a quality german lager. Mild malt and dark honey. Finish has a bit herbal hops. LIght oak in the linger. A solid quality brew.
asheft (2753) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 9, 2008
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Interesting aroma of sherry, spicy melanoidins, cherries, butterscotch, and dried apricots. Almost clear red brown under a very bubbly, krauseny, beige foam that drops to a thin cover with lacing. The flavor is unfortunately dominated by cardboardy sourness that develops into some sherry, nuts, and dried fruit. This beer has a serious wild side that is really not traditionally German. I wonder if it may be a little infected. A bit buttery too. Light body, medium carbonation, nutty buttery sour finish.
gnoff (8795) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - SEP 20, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(33 cl bottle from a friend at the WOA festival) On August 4, 2008. Hazy brown color, off-white head. Sweet, malty, caramel scent. Sweet, malty, caramel taste as well. Medium mouthfeel, medium bitterness.
Grovlam (4167) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 13, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. [Courtesy of Sk8viking, thanks René] Large off-white creamy like head that mostly lasted. Good display of lacework. Dark amber like color. Aroma was quite malty with notes of roasted and caramelized like notes. Light rue bread and hint of fruit. Medium bodied with an average carbonation. Moderated sweet flavor. Malty smooth and sweet finish. Quite nice!
Quack-Duck (8701) - Down South, GERMANY - APR 13, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle, thanks to Bochum! Hazy brwon colour, medium-sized head. Slightly sour, hints of roasetd malt, slightly hoppy as well.