3fourths (7772) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
draft at Gasthof Neuner in Ebensfeld, 11km from the brewery. 6.7% clear gold with a creamy white head with lasting retention. sticky honey glazed pastry malt with a smattering of reduced grain syrup and sweet crystalline sugar. very rich and hearty with warming stuff alcohols and sugar candy and spiced honey sweetness. yeast / minerals / sulfur egg shell notes grow as it warms and breathes, as do some perfumed banana esters. interesting beer, well-made, though not my preference, even in the cold of fall in Germany.
pivnizub (8550) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - DEC 14, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
10 dl Syphon von Karl-Heinz. Golden to deep golden coloured, stable, beaten-egg-white-like head. Moderate sweetish-grainy nose. Moderate to solid sweet-bitter flavour with a light acidity. Increasing piney hoppiness in the malty-bitter finish. Good Bock, a bit sweet, but all in all well balanced........
MoritzF (8247) - Bochum, GERMANY - DEC 11, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
100cl growler, courtesy of Frankenland. Clear, golden colour with a blonde medium-sized foamy head. Sweet and slightly grainy and gassy aroma with shy hints of citrus and a whiff of hops. Sweet flavour with little bitterness, medium to full bodied with a moderate carbonation. Grainy malty taste, all in all a bit one-dimensional with light herbal notes and alcohol showing up towards the finish. Not a real highlight but drinkable pale Bock [09.XII.08].