rondphoto (2614) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - MAY 14, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Medium amber with a big rocky head and full lacing. Lots of caramel and roasted malt, big mouthfeel, and a clean carbonated bitter finish. Extremely drinkable and refreshing on a cool evening. Well Done!
Grima (2164) - Saarburg, Rhineland-Palatinate, GERMANY - APR 15, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Into the glass pours a reddish-brown beer with a little foam. Roasty-sweet caramel malt aroma. Starts sweet malty, very roasty, with hints of caramel. The center part is something bitter. The aftertaste shows malty and dry with a delicate caramel note and lots of roasted malts. The finish is again very harsh, the hop is now clearly visible. Good Bockbier!
crossovert (8633) - Illinois, USA - MAR 7, 2011
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Comes with a label that has a deer on it adn a wintery scene. 500 ml brown bottle
Pours a clear brown, no other way to describe it really, maybe a hint of red. The head is slightly off-white and it leaves some decent lacing.
The smell is a bit lacking, mild dark fruit, a hint of malt, nothing much.
The taste is better though, it has a nice robustness to it and a great fruity sweetness. There is a decent amount of bitterness as well in the backing. Definitely more of a roasty doppelbock.
It is a pretty flavorful beer in the end, I would recommend it
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 07-22-2010 00:30:58
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - MAR 6, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Muddled burnt umber but with great thick head. Nice bready aroma. High gravity feel with big body and alcoholic finish. Tastes stark...Dry but malty and spicy, bready and herbal. Is nice.
Miksu (5027) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - FEB 19, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
0.5 l bottle. Copper to amber color. Honeyish, bready, perfumed and solventy aroma. Sweetish, bready, honeyish, solventy and toffeish flavor. Solventy alcohol comes through unpleasantly.
hopscotch (9954) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - FEB 13, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle… February in Franconia (2011)… Pours clear and amber with a mid-sized, creamy, off-white head that never fully dissipates. The bouquet provides apple cider, toffee and toasted malt. Medium-bodied and milky with reserved carbonation. The flavor tilts bitter with a toasty character and a gentle kiss of honey. Bittersweet finish – much more bitter than sweet. Thanks go out to erlangernick and Koelschtrinker for making this month of Franconian lagers possible!
Oakes (13156) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 1, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dull light brown. Thin head. The aroma is a bit appley. Fairly strong - lots of kick - with the malts accented to a toast character. Fairly rough, unpolished example.
beerguy101 (5319) - Newark, California, USA - JAN 9, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled on 12/24/2010. The dunkle bock pours a light to medium brown color from a .5L swing top bottle. Large sized white foamy head with decent lacing and nice retention. The aroma is bready, caramel , fruity and sweet. A medium bodied dunkel. The malts are caramel, fruity and sweet. The hops are earthy and herbal. Decent carbonation. A semi-sweet and bready dunkle. Seems a little less sweet and a touch thinner than a dunkle should, but it’s still very drinkable. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.
Quack-Duck (8382) - Down South, GERMANY - DEC 20, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle from Frankenland - díky! Clear chestnut-brown colour, mid-sized beige head. Full-bodied, malty, hints of raisins, nuts and dates. Bitter-sweet, quite some hops in the lingering finish.
benjaminbier (45) - Oregon, USA - NOV 15, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, year past the "mindestens haltbar" date. Lovely copper red with a light thin foam. Yeasty, clovelike aroma. Malty caramel taste with a sugary cloying feel up front, reminds one of candi sugar, but finishes comparatively dry. Some similarities to a maerzen but much maltier and sugarier.