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.
BelgiskOlklub (1025) - Viby J, DENMARK - NOV 8, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Bamberg Weissbierhaus. Clear dark brown body and a nice lasting white head. Aroma of dark bread, roasted malt, caramel and nuts. Light bitter. Nice!
thirdeye11 (5952) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 5, 2010
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(.5L bottle dated 5-24-09 thanks to bu11zeye) clear copper with a ring of tan bubbles. Nose of caramel, alcohol and chocolate malt. Taste of bitter grapefruit hops, chocolate malt and a very thin body with an alcoholic finish.
mar (5134) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 17, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle thanks to bu11zeye. poured copper with a white head. nose is caramel malts, fruits, and vanilla. nice on the palate, flavor is caramel, super malty, nice finish.
bu11zeye (12517) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 16, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(51cl bottle) Pours a clear copper body with a medium dense off-white head. Aroma of caramel, earthiness, grain, raisins, and grass. Flavor of butterscotch, light sulfur, grain, subtle iron, and caramel.
blutt59 (6411) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 16, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle, thanks to bu11zeye, another amber colored foamer, malty grape nuts aroma, syrupy, malt and orange peel fruit flavors, bitter finish
meerbier (1474) - Pijnacker, NETHERLANDS - MAR 18, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle@Home. Called Dunkle but it was amber colored. In between Dunkle and Hell, that’s Bernstein I think. And I hate those beers as they can go both ways: Hell or Dunkle. I don’t like Helles Bock and sadly enough this one goes that way a lot. Sweet and apple like ESL. Positive thing for this one was the hop bitterness instead of the metallic bitterness some have.
bhensonb (13510) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 8, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Bottle Barn in Santa Rosa, CA. Pours deep copper with a four finger beige head. Warm bready aromas. Medium body. Mild, foamy carbonation. Flavor is caramel, bready and somewhat spicey. Maybe a bit nutty. A light winter seasonal. Quite tasty.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - FEB 17, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle best by 24.05.09, but just showed up at the local store: Pours a transparent copper orange with a stringy-lacing froth of white head. Has a sweet caramely nose with some doughy yeasty notes and a hint of light fruits. Starts with good fullness and authentic sweet dark caramely German malts with a mild fruity complexity and a touch of milk chocolate in the finish. An enjoyable and still very drinkable doppelbock, regardless of the date.
argo0 (12774) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 3, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
50cl bottle. Small tan head atop crystal clear copper body. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, some toffee, light floral/earthy. Taste is medium sweet, caramel, bread, light earthy. Medium body, a bit watery, easy drinking.