TAR (2401) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - DEC 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Numerous samples from both tap and bottle over the years: Crystal clear golden yellow. Fragmented fine-bubbled white foam. Clean, bright, lemony aromas are lined with minerals, candyish yeast, nectar and cracker dough. Quite perfumey. Firm and snug carbonation. Zesty, lemony, spicily herbaceous and woody with a savory oily succulence, initially. Polished vanilla wafer cookie and hay dust maltiness graces the palate with pleasurable softness. Candyish yeast pokes through to remind you that it’s soul originates from Franconia. Appetizing mineral-laced briskness scrubs the palate as a pronounced bite of finespun toastiness provides contrasting firmness alongside fresh baguette flavors and bouncy new-mown hay suggestions. Quite the dazzling interplay of zestful hops and mouthwatering minerals. Lean and well-attenuated yet fully malty finish displays toasty accents which beautiful highlight the stiffly woody and herbal hop punch and equally flavorsome nectarlike elegance. Immaculately clean and focused, and deceptively simple as a result. Really hones in on a few elements and does it extremely well. Not particularly astonishing, but nevertheless it’s such a pure delight to quaff beer this clean and characterful.
It’s nice to see that the bottles perform consistently favorably as it does from tap, which is atypical for kellerbier (probably due to higher filtration in this case).
3fourths (7762) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Fränkisches Bierfest in Nürnberg.
Brilliantly clear gold and effervescent body. Tall white head. Strong herbal/ lemon splat hop nose. Soft malt, quenching acid, clean of flaws. Fruity, floral, lemon oil finish. Wonderfully balanced and without any perceivable problems. Only suffers from it’s one-dimensionality.
Ernest (6010) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Head is initially small, frothy, white, mostly diminishing.
Body is clear light yellow.
Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (toasted bread), lightly to moderately hoppy (herbs, flowers), with light notes of minerals and honey.
Flavor is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, moderately bitter.
Light to medium body, watery/velvety texture, lively carbonation.
Quite delightful...clean, balanced, very quaffable. Doesn’t look like much, and the mouthfeel is kinda light, but when you’re weeding through a bunch of diacetyl-ridden or husky examples, it’s a real treasure to find a brewer that can at least make a good, clean beer.
Shaney (2429) - Köln / Cologne, GERMANY - MAY 7, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Das helle Landbier hat 4,9% und keine 4,6% Alkohol.
Mittelgelb mit feiner Schaumkrone. Stroh und Heu im Aroma. Leichter Antrunk. Minimal honigtönern und getreidig, klingt verhalten hopfig aus. Guter Durchschnitt.
bartlebier (1066) - Belchum im Breisgau, GERMANY - JAN 20, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
50cl bottle - as far as I remember, enjoyable with a regular weekday meal, with subdued aromas and typical uneventual Landbier tastes; dominant mid-toned malts, fresh hops did not redeem overall blandness.
kevnic2008 (6890) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - SEP 2, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Average beer. Poured golden with a white head. A decent beer, but not so refreshing or anything special.
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 7, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
In bottle from The Beerhive. Pours a light golden colour with a fair white head. Aroma of caramel, grassy hops and yeast. Similar flavours with mild carbonation and an oily mouth-feel. Alcohol is fairly present with lingering bready yeast.
bjakk (215) - Skagafjordur, ICELAND - APR 26, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Yellow golden colour. White a bit rough foam that lasts quite a long time. Hoppy aroma. metallic hoppy flavour, malt. Good balance. Strong bitter aftertaste that lasts.
Idiosynkrasie (3071) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JAN 23, 2012
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
500ml bottle. Clear yellow with small white head. Far from intense hay and malt aroma. Light bodied, very mild, some malt, some dryness. Decent but nice aftertaste - the only "highlight".
Grzesiek79 (2899) - Radom, POLAND - JAN 22, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
cereal, spruce, leaves, cheese, cooked vegetables, frothy, cloudy, brown, red, lightly bitter, medium bitterness, medium sweetness, heavily sour, oily feel, medium body, bitter,