Ernest (6906) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 19, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAY 23, 2013 Draft at the Keller (on two occasions).
Head is mostly diminishing.
Body is medium to dark yellow.
Aroma is moderately malty (toasted grain/bread, cookie), moderately hoppy (herbs, flowers), with notes of honey, lime zest, pineapple, spearmint.
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, moderately to heavily bitter.
Medium body, velvety texture, lively carbonation.
Remarkably tasty, and very pilsner-ish...quite herbal/spicy-hoppy with very assertive (but very clean) bitterness. Impossible to stop drinking due to the superb balance and wonderfully fruity-honeyish aroma. I think I actually prefer this to the Witzgall, but both are excellent. Also tried from bottle (purchased at the keller), and while a little less explosive in the nose, it’s still excellent...which is a relief considering how much inconsistency I’ve been finding from sample to sample in many other brewers.
Mortlach (1473) - Rome, ITALY - SEP 7, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Gravity Keg @Franken Fest (Rome). Pours pale golden, a bit cloudy, with a decent white head. Aroma of bread, cereals, hay, a touch of honey, grassy notes. Flavour is balanced, medium malt profile with a light bitter end. Medium to light body, light carbonation. Another great beer from Franconia.
markoijelena (1451) - Belgrade, SERBIA - AUG 17, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 0.5l at The 8th Belgrade tasting Session Two at the Cika Boban place Vranovo/Pozarevac.18.07.2015.Thanks ippopotamo36 for this bottle.Pour it clear golden color with medium white head.Aroma eggy, malty.Taste of grains, eggy note present, funky finish.
KimJohansen (10404) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - AUG 17, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy Amber with a small white head. Aroma had floral and light citric hops. Flavor was clean and dry. Found floral hops with a light fruity touch. Finished bitter. Nice!
luttonm (3416) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 26, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
At Belgrade Eighth Tasting, round two. Bottle. Darker orange, small foam. A bit eggy aroma, round and soft. Diacetyl, bad bottle unfortunately. Some honey, within expiry but our bottle is a bit old. Ok but missing a lot, especially as our friends said they had it fresh and it was full of hoppiness.
motelpogo (7701) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUL 16, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
on tap at the brewery in hallerndorf. golden with a whipped egg white head and a light haze; herbaceous nose with hints of caramel and stonefruits; modest bitterness, clean, lightly doughy malts; about as drinkable as beer gets
fiammanghilla (902) - Genova, ITALY - JUL 8, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Spina alla keller.
Chiara con schiuma non troppo persistente.
Bella fresca, attacca malto di fieno e poi esce erbacea va giù davvero bene.
JoeinDahlem (1396) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - JUL 2, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Drinking from the bottle via Krug, because that’s what I have, although I’ve enjoyed it several times unfiltered at the Keller. It’s more fun that way but it retains plenty of character in the bottle. The aroma speaks of nutty, grainy, honeyish malt, while the taste shares that with a firm, spicy hop-bitterness. More carbonation from the bottle too, easily remedied with an angry pour. One of those really simple but flavorful beers that make you wonder why we put up with the other sorts of simple beers.
Ragnampiza (751) - Rome / Lecce, ITALY - JUN 16, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500 ml bottle drank at Les Vignerons. Dark gold, perfectly clear, with a tiny, bubbly and relatively persistent off white head. Interesting nose, quite different from what I’m used to: grassy and slightly funky upfront, but then quite mineral with a sea water reminiscence. Superb drinkability as expected, smooth and easily drinkable, if slightly too fizzy. Clean aftertaste with notes of freshly cut grass and bread crusts. Average to lively carbonation, light to medium body, creamy texture. Great.
KyotoLefty (8138) - Kyoto, JAPAN - APR 1, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at the Brewery restaurant. Fine, low head. Medium gold and a bit cloudy. Herbal hops, bready malts in the nose, fresh, with a bit of peach. Toasty flavor, a touch of caramel, rich malts and some biscuits. Herbal bitterness and a lovely hop finish. Moderate sweetness. Full, smooth body, yet crisp and peppery. Very drinkable.
ippopotamo36 (995) - Rome, ITALY - MAR 22, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
At the Franken Fest in Rome - Italy. Gravity keg plugged by Manuele. Pours a very pale but bright golden color, cloudy with a decent tick white foamy head. Nose: balanced but remarkable maltiness, some citrus notes here and there, weed in the background. Mouth: grainy, hay notes, mild herbal end. 100% farmhouse. Lovely!
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