3fourths (8600) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 4, 2015 draft at Brauerei Roppelt in Stiebarlimbach, as Roppelt Lagerbier. hazed pale gold body with a creamy and fine white head. cheesy and musty and spicy German hop nose reminds me of Ganstallar Zwicklpils, though much less yeasty. astoundingly soft velvet texture with fine creamy carbonation. musty, grassy, cheesy, lightly spicy hops character with a full dose of fruit nectar and jelly. very hop-focused experience, which is somewhat un-Bavarian. lemon and lime oils, perfume / potpourri, grasses / herbs all dance with energy. snappy crisp to the back-end of an otherwise perfectly soft malt body. juicy, bitter, fresh and endlessly drinkable.
Again in November 2013, it was limp, watery, fruity, apple-y / green. Probably 3.2 level stuff. I’ll keep the 4.4 high water mark but say it varies like a lot of Franconian beer, more than you would think initially.
March 2015: okay, a little odd / metallic, not as hoppy or grassy, malt kind of flabby. 3.4-3.6 level stuff.
luttonm (3266) - 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 (7239) - 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 (826) - 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 (1377) - 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 (7553) - 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 (775) - 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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Beerhunter111 (10472) - Hasborn, GERMANY - JAN 3, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Klares goldenes Bier mit einer ordentlichen weißen Schaumkrone, hohe Karbonisation. Geruch angenehm hopfig, malzig, leicht floral, würzig. Geschmack sehr malzig, dezent hopfig, getreidig, würzig, lecker!
kevnic2008 (9708) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - DEC 7, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear yellow golden colour . Dry earthy and grainy malty aroma. The flavour is grassy hops, earthy dryness, grainy malt and some citrus notes.
direttoreag (17) - alassio, ITALY - NOV 15, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
In botte al whynot ad alassio... Una delle mie birre preferite della franconia.
Il velluto iniziale che ti lascia in bocca da’ spazio a un finale secco e amaro...