Shaney (2429) - Köln / Cologne, GERMANY - NOV 18, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Rötliches Bernstein mit ordentlicher Schaumkrone, minimal trüb. Getreidig-süßes Aroma. Karamell, Fudge und Biscuit, insgesamt schon süß, aber vom fruchtigem Hopfen gut abgepuffert. Süffig.
BeerViking (2084) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 20, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at Hofcafe Bamberg, copper brown with a thin white head, a bit gassy and thin bodied, some nuttiness and a hint of bread. Pretty much a regular country bitter.
harrisoni (12660) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 25, 2013
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at brewery in Rossdorf am Forst. Hazy reddish brown colour with thick dark beige head. Poured really lively. It’s a strange beer, not sure where to place it. Some almost burnt onion flavour. Good depth/character Weird. Onion definitely. Actually I had to pour the rest away.
downender (5912) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 18, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the brewery Gasthof, July 2012. Medium brown in colour with an off-white head. Sweetish aroma with toffee, berry fruits and a touch of leafy hop. Flavour of bready malts and more fruit, leading to a moderately bitter finish. A good beer after a long walk on a hot day.
Grzesiek79 (2964) - Radom, POLAND - FEB 27, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
leaves, grass, rotten eggs, raisin, hazy, amber, brown, creamy, bitter, amber, medium sweetness, very bitter, lively,
MartinT (7523) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 1, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
My Bottom Line :
Lightly toasted malts are accompanied by orange-y fruitiness and earthy hops in this levelled quencher.
Further Personal Perceptions :
-A creamy head of foam covers the misty amber.
-This is yet another pillowy mouthfeel from Sauer; so comfortable and so drinkable, while avoiding watery thinness.
-Yeast flavors accompany the hops in the finish.
-The fruitiness brings tart edges as well; I’m not sure if this is wanted or not, but it is harmonious with the rest of the flavor profile.
On tap at the brewery gasthof.
pivnizub (8580) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - DEC 13, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Chestnut-amber coloured, smaller - lacy - off-white head, a bit hazy; light to moderate caramelly nose, fruity and hoppy aromas around; light to moderate sweet-bitter flavour, soft MF; light caramelly-sweetish finish, balanced by a light hoppiness in the aftertaste. Good franconian quality......
MoritzF (8250) - Bochum, GERMANY - NOV 25, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(bottle) Hazy, amber to copper colour with a big and beige foamy head. Sweet and yeasty fruity cara-malty aroma with notes of apricots and citrus, accompanied by a tinge of herbal hops. Moderately sweet flavour, light bodied with a soft carbonation. Cara-malty taste with fruity and yeasty notes; bitter-sweet caramelly and fairly hoppy finish. Likeable Franconian Halbdunkles/Kellerbier, just a tad too slim. 21.XI.10
Quack-Duck (7517) - Down South, GERMANY - APR 16, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle from Münchberg. Clear brown colour, large off-white head. Woody-sourish nose. Medium-bodied, hints of chocolate and cocoa with woody and slightly fruity hopp flavours.
ToddA (21) - California, USA - NOV 27, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cloudy/murky with a very evident maltiness which is heavy on the munich malt. Very enjoyable beer falls squarely in the ’sweet dunkle’ style that is brewed in the Franconia region. Very nice beer that is somewhat sessionable. If you’re in the Bamberg area you should stop by the brewery...