KyotoLefty (7452) - Kyoto, JAPAN - APR 1, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap or gravity at the brewery. Cloudy brown-orange color with low lace. Doughy chocolate-caramel nose, warm crusty bready and a bit of orange and cherry. Unbelievable malt flavor: crusty bready, chocolate cake, peaches, cherries. Full but not heavy. Almost flat. Lovely. The first impression is positively mind-blowing. After that, simply great. Best dunkel I ever had.
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...
MartinT (8492) - 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.
Grzesiek79 (3454) - 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,
pivnizub (9213) - 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......
Dedollewaitor (14546) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 24, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap @ Rossdorf Am Forst. Pours amber copper with a creamy head. Dark fruit, bread, caramel and toffee. Smooth and full bodied. Lots of dark fruit. Ok enjoyable.
oh6gdx (22403) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 15, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled@Björn tasting. Amber colour, small white head. Aroma is fruity, wooden, resiny, floral and mild toasted and earthy notes. Flavour is bready, sweet malty, mild ryelike notes and some earthy and ripe fruity notes.
Maria (10191) - Thisted, DENMARK - SEP 10, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The color is like liquid red amber – very beautiful with a huge and creamy head. The aroma has notes of malt and loads of caramel and light fruit. The flavor has a light to moderate sweetness and it is quite full and smooth with nice malty notes of caramel, light fruits and the finish is slightly dry. Very pleasant to drink.
KimJohansen (10347) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - NOV 9, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear amber with a medium off white head. Sweet malty aroma with fruity and caramel notes. Flavour was sweet with roasted malt, caramel, plums and hoppy notes. Finished bitter.
Quack-Duck (8434) - 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.