Saarlander (1686) - Saarlouis, GERMANY - DEC 30, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A bit bland, not enough hops. compared to the other rothaus pils, too sweet also. I´ll be sticking with tännen pils, much better for a Californian hophead like me.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - OCT 10, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
In the bottle. Purchased at the DB hofbanhaus in Mannheim. Delightful little beer that I really enjoyed. Dark gold in color with an average-for-german-fest bier head. Good head for US standards. Great malty sweetness, but could use a little more hoppiness. I’m not sure that I could drink a maas of this, but would be willing to try!
motelpogo (7188) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 6, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
paler than normal rothaus. only 5.6% so dunno if it is a bock. not particularly bitter or prickly but very drinkable
dortmunder (961) - Herdecke, GERMANY - OCT 3, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Golden colour. White, lacey head. Hoppy, malty aroma. Very flavourful, intense maltiness, bitter in the finish. Sweet. More flavourful than most Oktoberfests, but with a lower ABV (5.6%). Quite nice. I could detect no metallic taste, and it wasn´t thin at all, maybe people compared this with Eisbocks, due to the incorrect style (10/03/04), which of course would make it seem thin.
larsniclas (6004) - Billdal, SWEDEN - JUL 7, 2004
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden with a frothy head.
Rather dry, malty and bitter.
Geiserich (3678) - Linz, AUSTRIA - JUN 20, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice big stable head, golden color. Aroma is fresh and decent hoppy. Supply flavor, ligh malty and nice hoppy. Medium bitter aftertaste. A nice stronger pils in my opinion
bierkoning (11044) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - MAY 14, 2004
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Certainly not an eisbock, but a märzen. Golden color. Malty aroma with some apple and chalk. Malty with some hoppy and tannine-like bitterness. Grapes. Medium bodied. Slight bitter aftertaste. Decent märzen that doesn’t stand out in any way.
rickgordon (3846) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 4, 2004
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pale golden. Grassy aroma. Richly malty with a pleasant laidback hopfeel. Rounded, somewhat dry mouthfeel. Long, rich flavour.
JorisPPattyn (8396) - Ursel, BELGIUM - MAR 4, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pale gold, carbonated as fizzy Pilsener; slim rim for head. Pale malts, faint hops, very grainy nose. Pilsener-malty sweet, like a Belgian "Premium"-pilsener. Way too sweet and too bland. Light, sticky mouthfeel. "Eis" makes one think of Eisbock. But this is even too weak and bland for a decent Märzen.
brewbear (48) - 3096 Oberbalm, SWITZERLAND - JAN 23, 2004
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
sweet malt in the aroma and taste, deep golden colour a hoppy crisp finish