downender (7925) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 10, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: OCT 20, 2008 On gravity at Zeitgeist, Lambeth 10/10/08. Dark amber with a fluffy, off-white head. Malty, slightly acidic aroma with some fruit in the background, Flavour was much the same, with a hint of wood and spice. Ok.
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 29, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A Sim rate: Smells like a lager. Malt. Bit of wheat. Not so pleasant but not particularly offensive either. Pretty dark colour which is ok. The head and lace is decent too. Tartly lagery flavour, but the dark malts make it slightly sweeter.
FatPhil (13867) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 26, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught (One Pint, Helsinki, German Beer Days 2007) (Oi! Tranquility! It was not a bottle!)
Sweet malty aroma. Dry woody taste, a bit sour and brown. Sweetness also pokes through. Bitterness in the finish, which is very dry. Resinous even.
Tranquillity (1860) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 22, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled, had at the German weeks at One Pint Pub in Helsinki, together with fatphil. Surprisingly thick and cognaccy taste with a banana finish. Looks like cognac as well. Aroma of wet leaves. Not bad at all!
diabel (1680) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - SEP 24, 2006
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at the Bruxellensis Festival 2006, Brussels, Belgium
Hazy, amber to orange body. Off-white, creamy, fully lasting head. The head looks like pancake batter. Good lace. Aroma of fresh hops, oranges, vanilla. Moderately bitter flavour. A little bit flat.
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught - Bruxellensis - A dark amber coloured beer with some off-white sheeting for a head. The aroma is sweet, malty and nutty. The taste is nutty and there are caramel notes. Sweet and tasty. A good dunkel.
JorisPPattyn (9469) - Ursel, BELGIUM - SEP 12, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught Slightly orangey-shaded hazy amber beer with a huge, just off-white collar. Very malty, dark malts, even smokey aromas. Soft-bitterish lined, malty main taste, melanoidins seem just for impression. Touch of bitter chocolate all the same. Light body, just below the "smooth" treshold. If beer is dinner and drink, this is Lenten dinner. Light, but technically straight. Like it.
bierkoning (12350) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JUN 1, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 3, 2011 Well hidden in the beautiful small village of Schederndorf, I found this farmhouse brewery with adjoining pub, decorated with pictures of Formula I driver Michael Schumacher. The brewer was kind enough to fill a bottle with his tap only dunkel. Disappointing aroma with a bit of urine. Copper color. Malty flavor with a hint of toasted bread, licorice and pear (2.9).
Re-rate september 2011. Tap in stone jug, Landferienhotel in Schwabthal. Malty, bready but also well hopped. Full bodied, almost meaty. Very well balanced and likeable landbier.