SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - OCT 8, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Gravity keg at Redlight. Brown/amber. Frothy off white head. Bready, biscuity, toasty malt and an earthy yet clean bitterness from the hops. Medium/light body, balanced carbonation. Very easy to drink. Great dunkel.
willblake (2626) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - NOV 1, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
20090919 Cask at Max’s. Dark amber color with sturdy head. Toasty and bready malts with some basic earthiness. Rich and delicious yet clean, quaffable. Slightest lingering sweetness. Lovely stuff.
PhillyBeer2112 (2488) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - OCT 13, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Gravity tap at redlight. Hazy copper color with a good foamy head. Spicy hops, hinted at funky sulfur and grass. Saaz? Nice rounded toasty malts and balanced hop at the finish. Clean, balanced, very easy drinking.
redlight (2303) - Orlando, Florida, USA - OCT 8, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
gravity tap @ redlight redlight! Rich malty aromas hints of caramel with a musty lager yeast aroma. Pours a hazy dark amber with a huge cotton candy-like head. Solid drinking Dunkel, crisp maltiness with hints of caramel and earthy hops with some grassy notes. Just an all around easy drinking beer very balanced.
Teege (375) - Orlando, Florida, USA - OCT 8, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Gravity tap at redlight redlight, and no, we did not rate it the same on purpose. This is a very strong session dunkel. It pours a deep amber with a thick white head. The aroma has enough dark matls in it to give it an edge. This beer is crisp on the tongue and refreshing as hell. I’ll probably drink a lot of it, sucka!
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - OCT 9, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Gravity cask at Redlight Redlight. Pours a mostly clear, brassy copper hue with a thick, creamy head of ivory foam. Showing excellent retention, the froth sticks around until the very last drop, leaving heaps of sheety lacing all over the glass. Lively carbonation streams screech towards the surface, constantly feeding the billowing head. Aromas are as fresh and clean as they come, showing notes of just-toasted grain, bready yeast, and a light fruity sweetness, all balanced nicely by a soft bouquet of earthy, floral hops. Like the nose, the flavor shows simply incredible balance, fresh toast and unsweet biscuit spiced beautifully with a peppery, floral hop bite. Smooth and creamy, with ample substance, this stuff just glides down the gullet effortlessly. This is balance exemplified. If this is what true German session beer is all about, then sign me up.
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 13, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at Maxs German Beerfest 09 as Amber Lager. Pours a nice copper amber with a thin lasting head. Aroma is nutty biscuit toasted malts, toffee sweetness, earth, light sharp roasty hint. Flavor has a slight roast or sharp crystal malt twang with some sweetness, biscuit and toasted malts, earthy, munich sweetness as well, light acetaldehyde and apple notes come through as it warms. Ok.
bierkoning (9754) - 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.
Tranquillity (1386) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - 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!
dchmela (2539) - Orlando, Florida, USA - OCT 9, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Gravity pour at Redlight. Pours a reddish brown with thin head. Roasted grain, bready, toffee aroma. Malty sweet body with some fruitiness, bready and toasted grain. Simple with a little compexity, very good session beer.