MoritzF (9045) - Ottobrunn, GERMANY - SEP 26, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(swing top bottle) Clear, dark amber to copper colour with a fluffy and quite persistent foamy beige head. Dusty, sweet malty, slightly toasty aroma with faint notes of dried fruits and a herbal hoppy touch; also shy notes of metal when its freshly poured. Sweet and slightly bitter flavour, light to medium bodied with a smooth carbonation. Softly toasted malty body with light hoppy notes and a shy fruity background. Moderately dry, malty, bitter and herbal hoppy finish. Rather light but somewhat tasty, thus sessionable Dunkel.
hayduke (4295) - Eureka, California, USA - JUL 3, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had this one in Bayeruth at Schinner’s Brauhaus. It poured a dark brown with red tones. Big off-white head. Nose of clean malts and maybe some chocolae. Medium body. Even though it seems heavy because of its color, when you closed your eyes it was simply heavenly. I really liked this one.
Sigmund (6123) - Tau, NORWAY - MAY 1, 2006
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500 ml swingtop bottle, under its alias "Das Echte Altbayreuther Braunbier", bought at KaDeWe, Berlin. Reddish brown colour, large and lasting off-white head. Rye bread / bakery aroma, notes of lightly roasted malts and caramel too. Mouthfeel is surprisingly watery, flavour is rather bland and bready, lightly roasted malts with minimal hops. Slightly sourish finish. By all means a drinkable beer, but I expected more flavour than this.
MrRomero (1976) - Nolanville, USA - APR 21, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml fliptop bottle: pours clear brown with a medium sized beige head. Light aroma of roasted malt followed by some chocolate. Flavor is lightly roasted malt and a bit of chocolate with a slight sweetness. Medium to light bodied. A pretty nice beer that goes down easily.
EithCubes (5377) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 19, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled, mine was an altbayreuther Braunbier. Toasty, nutty aroma on a brown pour with a bubbly, creamy head. Also smells of caramel and molasses. Cellary. Doesn’t taste like a dunkel, that’s for sure. Clean, burned malt taste with toast, nuts, and even a little bit of spice in the finish. Sweet and malty all the way through. Bt thin. Not much of an aftertaste. This is somewhat unique, I’m a fan.
jkbier (67) - Rostock, GERMANY - MAR 8, 2006
2.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Had this as Altbayreuther in a bottle. Clear dark red-brown body with a bubbly cream colored head that dissappears quite fast. Aroma of roasted malt, caramel and coffee. Medium carbonation. Flavor of roasted malt, slightly acidic finish. No hops apparent in there.
The aroma promised more than the flavor could keep, so I agree with Pernille: overrated brew.
Pernille (518) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 17, 2005
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
(Bottle: "Altbayreuther Braunbier - Das Echte".) Sour aroma. Color is orangy brown. No head. Malty flavor with an acidic note. Overrated.
MiP (14656) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - SEP 12, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Quite malty, a little yeasty aroma. Clear brown colour, sparkling. Small, big-bubbled head. Malty, slightly roasted flavour. Quite high carbonation. Aftertaste is just bitter. Flavour starts off nice, but unfortunately fades away after a few sips.
dortmunder (961) - Herdecke, GERMANY - SEP 8, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Light brown colour.Cookie malt aroma. Malt-accented taste with a caramelly touch. Rather sweetish.
Hints of hoppiness in the finish. Quite decent and somewhat different from a dunkel.
larsga (6943) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 7, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Huge, seemingly everlasting head. Mahogany brown body. Aroma faintly sourish (uh?) with hop notes. Taste is subtle, harmonic, and well-rounded, although not too strong. Aftertaste just fades with teasing bitterness notes that last surprisingly long. Reminiscent of many of the Franconian dark lagers I’ve had, but distinctive, and yet not so interesting. In the typically German way the taste grows stronger as you drink. (On tap at Schinner.)