GarrettB (1221) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 10, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
August 14th, 2013 - The previous beer in the Schlagl panel was the Doppel Bock, and the next in line is the Kristall. No, not the fabulously decadent symbol of wealth, but a demure brew showing off the power of subtlety and parsimony in brew crafting. The head is a web, mottled mess, and the body is a deep honeycomb orange with a shifting sand style of haze. In the smell I catch honey and white grapes, though the vapors aren’t spritzy enough to carry the full implication of freshness that the scents express. The taste is also quite light, with a touch of white peach flesh, honey, and apple juice, served on a delicate yet sudsy palate. Another fitting entry, and an under appreciated bottle.
Benzai (10008) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - NOV 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle [from Euro Swap 7 thanks to Sebilinz] @ home. (Note: even after consulting Erich / Sebilinz we weren’t sure which beer it was, but we’re guessing this one. Bottle said "helles" but also 5.0% ABV. Barcode was not in the database so no way to tell for sure.) Clear light yellow color, small white head. Smell and taste malts, hayish, decently bitter. Suitable body and carbonation. Quite clean and crisp. Nice.
Beerhunter111 (10478) - Hasborn, GERMANY - AUG 11, 2014
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Flasche von Geiserich, vielen Dank! Dunkel goldgelbes Bier mit ordentlicher Schaumkrone. Geruch leicht getreidig, malzig. Geschmack malzig, getreidig mit leicht metallischem Abgang.
Braudog (6014) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAY 7, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Slightly murky golden hay-colored beer. Not much of a head. Evokes the musty, dusty side of European lagers ... big time corn-like vegetal character. The finish is creamy, both in feel and flavor, followed by a very final dying kick of that crunchy corn. (#5509, 5/7/2014)
kramer (5360) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 18, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a clear gold body with a small fizzy white head that left a bit of lacing. The nose is mostly bready malt with a minimal touch of hops and some cereal grains. The flavor is a bit bland with a little too much sweetness for the style and light hoppiness. Some pale bready malts and a little bit of a vegetal note. Light bodied with a bit of clinginess on the finish and fizzy carbonation. Not the best example of the style.
olsvammel (4121) - Örebro, SWEDEN - SEP 2, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from an Austrian friend. It poured a lightly hazy golden liquid with a white head. Bready and malty smell with some flowers and grass. Similar taste. Ok lager.
BeerandBlues2 (10775) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 15, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours clear dark gold with a small, fizzy white head, short retention with spare lacing. Aroma is sweet malt, spicy hops and a clean lager character. Flavor is malt dominant with light corn notes, spicy hops and light bitterness with a sweet finish. Medium body and carbonation.
islay (1493) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 26, 2012
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
16.9 oz. bottle, consumed on 6-24-12. Labeled as “Stift Schlagl Kristall.” Aroma features white grape juice, apple juice, lemon, and golden raisins. Pours an effervescent, mostly clear, pale gold with some milky haze. Many small, slow-rising bubbles. Moderate to large amount of uneven, off-white head. Produces good lacing. Minerally taste features mineral water with light bitterness and just a little bit of fruitiness (apricot, peach). Bland. Dry, minerally aftertaste. Light body; watery. Somewhat lively in the palate. Looks cool. Smells okay. Subpar, weak flavor and mouthfeel. Not offensive at all, but not good.
kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - JUN 15, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
(bottle) Pale gold with quickly fading white head. Bready malt aroma. Flavor is bready/grainy malt with just a hint of hops in the finish.
vyvvy (4661) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAY 28, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours clear yellow / gold with a good sized white head. The aroma has pale malt, light bread and a hint of hops. Medium body that’s a touch rough with mild sharp carbonation. The flavor starts with clean pale malt, lager smoothness and spicy hops. The finish is drier and has a dried brown grass note. Decent beer and would be a good summer refresher.