3fourths (8344) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 15, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: NOV 23, 2014 bottle in novermber 2012, best by date march 2013. clear amber body with a rocky tan-colored head. wonderfully comforting toasted nut-focused nose with layers of nul oils, bread crust, almond and creame pastries and pie crust. as lively as the nose is, the flavor is much quieter. lightly pasty yeast texture, lightly acidic, crunchy and toasty malt, it’s delicious but lack the richness of malt body seen so often in Franconia. still, it’s full enough in the mouth and the soft and creamy carbonation saves it, though it is noticeably watery in the finish and some mild metallic notes make a momentary appearance. it just smells incredible - dark malt nut oil and toasty pleasure.
Re-rate, bottle in November 2014. HUGE matchstick phosphorus off-note in the nose. Malty, tinny, caramelly and toasty in the mouth. Soft, low carbonation. Sweet with low bitterness.
MoritzF (8677) - Bochum, GERMANY - NOV 20, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
(bottle) Clear, dark amber colour with a big and slightly tanned foamy head. Mildly toasted malty and doughy aroma with notes of caramel, shy bready accents and grassy hops. Moderately sweet flavour with hints of sour dough, rather light bodied with a moderate carbonation. Slightly toasted cara-malty taste, again slightly doughy with grassy and slightly herbal hops in the background; dry and mildly bitter hoppy finish with a tinge of toasted malt. Not the best Dunkel on the planet. 13.XI.12
hawanna (2423) - GERMANY - OCT 31, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
caramel, bread, nuts, chocolate, earthy, brown, clear, minimal head, white foam, medium sweetness, lightly sour, medium body, creamy, slick feel, soft carbonation,
kevnic2008 (8826) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - SEP 13, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Red-orange and clear with stable off-white head. Aroma is bready, mild, and fruity. The palate and flavors have some unfortunate butter but nice metallic notes.
EithCubes (5138) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 4, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle by 23.01.13. Malty nose with caramel and faint citrus and grass, and a fainter crackle of biscuit/cracker. Deep amber pour with a creamy, rocky beige head. Light body at times watery, very sweet and malty with caramel and a little brown sugar, some lighter toffee and faint earth. It’s anchored on the sweet side, but balance here isn’t all that necessary. More of a Dunkel.
adnielsen (9619) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 30, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ Mega Bavarian Beer Tasting. Hazy, dark orange/brown appearance with an off white head. A bit bready, nutty, cracker/caramel aroma. A bit buttery, rich toffee, fairly light bodied, caramel/grassy flavor. Ehhh.
downender (6586) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 23, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Landbierparadies. Amber coloured with a slight white head. Bready malts, some apricot fruit and touch of chocolate, leading to a bitter finish. Good.
Kristall-König (2346) - Oldenburg, GERMANY - MAY 28, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Geruch karamellartig und malzig. Süßlich prickelnd im Antrunk, spielt im Mittelteil eine gewisse Rauchigkeit mit ein, gepaart mit einigen Würzaromen. Im Abgang dann wieder zunehmend karamellgeprägte Züge mit einer leichten Hopfenspur.
Sehr solide. Test vom 30.4.2008, Gebinde: Glasflasche
harrisoni (14355) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at a MesandSim tasting. Amber, thin white head. It’s bready, some toffee, not much hop. Toffee finish. A little stale maybe.
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A Mes rate. Bottle thanks to Chris.
Clean copper colour with a thinish white head. Musty, slight card, good fruity malt and a slight sourness. Rather basic but ok.