Brewed by Brauerei Schloss Eggenberg
Style: Amber Lager/Vienna
Vorchdorf, Austria


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RATINGS: 155   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.74   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Whisky malt red beer.
Note: New recipe from 2008, gravity went down from 16° to 12°, alcohol from 7.3% to 5%.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
danielst (248) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - AUG 20, 2009
An odd copper red colour with a minimal white head. The aroma is at first quite metallic, turning into a woody, cherryish malt aroma as it warms. The flavour is surprisingly thin - I couldn’t tell that there’s whisky malt in it, except for the warming, sweet malty component. No smokeyness, really. Unpleasing palate - a castrated bockbier.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
saxo (14436) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 5, 2009
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are malt, caramel and wood. Some notes of whisky, but not as distinct as the old one.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
EHSRanders (1848) - Tjele, DENMARK - JUL 15, 2009
Bottle. Clear amber colour with medium creamy off-white mostly lasting head. Malty aroma. Sweet flavor. Bitter finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
HenrikSoegaard (11205) - Randers, DENMARK - JUL 12, 2009
Bottle. Frothy white good mostly lasting head. Amber-yellow colour. Moderatel malty and light hoppy aroma. Strong caramellic notes. Not smoked at all. Moderate bitter very caramellic flavor. Average finish. Watery palate.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
FrankJohansen (3605) - Sabro, DENMARK - JUL 11, 2009
Bottle. Clear dark golden colour with a medium white head. Aroma and taste of malts, bread and caramel. Where did the smoke go?

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Plovmand (6809) - Helsinge, DENMARK - JUL 9, 2009
Bottle. Thanks Nnudd. Golden amber body with a medium off white head. Light smokey aroma with malt and caramel notes. Flavour was sweet malty and light smokey. Light bodied. Bit watery.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - JUL 8, 2009
Bottle. Pours copper with off-white head. The aroma is a touch skunky at first, but it fades; then the aroma is sweet caramelized malt with a toasty smokiness to it. The nose isn’t a meaty smoke like, say, Schlenkerla, but more of a smoldering deal. The flavor is pretty metallic with a focus on toasted malt and caramel. The actual smoke is quite tame, and reminds me more of a smoldering grass fire than the robust smokiness I want. Drinkable, but very disappointing.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 1, 2009
Clear copper-orange with a thin white foam. Aroma is caramel, light woody smoke, but watery. Taste is metallic, still water, again light smoke and toasted caramel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
topherh (1915) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - JUN 14, 2009
Pours golden with a thin white head. Sweet malty aroma. Flavor is sweet, light hints of wood, bitter finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fonefan (37673) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 5, 2009
Bottle 33cl. @ [ Fastelavns Tasting Ulfborg ].
Clear medium orange color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, bread, toasted, old malt, bock alike aroma, sugar. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20090221]

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