bastarda (147) - Freiburg, GERMANY - NOV 11, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
courtesy of bartlebier, thank you! also shared with Bierle and Hugi. Aromas of malt, melasse and a hint of acacia honey, more honey notes in the taste, also some crème brulée.
Hugi (437) - Waldkirch, GERMANY - NOV 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tasted with bastarda and bartlebier. Thanks to the latter for providing this beer.
Light-orange, clear with a small head. Aroma of Brezel, apple, quince and honey. Sweet and malty, honey-flavour, baked apple and a low bitterness. Full body, velvety, long-lasting taste.
eduardovl (999) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 15, 2014 330ml bottle served in a chalice.
My first Austrian beer review.
A: Nice bottle art. Pours a clear golden color forming a medium, bubbled and creamy white head. Good retention with some lingering lacings left
S: Sweet and malty in the nose. Strong notes of sweet grains. Dark fruits. Bready yeasts and flowery hops. A bit booze in the end
T: Quite sweet and malty upfront. Strong notes of caramel malts. Some notes of caramel and dark fruits. A bit metallic in the end. You can feel some alcohol nevertheless it’s well hidden. In overall, a quite balanced bittersweet taste
M: Full and bit molasses body. Medium to low carbonation. Malty bittersweetness in the aftertaste
O: Good drinkability despite the high ABV. I was expecting much less from this beer, good surprise
[ BA Review @ 2/5/2010 ]
Stefanos (108) - POLAND - OCT 14, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pale, clear, nearly no head at all. Aroma is clear with some nutty notes and metalic too, although test for iron came negative ;) It’s sweet. Really sweet. Heavy, oily and bit alcoholic. Not my cup of tea. Or rather - not my glass of beer.
DonPiano (37) - GERMANY - OCT 6, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Very sweet and fruity doppelbock, clear golden color with a small white head. Strong and warm alcohol aftertaste.
slowrunner77 (6336) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 27, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
I love doppelbocks but this is not a traditional example. Sweet and sticky, without the doughy, bready richness I know and love. More fruit, candy sweetness. Not bad, but a little high in price, and there are just too many better brews out there."
digopossobon (319) - MACAE, BRAZIL - SEP 21, 2014
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Líquido amarelo dourado, translúcido, um pouco turvo. Não chega a ser avermelhado como propõe o estilo.
Belo creme, bem formado, denso, bege. Formou belos anéis de cerveja.
Aroma forte, moscado, um pouco alcoólico. Caramelado. Doce. Muito bom.
Doce e alcoólica. Intensa. Carbonatada. Tem um sabor que lembra mel forte.
Surpresa! Um pouco cítrica!
Final amargo, como molho de carne assada. Em resumo, bastante saborosa.
einherjar (74) - CROATIA - SEP 16, 2014
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Golden colour with small head. Malty aroma with metallic hint. Very sweet with little bitterness and some alcohol warm at the end.
generallee08 (717) - New York, USA - SEP 6, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12 oz bottle into a tulip glass. The label lists the abv at 9.6%.
Appearance: It has a deep amber color with a slight haze and some big bits of sediment floating around inside. From the pour I got very thin and very quick fading head. This leaves the beer completely uncovered and there is absolutely no lacing.
Smell: The aroma is big, full and sweet. There are loads of sweet candy like notes of apples, pears, figs and plums inside of a fruitcake like maltiness.
Taste / Palate: All the sweet notes from the aroma come though in the flavor plus a note of cherry almond ring coffee cake and the mellow glow of a warming 9.6% abv. The feel is slick and smooth as there is very little carbonation. It’s like drinking liquid candy.
YantarCoast (325) - Moscow, RUSSIA - SEP 5, 2014
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 12, 2014 Second rating. First time I bought this beer it tasted and smelled of nothing but alcohol, not sure how, but it was spoilt. This time I got lucky, it actually tastes like beer. Pours orange-amber with a small head that disappears straight away. Sweet and fruity aroma, noticeable booziness. Taste of honey and sugar. Definitely not my favourite style, but I can appreciate it.