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Brewed by Brauerei Spezial
Style: Zwickel/Keller/Landbier
Bamberg, Germany

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RATINGS: 91   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TAR (2518) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - JAN 14, 2013
Draught at Spezial in November, 2011 (on the hill): Lightly hazed chartreuse. Creamy, beaming-white head. Vibrantly hopcentric nose of lemon and pepper with accompanying sea air, haylike pils malt, and spruce tips. Wonderfully pungent, perfumey and elegant. Pillowy carbonation. Very natural in texture. Highly quaffable from the start as hops immediately unleash their herbal and spicy bitterness amid a salty mineral tinge which accentuates the dryness. Mild toastiness is present, though the malt is very clean with a feathery delicateness. Very complex and elegant hop character soars and zings with a minty and spicy interplay along with lots of bright grassiness and lemon zest bitterness. Champagnelike. Plenty of nectar to cover the palate and deepen the sharper, more herbaceous hoppiness. Trace lemon candy sweetness, but predominantly bright and zesty with some sprucelike accents, to boot. Rustic yeast signature adds heft to the core. Pils malt provides a beautifully sharp, firm, and dry crackery base. Closes dryly malty and staunchly mineralic with light a flowery succulence but largely zippy and vivaciously peppery with resounding lemony afterthoughts. A dazzling example of liquid harmony. Has pretty much everything I love about Franconian brewing, from the luxurious display of Tettnanger and skillfully extracted pils malt right down to the pronounced yeast bite. This is Prima Pils’ more attractive twin sibling.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hackobock (1884) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 23, 2015
February 11, 2015. On cask at Akkurat.
Hazy orange with a dense white head. Aroma is grain, citrus, floral and light unfermented wort notes. Taste is medium sweet grainy with a soft light grassy and herbal crispy bitterness in the finish. Medium bodied, soft carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jur (411) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 7, 2015
Draught @ Wildeman, Amsterdam. Clear yellow gold, finely bubbled white head. Hard candy, malts and mild hop end. Subtle and delicate. Start with it.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerhunter111 (8926) - Hasborn, GERMANY - DEC 30, 2014
On tap at the Brewpub. Leicht trübes goldenes Bieer mit einer schönen weißen Schaumkrone. Geruch kräftig malzig, leicht grasig, hopfig. Geschmack würzig malzig, leicht grasig, sehr lecker!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marheb (2641) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 30, 2014
(Bue à la brasserie): L’effervescence est contrôlée, le corps moelleux habité par une franche résine. Les céréales sont croquants et machables, une autre belle offrande de Spezial.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
MichaelAwesome (4904) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - OCT 12, 2014
Vor Ort in Bamberg gezischt. Es sieht zwar fein aus - voller Leben, hell und prickelnd, doch offenbart es eine langweilige Seele.Die Aromen tendieren in Richtung Butter und etwas Vanille, zum Schluss komt etwas Limette hinzu. Abschluss ist bitter, unausgewogen. Durchschnittsbier mit Hoehen und Tiefen.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
McTapps (4905) - Ruhrcity, GERMANY - OCT 12, 2014
On tap at their brewpub. The beer pours out in a hazy yellowish-golden colour with steady head and medium body. Aroma of hay and hops. Taste of fresh hops, hay, straw, mild fruits and mild bread. Hints of barley and malt. Refreshing and very good. Enjoyed it.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (6892) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 10, 2014
Draught at the brewpub. From old notes. Very nice, unsmoked and unfiltered beer. Fruity and yeasty, relatively light and refreshing. Very good, although you should try it first, as the flavor is much more subtle than the rauchbier.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JulienHuxley (3592) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - JUL 20, 2014
Vom fass at the brewpub. Very pale yellow pour with light haze, tenacious white foam. Aroma is grainy, very lemony, light grassiness. Taste is grainy, legit kellerbier, a bit yeasty, light grassy notes, nice and fresh, citrusy as well. Palate is light, low carbonation. Good, but I prefered the smoked lager.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
danielecamo (583) - ITALY - AUG 29, 2014
Dalla botte a caduta. Colore giallo dorato, torbida, schiuma non eccessiva anche se abbastanza persistente. Aroma fragrante di fiori di campo, frutta gialla, miele millefiori. Al palato scorre con una beverinità assoluta, corpo medio, nel finale lascia un amaro avvertibile ma molto bilanciato che richiama il sorso successivo...ed ecco che in due minuti il boccale è finito...

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (20325) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 10, 2015
Keg at Akkurat, Stockholm. Hazy golden, rich firm head. Citrus, bread and grass up front. Dry with light-medium body and crisp, rounded mouthfeel. Grass and citrus, slender bready malt. Salty bitter finish. Straighforward, correct and quite entertaining, but doesn’t click entirely with me.


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