TAR (2650) - Marshall (Asheville area), North Carolina, USA - JAN 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
Michael27 (556) - Berlin, GERMANY - JUL 20, 2016
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Kühl und frisch vom Fass in der Brauerei getrunken. 5 Stunden Busfahrt hat sich gelohnt.
kajser27 (1225) - Zagreb, CROATIA - MAY 26, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy, yellow-golden colored, medium white head, OK lacing. Aroma is of malt, grainy, bready yeasty, straw. Taste is medium- sweet malt, quite grainy, some bready dough, caramel, some hay and straw, light+ bitterness, dry finish. Light bodied, average carbonation, bit watery. Decent but missing body...
jonno (2445) - JAPAN - MAY 17, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rich, earthy, full. Wheat, dough, green grass and herbs. Great beer from an amazing brewery.
sturmthis (1083) - Bavaria, GERMANY - APR 22, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft. Hazy golden color with one finger head. Taste is mostly earthy, pretty good beer though and easy to drink.
Svesse (7724) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - FEB 28, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Draught at In De Wildeman, Amsterdam, 18 Feb 2015) Pale golden colour with frothy, white head. Malty nose with bread, grass and hay. Malty taste with notes of bread, cereal, hay and a balanced grassy bitterness in the finish. Medium body, with a touch of sweetness. Fresh, really tasty and in very good balance. Nice one.
Zlotta (1800) - Amstelveen, NETHERLANDS - FEB 8, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at ’In de Wildeman’. Clear, pale straw yellow with a medium large, creamy, almost stable, white head. Sweetish, grassy and slightly fruity aroma of straw, cereals, some caramel and citrus. Sweetish, grassy and slightly fruity taste of straw, cereals, caramel and citrus, followed by a short, slightly bitter, grassy finish. Thin to medium body, smooth mouthfeel, flat. Tastes super fresh and is very quaffable. Enjoyed it!
Leighton (18030) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft at Brauerei Spezial in Bamberg during the Post-Christmas Bamberg Jolly of January 2014. Pours lightly hazy yellow with a fluffy white head. Rich dry cereal in the nose, some floral hops. Light sweet flavour, super clean, with crispy cereal, mellow bitter straw, slight grass. Light bodied with average carbonation and creamy texture. Very good balance in the finish, more crispy cereal and offsetting bitter hay and grass. Glorious beer. Supremely drinkable
Ruprecht_007 (781) - Cesky Tesin, CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 16, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poměrně slušné německé (rozuměj standardní) pivo, bez jakýchkoliv nedostatků, ovšem takové tady jsou skoro všechny (v Bambergu). Na druhou stranu to není nic výjimečného...
djoeye (3195) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUL 31, 2015
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Look; off white head, normal lacing and beautiful hazy gold golden body. Aroma; fine nice malts, toffee, bread, hops, very inviting. Taste; nice solid blend of hops into malts, bread, grains, caramel, butterscotch, faint peat - leading to a fruity finish with hops, spices, roasted malts. Good texture and soft-normal carbonation. Superb brew, cold, fresh, clean, tasty. Dank sei Gott! They should tap and sell some bottles to Bierothek of this Ungespundet. This beer is not printed on regular menus, only mentioned on a price list on a door in a hall, so when I asked for "oongeshpoondet", the frau asked "raookhbeer", but I answered "nine, noor oongeshpoondet bitte", and followed her recommendation for "shlowferlah" which is very tasty and delicious and pared the beer perfectly. Top notch! [50cl 4.9% vom Faß @ Brauerei Spezial T@Ferie2015]
ekstedt (6418) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 20, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at the brewpub. Shady golden, medium white head. Bready aroma, hay, herbal hops. Medium bodied,soft carbonation. Dry, medium bitterness.