TAR (2499) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - AUG 25, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at St. Georgen Bräu in Dec. 2012: Clear golden with a coppery sheen. Broken white foam. Attractive nose of marmalade fruitiness, flowers, apricot, and rich toast. Stiff carbonation. Thinnish body. Slickly fruity and succulent with dense jammy notes of apricot rising over a fresh biscuit and cookie malt softness. Mild tang of soured fruitiness emerges, but ample toasty dextrins swiftly clean things up. Well-structured malt. Finishes with a muted floral kiss and a punch of dry malt over a rich, Munich-derived nuttiness. Would gladly exchange the prevalent fruitiness for more dryness, but overall this is a quality Märzenbier.
jaghana (3970) - Strasbourg (France), FRANCE - AUG 24, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 50cl, a clear amber brown beer with good head. Nose is nice on blond caramel and carared malt. Aroma is on the same, sweet, light chocolate touch, finish with red fruit notes, interesting even if the body is low.
FatPhil (9375) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 23, 2014
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
330ml bottle (Birofilia2014, Zywiec)
Simple grainy aroma, sweetish, some husks. Decent gold, but flat. Sweet malty body, but very bland. Just a light grain drink. Meh.
DwarfeD (991) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - JUL 19, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
50cl bottle at home. Clear golden, with a small white head. Light to medium body with modearate carbonation. Bitter with some sweetness. Grass, malts, caramel and some herbs and spices. An ok German brew, but not too special.
Marduk (2749) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 13, 2014
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
500ml bottle. Clear golden color. Tiny to almost no head. Diacetyl, sour, malty aroma. Sour, grainy, mild grassy notes in taste. Slightly milky too.
Jur (311) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 30, 2014
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ Café Brecht, Amsterdam.
Pours clear yellow gold, with bright white head.
Smells and tastes like toffee, with some spice, malty. No bitters worth mentioning.
caesar (5185) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - APR 25, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled from biernavigatie, BB15.08.14, large sample. Clear golden color, medium frothy off-white head. Aroma of grainy malt, bit bready, herbal. Bit sweet in taste, bit bitter. Its a bit too sweet to have that crisp feeling german pilseners have, but the style should have more body than the average pilsener, so for that it succeeds. Nothing really special, but nicely balanced.
mR_fr0g (3171) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 22, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bamberg Jolly Day 2. 25/0/2014 Bottle shared outside the brewery tap. As Zimbus Drachenblut. Dark amber / brown in colour with a halo of off white head. Aroma is berry, hedgerow and caramel malts. Aroma is caramel, toffee and woody oak. Some yeaast character that tasted a bit belgian in nature. Cleanish flavour. Some unrefined sugars.
Beerhunter111 (7616) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 30, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein bernsteinfarbenes Bier mit ordentlicher Schaumkrone. Geruch malzig, Karamell, würzig. Geschmack würzig malzig, leicht fruchtig, minimale Bitterkeit.
Theydon_Bois (8759) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Day 2 of the post Xmas Bamberg Jolly, bottle shared outside the brewery tap - Buttenheim, as "Zimbus Drachenbkut" 25/01/14.
Chestnut brown with moderate light beige head.
Nose is bready, toffee, light spice, earthy fruits.
Taste comprises brown sugar, bread dough, toffee, straw.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation.
Ok but nothing to return to.