rauchbier (3496) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, at the brewpub, October 2006. Deep bronze red, lasting off white head and moderate condition. Low slightly burnt malt notes in the aroma, soft fruity malt with some burnt toffee sweetness and a dry chalky edge in the mouth, gentle dry fruity finish with lingering burnt malt notes.
Christian (10355) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 21, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown with a short lived head. Caramel, molasses and hay aroma. Sweet caramel flavour, with rich, roast malt, chocolate, nutty notes. Big and soft mouthfeel.
ALLOVATE (2221) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 28, 2006
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Unfiltered, messy fun vom fass @ die Eulenspiegal kneipe, Bamberg, Germany.
Happened upon this small ’long bar’ just affront the Rathaus and oddly aside a lovely ice-creamery. As far as I know this is the only kneipe in Bamberg to serve Buttenheim’s St. Georgen Bräu vom fass so I’m glad for the sly stop-off. TV set up, die Niederlande playing, and dismally qualifying in die welt tasse, and this one served in ceramic steins, felt close to heaven in the sunny afternoon it was.
From the grey stein lip a rocky beige head erupted and held. Beyond it, with a swift-blow of air, a dark, tawny chestnut body wavered to the light. It seemed quite clear or bright. It laced well down the stein, something I rarely see. Woody, fresh harvest nose, mixed grains mingle, quite complex and hard to describe. It smells like a damp barnyard somehow meeting the Autumn rain out in a cleared paddock. It tickles and has just a touch of sweeter more notable links to cocoa with a shy edge, I suppose, of toasted malts. Big, complex toasted and roasted malt palate. Quite nutty, even salty, but honestly deep and indescribable, even as a brewer myself. Notes for this read as - licks of raw blackened coffee beans, minor shine of sticky date pudding, rye bread and pumpernickel, dusty chocolate and fresh cracked Munich malt. In the back it is dry and woody, finish peaks off of a smooth malt bitterness before a long, smoky, big toasted malt swallow. This was...- oh’ (if I could swear now, it would suit!) - must say this was a complex Dunkel, one you’d truly become inventive trying to describe. Lovely stuff, Niederlande qualified, I was shouted the next few rounds, life is gut, ich liebe schön Bamberg und besonders ein Buttenheim Brauerei. Lovely, simply lovely!!!
thewolf (10533) - Kolding, DENMARK - AUG 27, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 11, 2007 Tap @ YNWA, Kolding. Dark brown colour with no head. Mild aroma of caramel and hay. Taste is lightly roasted and dry with caramel and some bread-like character.
pivnizub (8361) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - AUG 25, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle: Deep amber coloured, thin, but lacing, stable off-white head; complex aroma: fruit (raisins, almost port-wine), molasses and sweet dark malt; light sweetish, but mainly dry (chocolatey-)bitter flavour, light to medium bodied; toasted sweet-malt and dry chocolatey bitterness in the finish. Tastes like a tamed Doppelbock, an extremely flavoursome beer !!!
MiP (12839) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - AUG 17, 2006
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very dark brown colour. Malty aroma. Dusty, roasted, creamy, slightly smokey flavour.
MoritzF (8056) - Bochum, GERMANY - JUL 25, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(bottle, from pivnizub – thanks !) Clear, dark and reddish amber colour with a short and not very persistent foamy off-white head. Aromatic sweet aroma of dark and toasted malt with a distinctive earthiness, notes of chocolate and a whiff of herbal hops. Sweetbitter flavour, medium to light body, smooth carbonation. Toast-malty taste with caramel, light fruity and almost floral notes; dry-ish, malty and spicy bitter finish with dark chocolate in the aftertaste.
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 18, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma gives roased malts and grainy sort of grassy earthiness. Taste nis similar grassy hops more than expected.
ThomasE (5176) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 7, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Deep amber colour with an off white head. Malty, bready and caramel sweet aroma with a dark fruit note. Sweet malty flavor with notes of bread.
omhper (18324) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 3, 2006
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
[Bottled at Københavnske Øldage] Clear pale brown. Papery aroma. Medium sweet with clean mouthfeel. Medium bodied, lightly roasty. Salty finish. Suprisingly lacking in malt character.