sic1314 (3217) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - FEB 14, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured reddish amber with a dense off white head. Aroma of sweet caramel malt and light, dark fruit. Medium body, slightly cloying, bitter finish.
hawanna (2108) - GERMANY - MAR 28, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Autostadt Wolfsburg
Light brown, clear, light roast aroma, bread and cereal, bitter malty aftertaste
Borresteijn (4634) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JAN 3, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Gobi restaurant, Friedrichshain Berlin. Reading the other reviews, I’ve been given the wrong beer. Black colour with a red hue, creamy light beige head. Aroma of light roasted malts, chocolate, light nutty, some caramel, laurel. Flavour is light creamy, roasted malts, chocolate, light ashy, laurel, light bitter finish. Light-bodied. Enjoyable, but I guess I was given Köstritzer Schwarz or perhaps the Lüttjens Schwarz. Up for a re-rate, if I ever get the chance.
culchiem (2487) - Berlin, GERMANY - DEC 14, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught in a Greek restaurant on my last day in Brandenburg. Clear dark amber with a full tan head. Light nutty malt, slight roast. Even dry finish.
larsga (6177) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 22, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Medium beige head. Clear brown body. Earthy grainy caramel aroma with spicy notes. Dry-sweet grainy caramelly taste with earthy spicy notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, soft mouthfeel. Dryish earthy grassy spicy aftertaste with grainy caramelly notes. Nice and highly drinkable. (0.3l draft at Jolly, Berlin.)
dinkle50 (960) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 8, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear red pour with a thick head. Creamy mouth with a very light taste of grain. Aroma of grain also. Just ok.
BlackHaddock (3635) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 4, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
International Green Week, Berlin 2012: On tap at the brewery bar, 0.3 litre handled glass. The beer was an amber/brown colour, on top a well formed off-white head of foam that produced some good lacing as the beer drained down my throat.
The smells were malt based, caramel, nutty and toasted.
The taste was semi-sweet malts, roasted/toasted caramel biscuits and bready, very little bitterness, just a trace towards the end of each sip. I also got some vanilla type flavours as the beer warmed in its glass.
The body was medium to thin, but it is a lager based brew so that is to be expected I suppose, overall a very pleasant beer and coming in between a German Pilsner and a Slovanian Pilsner it made a nice change as the pace began to increase in our drinking.
BeerViking (2438) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 22, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
33cl bottle from Germany. Tawny brown with little head. Nice clean Dunkel, hints of roast nuts, caramel, a little smoke.
Lyncham (251) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 17, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
In the land of Pilsner, Helles, Schwarz, and Weizens, Stackmanns Dunkel, brewed by the Wittinger Privatbrauerei is a welcomed change. This Kellerbier is a dark reddish-amber color and the creamy head reduces to a long-lasting lacing. The aromas are of dark fruits and both sweet and roasted malts. The flavors are moderately sweet and toasty followed by a slightly fruity tart-like sourness, all of which is balanced by moderate hop bitterness. This smooth and easy to drink beer has an effervescent carbonation and soft refreshing finish, perfect for spiced ethnic foods featuring lamb.
Rasmus40 (10871) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 14, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear dark amber with a dense off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and nutty. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. 111211