neverleaveopen (189) - GERMANY - AUG 13, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
clear dark brown with a fine head. nice aroma of munich malts and some herbal notes. well-balanced taste. good finish.
Pinball (11520) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 12, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
clear brown small offwhite head. Aroma is mild caramelly and malty and nutty. Flavor is malty caramelly bitter nutty slightly nutty sweet.
Inbreak (2918) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - SEP 1, 2014
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Old rating rerated 30.07.2014, tap @ Zum Alten Brauhaus, Lüneburg:
Nice slightly bubbly longlasting head. Aroma is butterscotch, nuts, hay, malt candy, grass. Taste is neutral, butterscotch, grass, caramel malts, hay. Little bitterness, watery mouthfeel. Meh!
sic1314 (4776) - 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 (2691) - Freising, 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 (5459) - Zaandam, 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 (3048) - 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 (6767) - 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 (1134) - 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 (4964) - 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.