MoritzF (8726) - GERMANY - JUL 24, 2007
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
(draught at the brewery) Slightly hazy, amber colour with a big foamy, slightly off-white head. Moderately sweet and toasted malty, slightly bready nose with a touch of smoke and citrousy fruity notes. Light bitter flavour with an even lighter sweetish edge, almost medium bodied with a moderate, well-carbonated and smooth mouthfeel. Slightly toasted, malt-accented taste with smoked malt (or is it the “offene Befeuerung” that evokes the impression?), leaving room for a subtle fruitiness; moderately dry, slightly bitter and smokey finish. Not only a well-quaffable but superb and even complex brew. Highly recommended.
pivnizub (9302) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - JUN 10, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 15, 2015 On tap at the brewpub: Amber coloured, quite firm off-white head; distinctive sweet-dark-malty nose with a touch of roasted malt; robust sweet-bitter flavour, medium-bodied, soft MF; slightly lingering sweet-malty finish with a distinctive touch of smoked malt in the aftertaste. Good and moreish..........
Papsoe (25073) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 18, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(On tap) Clear, amber golden with a creamy, off-white head leaving some lacework. Lightly caramelish aroma. Medium body with a good malty feel and a hoppy - distinctly hoppy - finish where also some alcohol shows. 101106
JorisPPattyn (8439) - Ursel, BELGIUM - DEC 17, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lighter chestnut, very clear; cream-coloured, dense & big head. Rich bread nose, some Kümmel included. Lots of caramel too, maybe even some Maillard. And, incongruously, Chinese shrimps in batter (sorry). Eeeeh! - that's a nice bitterness for a German brew. Good malty (sweet and roasted) underbuild, but the noble German-type hops reign. I still suspect Maillard. Titillating mouthfeel & carbonation as from mineral water. Medium to full-bodied. Rather long bitterish aftertaste, with malt-syrup. As John & Edo said, this beer is far above the general Franconian level. Very good - thanks to L. Meulders who has a good nose for a good pint.
jbrus (4991) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - JUL 25, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wow! This was a surprise after all those mediocre Franconian beers. Hoppy aroma with light sweet malts. Dark amber color, beige head, good lace, certainly good looking. Light sweet, full, soft, some caramel, hoppy, light bitter. Medium long bitter finish. One beer I could get used to!
bierkoning (11134) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JUN 10, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 30, 2004 Red amber color. Slight apple aroma. Medium bodied. Hopbitter, apricot flavor with some caramel. Bitter and fruity aftertaste.
Re-rate: Just a hint of smoke in the background. I like this beer more and more.