Erzengel (5397) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - NOV 6, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rating from 2009. Schöne hellbraune Farbe mit leicht beigem Schaum. Der Antrunk ist angenehm herb-malzig, schön vollmundig-trocken. Zum Hauptteil wird die herb-malzige Note deutlicher, leicht säuerlich und sehr süffig. Der Nachgeschmack ist herb-malzig-trocken. Ganz leicht süße spürbar. Auf der Zunge bleibt eine angenehm malzig-herbe, angenehme Note, die sich lange hält! Leckeres, herb-trockenes Dunkel! 14/13/14/14
MoritzF (8676) - 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.
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!
JorisPPattyn (8397) - 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.
Quack-Duck (8434) - Down South, GERMANY - OCT 3, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle from MoritzF - Danke! Amber colour, large and creamy head which is very persistent. Malty aroma with a touch of smoke. Full-bodied, solid malty base, pleasantly hopped and with a very pleasant and appealing smoky touch.
downender (6890) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 21, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at Zeitgeist @ the Jolly Gardeners, Lambeth, 16/5/08. Chestnut coloured with a decent, foamy off-white head. Aroma of raisins, slightly smoky malt and a touch of caramel sweetness. Flavour was of slightly doughy malt, easy-drinking with more fruit, some earthy hops and spice and a touch of smoke in the finish. Excellent stuff.
pivnizub (9215) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - JUN 10, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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..........
KimJohansen (10347) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - SEP 8, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear amber with a medium off white head. Aroma had smoke, toasted malt, caramel and hints of bacon. Flavour had toasted malt, caramel, smoke and ham. Finished dry and bitter from the present hops.
MiP (14441) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUL 14, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at the brewpub. Weak smoky aroma. Clear dark copper colour. Small off-white head. The flavour is quite smoky as well, also malty and slightly sweet. I do not know if the smoke is intended, but it works well.
fonefan (38685) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 500ml. @ home on the terrace.
Clear medium orange amber colour with a large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to beige head. Aroma is moderate malty, hay, toasted, caramel, malty. Flavour is moderate to light light heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a average to long duration, spicy ! light plastic - smoke notes. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.