Cobra (1100) - - APR 10, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
33 cl brown, super longneck bottle with swing top and ceramic cap. Bottled on 1/31/05. Poured out a distressed leather color, with a minimal white, foamy head.
Left a smattering of lacing down the sides of the glass. Aromas are of lactic wheat malts, slight smokiness, sweet caramels, dusty barn, well worn saddle leather. Flavors are of strong malts, some smoke, sweet background malts as well. No hop aromas, but an earthy hop bitterness to it. Medium mouthfeel, dry, somewhat tannic finish. Decent beer overall.
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 1, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, goblet. Dough, cookie, nutty, bread. Solid German caramel malt base. Dry, floral hops. Very balanced, very pleasant. Intense amber hue with copper highlights. Smallish, white, foamy head. Moderately sweet, moderately acidic, lightly bitter flavor becomes a moderately acidic, moderately bitter finish. Finishes spicy and dry. Medium body, smoothg texture, lively carbonation. The bottom line is: just incredibly drinkable. Almost exactly what I’ve been expecting from this style and never found before.
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - APR 1, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brown Coloring with White Skin. Sweet Malt Aroma.. Good Malt Taste..Light Roasts...Rich With a Dry Aftertaste...Agreeably Something Like Malt and Bacon Grease Mixed Together...
badgerben (4651) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAR 31, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown color with a very thin head. Dry wheat aroma. Dry and dusty taste of wheat and barley with, oddly enough, a vague taste of bacon. Different, but pretty tasty.
pivnizub (9482) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - MAR 24, 2005
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JAN 20, 2012 A gem among the german "ales", dark ruby coloured; extremely full bodied, sweetish in the beginning, a "warm welcome" from the brewer; astonishingly easy to drink for a beer of this strength (6,5%) ! Superbly rounded with a long, long hoppy aftertaste, caused by umbelled hops. Served only on two days a year. Worth a journey !
Re-rated: (Sticke-Day 18/10/05) One of the most pefect brews You can find in Europe !!!!!!
maltydogs (3) - USA - MAR 19, 2005 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
The gold standard for alt beers. Malty with a nice hop background. My favorite beerstyle and my favorite beer from this style.
jonas (6179) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - MAR 10, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy amber, off-white lacing creamy head.
Herbs (juniper) and licorice in the aroma.
Smotth blend of roast, mineral notes, and raw herbal hops.
Full body, mellow sparkling mouthfeel. Subtle juniper and licorice aftertaste.
Thanks to Dortmunder for this speciality!
Nexxus (261) - Apple Valley, Minnesota, USA - MAR 7, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAR 8, 2005 Hazy mahogany with a medium frothy light brown head. Sweet aroma of cookie, dough, caramel, hazelnut and plum. Medium velvety body with a moderate amount of carbonation. Mostly sweet flavor of caramel, hazelnut, plum, raisin, smoke, and brown sugar. Very smooth and drinkable. Very good.
aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - MAR 4, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
stunning beer. beautiful color and depth. Nose of fresh hops and earthy malt overtones. nicely balanced vanilla reminiscent of american oak. and an extremely clean finish. a wow.
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - FEB 24, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown pour. Quarter inch white head. Inviting appearance. Aroma more malt than hops with some sweet notes. Medium body. Malts dominate until the finish where hop flavor creeps in. Underlying sweetness throughout. very good, very drinkable.