pivnizub (9310) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - JUL 18, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Swing-top bottle: Full amber colour, fluffy, medium-sized off-white head, lacing; moderate herbal hoppiness in the nose, hints of resin, caramel and roasted malts; light sweetish malty beginning, light bitter sweet flavour; the malty, complex taste ends in a distinctive bitter finish; very smooth, very well rounded. Absolutely moreish.....
jfm (1724) - Holbæk, DENMARK - JUL 1, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Chestnut color with a small beige head. The taste is sweet caramel malty notes on a balanced body. Rather good really.
chriso (7482) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 9, 2005
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
A gift from Yogi. As SilkTork isn’t rating here anymore, I’ll start with his assessment - "Dead and undrinkable". I didn’t think it was that bad. Darkish colour (for a land/kellerbier). Yeasty, homebrew aroma. Dry malt in the flavour, but not a lot else. Some sweetness on the finish. My assessment - "Barely breathing but drinkable". Just past its sell by date so might have been fresher when younger. Not as good as Pivo’s homebrew "Kraut Stout" we had at the same time.
Kinnaj15 (275) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2005
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Dark amber with small white head. Aroma is bitter sweet with yeast. Taste is sweet with yeast and some roastedness.
csbosox (1229) - Prairie Village, Kansas, USA - MAY 12, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to Nat for the beer. Bottle. Served at 44°F (7°C) in my NB worthy glass. Pours reddish amber with a moderate sized, off white head. The aroma is caramelly malt with some mild noble hops. The beer has a nice mouthfeel, very full. The flavor is sweet and somewhat complex malt, with green apple? notes, and a mildy bitter finish. The aftertaste is mild in taste and caramelly. At warmer temperatures, the beer is a bit more complex with an inerplay between the sweetish caramelly malt and an almost sour flavor. You could almost liken it to a scallion.
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 10, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber colour with an off white head. Malty aroma with roasted notes and a caramel sweetness. Malty flavor with hints of yeast and caramel.
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 9, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Amber colour with a medium off-white head. Sweet malty caramel aroma and taste, light hoppy. Medium body and a sweet finish.
dortmunder (961) - Herdecke, GERMANY - JAN 23, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Clear amber colour. Big, bubbly head, though quite lasting. Slightly roastmalty aroma with notes of coffee. Malty, sweet taste, which is quite coffeish and spicy. A very nice landbier. Well balanced and somewhat complex.
Hugerat (452) - somerville, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 19, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Translucent amber with a thin, quickly diminishing head. Malty, fairly smooth without much hoppiness. Fair.
hotstuff (4403) - Indiana, USA - OCT 30, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle in Germany. Poured a small tan head, sparse lacing, carbonated, transparent, and a reddish brown hue. Malty aroma. Bitter, mild hops, malt, spicy, and roasty in the flavor. Smooth palate. Medium bodied beer. Nice beer and worth a try IMO.