mcberko (6419) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 31, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500mL bottle, sent from mwgroove23 (thanks Mike), pours a dark amber with a small white head. Aroma of toasted hazelnuts, caramel, and quite a prominent character of figs / dates. Flavour is very similar, with notes of figs / dates, caramel and toasted hazelnuts. Despite a very malty, slightly sweet flavour profile, the body is rather bready and dry. Easily drinkable stuff, with a great balance. Great stuff.
queenholly (2920) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - MAY 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. German brown bread type barley malt aroma. Chestnut with a creamy moderate beige head light lacing. Lightly smoky caramel malt flavor. LIght body, soft carbonation. Very easy drinking.
solidfunk (3997) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAY 26, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A little better than the Zwickl for me. Has less candied malt, a little more salty and buttery as well. Pours clear orange with good head and lacing. Crisp finish. Average carbonation with oily texture. Bottle.
mansquito (3386) - Nueva York, New York, USA - MAY 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Whole Foods, Bowery 50cl ($4): Pours a brownish amber with an off-white head. Aroma is earth and caramel malts. Taste is pretty sweet. Mild hoppy tinge. A bit of a sugary aftertaste. Nice an well balanced. Reminds my of a more fulfilling oktoberfest.
MrBeerFanatic (863) - Friona, Texas, USA - MAY 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark red/caramel color with a creamy fluffy head. Aromas of bread, musty, earthy, floral hops, toffee, and slight caramel. Flavors very similar to the aromas. Medium bread(white bread), big toffee, musty, earthy, just a hint of floral hops(almost similar to a jasmine ester). Most bready beer I’ve ever had. Lightly sweet. More on the yeast side with malt to balance. First beer in this style. Different that what I’m used to. Have mixed feelings on this one.
beerbaaron (1242) - Arizona, USA - MAR 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ruby Brown. Medium off-white head, lasting soapy topping, good lacing. ASweet, fruity, caramel, toffee, toasty. Light but full flavored body. Toasty, sorta dry hoppy, sweet. Crisp and refreshing. Smooth, fairly creamy. Very nice.
MarinEvelyn (552) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
aroma-caramel, malt, sugar.
A very dark brown, slightly red hued beer with off-white head.
taste--very sweet, but not like candy. very smooth and drinkable. malt and caramel. pretty malty aftertaste.
hfmejias (722) - Dover, Delaware, USA - MAR 15, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
1 Pt. 0.9 Fl. Oz. Flip top Bottle. Poured clear dark amber with a medium head. Aroma is very malty combined with some fruits and grains. Taste starts quite sweet, from malts and fruits some yeast (bread flavor) to it too towards the end you’ll feel some smokiness and bitterness. Leaves you a dry aftertaste. Nice and drinkable.
BeerViking (2467) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 5, 2013 50cl fliptop, pours deep reddish brown with a fine pinky-beige head, aromas of sweetish bready malt plus a little smoke and plum, then an initially rich and malty flavour segues into a bitter biscuity body with smoke, earth and grass hop notes, before finishing with a dry-bitter edge, still with a smoky edge. Very nice.
madvike (2728) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 20, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle shared by nuplastikk...thanks Greg! - Pours light amber with a ring of white head. Really sweet and yeasty nose--it’s a little over the top. Sugary caramel, with hints of molasses. Can still smell the pale malt and some floral hopping. Taste is the same, with some mineral on the finish and some tropical fruit notes. Slick and medium in the mouth with very little carbonation.