Ernest (5610) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 10, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Head is initially small, frothy, light brown, mostly lasting.
Body is clear medium brown.
Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (toasted nuts/bread, coffee, caramel), lightly to moderately hoppy (herbs, flowers).
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, moderately bitter.
Light to medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation.
Another decent brew from Nothelfer. They aren’t very exciting brews, but they are very clean, and quite pleasant. This one has some nifty malt character (coffee, nuts, caramel, bread crust), but I wish it was more aromatic. Good balance in the mouth, but unfortunately very light bodied and thus not terribly satisfying to drink. Franconia is certainly no different from anywhere else in the world, there are plentiful brewing issues to be found (diacetyl, husky malt, etc.). The signal:noise ratio is about as mediocre as anywhere else with a decent brewing culture...so this is a nice ray of clean sunshine into my sampling explorations.
hawanna (1073) - GERMANY - DEC 24, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
0,5 l bottle BB 27. DEC 13
caramel, toast, herbs, coffee, woody, bread, brown, clear, rocky head, tan foam, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, creamy, soft carbonation,
stevoj (918) - Ramstein-Miesenbach, GERMANY - DEC 14, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Surprised at this being classified as a dunkel, it seems right on target for the style. The aorma and taste show off the roast grains and its has just the right amount of coffee bitterness. Mouthfeel is slightly watery, and that seems to be the only downside.
BartC (703) - Lichtaart, BELGIUM - NOV 27, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Red to brown colored beer with a small off white head. Malty nose with caramel and dark fruits. Flavors of burned malts with the accompanying bitterness, some caramel and bread. Very tastful beer.
kevnic2008 (5708) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - SEP 3, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Brown colour. Has an off-white head, mostly lasting. Faint roasted notes, bread. Flaavor is moderate sweet, light bitter finish.
kwik-lime (866) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Malty, some fruit, pretty sweet with caramel particularly evident - really nice beer.
adnielsen (6181) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 26, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Uncle Chris’ house in Fürth. Hazy dark brown appearance with a light brown head. A touch burnt, toasty malty, light caramel, nutty, herbal aroma. Well carbonated. Somewhat nutty, toffee, toasty malty, floral hoppy flavor. Not bad.
Koelschtrinker (8476) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUL 25, 2012
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Milder Malzbeginn, weich. Im Mittelteil nahe der Wässrigkeit, geringe Röstnoten im Hintergrund. Das Bier ist insgesamt leider zu mild um wirklich zu gefallen, die Grundnoten sind dabei aber harmonisch. Schade. 8/6/8/7/9/7
motelpogo (5530) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - APR 10, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle from landbierparadies. copperish with a disinterested beige head; aroma of old well and chocolate-coated strawberries; slightly tinny with stewed pears and some toffee; could use a bit more hop character
Bov (8158) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - DEC 11, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
courtesy of Philipp and Thomas - clear and bright ruby-brown beer under a fast vanishing head; aroma of toffee with light earthy tones; medium-bodied, some tartness but pretty tasteless overall; quite dry earthy malty finish with lingering notes of caramel