harrisoni (12493) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Battersea Beer Festival 2006. Deep chestnut with lasting creamy head. Some sweetish malt on aroma, nice enough in mouth some cream, some smoke, a little burnt malt, drinkable inoffensive. Hoppy finish, not as much flavour as you might expect. Just enough on the finish to keep you interested. Slightly chewy finish. I think Duff and I decided that we could end up drinking quite a bit of this.
chriso (7344) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 5, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: FEB 21, 2006 On gravity dispense at London Drinker Beer Festival, March 2005. It was being sold as simply Vierzehnheiligen Dark Lager but I guess its this beer. Mid brown colour. Butterscotch is quite noticeable in the aroma. There’s something a bit sweaty going on too. Butterscotch carries through onto the palate too. There’s toffee as well. OK, but I found it a bit on the flabby side. Not much hop presence. (5/3/6/3/11).
RE-RATE: On tap at Battersea Beer Festival. I can never remember which of these german beers I’ve had before. In this case, duplication wasn’t a big problem because the beer definitely presented better than before. Attractive dark oak colour. Slightly bready with a decent dry, woody finish.
DanielBrown (3601) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Gravity at the Swan and Rushes annual German Beer Fest, Leicester. A bit of sweet choc and a smooth, clean Lager feel. Easy drinking and a nice enough flavour. Not too complex, or deep in flavour, but pleasant.
jonas (5445) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - MAR 25, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark chestnut, low creamy head.
Strange sweet perfumed toffee aroma.
Very sweet caramel base, oak, carbonized/smoked notes underneath.
Medium body, mellow mouthfeel, oak and caramel aftertaste.
rauchbier (3553) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - SEP 24, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, from Vroni’s in Bamberg. Pale chestnut, good off white head and moderate condition. Initial caramel aroma leading into some rosted notes and a touch of hops. Sweetly malty with a biscuity edge and more roasted barley but with a chemical note coming through with time. Dominant caramel and delicate hops in the finish.
Hildigöltur (5104) - København, DENMARK - JUN 10, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[Draught] The beer was called Vierzehnheiligen Dunkel. I think it is this one. Mature, slightly old aroma. The flavour is sweet, malty and fruity.
bierkoning (9758) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - MAY 27, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAY 29, 2006 Bottle: Strong barnyard aroma, very malty, caramel, plums. Malty taste with toffee and caramel. Slight bitter and toffee finish. Bit thin. 7 3 6 2 10 =2.8
Brewery tap: caramel and barnyard aroma and flavor. Malty sweet, licorice. Low on carbon.