TAR (2518) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - SEP 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle purchased at the brewery, best by Feb. 2015, consumed in Aug. 2014: Pristine burnished golden. Fine and creamy but fragmented white head. Bright and clean aromas of toasty malt, lemon, fennel seed, piecrust, honeyed biscuits, hay, pecan and subtle orangey fruitiness. Soft, compact carbonation. Vividly toasty and cookielike, with a flavorsome punch of Spalt-derived wood, herbs, and hard lemon candy. Increasingly oily hop flavors gel with a mineral-induced scratchiness which dovetails beautifully with the toasty pils malt. Splash of bright fruity esters elegantly deepens the core. Malt is quite succulent and sturdily structured, boasting some melanoidin muscle which harmonizes with the strikingly rich, mouth-enveloping hay dust textures. Dazzling Munich and pils interplay. Closes fully malty and richly textured, yet equally clean and dry, as light breadcrust sharpness lingers alongside woody and lemony Spalt-laced herbality. Like a lot of Franconia beer, this isn’t overly dynamic, but it’s free of flaws, has terrific balance, and the malt is quite refined. Just lovely.
VastActiv (3370) - Oulu, FINLAND - JUL 18, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle 0.5l at One Pint Pub, Helsinki. Originally rated 01102011. Colour is clear orange with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Grain, bread and malts.
Beerhunter111 (9292) - Hasborn, GERMANY - FEB 6, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein trübes dunkel goldgelbes Bier mit geringer Schaumkrone. Geruch malzig herb, grasig. Geschmack herb, malzig, grasig.
BeerViking (2879) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 19, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the brewery Keller. Amber with a fast settling head, bitter and malty, a decent country beer.
jfb (4346) - Freising, GERMANY - JUN 18, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
(bottle) pours a deep golden colour with a frothy off-white head. aroma of heavy banana and toffee, with a hint of earth, raisins and sweet confectionary. flavour is mostly the same, slightly sweet, with big notes of raisins, toffee, light roasted malts and a light-bitter finish. medium-bodied with average carbonation.
kevnic2008 (9011) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - MAY 24, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Yellow color, fluffy white head. Malty, grainy, herbal hoppy scent. Medium to the spritzy zide mouthfeel, medium bitterness.
3fourths (8395) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 24, 2013
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
bottle. dull, clear light amber body with a small white head, little retention, some lacing. oxidized and starchy honey and spelt/ rye grain malt aroma with chalky and pasty yeast and noticeable DMS. combine this with faded aromatic hops and you have yourself a cabbage and carrot and stale tobacco-smelling beer. it doesn’t taste any better, no surprise there. stale, ashy, carrot / vegetable-like with medium acid, low sweetness, low bitterness, stale paper oxidized malt and carrot and cabbage. yuck.
Koelschtrinker (11753) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JAN 18, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Würzig herber Antrunk, etwas trocken. Dunkles Malz, hintergründig grasig, konstante Herbe. Süffig, leichte Kräuternoten. Mild malziges Finish. Gutes simples Landbier. 9/9/10/9/8/9
oh6gdx (21607) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 31, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled@One Pint Pub, Helsinki (old backlog). Orangeish golden colour with a small white head. Aroma is floral, mildly earthy with some slight hay, grass and mild herbal notes. Flavour is bready malts, some sweet malts as well as some hay, grains, grass and some slight herbal notes.
Grima (2156) - Saarburg, Rhineland-Palatinate, GERMANY - FEB 3, 2012
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours into the glass a strong golden yellow beer, the head disappears very quickly. The smell is grainy, slightly sour, yeasty, slightly hoppy in the background. Starts very tart, also bready, spicy, grassy hops. The middle part is a bit unbalanced bitter, almost a bit dry, spicy and very grainy. Goes into a spicy finish with a lot of bitter hops. Quite unbalanced Landbier!