phaleslu (8006) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 6, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Mecklenburg Gardens, served in a pint glass. Pours a mostly clear chestnut-cocoa brown with a finger of beige head that settles into a ring. Notes of caramel, nuts, toast, chocolate, tobacco, earth, wood, and a faint mineral note that shows up in the flavor. Light-bodied, with moderate carbonation and an earthy, toasty mouthfeel. It actually exceeded my expectations; I don’t like the flagship Warsteiner beer and ordered this because it was something new, and one of the most-rated beers that I hadn’t tried yet. So based on my low bar, not bad.
cutitoutdave (67) - - MAR 31, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dimly transparent dark copper from bottle. Aroma of grass and roasted barley. Tastes sweet up front, reasonable malt complexity, and not much to say about the hops. A toasty/burned bread flavor lingers. Light bodied and light carbonation. Overall decent beer but I'm not such a big fan of the style. Caught somewhere between a grassy pils lager and a dark ale. To each their own.
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willisread (1282) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 11, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Old rating. Pours a brownish red color with a quickly dissipating white head. Not much aroma present...slight hint of malt. Taste has a metallic sting to it. Undertones of caramel and toffee. Overly carbonated. Light-bodied. Ehhh.
markextrae (2490) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 2, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
light hazy brown pour with a tanned head. caramel, grains, malts, bread notes, nuts, roasted malts, hints of smoke. pretty smooth mouthfeel
firefly765 (189) - - JAN 25, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 ounce bottle pours a brown red combination color. Whitehead dissipates quickly. Very sweet caramel aroma not much hops smell at all. Very multi flavor with a little bit of roasted taste. Not much yeast character with any banana or clove.
BrewGoblin (591) - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - JAN 23, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
This "light bodied clean dark lager" is best left at that. Better than slurping down a typical macro Lager, this cola-looking quaff has a real metallic twang to it that is had to look past. Nutty, roasty, earthy chocolate and coffee notes attempt to peer through the steel haze. Thin bodied and with mid carbonation, this is a brew I am glad to have tried. Once.
Franckg (646) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 21, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Assez ordinaire. Les malts allemands ressortent très peu. Petite touche de torréfaction
BeerInHeaven (292) - Brillion, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours cola brown with a medium tan head. aroma is malt and chocolate. Satiny smooth mouth feel. Taste is semi-sweet with definite chocolate notes. Medium length warming finish. Very little alcohol presence. Pretty good beer.
ajnepple (4074) - Colorado, USA - DEC 15, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Backlog. On tap at the Bohemian Biergarten. Brown appearance with a tan head. Munich malts, toffee, light caramel, light chocolate and light noble hops. Light to medium body, pretty easy to drink. Solid dunkel.
HippyHop (527) - Quebec, CANADA - DEC 5, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pour is a nice reddish brown with a brief cameo appearance by an off-white cap (blink and you’ll miss it). Nose is caramel, roasted grain, raisins, faint roasted nuts and grass. Taste is surprisingly water, less sweet than I expected, with a bit of dryness to the finish. Lingering roasted grain and mineral taste. Not horrible, but pretty blah to me.