Russo (1469) - Campinas, - FEB 3, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Slightly hazy golden color with a nice white head. aroma is malty and yeasty, flavor is the same, with hints of floral hops. Medium body with a nice refreshing ending. Mouthfeel is quite balanced sweet and yeasty... Nice Keller.
Kristall-König (2007) - Oldenburg, GERMANY - NOV 24, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Grasig-hopfiger geruch, Stroh. Start ziemlich in die Süße gehend. Mitte herber, würzig. Würzig, süßlich im Abgang. Ok.
bartlebier (835) - Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - AUG 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
50cl fliptop, Sagasser Coburg. Fresh, "green", easydrinking Keller with an almost Pilsner palate and hop character, thinner yeast profile than usual with this style and crisp straw malts. Could easily become a regular if it were more readily available.
mike_77 (2417) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy, pale blond with decent lasting head. Has very fresh pale malts and a light hop bitterness.
gunnar (4318) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JUN 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Rewe Memmelsdorf. Pours hazy pale golden with a small creamy white head. Fresh grassy aroma. Taste is dry very crisp, maybe a touch of diacetyl, but overall a good and refreshing keller.
Shaney (2370) - Köln / Cologne, GERMANY - MAY 31, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mittelgelbes Kellerbier, trüb mit Bergen von feinporigem Schaum à la Schlagsahne. Hefig-fruchtig-frisch nach Apfel. Im Geschmack tritt die Fruchtigkeit einem lieblichem Malzton zurück, bleibt nur minimal hefig. Der kräuterige Hopfen ist angenehm und trägt zur außerordentlichen Süffigkeit bei. Wenn ich die anderen Tests so lese, unterliegt der Geschmack wohl je nach Charge einer gewissen Änderung.
Ernest (5885) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 13, 2013
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Head is initially average sized, frothy, white, mostly lasting.
Body is medium yellow.
Aroma is lightly malty (grain, husks), lightly hoppy (herbs), lightly to moderately yeasty (basement), with light notes of soap, butter, DMS.
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly to moderately bitter, husky.
Light to medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation.
Wow, another terrible sample from this brewery that I once thought was great, what the hell? That’s three bottles in a row from them that have been tainted with flaws. Very unpleasant nose with very little to entice. Thin and sourish in the mouth with a husky finish. Looks decent but that’s the only redeeming quality.
ekstedt (4913) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Swingtop bottle (50 cl) from bierzwerg.de. Shady pale golden, medium white head. Grainy malt aroma with herbal and grassy hops. Light to medium bitterness. Dry with medium bitterness and a crisp finish.
Leighton (8673) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottls shared at CBC Clerkenwell, London during the Pizza Port tap takeover - just something I brought to mix it up. Pours lightly hazy yellow with a creamy, white head. Dry and biscuity pale malt nose, some hay. Light to medium sweet flavor with further biscuity pale malts, white bread, mild bitter straw. Light bodied with fine to average carbonation. Sweet, fairly crisp on the finish with bready and lightly doughy biscuits and general pale malts, soft bitter straw. Great balance overall. Very drinkable.
madmitch76 (12150) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 27, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
20th April 2013
Craft Clerkenwell Pizza Port Tap Takeover event. Can’t remember who brought this - but thank you! Light haze on this gold beer, little white head. Dry papery sweet malt. Little dried fruits. Passable.
TAR (2380) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - APR 23, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, best by May 8, 2013, consumed in Nov. 2012: Beaming chartreuse golden. Even, foamy, pasty white froth. Highly perfumey nose teems with lemony hops and minerals, as well as sugar-glazed mint leaves, peppered melon, vibrant baguette pils malt, and grass. Fine and luxurious carbonation caresses the tongue. Opens with a beautifully proportionate medley of spicy hops and clean and weightless fresh-hay-tinged pils malt. Lip-smacking tandem of minerals and flowers immediately ensues. Slick push of ripe melon at the core, though there is no estery fruitiness to speak of. Clean as a whistle. Pils malt exudes with a feathery gracefulness, but wields just enough crackery crispness and toast to provide structure and depth to the strikingly lean frame. Hop bitterness takes on an herbal coarseness to enhance the pronounced lemony tang. Closes captivatingly soft and elegant, with potent well-rounded hop acids entwined with juicy florals and a light dose of minerals. Well this is quite the humdinger. The overall immaculateness simply cannot be overstated. Very singular in character, as it’s got more minerals than most kellerbiers and it’s hopped like a pils. Nose might be just a tad quiet, but this is crazy clean all around. Another charmer from clearly a world-class brewer.