tightslice (275) - Redwood City, California, USA - APR 18, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Gourmet Haus Staudt in Redwood City, CA. Aroma is malts, spiced breads. Taste is caramel malts, some tartness, vanilla, dried fruit. One of the better German beers I’ve had.
Calisky (1397) - ALSACE, FRANCE - APR 12, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Couleur ambrée, forte mousse blanche. Nez de malt toasté et caramel. Gout malté et caramel cuit, petites épices et note reglisse avec leger houblon et petite amertume. Corps moyen. Fin légère caramel et amère. Pas trop mal
CapFlu (4709) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 27, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a lasting thin white creamy head atop a light copper coloured body. Nose of a raw dough and mildly spiced bread. Very drinkable. Smooth and clean with a decent german malt background. Reminds me of Brick’s Waterloo Dark lager... If anyone remembers that one. Courtesy of Jonas. Thanks pal!
VDuquerroux (515) - Airvault, FRANCE - FEB 3, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle, 500mL. Home. A beautiful clear brown orange beer with a medium off-white head ; medium retention. Grainy aroma, herbs, hay, metallic note. Light sweet, light dry bitter. Light to medium body, thin texture, average carbonation, sweet finish, herbal note. Overall, average grainy beer. Winter spirit ?
Taboada (463) - Compostela (Galiza), - JAN 9, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 mml bottle tasted on the 08/01/2015. Dark golden beer with a foamy dense white head. Aroma of malts, caramel and grass. Taste is intense malty with some caramel hints. Medium body and carbonation. Aftertaste is a little bitter. Nice Winter Lager. Next one please!
yngwie (14762) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 31, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. A clear, dark golden beer with a dense, off-white head. Some lacings. The aroma is rather vegetal, with pale malts and grassy notes. Some caramel hints in the flavor, with a generic fruityness. Resin and grass and a decent bitterness. Medium body, very soft carbonation. Some bitterness towards the grassy finish. Very boring this one. Not too good either. 141231
Geokkjer (6298) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 31, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle.Pours deep golden with an off-white head. Aroma of malt, caramel,some flour and fruitiness. Flavor is sweet and malty with some bitterness, corn and grains. Medium body, average carbonation.
Meilby (8609) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 31, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 500ml @ Geokkjer
[From trade with McTapps] Pours clear deep golden with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, hay, grass, Taste is light to medium sweet and light bitter with a long grainy, grassy and caramel finish. Body is medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.
StueyD (1346) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A mid amber brown coloured beer with a thick white head. A strong malty aroma, caramel and a hint of bready spice. Dry mouthfeel. There is a tartness to the taste in the beginning, maybe a suggestion of hop, but then the malt flavour charge through! Caramel and bready, loads of dried fruit, herbal and a touch of warming vanilla and cinnamon. The finish has all the elements that last for a long while!
BlackHaddock (4510) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUL 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Half-litre bottle: BBD 2nd Sept 14, poured into a tall handled mug from Wolzacher Brauhaus at home on 25th July 14. The three beer in my German tasting evening.
Looks good, an amber hue to the old gold body, on top a foaming head of white snow. Malty nose and initial taste with a hop bitterness arriving mid-sip. I like it. Robust and tasty, this is a very drinkable brew which hides the 5.4% ABV nicely with its flavours and depth of body. Not too wintery in it’s make up for me, slight herbal note here and there but nothing ’Christmassy’ about it apart from the front label on the bottle.