Fin (6633) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, purchased from the Dodgy Deli’ Cowley Road, Oxford 30-12-08 and consumed same evening. Pours reddy amber in colour with a good white foamy head. Maltiness comes through first along with some caramel and the expected clean, pure, smooth taste that you expect of a solid well respected German brewery like this. What I never expected was the occasional worrying foray into Top Deck shandy territory which this surprisngly reminded me of on the odd occasion, it always managed to pull itself back from the precipice but it did worry me at times and I had to do a double take and read and re-read the bottle to make sure that I hadn’t gone back in time to an era of tank tops, Smiths salt and shake crisps and Marathon bars. That one rather serious criticism aside, I actually enjoyed this beer and whilst I would go for the others in the Weltenburg rosta first I wouldn’t pass this by. A6 A4 F6 P3 OV12
DruncanVeasey (6604) - NUNEATON, Conference Premier, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 17, 2008 Bottle from Arden Wines, 5.4%. Bronze pour spiralling with effervescence. Head plump and rocky, mouth bulbous with silk and biscuit, glass woolly with froth. Disarming fresh gust of Munchen hay, honey, herb and biscuit. Sniff of sultana. FRESH freshbread malt, nibble of pinecone, honey slickness, appetising noble bite, just-baked biscuit linger. So very clean and elegantly Germanic. Oh yes. More than a bit tasty.
kevnic2008 (6596) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - SEP 20, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Yellow-amber colour. Moderate malty aroma, caramel. Easy drinkable, citrus and malt dominates the palate.
shrubber85 (6507) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JAN 10, 2010
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Butterscotch malt and tin aroma. Amber color with giant head. Mildly sweet buttterscotch malt and moderate bitter grass hops flavor. Medium body. Not bad - easy drinking.
Skinnyviking (6221) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 2, 2005
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. White head. Golden body. Aroma of malts and fruits. Caramel / malt flavour with just a hint of hops and coffee. More taste please!
jtclockwork (6220) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 17, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at John’s tasting. Pours cloudy amber. White head. Nose and taste of caramel malt, bread, lager malt and white pepper. Crisp and clean.
Emil (6069) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 8, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Orange colour with a small off-white head. Sweet light caramel, hay aroma and a sweet caramel taste. Medium body with a light sweet dry finish.
Ernest (5879) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 23, 2002
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2008 Bottle (BB Feb 09). Head is initially small, frothy, off-white, mostly diminishing. Body is light amber. Aroma is moderately malty (toasted bread, malt syrup, cookie, husks), lightly hoppy (flowers), with a note of peach. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, creamy texture, soft carbonation. A tired, rough, uninspiring example. The brewers seem to just be phoning this in.
motelpogo (5815) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - JAN 15, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottled. plain amber colour with a modest head; aroma of caramel and hay; quite sweet and toffeed with a tinny finish
larsga (5812) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 6, 2008
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Biggish offwhite head. Amber body with light carbonation. Light earthy caramel aroma with faint papery notes and some hops at the far back. Dry earthy caramel taste. Clean, sharpish mouthfeel. Bitter earthy caramel aftertaste with grassy hop notes and a touch of wood. Good, but the taste is very subdued. If there were more of it this could be really great; as it is it’s OK. (0.5l bottle at Cardinal.)