Mackeon (39) - - DEC 6, 2013
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is a ’Kellerbier’, and they all are pretty much the same, not too hoppy, not too malty, unfiltered, with a sort ’rounded’ mouthfeel, maybe a little ’chewy’, even, with a good deal of yeast coming through. The kind of beer they call ’liquid bread’ in German. (There’s a well-known German drinking song saying ’Liquid bread I will always honor, liquid bread, I cannot do without, oh cool beer, oh noble barley drink!’ And so on). Not to be drunk too cold, maybe at a good 45°F /7°C or so, cellar temperature, I imagine. This one isn’t too bad, though I find the palate a little flat, pretty typical for this type of beer from Frankenland. The label is of the well-known rather amateurish German fashion, with several conflicting fonts, two coats of arms, no less than seven stars and a picture of what I suppose is some inn typical for the region, maybe even the Wernecker brewery. The designer probably had a good sampling of the product before coming up with this. Sort of cute, though.
RexTalionis (1990) - FINLAND - DEC 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 50 cl, BBE 2/2014. Pours amber in color with an off-white head. Light bready maltynes, cellar and semi-wet forrest notes in aroma. Smooth mouthfeel. Sweet and bitterish forrest berries in taste. Light grassyness, some sweetish butterscotch in aftertaste.
HenrikSoegaard (9754) - Randers, DENMARK - AUG 2, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Frothy White good mostly lasting head. Amber colour. moderate malty and light hoppy aroma. moderate bitter flavor. Average moderate bitter finish. oily palate.
Shaney (2375) - Köln / Cologne, GERMANY - JUN 24, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Trübes Bernstein mit normalem Schaum. Nussiges Aroma. Ordentliche Würze mit Stroh- und Heunoten. Ungewöhnlich hopfig herb im Abgang. Ziemlich süffig.
kappldav123 (4292) - Nordhausen, GERMANY - JUN 13, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle looks simple, but okay. Beer in the glass zippy, modest turbid, nice head. Starts mild, spicy-malty, modest sourish. Finish more grasy and a bit moldy. But quite drinkable. Okay.
Grzesiek79 (2735) - Radom, POLAND - MAR 8, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dobre i smaczne, niesamowicie mętne niefiltrowane piwo. Piana ok i trwała. Piwo niesamowicie pachnie i to już zaraz po otworzeniu. Aromat zbożowo-chlebowy. W smaku podobnie i nuty drożdzowe dają się wyraznie odczuc. Kolor dośc ciemny jak na kellerbier
MichaelBruch (2201) - Wanne-Eickel, GERMANY - FEB 3, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2013 Unclear brown colour, steady head and good body. Taste of fresh milk, muffins, bread, mild hops and raisins. Good one.
McTapps (2333) - Ruhrgebiet, GERMANY - FEB 3, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared with MichaelBruch. Average Kellerbier with no special taste or look but quite easy to drink and refreshing. Nice for dinner or just to enjoy.
jfb (3161) - GERMANY - FEB 2, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(bottle) pours a hazy amber colour with a frothy off-white head. aroma of bubble gum, light barnyard and paint thinner, with a hint of black pepper, custard and grass. flavour is mostly roasted malts, light tobacco and treebark, with a slightly sweet cherry finish. medium-bodied with soft carbonation.
Martinus (2527) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - JAN 16, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear reddish golden colour, off-white head. Quite floral aroma, malty, light yeast, light bread. Lemon zest comes forward as it is warming up. Light sweet malty flavour, light raisins, pear, very light hops, bit mineral. Some bubblegum. Malty finish with some lingering pear notes.
Quite clean, balanced and decent, but rather mild. Even though this beer isn’t very outspoken it is quite pleasurable, more so than I thought it would be.
(From 0.5L bottle @ home)