kappldav123 (6100) - GERMANY - NOV 6, 2010
Had a little tour through the nice Erzgebirge yesterday to get to Einsiedel and buy 6 bottles of this new beer. Really like the idea for the beer style. Bottle looks wonderful. Beer in the glass copper-coloured, brownish, nice head. Starts not as strong as exspected, malty-spicy, quite yeasty. Some fruity notes of apricot, hints of caramel. Finish mild but not washy with wonderful modest dry hoppy notes, very well balanced. Tastes not really like a bock but like a very taste christmas-festbier. Good! bierkoning (13355) - La Tropica/Doarp, NETHERLANDS - NOV 21, 2010
Bottle from kappldav123, thanks! Brown color. Malt, caramel cake and butter in the aroma. Full bodied. Malty roasty flavor with cake and a hint of butter. A taste bomb! Dedollewaitor (16171) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 26, 2010
50cl Bottle. Thanks David. Pours amber brown with a small stable creamy head and lacings. Nose is sweet of buiscuit, fruitcake and caramel. Flavor is grain, caramel and fruit. Smooth and full bodied. Fine balance. Erzengel (8769) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - DEC 23, 2013
Vielen Dank an kappldav für dieses Bier!
Sehr trüb und mittelbraun steht es im Glas mit schöner festen Schaumkrone.
Der Antrunk ist mild-malzig, leicht frisch-hefig. Zum Hauptteil wird das Bier etwas charakteristischer malzig, leicht trocken-röstmalzig, durch die viele Hefe aber immer noch toll weich-mild.
Im Nachgeschmack harmoniert die mild-weiche Hefenote perfekt mit der röstmalzigen Note, die ein Bisschen süßlich daherkommt, und der leichten Herbe. Es hat ein bisschen was von Milchschokolade oder Karamell. Insgesamt aber sehr verhalten.
Auf der Zunge bleibt eine trockene, aber leicht bockbierartig-süßlich-malzige Note! MoritzF (9901) - Ottobrunn, GERMANY - NOV 17, 2010
--> ein sehr leckeres, naturtrübes Bier. Könnte einen kleinen Tick mehr Aromenintensität vertragen, aber sehr lecker!!
Test vom 18.2.2011, Gebinde: Glasflasche Noten: 12,10,13,12,12,12 - 11,85
(bottle) Almost cloudy, copper colour with a mid-sized and slightly tanned foamy head. Moderately sweet and slightly yeasty cara-malty aroma with berry-fruity and bready notes. Sweet flavour with a tinge of bitterness, medium to full bodied with a smooth and well-matured carbonation. Hearty cara-malty body with yeasty and fruity accents, as well as shy woody hoppy notes towards the sweet-bitter finish. Quaffable brew with a (still) typical abv for a Bock from the (former) Soviet-occupied zone. 17.XI.10
EvilBuddha (69) - SLOVENIA - DEC 17, 2010
UPDATED: DEC 19, 2010 500 ml bottle, BB reads 27. June 2011, into tulip. Prior to opening the bottle was held upside down and gently shaked to evenly distribute the yeast into the suspension. Pours cloudy, deep amber body with reddish hue, overlain by moderate, beige head that completely dissipates. According to the brewer the malts that have been used in this one are Munich, Cara and Roasted malt and that is clearly reflected in the aroma profile with rich maltiness, toast-like melanoidins and caramel with a hint of yeasty spiciness. The flavor is predominant malty sweetness with a fair amount of intense toasty overtones, mild roastiness, yeast and some hoppy bitterness towards the finish. Medium to full bodied with delicate carbonation. In short: a full bodied malty, caramellish-toasty brew with a yeasty touch. Update: IMO the current "systematic position" of this beer is erroneous due to the abundance of yeast - instead as Dunkler Bock should be classified as Zwickel: lacking clarity of a bock seems to be unfiltered and the brewer recommends to raise the yeast before pouring it in order to enhance the natural cloudy appearance of the beer, a typical Zwickel characteristic. jonas (7588) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - JUL 3, 2011
Bottle. Juniper spicy nose. Cloudy orange, offwhite head. Spicy, honeyroasted base, tastes stronger than it is - bottle is wellagered though, might have fermented on. Dry yet chewy mouthfeel. Molassis and light metallic grassy hop aftertaste, quick finish. Idiosynkrasie (7539) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JAN 21, 2012
500ml bottle. Cloudy dark amber with nice creamy off-white head. Rapidly fading hop aroma gives way dark malt aroma of low intensity. Keller-like beginning with dry strawy notes, underlying dark malt sweetness. Good decision to leave it unfiltered - the "filtrate" plays a harmonic counterpart to the dark malt component. Not too heavy, Bock-character stays in background. saxo (18571) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 18, 2013
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are fruits, caramel, malt and hops. Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 17, 2010
Bottle 50 cl. Courtesy of Pinball. Pours a cloudy amber with a small off-white head. Malty nose - very German. Solid body with a good malt base, caramel with a dry sulphurous edge. Some bittering hops in the finish. 171210