hirigalzkar (3065) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 16, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught @ the brewery. Clean, crisp, bready, somewhat sweet... like sweet honey bread. Long bitterness in the aftertaste. Flowery.
ALLOVATE (2979) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 28, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ahh, beautiful Bamberg in the summer sun. Has a bustling country town feel about it. Quick to drink this town is, it seems we woke later than the patrons of Fässla who were already bending elbows with this stuff in the early morning, a time I usually reserve for coffee and crumpet, maybe some pumpernickel. The first night of our stay here Deutschland won a group qualifier in the World Cup so Fässla Bräu simply roared for around 18 hours more, no sleep that night, this was the poison.
Vom fass into its own tall glass. Bright sunny gold body, light, fine streams of carbonation rose to a lovely, fluffy, snow-white head that held on and daubed long legs of froth down the glass. Obscenely clean nose of fresh cracked pepper, leafy herbs and grass, and just a touch of dry, summery grains underneath. Dry, raspy and grassy hops in the mouth add a zing to the slightly sour malt tones in the back. Layers of dry, gritty malts upfront and across the mid-palate. Good, firm bitter bite on the swallow, peaks and drops off with notes of eucalypt and bay leaves, and some more sour malt and hops. Very fresh tasting, the body is light, almost delicate, and it bounces ever so hastily across the palate. So clean and precise. I liked this, it suited the brewpub. A no-nonsense, anytime of day quaffer that made for a good night, with the inclusion of the raucous, lovable locals. A simple Pils, but a good one!!!
ThirstyBird (2849) - Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Brewery pub. Pours a clear yellow/gold color with a lofty white head. Smell is sour mash and crisp hops. Taste follows the smell. Light body and nicely carbonated.
Embrouille (2843) - SWITZERLAND - NOV 16, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled 50cl. Keeping it short. The best pils in the side-by-side tasting. Very pleasant.
TAR (2729) - Marshall (Asheville area), North Carolina, USA - JUL 22, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Brauerei Fässla: Luminous flaxen golden. Pleasant but simple aroma of lemon zest, honeysuckle and toasted hay. Soft carbonation sits snugly on the tongue. Subtle lemony acidity precedes a vibrant grassy hop expression. Mineralic and snappy, though a mild note of DMS (lettuce) muddles things. Crackery pils malt is gently glazed with sugar and aside from a very minor grainy brashness, is polished and nicely textured. Cleanly bitter finish is pleasantly coarse in its leafiness, with lingering lemon balm and lemon pulp. Slippery residue lasts well into the aftertaste to plague the malt structure. While this - or any Fässla product, for that matter - isn’t something I seek when in Bamberg, it’s far from unpleasant. Aside from a few minor imperfections and being overly restrained, it’s highly drinkable, with an appealing softness and good hop flavor. Serviceable.
Indra (2711) - Suburbia, Kansas, USA - NOV 1, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draught at Fässla. Full-on fresh hop aroma, so peppery and spicy that it must be Saaz, but also lightly floral and perfumed. Light-medium golden yellow color with a white, creamy head. Flavor is primarily a hop fest, bitter, spicy and dry, lending a welcomely refreshing effect. Finish features a burst of hop flavor and bitterness. Body is light-medium. Very nicely done Pils, quenching and flavorful.
MrOrla (2633) - Odense C, DENMARK - AUG 6, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours clear yellow with a white head. Aroma of grains, breads, lots of caramel, light citrus. Old bread, and touch too much caramel. Wish this was a bit younger.
MIBRomeo (2570) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 1, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Very avg beer all the typical pils components from look and smell to taste with the addition of a slightly tart finish bordering on sour. Not that good.
Mungo (2470) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2006
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught @ Fassla, Bamberg. Overly sweet with much reduced hopping compared to the lagerbier. Thin but heavy in stomach at same time. I didnt enjoy the beer too much but even so it was quite pleasant sitting in the courtyard drinking it.
Grima (2394) - Merzkirchen, RLP, GERMANY - AUG 25, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Strong yellow color. Smell fruity sourish, slight hop aroma. Starts pleasantly grainy-hoppy, slightly sweet. Hoppy-bitter aftertaste.