kevd193213 (992) - Hope Valley, Rhode Island, USA - NOV 22, 2012
Bottle. Brown pour with a thin off white head. Aroma of caramel, yeast and stale malt. Medium to thin body with a smooth finish. Mariusz (12300) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - SEP 16, 2012
Dark pour with a thin beige head. Aroma is toasted malts, bisquits, caramel, and roast . Flavor is mostly the same. blipp (9899) - La Mesa, California, USA - SEP 4, 2012
Bottle. Pours amber with an off white head. Grainy sweetness, light earthy notes. Bland and watery. Not great. Gr0ve (2176) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 2, 2012
500 ml bottle. Dark copper colour. Fine off-white head. Papery hops with a hints of straw. Clear. Fine carbonation level. Very dry. Metallic hops. Very nice balance betwee sharp hops and nutty malts. McWorta (1633) - LUXEMBOURG - AUG 20, 2012
Dark wood colour. Wee beige head. Nose develops hops and nuts. Slick and velvety. Light-medium body. Malty bit light metallic on the palate. Finish is balanced and soft.
Camons (13495) - Hasselager, DENMARK - AUG 17, 2012
Bottle @ Home. Pours dark brown witha offwhite head. Aroma of malt, wood, light smoke, berries. Flavor is malt, wood notes, berries, light hops. Medium body, soft carbonation. 170812 cubs (10740) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 30, 2012
Tap @ Fassla. Deep brown/orange, clear appearance with a tan head. Grassy, floral hoppy, a bit toasty malty aroma. The flavor has notes of light caramel, nuts, grass, and earth. Quite nobel hoppy. kingstoni (2171) - FINLAND - JUN 25, 2012
Bottle. Dark greenish amber color with a light beige head. Earthy aroma of peat and hops. Earthy taste with yeast. This doesn’t taste like a typical dunkel at all. swooper (1254) - Cambridge and Kladno(Czech Rep.), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUN 7, 2012
Bottle. Nice fresh hoppy aroma. Little bit roasty. Brown foam. hazy brown colour. Medium bitter lightmedium sweetness. Slick nice beer. Average c02. Like it BlackHaddock (7956) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 15, 2012 There is a bottle version up-date at the end of this rating: Drank this in the rear courtyard of the brewery, with a mushroom sauce covered lump of Pork, spuds and a side salad. End of September 2006.
Good foaming head in a tall, thick, handled glass with the Fassla logo and Elf on it. The beer a light copper/amber colour, nowhere near some dunkels darkness often seen.
No real overpowering aroma, hops and a fruity pong maybe.
Tange to the taste, almost sharp and bitter, I liked it.
Mouthfeel, good, not to heavy, but you could tell a beer was in your mouth, not some Euro Fizz.
Very drinkable, glad I returned, after staying at the brewery some years back.
Half-litre bottle: best before 23 Oct 2012, poured on 15 Nov 2012 @ home into a Wolnzacher Brauhaus tall handled tumbler type tankard (so slightly out of date).
Darker than I remember the draught version: this was a deep Mahogany browny red colour with a full cream coloured head. Looked good it the glass I’d choosen.
The nose was fruity, slightly hoppy and grainy with hints of malty molasses.
Taste wise it favoured malts, with fruity notes to the fore, bittering towards the end of each sip.
You don’t see beers from this brewery very often in the UK, so when I saw this I had to buy it and re-live the last visit I had to Bamberg, some 6 years ago.