overall
45
81
style
Brewed by Brauerei Fässla
Style: Dunkel/Tmavý
Bamberg, Germany

bottling
unknown

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RATINGS: 190   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Ein dunkles, fast mahagonifarbenes Bier, weich im Trunk, leicht malzig mit einem weichen und rundem Ausklang. Angenehm rezent mit einer verhaltenen Hopfennote.

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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chriso (7533) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 22, 2004
Light oak colour. The aroma is malty with bready and yeasty accents. Fresh and clean on the palate with pale malt and a hint of hop. A good, refreshing, beer. Bottled at Bedford beer Festival 2004.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
larsga (7473) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 18, 2011
Medium beige head. Slightly hazy brown body with light lazy carbonation. Grainy caramelly aroma with grassy notes. Dry-sweetish caramelly toffee taste with grassy notes. Mid-bodied. Dry-sweetish dusty grassy aftertaste with oily buttery herbal notes. Highly drinkable session beer. (0.5l bottle at DBF’11. Also had it at brewpub, but that was before I started rating.)

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AndySnow (7409) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - FEB 4, 2014
How: Bottle.
Where: Bought at Fässla, had on a train during the Bamberg Jolly 2014.
Appearance: Amber colour with a small white head.
Aroma: Sweet malt, wheat, fruit.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Sweet malt, wheat, caramel, fruit, a bit of alcohol.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
jonas (7397) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - MAY 27, 2003
Aromahop nose. Oakbrowm, heavily carbonated, but head dissipates fast. Nut and slightly burned malt tastenotes, nicely balanced with hops. Too light body. Nice though.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Sigmund (7230) - Tau, NORWAY - JUN 7, 2013
Shared 500 ml swingtop bottle, thanks to gunnar who brought it fresh from Bamberg. ABV is 6.0%. Amber / reddish brown colour, moderate white head. Unusual "wet wool" or "damp closet" aroma, weak caramel malts in the background. The flavour is moderately malty with a little caramel, but is not very sweet. The aroma blends in with the flavour in an unpleasant way.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 8, 2008
A Mes rate: Gravicask at Ealing Beer Festival.
Dirty brown colour with a thin off white head. Sweet and fruity with some tobacco. Diacetyl and caramel are rather too clear. Very sweet... erm... NEXT!

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlackHaddock (6980) - 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.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
caesar (6974) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JUL 8, 2006
Clear brown color, short head. Aroma of skunky hops, some caramel, bit malt. Malty and sweet taste, some caramel, sugar. Average dunkel.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
olsvammel (6848) - Örebro, SWEDEN - JUL 20, 2015
On tap at the brewpub. Light malty smell with some light caramel. Similar taste, quite sweet. Easy to drink. Best of the beers at this brewery. But Fässla stood out as the worst of the Bamberg breweries.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Borresteijn (6795) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - APR 17, 2009
On tap at In de Wildeman. Dark amber brown colour, fluffy off-white head. Aroma of stale hops, wet paper, grain, caramel. Flavour is toasted malts, caramel, some nuttiness, with a sharp grainy bitterness underneath. Light to medium bodied.


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