Sigmund (8024) - 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. BlackHaddock (7957) - 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23 Oct 2012, poured on 15 Nov 2012 @ home into a Wolnzacher Brauhaus tall handled tumbler type tankard (so slightly out of date).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. Ernest (7889) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 14, 2008
Bottle (BB Feb/08), Bamberg.
Head is initially small, frothy, light brown, mostly diminishing.
Body is medium brown.
Aroma is moderately malty (toasted/roasted grain), lightly hoppy (herbs), with a light note of minerals.
Flavor is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, moderately bitter.
Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation.
Surprisingly lean for being 6%. Not a lot going on. lusikka (7833) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 20, 2011
500 ml bottle @ Gastropub Tuulensuu, Tampere.larsga (7676) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 18, 2011
Pours a brown colour with a small foamy head. Aroma of quite heavy nutty malts and brown sugar. Flavour of nutty malts, brown sugar, grassy hops, metals and raisins. Quite dry and somewhat sticky mouthfeel with a finish of malts. Nice one.
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.)
Borresteijn (7602) - 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. chriso (7536) - 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.
caesar (7397) - 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. olsvammel (7312) - 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. 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!