Borresteijn (6713) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - APR 17, 2009
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
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.
ekstedt (6632) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 6, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from a supermarket in Bamberg, Germany. Clear chestnut, medium beige head. Caramelly, slightly nutty malt aroma, some ashtray notes, some herbal hops. Medium bodied, medium carbonation. Dry, medium bitterness.
Pailhead (6539) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - SEP 22, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: The aroma consists of mild caramel, roasted grain, and a hint of nuts. It’s a dark brown with some orange highlights transparency and a two finger off-white head that fades to a thin film outlined by a slightly thicker ring. There is some sticky webbing left on the sides of the glass. The flavor starts with light caramel/toffee with a hint of chocolate. The finish has mild roast with a touch of nuts. It’s light-medium bodied with mild carbonation.
MichaelAwesome (6501) - Wanne-Eickel, GERMANY - NOV 4, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nettes Dunkel ohne große Ambitionen. Leicht malzig, dazu angenehm in der Perlung recht einfach zu trinken. Nix Großes, aber solide und süffig.
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 14, 2006
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Amber colour with a small off-white head. Caramel malty, fruity, grassy aroma and a light sweet fruity, hay, straw taste. Medium body with a sweet light dry finish.
jfb (6060) - GERMANY - MAY 13, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(bottle) pours a dark, clear copper colour with a frothy white head. aroma of strong herbal hops and sweet spices with a light hint of bread. flavour is the same, with a touch of toasted malt and chocolate. medium body and carbonation.
dwyerpg (5922) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 9, 2010
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Looks like dirty water when it pours. This is just an amber ale really, but darker in color. some malts, a little metal, a bit different from the other standard German spices. Okay.
altonbrownd (5898) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - NOV 14, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Wildeman. Dark brown body that looks like a soda, with a nice head. A malty and toffee nose. Watery and prickly texture. Taste of malts, caramel. Pretty good.
DutchDrebus (5769) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - AUG 6, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
50cl from bottle @ Moe’s Sportsbar, Bamberg. Copper colour with a decent sized off-white head. Smells hops, sweet, raisins, herbs. Tastes malty mostly.. Slightly hayish. Thin body, nice carbo.
EithCubes (5751) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 9, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Aroma of slight veggies, somewhat weak, slight fruitiness. Some malt but not a lot. Pours dark amber, almost nut-brown, eggshell head. Taste of dark malts, a little sweet caramel, light hops (this is essentially a Dunkel). Thick, prickly, slightly oily feel, medium body, and a dry, dark aftertaste. Faint fruitiness. Not bad for a session, but this one needed more punch.