harrisoni (19534) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2007
500ml bottle from Ealing BF 2007. Russet colour with disappearing off white head. Some smokey toffee aroma, bit of rubber. Smokey rubber mid dark beer. Less smokey than Schlenkerla marzen, but smooth, more toffeeish, better mouthfeel. Smoke on finish is good. Very good smooth, deep marzen. Moravius (1512) - Berlin, GERMANY - DEC 14, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 14, 2014 Flasche. - Dunkel. In der Nase köstliche dunkle Brotrinde. Im Antrunk Röstmalz, frische Brotrinde, perfekt ausbalanciert durch leichte zarte Säure. Nur mild rezent. Herbfruchtiger, pfeffriger Hopfen. Mittellanger bitterer Nachtrunk. - Enorm süffiges, leichtes Dunkles mit einer Fülle milder Aromen. Nur zum Ende hin etwas dünn, sonst wäre es perfekt. darkseduction (772) - Zweibrücken, GERMANY - DEC 21, 2014
Flasche 50cl. Richtig süffiges Dunkel mit einer ausgereiften Rezeptur. Sehr harmonisch. Wunderbar! therose (11) - Rome, ITALY - JAN 14, 2017
Nice beer to start the night, medium sweetness but also hoppy notes are present. rickgordon (3878) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 11, 2008
Dark copper colour. Fresh malty aroma with bit of hops sensed. Solid, bready maltiness with hop presence and slight caramel touch. A very clean and tasty beer.
3fourths (9367) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 20, 2009
clear dark chestnut brown body with a patchy, large-bubbled tan head. sweetened roasted chestnuts in the nose, sticky almond, toasted cereal grains... excellent aroma. up front there’s a bit of cola resemblance, but more nuts, caramel, baked bread, dried stone fruit and sweet tobacco to make up for it. body is good but not great - no strong structure, no sharp crispness, but it’s still sound and drinkable. 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. djoeye (5343) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUL 30, 2015
Leighton (22773) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2015
Look; fawn head and clear copper body. Aroma; brown malts, malted candies, plum bowl, prune notes, leafy hops, caramel, dough, bread. Taste; dark caramel, malts, plum peel, grassy notes, grainy bread, and goes into a oily malty finish. Normal body and soft carbonation. Quite tasty fruity, as a good polotmawy. [50cl brown bottle 6.0%abv BB08-09-2015 [email protected]
Bottle shared on the train during day 2 of the Bamberg Jolly of January 2014. Pours clear amber-gold with a foamy white head. Toasted bread, dry caramel. Very tasty stuff. Light to medium bodied with fine carbonation. Pretty crisp on the finish with crunchy toasted cereal, moderate caramel. Lovely beer. Very drinkable. ferryman72 (61) - NORWAY - OCT 30, 2016
A beautiful beer with plenty of promise but sadly, it doesn´t fulfill. Or does it?
Dark amber colored with a nice, white head and a sweet aroma promises a heavy, tasteful beer but no... It tastes slightly bitter and a bit sour. So it looks and smells like a good food-beer, it´s actually a great thirst cruncher for those summer-nights... I like.