Ale Mania (Fritz Ale)
Formerly brewed at Vormann Brauerei

Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Bonn, Germany
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 56   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   IBU: 54   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
Extra Special Bitter. American C Hops, English Ale Yeast. Gebraut in der Vormann Brauerei.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kermis (12493) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUN 3, 2014
Tap at Festival der Bierkulturen, Koln. Pours murky orange with an off white head. Aroma of caramel, light fruit hops and light malt. Flavour is light to moderate sweet and bitter. Light bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sic1314 (4775) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JUN 1, 2014
Poured a murky orange amber with a frothy off white head. Aroma of light barnyard, sweet caramel malt, floral hops and light citrus. Medium body, flavour is medium sweet, medium bitter, dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (47622) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2014

Bottle 330ml. @ home.

[ As Fritz Ale Extra Special Bitter ].
Clear medium orange color with a huge, frothy, good lacing, fully lasting, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, light hay and straw, moderate to heavy hoppy, pine, grass, orange - citrus. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long long duration, hoppy, grass, pine, grapefuit, dry, leather notes. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20140307]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ibrew2or3 (8493) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAY 10, 2014
33cl bottle pours with a nearly clear deep gold body that has copper hues and supports a near white head of foam. The aroma offers up inviting hops that are spicy and a bit fruity and then behind the hops is a modest maltiness that has a caramel malt like edge to it. The taste is chewy with up front hoppy goodness from spicy to citrus grapefruit like hops that have a pleasing level of bitterness and blend in beautifully with the various mild levels of maltiness. Goodness, this is hitting the spot right now. Fresh chewy yet snappy hops amid a perfect ESB malt base that only deepens the hoppiness. .Nice. This has got to be one of the better ESB Ive had.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Countbeer (6470) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - MAY 7, 2014
Bottle: Served in a shaker: Medium to bigger sized creamy fluffy head on top of a hazy orange colored beer. Aromas of berries, cream, malts, some lacto tones, hops and a hint of porridge. Flavours of cream, iron, malts, bitters, butter, meat, malts, hay, wood and herbs. Aftertaste is a mix of hay with some good strong bitters, yeast and herbs. Low carbo, light creamy light watery light spicy mouthfeel, medium bodied and a watery texture. Aroma is meh, flavour is yeah...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Christos (5447) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - APR 7, 2014
Bottle 330 ml at home, into a tulip. ABV 5.6% Deep orange colour on the body, very clear, no activity in it. Huge off-white head, thick, with good retention. Spots of acing left around the glass every here and there. Very fruity aroma, mango, citrus, mandarines, light orange peel, quite hoppy. Taste also of citrus and fruis, a bit tropical, light pepper, a touch of caramel. Quite bitter aftertaste, very good. Medium thin body, soft carbonation. Overall very nice beer, aromatic and tasty, I wouldnt call it an ESB though, more of an American pale ale for me, still quite good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lore (2567) - Budapest, HUNGARY - APR 6, 2014
hazy golden colour, incredibly huge white head, which lasts for several minutes leaving back a thin white foam layer, which seems to remain forever; aroma of intensive fruityness (mango, mostly), floral hops, yeasty notes and maltyness; taste of tropical fruits, orange peel, some citrussy notes,floral hops, malty sweetness, hints of yeast, and peppery notes;excellent ESB! One of the bests, Ive ever tasted

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dnicolaescu (2441) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - MAR 31, 2014
Light floral hops, fruity, yeasty. Spicy peppery bitterness, something mineral. Decent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Saeglopur (2022) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - MAR 19, 2014
Bottle from bier-deluxe.de. Dark golden, hazy body, with big, frothy, white head, that leaves a lot of lacing. Great, fruity aroma of mango, passion fruit, tangerine, citrus, red fruits, candy, some grassy malt. Tastes of red fruits, lemon zest, pine, candy, grass, biscuit. Mouthfeel is light, with a medium carbonation and it finishes bitter, slightly sweet, slightly dry, with lemon zest, grass and some candy. As already said, this clearly is much more an IPA than an ESB. The only thing it shares with an ESB is the pretty thin mouthfeel. Overall tasty, well balanced and especially the nose is really nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnar (8781) - Sandnes, NORWAY - MAR 18, 2014
Bottle from aleigator. Pours light hazed deep golden with a big fluffy white head. Aroma of piney and herbal hops, malty as well. Taste is good bitter, fruity and piney hops, Soft mouthfee. Short lived dry end, nice.

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