Brewed by Gänstaller Bräu
Style: India Style Lager
Hallerndorf, Germany


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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 3.38/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
A “Mandarina” IPL, courtesy of its use of both Comet & Bavaria Mandarina hops, Commandarin is a hazy, vibrant golden beer with herbal, floral, fruity, zesty, and mildly sweet, hoppy aromas.

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corkyrory66 (2558) - BELGIUM - FEB 9, 2018
India lager de 5,3 % abv, houblonnée en comet et mandarina (d'où son nom, bien entendu). Mon exemplaire était à 2 mois après sa date. Couleur doré moyen, avec un tout léger voile. Bulles fines, en colonnes droites. Mousse blanche, soyeuse, stable à 1 mm. Arômes de beau malt, zeste de mandarine, avoine, pointe de miel. 1ère bouche très souple, à la très belle entame malt/avoine/mandarine. Arrière-bouche bien maltée, à l'amertume précise. 2ème avec malt, houblons fins et épices. Arrière-bouche avec poivre et muscade finement répandus sur les fruits. 3ème avec toujours ce côté un rien épicé, et une pointe de sherry. Arrière-bouche nettement sur le fino, magnifique. Longueur qui donne toute la mesure de cette bière. Jambes huileuses, longues. Levure très fine, belle ligne. Alcool très bien, malgré son faible niveau, il tire un maximum de la longueur. Finale précise. CONCLUSION : une india lager d'une élégance rare, avec un malté conséquent, et un savoir-faire pour présenter la plus belle harmonie malt/fruits/épices/levure.

DanielBrown (4586) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2018
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines. It is certainly sweet. It's a bit fruity too, but a slightly artificial fruit pastille twang. Sugary, brown sugary. A nudge of fuzzy, a tongue pillow of malt biscuit. I sort of like it, but yes, I accept it does come reminiscent a bit of a Polish tinned treat.

anstei (2848) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - OCT 6, 2017
Bottle, courtesy of SinH4. Pours almost clear orange. Aroma is tangerine, pale malts, floral, hay. Body is medium, tangerine peel and zest, not much of the nice part of the fruit though. Low sweetness, quite bitter, with a low carbonation. Dry palate. Could take some more sweetness or a clearer fruit flavour. Does not work out, but okay.

Muggus69 (2845) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - OCT 5, 2017
330mL bottle from International Beer Collector. BB 25.11.2017 Pours a sort of murky orange body with dense white head. Slight aroma - some zesty citrus hops, touch of pine, floral notes, get a sort of bread crusty, doughy note in there too. Full body, plenty of carbonation, not as dry as most lagers. Bready malts continue on the body, slightly toasty, crusty, with bitter orange & woody/spicy hop notes. Firm bitterness lingers. A bit rustic, not quite as fragrant & crisp as most IPLs.

MoritzF (10255) - Ottobrunn, GERMANY - OCT 4, 2017
(bottle, 33cl) Cloudy, golden colour with a firm and medium-sized, slightly off-white foamy head. Fruity hoppy aroma with notes of tangerines and citrus, mildly malty background, traces of urinal cake. Mildly bitter flavour, light to medium bodied with a moderate carbonation. Dry malty base with hints of minerals, chalky notes, as well as present fruity hops; dry and moderately hop bitter finish with mildly fruity and zesty notes. Good. 04.X.17

CraftyHare (149) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - OCT 2, 2017
330ml bottle pours murky orange with tiny beige head. Fruity aromas of citrus hops, peach, candy sugar and floral characters. Hoppy flavours of mandarin, stone fruit, straw, lavender, orange peel and subtle spices. Slightly oily mouthfeel with medium body and soft carbonation. Tangy finish with some rind bitterness. Pleasant but a little one-dimensional.

tricksta_p (5560) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - SEP 19, 2017
From tap at Kaapse Brouwers, Rotterdam. Aroma is Bretty with creamy grainy malt, straw and hay, mildly fruity from the Mandarina hops. Flavour is mildly sweet and moderate bitter. Body is medium. Not sure if this is supposed to be Bretty, I'm guessing it's not. Will have to revisit from bottle.

77ships (11745) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - AUG 25, 2017
330 ml. bottle. BBF 25.11.2017 (hope that means short BBF dates & not old beer). Bright orange, big creamy white head collapsing. Nose is interesting, almost mainstream vegetable lager streak but ripe & green with lightly sweet big round mandarin almost toffee in the faintest sense. Soft carbonation. Taste is very mellow pasty, orange peel, candy, caramel, faint butterscotch, very round, vaguely sweet, no vegetable taste, easy low sweet, faint green weeds hop in the finish. Very easy drinking, unique & very intriguing beer. Easy drinking, lightly sweet with big mandarin but also some bitter green weeds. Low pastry yeast. Interesting to see them actually use the term IPL on the label.

MrHangover (4693) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - AUG 22, 2017
Bottle. Pours a slightly cloudy golden yellow beer with a small white head on top. Aroma has some typical lager notes, as wel as some Mandarina hops in there, which somehow reminds of cat wee after someone mentioned that to me.. Also some grassy and cardboardy notes in there. Flavor is quite bitter and a bit harsh even, which I wouldn’t expect from such a subtle hop. The bitterness overwhelms the palate, leaving little room for other characters. Only in the background has some of the lagery notes shining trough. Overall quite clean and crisp, but not too impressive unfortunately.

jonas (8634) - Garching close to the monks, GERMANY - AUG 22, 2017
Bottle. Milky amber, white lace. Mandarina and a light metallic fishy note. Fruit basket entry, copper notes, light hayish malt, a hint resinny stickiness, good sparkles, mango purée, leafy finish.

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