DrNosha (2888) - Württemberg, Germany, GERMANY - FEB 26, 2017
Vom Fass. Dunkelbraunes trübes Bier, wenig Schaum. Es duftet nach Brotkruste und Malz. Röstig im Antrunk. Haselnuss, Malz, Brotkruste. 3fourths (9381) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 3, 2015
Draft at the brewery in Neudrossenfeld. Hazy dark brown with a fine tan colored head. Rich aroma of dark malt suggests chocolate, crusty bread, pastries, nougat and almonds. In the mouth there more of an over-toasted effect, nearing the point of roasted malt which is uncommon in this part of the world. It’s medium-light bodied, lightly sweet with low bitterness and some faint yeast silt / vitamin roughness, though the whole effect still works, it’s nicely nutty and bready and just a little bit fruity. I want to say they’re some fruity higher alcohols in there because there is a resemblance to cognac, or amaretto, or those liqueur-filled chocolates. But like the Helles it lacks acidity so it sits flabby, and could benefit from more of a mineral water quality, and/or higher carbonation. Still a nice easy drinking Dunkles, but seems close to next-level.