MartinT (9932) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 24, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 12, 2017 Impressions from different bottles and taps:bierking (1) - bamberg, GERMANY - AUG 8, 2009 does not count
-Herbal, earthy and grassy hop perfumes are showcased, all coalescing in a friendly, never overpowering manner.
-There is plenty of sticky foam to cover the very pale blond.
-A complex continuum of citrusy, floral, peppery, and grassy hop petals form a botanical garden the likes of which I’d like to revisit more often.
-A touch of sulfur adds to the complexity, being quite harmonious with the hay-like malts and herbal hops.
-The ample effervescence manages to remain cushiony and comfortable.
-The lightly honeyed malts are well dried out, adding a rustic, hay-like touch.
-The finish is full of peppery, earthy hop bitterness, leaving a poignant aftertaste.
-Simply put, this is an absolutely marvelous session beer for hopheads imbued with an unmistakable rustic personality.
Bottles and on tap from Blaue Glocke and Griess Brauerei.
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Bottled. Cloudy yellow. Aroma of fresh barley and herbal spices. These aromatic flavours lingers from nose to finish, where also a hefty dose of hops sets in, creating a massively bitter finish. The mouthfeel is soft, and the body is light. A world class kellerbier, if you can tolerate all the bitterness. motelpogo (7704) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 17, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 19, 2007 on tap at cafe abseits in bamberg watching argentina hammer serbia. nice golden colour with a steady head. quite a tropical aroma - pineapple and menthol. some strawberry jam sweetness and a prickly minty finish. classy stuff MrOrla (3411) - Odense C, DENMARK - JUL 21, 2016
Bottle @ Bamberg comes to skovenhaven. Pours hazy Yellow with a white head. Aroma of ceral, herbal hops, light minerals, citrus, light honey notes. Taste is light sweet, with loads of citrus. Loads of fresh hops.
Grzesiek79 (4316) - Radom, POLAND - MAR 21, 2017
Many thanks for this beer to kevnic2008. Piwo ma kapitalny wyglad. Piekna piana wytrwale stojaca przekraczajaca brzegi kufla. Kolor jasny mocno metny zoltawy o odcieniu zoltek jaj. Aromat lekko wedzarniczy, troche w zapachu jakby margaryna? w smaku bardzo przyjemne, rzeskie lekko kwaskowe bardzo niewiele slodowosci i cukru, kwasek i do tego chmielne choc niewiele to tworzy swietna pijalna calosc. Rzetelny piwniczniak Oakes (17831) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 14, 2009
UPDATED: SEP 2, 2009 Hazy light gold. Toasty, hoppy nose. Very toasty, woody character...this is almost smokey. Long bitterness goes right into the finish. An interesting, unique example of Frankenlager. 7-4-7-4-16 = 3.8Dedollewaitor (16178) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 12, 2011
vom holz @ Griess Keller
Lots of wood and earthy hops on the nose. Some nice subtle malt notes. Big wood notes on the palate. Earthy with dried flowers and herbs, cocoa. A unique gamut of flavours. Crisp ,firm body with a healthy dose of malts. Finishes dry and earthy with advanced wood notes. This woody version is one of the most complex, fully realized beers I’ve had in a long time. Wood fans rejoice!
UPDATED: JUL 21, 2016 Tap from wood @ Brewery , Geisfeld. Ceramic mug. Unclear golden with a frothy white head and lacings. Spicy hoppy nose and flavor. Grass, grain, wood and breadcrust. Smooth with a medium to low carbonation. Really dry, bitter and hoppy finish! Crisp. Lovely! Numerous bottles and tap pours over the years. Lemon citrus twang to the hops. Amazing. 3,7-4,3 Dalle (1145) - Skørping, DENMARK - SEP 11, 2006
Draught, Cafe Abseits, Bamberg. Golden color with fine head. Deliscious flowery, fruity and grassy/herbal aroma - complex. Fruity sweet and well rounded flavor, finishes dry. This was one of the 3 best beers I had during my stay in Bamberg. The others were Keesman Herren pils and Schlenkerla Rauchbier - served from the lagering tanks by Matthias Trum in the brewery cellar. Fred82 (2329) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 2, 2010
UPDATED: SEP 29, 2011 500ml bottle shared by MartinT
Appearance : Slightly hazy yellow with white foamy head. Awesome head retention.
Aroma : Great citrusy hops with herbal notes. Nice malt. Some hay and light notes of humid grain. Nice citrusy/fruity notes. A bit earthy.
Taste : Great chewy malts with lots of herbal hops. Citrusy notes too. Finish is rather bitter (especially for the style). Light spicy notes, light pine. Carbonation is delightfully soft.
Overall : Wow. Very nice beer. I don’t really know why I rated it so averagely last time... Very tasty and very complex. Nice farmhouse character with the wet grain notes. Quite bitter for the style but quite interesting... I think I would have enjoyed slightly less bitterness. Very well balanced. Awesome malt profile. Great drink ability and quite refreshing. Stunning !
On tap at Abseit.
Aroma : Herbal and malty. A little bit of honey. Lots of malt.
Taste : A bit salty with nice herbal hops. A little bit citrusy also. Some notes of algaes...
Overall : Interesting. Quite good but not the best kellerbier I had. The Wilde Rose was better. Aug 2nd 2010. 7,3,7,3,15;3.5