ippopotamo36 (2759) - Rome, ITALY - MAR 22, 2015
At the Franken Fest in Rome-Italy, shared by mortlach. Grazie. Pours very cloudy yellow-golden, medium white foamy head. Terrific nose: this pleasant smell of chicken stable leading to a bready and yeasty (distinctive yeasty) nose. It even develops in the glass into some hoppy flavor. Mouth: sweet in a way but balanced, bready with a round bitter end. Lovely drink. Franconia on! Mortlach (2539) - Rome, ITALY - MAR 21, 2015
On tap @FrankenBierFest, la Limonaia di Villa Torlonia (Rome). Cloudy pale golden with a medium white head. Aroma is milk bread, crust, chicken stable, yeasts, malt, rough and powerful, wow! Flavour is medium sweet, bread, malt leading to a low bitter end. Low body, medium carbonation. Tasty and enjoyable: amazing! 3fourths (9407) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 19, 2014
Draft at the the brewery taproom. Looks like Hefeweizen and smells like it’s still fermenting, which of course it is... lots of CO2 and sharp banana esters and plastic phenols in the nose, heavily yeasty / doughy with muddled German noble hop aroma (lemon zest, flowers). Malt is toasty and baguette-like. Medium-light body, lightly sweet, restrained bitterness, relatively high acidity from the trub. Finish shows orange pulp and silty yeast. Well-made, balanced and drinkable, but tough to say if it would be a truly great Pilsner with so much yeast still in solution.