JorisPPattyn (9983) - Ursel, BELGIUM - SEP 3, 2004
UPDATED: NOV 4, 2004 (quite aged sample, rating for the older 7% Bock version, not the current 6%) Pale amber,with greenish shine, thin off-white head. Very nutty, oxydized nose. Dry portwine, if that can be imagined. Dull, nutty tasting beer. Strange butter-like flavour, but not linked to diacetyl. Thinnish texture, but slick, oily mouthfeel. Obviously this beer has aged too much. Which is surprising, annoying even for a 7.0% ABV Bock. MoritzF (9901) - Ottobrunn, GERMANY - OCT 29, 2006
(swing top bottle) Clear, golden colour with a fluffy white foam. Mild, moderately sweet malty, slightly grainy aroma with herbal hops. Sweet-bitter flavour, medium to light bodied, although it has 6 % ABV, which reminds me of an European Strong Lager, also with a quite soft carbonation. Slightly toasted malty taste with herbal notes; moderately dry malty, light bitter and short finish with hints of alcohol. Mediocre Festbier. Quack-Duck (9484) - Down South, GERMANY - MAR 9, 2013
bottle. Clear golden colour, mid-sized white head. Medium-bodied, grainy malt flavours, hints of honey. Shy, very shy hoppy touch. daniele (9063) - ITALY - MAR 30, 2013
Oro buona schiuma discreta persistenza naso maltato leggero metallico miele discreto corpo amaro contenuto maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAR 21, 2006
Bottled - Criterion Leicester. An old gold coloured beer with a pool of tan head and lots of bubbles. The aroma is sweet and malty and typical of the style. The taste is sweet and a little fruity with some apple flavours. No great shakes but acceptable.
DruncanVeasey (8226) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JAN 9, 2012
Orange-gold a shade darker than your bog-standard lager. Vague, soapy, distinctly curryhouse aroma with a background blade of grass and slight shrubby impressions as it warms. Decent grassy taste with more hop and bitterness than expected. Sweet with honey-dipped paper notes and a metallic streak. Drinkable, though certainly not superior. motelpogo (7704) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 14, 2012
bottle, picked up at pivoteka in pilsen. quite pale for an oktoberfest bier with no sign of a head; frothy and malty with a distinct aftertaste of tasmanian pride of ringwood hops which is no compliment jonas (7572) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - NOV 5, 2004
Aroma has hayish malt, slight sweet wort and bitter grassy hops.
Copper golden, with a lowish foamy head and low visible carbonation.
Essentially a Helles with a bit more pronounced malt and bitterhop flavors, the balance is still good though.
Solid malt body, but strangely feels a bit thinnish on the palate.
This new Superior comes in the series of beers Hacker brings out in swing-top bottles, unfortunately it is not as good as its predecessors, at least not as good as the excellent Animator. mjs (7336) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 14, 2011
(Bottle, 0.5 l, at Kittys, 20111214) The beer poured golden and clear. Its head was medium sized and white. Aroma had grain and grass. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were grain, grass, sweetness, fruitiness, malts and bitterness. Aftertaste was grainy and bitter. Good strong pils. BlackHaddock (7329) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUN 11, 2015
11th June 2015: 500ml Flip-top bottle into a Wolnzacher Brauhaus ’Hopfenperle’ glass tankard at home. I figured a fest beer would want a proper glass to be drank out of, and one from it’s home city at that! Good looking brew, golden, clear and bright, the snowy white head as clean as the beers body. The aroma was a honey on brown bread sort of affair with more malts in the background. Taste was malt first and foremost, semi-sweet and again with honey notes coming through. Fairly dry with the finish getting drier. Bread notes also within the flavours: a very pleasant beer overall.