MoritzF (9612) - Ottobrunn, GERMANY - FEB 13, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(100cl bottle, purchased at the brewery) Clear, dark brown colour with a solid beige foamy head. Sweet and quite rich toast-malty aroma with light notes of caramel, nettle-like spices, barnyard and whiffs of herbal hops. Moderately sweet flavour, light to medium bodied, soft and pleasant carbonation. Dark malt-character, slightly toasted with notes of (milk) chocolate; quite dry, sweet and slightly bitter, lasting malty finish with a chocolatey toasty aftertaste. Very good dark Lager (13.02.08).
3fourths (9296) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 1, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 30, 2015 November 2013: Unfiltered dark brown. Amazingly strong yogurt aroma with notes of cola and autolyzed yeast. Sour, sweet, thin, acidic, weak. A dumper if there ever was one. 1.7
March 2015: Lightly hazed brown with a lasting light tan head. Nutty amaretto and chestnut and almond pastry aroma. Medium body, light sweetness, malty and oily with some coarseness, perhaps not lagered enough. Carbonation is creamy but malt is a bit rough. Decent minerality. Licorice and anise herbalness with woody touches. Much cleaner than in 2013, no unpleasant yogurt character. 3.3
tderoeck (8795) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 23, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
21/VII/13 - 50cl bottle from the brewery @ home - 6/IX/13 (2013-657) Thanks to Dominiek for the bottle!
Clear deep brown beer, irregular creamy light beige head, pretty stable, non adhesive. aroma: coffee, some dark caramel, toast, bit of chocolate. Mf: soft carbon, medium body. Taste: grains, hay, toast, mocha, little bitter, hoppy, some caramel. Aftertaste: fudge, caramel, mocha, bit hoppy, chocolate, grains and hay. Very German signature, but pretty complex and interesting.
motelpogo (7705) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 6, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
on tap at the brewery, 5th brewery of the day on the walk from pottenstein to aufsess. dark purple with heaps of lacing, slightly roasted aroma, hints of plum, burnt hay, very swillable, dry, some burnt bitterness
Ernest (7520) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 7, 2013
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Draft at the brewpub in Heckenhof.
Head is initially average sized, frothy, light brown, mostly lasting.
Body is medium to dark brown.
Aroma is lightly malty (caramel, roasted grain, malt syrup), with a strong note of yogurt/sour cream.
Flavor is lightly to moderately sweet, moderately acidic.
Finish is lightly sweet, moderately acidic, lightly bitter.
Light to medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation.
Such a shame that such an idyllic little country village/setting is home to such a terrible beer. It smells more like yogurt than anything else, and is equally sour. Pretty much impossible to enjoy.
larsga (7407) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 11, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Medium offwhite head of large bubbles, clear dark red body. Smoky, meaty aroma, not too strong. Taste is deep, but not really strong. I’d be hard-pressed to describe it, but the aftertaste is quite bitter. Overall quite hoppy. A very good example of the Franconian dark lager.
(0.5l mug on tap at the brewery outdoor serving.)
AndySnow (7230) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - NOV 2, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Where: SMÖF 2014.
Appearance: Dark brown colour with a small off-white head.
Aroma: Caramel, malt, grass.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Caramel, malt, bread.
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 22, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A Mes rate: Gravity serving at Zeitgeist.
Mid brown with a slight beige head. Sweet German malt aroma with a lot of caramel and toffee. Slight tobacco and wheat with a tiny lick of hops. Flavour is very wheaty with some tobacco again. Slight roasty notes, lovely malt and an excellent balancing bitterness in the finish. Smooth and drinkable.
olsvammel (6721) - Örebro, SWEDEN - OCT 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at SMÖF 2014. Malty smell with chocolate. Similar taste. Very smooth mouthfeel and easy to drink. Felt well made.
jfb (6000) - Freising, GERMANY - AUG 25, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(draught) pours a very murky dark brown colour with a frothy off-white head. aroma of herbal hops, some barnyard and toasted malts, with light notes of tobacco. flavour is slightly earthy, with lots of toasted grain and a herbal-hoppy finish. medium body and carbonation.