Brewed by Kathi-Bräu
Style: Zwickel/Keller/Landbier
Aufseß-Heckenhof, Germany


on tap

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RATINGS: 34   MEAN: 3.06/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04/5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
olsvammel (6848) - Örebro, SWEDEN - OCT 26, 2014
Bottle at SMÖF 2014. Malty smell with chocolate. Similar taste. Very smooth mouthfeel and easy to drink. Felt well made.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
motelpogo (7705) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 6, 2007
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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MoritzF (9759) - Ottobrunn, GERMANY - FEB 13, 2008
(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).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
larsga (7473) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 11, 2005
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.)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (9729) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 31, 2011
My Bottom Line :
This rustic Dunkel’s striking earthy, herbal hop bitterness follows pumpernickel bread impressions and mild blueberry esters for a pint which is as memorable as it is quaffable.

Further Personal Perceptions :
-A veil of foam covers the blackened brown.
-This tastes like an ancestor to today’s Black IPAs...
-The mouthfeel is quite dry, which makes the hop bitterness feel more potent.
-Malts offer mild roasted and smoked flavors too.

On tap at the brewpub.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (47622) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 2, 2007
Draught @ brewery tap, Aufseß-Heckenhof, Oberfranken/Bayern, Germany. Clear medium brown color with a average, creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, nutty, moderate yeasty. Flavor is moderate sweet, light light acidic and light to moderate bitter with a average duration. Very nice and refreshing. Body is light to medium, texture is watery, carbonation is soft. ;o)) (181007)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pivnizub (10456) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - FEB 18, 2008
Bottle (10dl) Amber coloured, bigger, quite persistent, almost creamy off-white head; moderate sweet dark-malty nose with a shy, but distinctive hoppy background and a touch of barnyard; moderate sweet-bitter flavour, soft MF, quite "full" bodied for a beer of 4.8%; sweet-malty and bitter finish. A well crafted and well rounded franconian brew.............

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 22, 2008
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JoeinDahlem (1479) - Berlin, GERMANY - MAR 23, 2016
There is something especially gorgeous about a gorgeous brown beer that is the only option in a warm, out-of-the-way little brewery tavern, so that everyone is drinking the same gorgeous dark brown beer from dimpled mugs and there is no thought of ordering something golden. So you live with it and get to know it. Last time I remember it being a fruity revelation, but this time it struck me as more laced with licorice. There is a mild dark roast character, a light sweetness, low bitterness, light acidity. It balances lots of mild things and still adds up to plenty of character. I think it’s an intriguing beer, and a pretty one, worth the detour. Or the one-mile hike up from Aufseß.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
OlivierMTL (709) - Quebec, CANADA - SEP 19, 2005
Couleur noire foncée, mousse beige pale. Arômes de malt hautement torréfiés apportant un côté de viande fumée. Saveurs de caramel, de mélasse et de malt grillé se terminant sur une touche de fumée. Une touche de houblon apporte une fraîcheur de type menthol. Étalement court, les arômes laissaient entrevoir un breuvage plus complexe. Corps d’épaisseur semi mince, faible carbonatation. Bouteille, lanbierparadies, voyage Europe 2005

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