Erzengel (8615) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - NOV 16, 2014
Malzig-süßlicher Antrunk. Etwas flach, aber dennoch vollmundig. Wie ein Malzbier ohne Zucker. Der Hauptteil ist schön malzig-röstmalzig-süßlch. Im Nachgeschmack schön herb-malzig mit sehr angenehmer Herbe und Röstmalzaroma. Nur die Süße ist etwas unpassend-Malzbierähnlich. 12/11/12/12 puredelusion (382) - Lviv, UKRAINE - FEB 4, 2015
0,5 bottle. Pours clear dark copper/light brown colour with rocky, lasting white head. Aroma of caramel, bread, nuts, roasted malt. Taste is light sweet and light bitter, bread. Aftertaste is dry with very light coffee notes. Light to medium body, soft carbonation. Well balanced and drinkable. anstei (2169) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - MAY 17, 2017
Bottle, courtesy of SinH4. Pours brown with a medium head. Aroma is toasted malts, caramalts. Body is light, nutty caramelly,, light liquorice, softly sweet, with a prominent lively carbonation. Quite smooth. Dry palate, easy to drink. Good! MrRomero (1976) - Nolanville, USA - DEC 26, 2005
500ml bottle: poured amber with a full sized white head. Light malt and hop nose. Reminds me of Sam Adams lager but not as flavorful. Mild yeast in the flavor with a bit of hops. Good clean drinking lager that I really enjoyed. Jonb5 (544) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 24, 2012
Very dark amber, medium non tanned head, cloudy. Espresso aroma, slightly grassy. Tasted espreso, bourbon and malt. Medium carbonation, smooth, medium body. Not what I expected, from the label I thought I was buying a Helles lager, first sip was more like a Schwarzbier, it also had some Stout like characteristics, a pleasant surprise.
boddhitree (58) - Frankfurt, Hesse, GERMANY - MAY 9, 2013
[I’ve had this beer before, but only at this one particular Italian restaurant in Sachsenhausen, Frankfurt: La Traviata. The pasta is hand made fresh daily, and the pizza’s are baked in wood-burning ovens. And, for as long as I’ve been in FfM, since 2008, they serve this beer on tap. I eat here only about twice a year, but not because I don’t like the beer/food; rather, I rarely have time to eat anything at a sit-down place. I usually grab a Döner or a pizza at a couple of stand-up places to save time between my lessons, if I have any.]
I’ve never seen this beer anywhere else, so I thought I’d review it, though I’ve heard they have it on tap at Fichte Kränzi in Sachsenhausen, a Apfelweinlokal (or Äppelwoi - Äpfelwein - Äppelwein - Appelwein - Eppelwei) or Applewine restaurant, but I didn’t see it when I was there because I go there only for the Apfelwein. Their website lists all the pubs/restaurants where it can be found in Germany.
Krug Bräu seems to be from a Kaff in a tiny town between Bamberg and Bayreuth: Waischenfeld, Ortsteil (village) Breitlesau in Franken. The Brewery-Inn also doubles as a dance hall that focuses on live rock bands.
Their website calls it a Dunkeles Lagerbier. 5% ABV, "a special lager beer, brewed with a particular/special mashing technique and different special malts. The recipe for success: the beer is brewed to a taste that not too sweet nor too bitter and tastes great to all guests from the North Sea to the south."
Color: dark amber, orange tints, signs of Melanoiden or Münchner malt.
Aroma: malty, sweet, typical German malty aroma for a Fränkisches beer.
Taste: malty sweet, slightly sour on the front of the tongue; bitter on the sides, slightly sweet - a definable Münchner malt addition, maybe some black malt, but overall, a huge typical Pilsen malt flavor, slightly dry finish of Pils yeast. I expected a little more sweetness after getting the aroma. Bitterness of hops comes through clear on 2nd 0.5L glass. It’s not very different from the Fürst Wallerstein’s Landsknecht-Bier.
A mix of Pils with a little sweet component of a Bayerisches Märzen. However, if you taste only from the front, you get too much sourness, so to enjoy this beer, put the glass on top of the front of tongue and wash it over the middle and back for the sweetness to register at all. That’s also when you’ll notice the hops. But why do I need to do this simply to enjoy this beer?
Ate with orecchiette noodles with salsiccia and turnip greens. Marheb (5717) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 26, 2014
Quand même assez décadent pour une dunkel avec ses notes riches de chocolat et de beurre de noisette. Une belle torréfaction s’y mêle également mais la somme est un peu inégale. presario (4916) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 26, 2015
crisp amber. nice head and a bit of lace. not much for scent. nice dry woody flavour is bigger and darker than appearance would indicate. a bit of a smoke quality. an enjoyable drink. nice dry chocolate note. wiedrzensky (906) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAR 21, 2016
Bottle from Getranke Mekka, Nurnberg. Pours is dark amber with big tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, hazelnuts, floral, barnyard aromas. Taste is light sweet, light bitter, hazelnuts on tongue. Light body, thin to creamy texture, light roasty finish. Good one. jawe (40) - Berlin, GERMANY - AUG 15, 2016
Very solid lager. Balanced maltiness and full bodied. Good for drinking a lot in a row. Surprisingly good.