Carlisle (817) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 4, 2017 felsenpils (183) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 12, 2011
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: APR 20, 2014 16 ounce can from the liquor store. $9.29 a four pack. Pours black with poor foam retention, the head is gone very quickly. This tastes like an American micro dark beer. Lots of caramel and black patent malt. Nothing at all like the beers of the Czech and Slovak Republics. Not sure what the brewer is shooting for here, but if his intention is to recreate Bohemian dark lagers, he is way off the mark. It has that raisin/prune flavor so common to micros, but unheard of in European lagers.
Can (1 pint). Pours dark brown with thin tan head that dissipates quickly. Nose of bread crust and caramel with chocolate notes. Bread crust with caramel and some chocolate notes. Good flavor but somewhat hollow mouthfeel in the middle. bytemesis (9344) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUL 24, 2017
Tap. Pours clear deep Amber, small beige head, good lacing. Aroma of light roast, roast, toffee, smoke. Flavor is light plus sweet, light bitter, roasty with a hint of smokiness. Medium body. Pretty interesting example. Flstn (1) - Keshena, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 4, 2017 does not count
Very full of nice flavor easy on palate. It is rich like a porter and full body like a stout. The German-Bohemain heritage is obvious. Travlr (26268) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 12, 2016
It could be among my favorite beers but I’ll have to have several more servings to be sure.😎
Right now I would say it is tied with the other 112 beers I like best!
It was a great 70 th Birthday present.
Can courtesy of nuplastikk, thank you! Almost opaque dark brown color, beige coca cola head. Aroma has cocoa and coffee, subtle biscuit. Taste is sweet malty chocolate biscuits. madvike (3303) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 28, 2015
Can - Pours dark brown with a ring of tan head. Nose is peanut butter and dry dark bread. A little sweetness and not much in the way of hopping. Taste is the same, with a little more sweetness to balance with the dry nuttiness. Thin and smooth with a mellow carbonation.
arkurzynski (2461) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - APR 30, 2015
Deep reddish brown. Nose of soft cocoa, dark fruit, black cherry and faint roast. Flavor is fruity dark malt and cocoa with lingering faint roast. Smooth malty finish. Really clean. A star lager. AirForceHops (7908) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 28, 2014
16 oz. can thanks to Skyview. Dark brown color with ruby highlights around the edges, no head. Aroma is toasted grain and burnt nuts. islay (3036) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 25, 2014
Flavor is much like the aroma. Toasted grain upfront with chocolate following, nuts and lager yeast in the finish. The Vienna malts are deep and rich, spot on for the style. Very mild bittering hop hiding just underneath the malts. Nice. Really flavorful dark lager, easy to drink. Thanks Bob.
Pour from a 16 oz. can. Tangy, clean smell features scents of carob, peach, milk chocolate-covered pretzels, raspberry, Heath bar, and minerals. Pours a clear, maroon-ish, medium to dark brown with a moderate amout of taupe head. The head is darker than I expected. Nice appearance. Simple, tangy, toasted malt flavor features milk chocolate and toffee elements. Light body. Crisp and lively in the palate. Easy to drink. Nice, enjoyable beer overall. nuplastikk (6476) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 18, 2014
Tap at Lazy Monk. Deep brown-black body, amber edges. Excellent Dunkel. Rich, sweet chocolate. Eastern European tradition meets US quality + freshness. Excellent. Really nails it. Ughsmash (7510) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 25, 2012
GNBF. Poured clear, darker amber with a well-retained, deep beige head. The aroma was on the sweet side, with caramel, chocolate, and toasty black malts.. light earthy accents. The flavor found odd, sticky, oxidized character throughout.. toasty, darker malts beneath, but they were overshadowed.. not much hoppage to note. Lighter-bodied with moderate-plus carbonation on the palate.. OK flow.. I didn’t care much for this.