Calisky (2941) - ALSACE, FRANCE - FEB 21, 2016
Courtesy of Jaghana. Bottle 50cl. Couleur ambrée sombre, légère mousse. Bon nez caramel, sucré, toasté. Gout caramel, un peu toasté et bien houblonné, note malt fumé. Corps moyen. Fin longue caramel et bonne amertume houblon. Pas mal bastarda (502) - Freiburg, GERMANY - FEB 21, 2016
jaghana (6070) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - FEB 19, 2016
another great and rare contribution of [email protected]
, thanks a lot. Aromas of dried banana, wood, dark caramel brought up more intensely by taste, quite some roast, on an almost Porter-like creamy palate and a decent bitterness at the finish.
Bottle 50cl, a clear amber beer almost without head. Nose is on caramel and toasted caramel, well hppy dry feeling, chocolate, nice body very tasty, long caramel aftertaste and long bitterness. bartlebier (3982) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - FEB 18, 2016
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2016_angst_ (4802) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 12, 2016
Gravity [email protected]
XII2015, bottles bb03/2016 and 5L minikeg. - Bref: This earthy, well-hopped Franconian Kellerbier tastes like the missing link between altbayrisch Dunkel and English-style bitter. - Pours a gorgeously rich, light auburn caramel with organically indented creamy beige foamcap. Aroma of margerine/buttered breadcrust, inviting fresh proteins and roast caramels. Flavourwise, a masterpiece in below-5% balance and earthy richness with a mineral edge: starts off bready and toasted, with hints of young chestnut, before an assertive hop bitterness takes over leading into a greenhop-bitter finish: "soggy pasture", wet grass, more young/green chestnut bitters and flower stems over dry caramels, then a distinct (rusty) iron and thaw water touch, as picked up on by earlier raters. - Particularly moreish in all forms, due to the nectar-like natural carbonation linking Franconian Keller with Real Ale, and high bitterness. - Hard to find in DE, yet worth the hike to the source to have this tapped by the gruffy questionmark of a senior brewer - or to the discerning bars in Sweden and Italy who impressively carry this on cask. (Prost to 3fourths and his beautiful photoblog biertravel.com for pointing me in the right direction.) #3000 // rerate 5L minikeg servings: develops sweetish mids like baked banana, then ties those short by finishing on a woody astringency like the best Alt, making you go for the next gravity pour. I believe this masterpiece of a beer has it all...
Bottle @ Haket. Pours clear deep amber with a rather small frothy goldenish beige head that leaves some sparse trace on the glass while dissipating. Smell is malty and floral with dark bread, caramel, hay, honey, minerals and lemon peal. Taste is slightly sweet, bitter, slightly malty and floral. Mouthfeel is soft, round, tiny astringent and medium bodied. Finish is tiny sweet and bitter with dark bread, caramel, hay, minerals, iron and lemon peal. Solid malty beer but hints of metal drags down the score.
rlgk (18850) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 12, 2016
Bottle at Haket, Göteborg. Clear copper/amber beer with a decent offwhite head. Malty caramel aroma, dark bread, brown sugar, caramel, roasted notes. Malty caramel flavor, hoppy, citrus, dark bread, some iron. Fresh dunkel. thomat (3868) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 9, 2016
Pale amber with a small white head. Malty and spicy tones. Malt, hops and spices. Medium body with a bitter / spicy finish kevnic2008 (12000) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - SEP 26, 2015
Pours a Vienna. dark brown color with medium white head. Aroma of malt, caramel. Taste, caramel, bread.LIght bitter finish. Dedollewaitor (16171) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 11, 2015
Gravity @ Brauerei Gradl, Leups. Pours unclear dark amber brown with a stable creamy white head. Nuts, caramel, bread and a whisper of dark fruit. Smooth and very chewy with a good late hoppy finish. World class! Mortlach (2347) - Rome, ITALY - JUN 27, 2015
On tap @Ma che siete venuti a fà (Rome). Coca cola color with a light beige foam. Aroma of roasted malts, bread crust, brown sugar, fruity notes, herbal, light grass, amazing! Flavour is perfectly balanced, medium sweet with a bitter end, fantastic! Medium body, light carbonation. Awesome!