Erzengel (9779) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - JUL 8, 2014
Sehr schöne dunkelbraune Farbe mit beige-weißem Schaum. Der Geruch ist malzig-süßlich und macht richtig Lust aufs Bier. Der Antrunk ist vollmundig-weich und angenehm malzig-süßlich. Der Hauptteil ist ganz leicht röstmalzig-trocken zusammen mit einer schönen, ausgeglichenen malzigen Süße. Zum Nachgeschmack kommt eine angenehm-abgestimmte Herbe dazu, die gut zu dem Malz & Röstmalz passt. Auf der Zunge bleibt eine herb-trockene Malznote. Das Bier ist sehr süffig und sehr schön ausgewogen. TAR (2802) - Blue Ridge Mountains, North Carolina, USA - FEB 20, 2013
→ Wieder ein sehr leckeres Bier aus Gräfenberg. Nicht ganz so toll wie das Vollbier, aber auch sehr zu empfehlen!! Vielen Dank an wastl für dieses tolle Bier! 13+13+14+14
Draught at Brauerei Lindenbräu, November 2012: Bronze with golden highlights. Creamy white collar of foam. Wonderfully fresh and focused aromas of dark bread, licorice, caramelized sugar, and a hint of fruitiness. Gracefully soft carbonation. Fully malty, initially, yet with a beautifully dry edge of breadcrust and toasted pumpernickel bread. Ongoing development of juicy melanoidin thoroughly inundates the palate. Very mild but not overly sweet or overripe fruitiness rejuvenates the malt with a raisiny tinge. Highly quaffable due to impeccable malt extraction and clean attenuation. Deep-seated toasty Munich clutch gives way to bouncier vanilla wafer cookie kissed with unsweetened chocolate and sweet haylike notions. Smidgeon of hazelnut and browned toffee further deepen the captivating malt complexity. Some cakey heftiness in there, as well. Lovely candylike bock presence shines through, though it doesn’t at all approach cloying levels. Raisin jam is tempered by a spicy alcohol glow at the throughly malty finish. A rather fine example of malt nuance and intricacy. Clean, resoundingly deep, well-structured and multilayered. A beer of exceptional detail. Ritzn (1994) - GERMANY - DEC 1, 2016
Clear ruby/brown with little white head. Aroma is crackery malts, some fruhtgummi, wood, some dried fruit. Taste is slightly spicy with lots of roast bittersweetness. Medium heavy, good to drink, roasty on the tongue. Really nice.
MartinT (10155) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 20, 2017
My Bottom Line:pivnizub (10911) - Bochum, GERMANY - JAN 27, 2007
Slick toasted caramel and earthy orange fruitiness meet in this deep Festbier.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A slice of foam covers the clear amber.
-Malt flavors are superbly round and expressive. The brewery’s signature, clearly.
-Drinkability is rather high for the style.
-If they have a Bock based on this recipe, I’m sure it would be amazing.
Flip-top bottle:Amber coloured, quite stable off-white creamy head, distinctive mix of toasted, sweet malt and aromatic hops in the aroma; moderate bitter sweet flavour, very soft MF, light medium bodied; only slightly sweetish, mainly "wooden" hoppy lingering finish. A very fine sample from good old Franconia......
3fourths (9367) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 21, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 21, 2013 Note: I beg you to ignore the ticker-tasting ratings from bottles shared among a dozen people - such treatment of a well-crafted lager intended to be enjoyed as a full serving is shameful.
MoritzF (10199) - Ottobrunn, GERMANY - MAR 27, 2007
Rating: draft at Brauerei Lindenbräu
clear deep chestnut brown body with a small, finely-bubbled off-white head. patchy, long-lasting lacing. rich sweet toffee Munich malt nose with bright calcium and other minerals. exceptionally clean and fluid on the tongue with rich and soft carbonation. deep and layered toffee, caramel, sweet baked pastries, chestnut oil, acorns and other various toasted nut life. toasty and bready with a soft explosion of low carbonation across middle and back of the tongue. not an off-note to be found. lengthy clean and rich toffee malt finish.
(swing top bottle) Clear, dark amber colour with a medium-sized, slightly beige foamy head. Aromatic, sweet malty, slightly roasted aroma with light notes of caramel, liquorice and a distinctive spicy herbal hoppy touch. Bitter-sweet flavour, medium to light bodied with a soft carbonation. Toast-malty base with roasted notes and caramel plus a herbal touch from behind. Medium-dry, slightly sweet malty and moderately bitter, herbal hoppy finish. Very quaffable and pretty well-balanced Festbier. jonas (8281) - Garching close to the monks, GERMANY - DEC 5, 2016
Light herbal, grassy, mineral/rostig
Darkest amber, off white white.
Chewy, fermenting fruity, hay, grains, a hint oxygen,
medium body, roast dry, caramel/sugar, ok hop counterpoint, quitter finish..
derA (91) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - DEC 14, 2016
wow, this one is quite a surprise. fairly heavy on the dark malt appearance but not a strong smell, some green apple which gives way to freshly baked bread, mouthfeel is amazingly drinkable with perfect carbonation, finishes in mild hoppiness mixed with dry caramel aroma. Would have again. Quack-Duck (9540) - Down South, GERMANY - DEC 14, 2008
bottle from bierzwerg. Clear brown colour with an amber glow, large beige head. Full-bodied, pleasantly malty with intensive hints of chcolate and caramel. Well rounded with some nice aromatic hops in the lingering finish.