craighill (100) - GERMANY - DEC 1, 2014
Bottle from supermarket. Pours crystal clear and chesnut brown / red. Fizzy head disappears almost immediately. No strong aroma. Taste starts neutral, with darker malts giving way to generic hop bitterness. Considerable body leads nevertheless to quite a dry finish. Quite drinkable. Lowenbrau (4277) - Asturias, SPAIN - FEB 26, 2014
500ml bottle. 26-2-2014Koelschtrinker (20398) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - DEC 21, 2013
Courtesy of Koelschtrinker. Thank you Roman!
In short: a sweet and boozy doppelbock?
Pours quite clear copper. Some gushing. Off white head. Malty, caramel, honey aromas. Medium body, silky texture, average carbonation. Taste is sweet, honey, ripe fruit, caramel. Alcohol noticed. Not so well balanced. I miss some roasty hints.
Herb malziger, nicht übermäßig intensiver Antrunk. Der Alkohol ist deutlich erkennbar, deutlich würziger werdend, wenig röstig. Hopfig, wenig fruchtig in der Malzigkeit. Hopfig malzig auch im Abgang. Gelungen. 8/10/11/12/10/10 kevnic2008 (12002) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - MAY 28, 2012
Fruity notes that aren’t too fruity and don’t add an inapproprate bitterness as could easily be the case. Good aftertaste consistent with the beer and style. Hugi (475) - Waldkirch, GERMANY - JAN 9, 2012
From a 500 ml bottle. Amber coloured and clear with a medium, slightly tanned head. At first, i smelled lots of yeast, but afterwards it was rather candy-like which reminds on gingerbread. Sweetish taste, a bit of citrus, yeast, spices. Medium body and lively carbonization which renders a "bitter-like" ending. a nice one!
fiulijn (20493) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 16, 2011
Draught at the brewery restaurantProbiere (992) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 2, 2007
Amber color, clean; the small-sized head is not very persistent. The smell of deep fry in the restaurant covers the aroma of the beer, some alcohol appears, this is not enough. Reasonable body strength, with a quite good caramel flavor, and light residual sweetness; the alcohol is a bit too evident. Not bad, but a bit industrial-style; but finally quite tasty.
Much better than expected after two years on the shelf. A somewhat citrusy sweetness with a lightly herbal ending and a medium but not too sticky mouthfeel. Plenty of light nut and caramel malt notes. Very pleasant. Thanks to Dee for this, whose grandfather used to be head brewer and who brought me a bottle two Christmases ago. The brewery itself is interesting; they still use open fermentation and are a strongly local brand. jbrus (4990) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - NOV 23, 2005
Bottled. Not very strong aroma. Light caramet, light cherry. Orange/brown color, beige head, good lace. Rather sweet but not annoying, light bitterness that increases in the finish, dark malt flavor, herbal hops, hint of caramel, light warming, little sticky, nice mouthfeel.