Benjii (3050) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 1, 2012
In bottle at home. Pours a ruby -chestnut colour with a thin beige head. Aroma of strawberry jam, caramel, barley and biscuity malt. Interesting fruity flavour also, definite strawberry jam with some grassy hops, caramel and alcohol also. This is pretty different. Alcohol is fairly present. Mild carbonation and light CO2 prickle. Not bad. jfb (6981) - GERMANY - DEC 23, 2011
(bottle) pours a clear copper colour with a creamy off-white head. strange aroma of chewy pale malts, tobacco, butterscotch, herbal hops and dried fruit. flavour is mostly the same, with lots of roasted malts and dark fruit, no butter present, with a medium-bitter finish. medium-bodied with soft carbonation. Miksu (5052) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - DEC 21, 2011
0.5 l bottle, thanks Timo A! Amber color. Sweet mellow nutty aroma. Sweet nutty and worty flavor, fresh malt taste. Simple, yet fresh malty taste. Koelschtrinker (22064) - KÃ¶ln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUN 1, 2011
Der malzige Antrunk ist angenehm aber nicht sehr stark, zudem steht er alleine und erhält keinerlei Unterstützung. Im mittelteil wird dies später, es stößt eine herbe Beinote hinzu. Während auch noch eine leichte Süße hinzukommt weicht die Malzigkeit weitestgehend, das Bier bleibt so in der Intensität gleich. Im Abgang karamellig. Süffiges, in weiten Teilen aber zu mildes Bier. 11/8/9/9/9/9
blutt59 (6598) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 26, 2011
Bottle, thanks to erlangernick in trade, dark red orange color with lacy foam, aroma is honey, grits, bread fruit, flavor of honey, malty bread, kumquats, metallic
hopscotch (11410) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 22, 2011
Bottle... February in Franconia (2011)… Clear, deep amber lager with a mid-sized, fluffy, off-white head. Good retention. The complex nose is a fusion of honey, biscuit, toffee, date and fig. Full-bodied and creamy with moderate carbonation. Decently balanced for a Marzen. The hardy flavor leans sweet and offers a nice selection of malts. A semblance of balance is provided by minerally, spicy hops. Moderately sweet, nourishing finish. Thanks go out to erlangernick and Koelschtrinker for making this month of Franconia lagers possible! Grima (2511) - Merzkirchen, RLP, GERMANY - JAN 29, 2011
The beer in glass is a beautiful, dark brown, reddish with a lot of fine, high foam. Smell is roasted malty with a caramel-term note. It starts roasted malt, but very quickly sweet-malty caramel with a slightly chocolaty note. The aftertaste is again intense roasty with a great caramel flavor, the perfect complement. KnutAlbert (6798) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 28, 2010
Bottle in Edinburgh.
Powerful, malty beer, you feel they have squeezed all the goodness out of the grain here. This is as home made as the label!
Freshly baked bread, a little yeast, a bitterness that’s not very pronounced, but it does its job. jonas (8277) - Garching close to the monks, GERMANY - FEB 2, 2010
UPDATED: DEC 5, 2016 Rerate from bottle. 4 5 5 3 10
roast, burned caramel/nuts, burned diacetyl, how does that work?
Darkest amber, golden cream.
Burned almond cake, roast sugar, dactyl strangeness. Herbal notes, weird.
Old rating 7 4 8 4 15
Bottle. Bready roast, light fruit, bitter notes. Chestnut, off-white layer. Nutty, light choclaty start, fruits and berries, honey sweetness. Full chewy, body weakens a little towards the finish. Flavourfull and moreish. Roasted almonds in the aftertaste. kappldav123 (6148) - GERMANY - JAN 29, 2010
The bottle looks simple, but good. The beer in the glass is a bit darker than exspected, nice head. Starts soft-malty, roasty in the background without being too much. Some fruity notes of plum, caramell notes, also some coffee. Well balanced finish. I really liked it!