hopscotch (11049) - 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! blutt59 (6562) - 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 3fourths (9331) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 22, 2012
bottle, best by date February 2012.kappldav123 (6097) - GERMANY - JAN 29, 2010
clear rich brick red body with a soft just-white head. striking calcium / mineral water and toasted Munich malt nose with nut oil, toffee and baked bread fun. touches of maraschino cherry and sweet apple show up as it breathes. medium body with an oily and slick texture, very smooth with rich sweet almond cake / amaretto flavored malt. overall it seems very well put-together, though much drier than what I expect (and like) in festbier malt-bombs.
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! jonas (7549) - Garching b. München, 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.
yespr (44807) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 14, 2013
50 cL bottle. Pours clear and golden orange to amber with a small white head. Aroma is toasted malty and light caramelish. Toasted malty, caramelish and light breadish. Toasted malty and caramelish. Sweet toasted malty finish. BlackHaddock (7232) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2014
500ml bottle in Hamburg on 11th Dec 2014. Not too sure I liked the pink coloured labelling, but the beer inside was fine. Poured a clear chestnut brown with a full, lasting white head. Fruity, malty and pleasant in all aspects, nice. miggle (339) - Fürth, GERMANY - FEB 10, 2015
Red-brown color with medium head. Aroma is malty with dominant caramel. Taste is sweet in the beginning and this stays quite long. Soft bitterness in the middle. Grima (2394) - 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. SinH4 (4709) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - DEC 1, 2016
Bottle. Dark amber color with tan head. Aroma is burnt butter, fruity. Taste is lots of butter, butterscotch, some maltiness, some almond cake, popcorn. Natural carbonation. Quite a diac bomb, but also fun to drink - and it’s very interesting!