hopscotch (10945) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 22, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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 (6558) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 26, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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 (9296) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 22, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle, best by date February 2012.
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.
kappldav123 (6039) - GERMANY - JAN 29, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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 (7269) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - FEB 2, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
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 (42651) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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 (6908) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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 (324) - Fürth, GERMANY - FEB 10, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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 (2386) - Merzkirchen, RLP, GERMANY - JAN 29, 2011
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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 (4164) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - DEC 1, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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!