Grima (2394) - Merzkirchen, RLP, GERMANY - FEB 7, 2012
Sorry for the german rating, but this is a lousy rating from my "newbie" time (2007-2009), and it’s not worth of being translated. I just added it for the statistics, and to complete my backlog!
POLK (2219) - Hørning, DENMARK - JAN 23, 2012
Im Glas siehts sehr schön dunkelrot aus. Die Feinporige Krone hält sich tapfer im Glas. Es riecht schön röstmalzig und karamellig. Der Antrunk ist leicht süßlich und ein wenig säuerlich. Im Nachgeschmack kommt das Karamell Aroma wieder ein wenig zur Geltung. Die angenehme Säuerlichkeit tut dem ganzen wirklich sehr gut. Macht das Ganze gut ausgewogen. Zwar nicht das beste Dunkle dass ich bisher getrunken hab, aber es ist trotzdem sehr fein!
German wheat beer tends to be a delight, but not this time. Dark wheat beer with a bland smell of malt and yeast, the taste is also malty and boring. You could probably have guessed it on the bottle ugly with screw cap. Bierkrug (2129) - - JAN 24, 2009
UPDATED: APR 6, 2010 Bottle. Dark brown , clear and visibly quite carbonated, with a slim off-white head. Nice toasted malty aroma, with some caramel. Flavour is malty, nice light bitterness and some sweetness in the finish. Medium bodied and drinkable. EHSRanders (2047) - Tjele, DENMARK - OCT 14, 2009
Bottle. Clear brown colour with medium creamy white mostly diminishing head. Malty aroma with notes of caramel. Sweet caramel flavor. Oily palate. Stefano (2005) - Thisted, DENMARK - NOV 20, 2008
Brown with a small offwhite head. Malty aroma with bread notes. Sweet flavor, some fruitiness, caramel and acid notes. Hops and roasted malt in the end. Coffee notes.
MrRomero (1976) - Nolanville, USA - JAN 11, 2006
500ml screwtop bottle: clear brown with orange highlights. Smallish beige head. Not a lot of carbonation in this bottle. Moderately malty aroma along with a touch of balsalmic vinegar. Flavor is nicely hopped with a lingering sweetness in the finish. Notes of caramel and yeast. Good. StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 1, 2006
Bottle from Germany. Translucent and reddish-amber in color with a booming, dense, and a nearly two-inch tall, fluffy tan head. Chestnuts, prunes and a smocking caramel current lead-off the aroma, pursued by milky cocoa butter, chocolate-covered hazelnuts, ginger toffee and allspice flecked on copper kettles. Rewarding flavor of caramel-dipped apples (country style), dry cocoa bricks, and butter pecan with a dry, light baker’s chocolate quality. Dark skinned, non-juicy prunes insert a pragmatic fruit note. Apple-cinnamon butter on raisin bran muffins. Mild carbonation brings me back to Bavaria, along with its medium-bodied mouth feel and a somewhat thicker viscous tract. Solid relationship of caramel, chocolate and Munich malts with a distant, supportive and regal approach to noble hopping. Caramel-chocolate-apple toffee chew cubes come out in the finish along with some cocoa prunes for added pleasure. WillemsUrenkel (1824) - Oldenburg, GERMANY - DEC 23, 2014
0,5 l bottle. Backside label: Brewed and bottled at Privat-Brauerei Zötler. Pours out in a dark brown, small head. Malty on the nose. Taste is mid dark malty, sweetness in the middle part, dry and lower sweetness in the end. Not really complex. Easy to drink, easy to forget. TaxiDriver (1775) - Stadland, GERMANY - MAR 20, 2008
Bottle. Average malty, light sour, a little bit hoppy, light smell of chocolate. Medium sized off-white foamy-creamy head, mostly lasting. Dark red body. Light sweet start, taste of chocolate, rather short duration. Creamy texture, light to medium body, soft carbonation. wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 30, 2008
Pours a deep, clear brown-red with a short and off-white frothy head. Malty aroma of dark bread and oatmeal, followed by toffee, dried herbs and honeycomb. Sweet and clean overall. Bready malt flavour with some light coffee sans roast bitterness. Clean, drying towards the end. Soft and herbal. Medium body, creamy texture, moderate carbonation.
50cl bottle, bbe 12/01/08, thanks Jukkabro.