Svesse (8803) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - NOV 20, 2017 3fourths (9358) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 4, 2015 draft at Brauerei Roppelt in Stiebarlimbach, as Roppelt Lagerbier. hazed pale gold body with a creamy and fine white head. cheesy and musty and spicy German hop nose reminds me of Ganstallar Zwicklpils, though much less yeasty. astoundingly soft velvet texture with fine creamy carbonation. musty, grassy, cheesy, lightly spicy hops character with a full dose of fruit nectar and jelly. very hop-focused experience, which is somewhat un-Bavarian. lemon and lime oils, perfume / potpourri, grasses / herbs all dance with energy. snappy crisp to the back-end of an otherwise perfectly soft malt body. juicy, bitter, fresh and endlessly drinkable.
Again in November 2013, it was limp, watery, fruity, apple-y / green. Probably 3.2 level stuff. I’ll keep the 4.4 high water mark but say it varies like a lot of Franconian beer, more than you would think initially.
March 2015: okay, a little odd / metallic, not as hoppy or grassy, malt kind of flabby. 3.4-3.6 level stuff.
(Draught at Muted Horn, Berlin, 26 Aug 2017) Hazy golden colour with frothy, white head. Malty nose with grain, cereal, hay and a touch of citrus. Malty taste with grain, cereal, hay, some citrus and a mild herbal bitterness in the finish. Medium body, quite dry. Fresh and well balanced. Quite enjoyable. Nische (2523) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 17, 2017
Bottle from SinH4, many thanks! Cloudy golden with a white, frothy head. Grain and grass with some herbal bitterness, orange and some floral notes to it, light peppery finish. Velvet smooth and mellow carbonation. This is a beauty! herrklemann (446) - Graz, AUSTRIA - NOV 16, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 16, 2017 Bottle from SinH4. Thanks a lot Stefan! Slightly cloudy gold with a medium, pearl, white head. very light orange zest, funky and a bit peppery yeast, pale malts. Light to medium sweetness, light tart sour notes transported by the soft pearly carbonation. Medium body, immensely quaffable. Very sessionable beer, lovely. jfb (6652) - GERMANY - NOV 1, 2017
(bottle, danke stefan!) slightly hazy golden colour with a frothy white head. aroma of grainy pale malts and caramel, slightly green, with a touch of bran flakes, some earth and yeast. flavour is mostly pale malts, caramel and yeast, again slightly earthy, with a medium sweetness and a rather bready semi-dry finish. medium-bodied with average carbonation. probably needs a draught re-rate. jonas (8035) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - OCT 31, 2017
Bottle. Hazy orange, offwhite creamy head. Medium body mellow mouthfeel. Chewy grain, good grassy balance. Great drinkability.
Cristobal37 (1235) - Budapest, HUNGARY - OCT 15, 2017
Bottle from Hopfen und Malz, Berlin. Light pale with small ring of foam. Grassy malty aroma. Taste is surprisingly more complex. Sweet orange cream and malts. Finish brings in some hops. Wow, really cool Kellerbier! Would come back to this one for sure. SinH4 (6265) - Garching b. Mï¿½nchen, GERMANY - OCT 13, 2017
Bottle, my 1000th Bavarian beer. Poured into a Stein, but it looked like it was slightly hazy yellow, with a creamy white head. Aroma is delicately malty, grassy, citrusy, orange peel, a bit nutty. Taste is typical Franconian sweetish pale malts, orange and citrus, grassy, herbal, again a bit nutty. Super velvety mouthfeel with low natural carbonation. One of the many pinnacles of Landbier that Franconia has to offer, this is a true gem of Lager. Can't wait to have it on tap at the brewery soon! kerenmk (5169) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - OCT 6, 2017
On tap at the brewpub. Clear gold with a white head. Aroma of warm grain some sand and minerals and wet grass. Tastes sweetish, a little bit medicinal, malty and mineral notes. Medium body, fizzy,sweet and slightly bitter with notes of bready malt finish. sven1000 (13) - bamberg bavaria, GERMANY - AUG 13, 2017
Very expressive beer. White foam, hay, grass, woody. Average carbonation. One of my favorite beers. hirigalzkar (3271) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 26, 2017
Draught @ Akkurat. Pours a slightly hazy yellow color. A grainy and hoppy kellerbier with a rough feel to it (in a good way). Notes of citrus, herbs, flowers and orange cest. Light mouthfeel.