bierkoning (13352) - La Tropica/Doarp, NETHERLANDS - OCT 4, 2002
UPDATED: JUL 1, 2005 Barnyard smell overpowers other aroma’s. Amber colored lager. Hopbitter taste. Malty and skunky. Leak. A bit thin.
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Re-rate: Orange brown color, cloudy. Is my nose functioning? I can only smell a bit of malt and caramel. Malty flavor with peach. Hints of licorice and butter. Almost sweet. Hmmm, like this beer. kevnic2008 (11996) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - SEP 13, 2012
Red-orange and clear with stable off-white head. Aroma is bready, mild, and fruity. The palate and flavors have some unfortunate butter but nice metallic notes. cubs (10635) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 30, 2012
Bottle @ Mega Bavarian Beer Tasting. Hazy, dark orange/brown appearance with an off white head. A bit bready, nutty, cracker/caramel aroma. A bit buttery, rich toffee, fairly light bodied, caramel/grassy flavor. Ehhh. pivnizub (10612) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - SEP 17, 2005
Bottle (bought at the brewery): Pours brown with a thin, firm, lacing head, hazy; very shy malty nose, traces of milk-chocolate with sourish overtones; very slight, a bit sweetish-malty taste; low carbonated and light bodied; sourish/skunky aftertaste. NO GOOD ! Possibly infected; ’cause this skunky-sourish taste is very unusual for a rural franconian brewery. It’s a pity......... KimJohansen (10492) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2009
Clear amber with a medium off white head. Sweet malty aroma with hints of hops. Sweet malty flavour with grassy hops and caramel notes. Finished bitter.
Maria (10212) - Thisted, DENMARK - JUN 6, 2010
It’s dark amber with a creamy head, and the aroma has notes of malt, caramel and light syrup. The flavour is moderately sweet with notes of syrup, caramel, malt, light fruit and nuts. The finish is slightly sweet and dry. MoritzF (9901) - Ottobrunn, GERMANY - NOV 20, 2012
(bottle) Clear, dark amber colour with a big and slightly tanned foamy head. Mildly toasted malty and doughy aroma with notes of caramel, shy bready accents and grassy hops. Moderately sweet flavour with hints of sour dough, rather light bodied with a moderate carbonation. Slightly toasted cara-malty taste, again slightly doughy with grassy and slightly herbal hops in the background; dry and mildly bitter hoppy finish with a tinge of toasted malt. Not the best Dunkel on the planet. 13.XI.12 Quack-Duck (9484) - Down South, GERMANY - FEB 14, 2013
bottle from MoritzF! Brown colour, mid-sized off-white head. Shy malty base with a touch of caramel, low sweetness, quite dry. Hints of barnyard in the lingering finish. 3fourths (9341) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 15, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 23, 2014 bottle in novermber 2012, best by date march 2013. clear amber body with a rocky tan-colored head. wonderfully comforting toasted nut-focused nose with layers of nul oils, bread crust, almond and creame pastries and pie crust. as lively as the nose is, the flavor is much quieter. lightly pasty yeast texture, lightly acidic, crunchy and toasty malt, it’s delicious but lack the richness of malt body seen so often in Franconia. still, it’s full enough in the mouth and the soft and creamy carbonation saves it, though it is noticeably watery in the finish and some mild metallic notes make a momentary appearance. it just smells incredible - dark malt nut oil and toasty pleasure.
downender (8658) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 23, 2011
Re-rate, bottle in November 2014. HUGE matchstick phosphorus off-note in the nose. Malty, tinny, caramelly and toasty in the mouth. Soft, low carbonation. Sweet with low bitterness.
Bottle from Landbierparadies. Amber coloured with a slight white head. Bready malts, some apricot fruit and touch of chocolate, leading to a bitter finish. Good.