JDBaker11058 (1987) - Maryland, USA - JUN 18, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Appearance: clear, warm gold with a short, creamy/fizzy head and average lacing. Aroma: a little funky, with notes of vanilla, crackers and salt. Taste: as the aroma indicated; crackery, a little creamy, with notes of grass and funk. Finish: sweet and a little funky. Notes: A little like their Urbock 23, but less strong and syrupy, although it did have a little of that slinky, silky mouth I’ve come to expect from this brewery. Palate was pretty soft. On tap at Birch and Barley.
Koelschtrinker (17999) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUN 9, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Süßer Antrunk, der hinter der getreidgen Herbe im Mittelteil schnell verschwindet. Dabei minimal säuerlich, Zum Nachgeschmack hin hopfig-herb und etwas saurer.
Test vom 15.4.2007, Gebinde: Glasflasche Noten: 9,8,9,10,8,10 - 9,35
auerbrau (3203) - Ithaca, New York, USA - APR 25, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Churchkey - Washington, DC. This has a delectable creaminess throughout, with a hazy pale golden pour and super-lacy white head. Aroma is a snappy pilsner malt. On the softer side of pilsner-style beers, but still very enjoyable, rich, satisfying, but drinkable. Solid stuff. Such a contrast to the Kolsch I had next to it.
mansquito (5591) - Nueva York, New York, USA - MAR 28, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Churchkey, DC tap ($6.50): Pours a cloudy yellow with a white head. Aroma is of dry German hops with some grass, bread and a little bit of yeast. The beer’s taste is quite well-balanced. Bready malts are there along with the dry German hops providing a good amount of bitterness. The yeast is present around the finish of the beer. Very crisp and easy drinking, but also has some complexity and unique character.
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - FEB 18, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Reviewed from notes.
Pours a cloudy light yellow with a large white head that settles down and leaves quite a bit of lace behind. Nose is fairly plain, with some lemon, light stone fruit, and a bit of grain. Taste is lightly sweet with some grass and grain plus a bit of citrus. Light body with good carbonation. A really nice easy-drinking beer with subtle flavors.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 10-19-2010
nickd717 (4289) - Sofia, BULGARIA - DEC 24, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Churchkey in DC. Pours mostly clear, only slightly hazy golden, with a small white head. Pretty nice aroma of grainy malt, grassy hops, green leaves, and earthy hops. The flavor is pale malt, green tree stem, butter, fresh grass, and grain. Interesting. Crisp and clean on the palate with medium-light body. Pretty good for what it is, bt not amazing overall.
KyotoLefty (9526) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 20, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: SEP 22, 2008 Bottle in Vienna, 2006.
Golden yellow, and quite cloudy indeed. Decent white creamy head. Relatively strong aroma of malt and yeast. Flavor not as malty as the aroma, but with decent malt. Rather dry, with little of the yeast taste you come to expect form a zwickl. Finish is rich in hops, and dry. Altogether not much malty richness for a vollbier. Also, I can not see what the lack of filtration has done for this beer. It does not taste unfiltered. A decent drinking beer, with good hops, but a bit disappointing.
Stine (1765) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 1, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Rustico. Misty, sunny, bright yellow pour. Clean, sweet tart lemon zest aroma; hints of biscuit, honey, pear and bubblegum. Charming bittersweetness. Zesty earthy sweetness in a lightly gritty grain flavor; soft bitterness and a very bready, calm sugar balance. Needly, herbal hops and a punchy lemony acidity provide counterpoint; a lingering touch of cinnamon bread mid palate. The alternation of bitter and sweet in this example is almost mechanical in precision. Medium body has a crisp and juicy texture; sparkling and soft. Long, wooden bitterness in the finish; refreshing and substantial, showing palapably careful balance throughout. Awesome.
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - JUN 1, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ Rustico. Pours a hazy, deep golden-straw color; bright white head with good retention and glistening, fine-bubbled lacing; gorgeous, mouthwatering pour. Very crisp, dry, tasty aroma: crackers, soft citrus and yellow fruits, some honey. Medium mouthfeel: crisp, toasty crackers and breadiness and citrus; some light acidity; very crisp and clean and drinkable with a solid, toasty malt core; excellent stuff. Medium finish: toasty malts, cereal, and dry mineral / citrus bitterness; crisp, clean end.
wickedpete (634) - Lexington Park, Maryland, USA - APR 27, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Slightly hazy, light yellow color with a thick white head leaving filmy lace down the glass. Aromas of grass and hay, lemon, almost acidic in the way it pierces the nose. Flavor is a thick pleasant blanket of light honey, hay, and a medium dry bitterness to clean the palate in anticipation of the next sip. Full but not sticky, finishes clean, and makes for a refreshing treat.