omhper (24970) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 11, 2008
Draught at the brewpub. Clear orange/nut brown with creamy head. Perfumy nose with some sugar and roasty malt. Medium bodied with rounded inviting mouthfeel. A bit soapy and caramelly with grassy bitterness. Well balanced. kappldav123 (6097) - GERMANY - JUN 9, 2008
The bottle looks really good, the beer in the glass also. Quite dark, nice head. Tastes sourish-fruity, very interesting. Finish a little bit malty. Really good beer! Oakes (17274) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 18, 2009
On gravity at the keller. Vaguely malty, caramelly aroma. Malty palate with light earth and caramel. Fresh and clean, a good country dark. Simple, well-balanced and refreshing. MoritzF (9851) - Ottobrunn, GERMANY - JUL 23, 2007
(bottle, bought at the brewery, filled, capped and labelled in front of me & draught at the Bierkeller) Clear, copper colour with a short off-white foamy head. Sweet, slightly toasty and nutty nose with subtle honeyish fruity notes, toffee, a touch of liquorice spice and well-balanced herbal hops. Aromatic toasty malt-accented taste with toffee, honey and a present herbal blend. Sweet-bitter, toasty and herbal hoppy, almost lingering finish. Well-balanced Franconian Lager. One should try to get it fresh, at best from the tap at the brewery or the Bierkeller. Beershine (5224) - VANCOUVER, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 17, 2009
Draft @ keller. dark vollbier though hard to discern exact color in krug. Nice head leaves ring lace. The aroma is mild with good mineral and asphalt notes. the palate is slick with low carbonation. Nice roast here, leaves nice toasty tastes. Clean and drinkable. Subtle chocolate and minerals emerge in layers. Not bursting with flavor but is subtle, enjoyable, and grows on me.
rauchbier (3882) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2006
Draught, at the brewpub, October 2006. Bronze, moderate thin off white head and good condition. Pleasant but muted caramel toffee maltiness in the nose, quite hop bitter in the mouth with a balancing full bodied toffee maltiness, and a lingering sweet toffee finish with a slight burnt toasty bitterness.
KimJohansen (10492) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - OCT 6, 2009
Cloudy amber with a medium beige head. Sweet malty aroma with caramel and grassy hops. Malty flavour with caramel and grass hops. Quite full. Fin (10476) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 29, 2010
On tap at Brauerei Scwarzes Kreuz, Eggolsheim, during Fin and Loz’s cycle ride around villages to the South and South East of Bamberg, Germany 19-06-10 Copper in colour with a white head and busy carbonation. There is some toffee in the mouth and a steady sweetness. This is quite, quite different from the really refreshing Vollbier and Lager that we had at Witzgall, its nice but a bit chewy at times. A6 A4 F7 P4 Ov13 3.4 maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - DEC 12, 2006
Bottled - Pigs Ear BF. Hmm interesting how pivnizub says it’s straw colour yet bierkoning’s and our bottle was amber! THis is slightly hazy and it had a beige bubbly head. The aroma is fruity with some toffee and diacetyl. The taste is excellent. Fruity with good hops and some dry malty flavours. Very well balanced and very tasty. fonefan (48669) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 16, 2010
Draught @ Brauerei Schwarzes Kreuz, Hauptstrasse 33, 91330 Eggolsheim, Bavaria, Germany.
Clear medium amber orange color with a average, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, light roasted light bunrt caramel, light hoppy, walnut notes, toffee notes. Flavor is moderate to light heavy sweet and burnt caramel bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.