mds (2256) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 9, 2005
bottle. sweet, another style! pours an orange-copper body with a persistent small bready white head. aroma is full of bread, caramel malt, mild floral hops, and just a little bit of metallicness. very nice in it’s subtleties though. it’s quite hoppy to start and really grows on you after a few sips (or gulps as it were)...rich bread and toasted malts are the main flavour component. superb balance and eminently quaffable, a great session I could imagine. very nice. I must seek out more of this style! DougShoemaker (3146) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 28, 2005
Sweet malt and fruit aroma, copper, a finger of off-white foam, lovely lace. Flavour has almonds, malt, rye bread, red plums, and mild hum-bugs. Well balanced, complex, medium bodied, bitter, dry and lucious. A most distinctive beer! TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 24, 2005
Pours a cloudy light amber with a mostly receding white head. Sweet aroma of apples, caramel, and aromatic malt. Taste is bready with toasty malts. Medium-bodied with light carbonation. Slight hop tinge to an overwise mild finish. This beer is tasty and mellow, with great balance. High praises for a lager, quite impressed! larsga (7670) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 11, 2005
Arrives in usual stone mug. Nice, creamy head, not too big. Aroma is mostly sweetness with some hops. Big hoppy, meaty, sweet taste. Like a really good IPA, giving way to bitterness and more hops. Very good, and very drinkable. An excellent kellerbier. RAYBOY01 (2010) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 19, 2005
(0.5l stone mug.)
This beer, my 300th rating, also marks the fact that I have sampled all 73 styles of beer, cider, sake, and mead. Any one else done that sooner? Deep hazy mahogany pour with a rich head that disappeared as I picked up the glass. Mostly sweet malt aroma and flavor (hint of sweet dried fruits) with a VERY mild hop bite following in the dry finish. Decent enough, and mildly repeatable, but not particularly exciting...
LoveCaissa (873) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 8, 2005
I am not very familiar with this style but I quite enjoyed this one. The yeast in the bottom made the beer cloudy. The beer nicely balanced the malts and hops presence. OlivierMTL (709) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 2, 2005
Couleur orangée aux reflets brunâtres, absence de mousse, quelques grosses bulles savonneuses. Arômes apparaissant initialement fruités laissant ensuite place au pain, levure, caramel, au foin et aux grains grillés…l’empreinte du malt suggère instantanément l’Allemagne. Pleines flaveurs de grains sous une touche de houblon noble, un brin épicé. Très douce en bouche, finale présentant une légère amertume. Corps semi mince, faible et douce carbonatation ne prenant pas beaucoup de place mais semblant juste pour le style. Bouteille, Bella Vino, Ann Arbor, Michigan. Ughsmash (7510) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 1, 2005
500 mL bottle. Cloudy orange pour with very little head and a decent amount of residual yeast. Aroma has some floral hops, caramel malt, and a little bready yeast. There was also an overall earthiness to the aroma. Rather light on the mouthfeel. Spicy hops hit the front of the palate, followed by caramel malt and a little of that "dried lime" that Mullman picked up. Finish was slightly bitter with some spiciness. kms399 (267) - plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JUL 25, 2005
bottle, aroma is lightly sweet and mildly hoppy and i stress mildly. kind of skunky. pours a golden brown with a two finger white head. taste is pretty bland malt and light hops. not very good MullMan (1099) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUL 23, 2005
bright golden orange color, light haze. rocky/foamy off-white head, very tall and long lasting. aroma is spicy/sour hops. lots of lacing on the glass. a little caramel malt too. mouthfeel is a little watery, high carbonation. flavor starts malty, a little earthy, dry, and like sourdough bread. goes bitter, a bit metallic, and a little dried lime. what a wierd style.