johndoughty (5543) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2008
Bronze with a big head on pouring. Pleasant texture but no real flavour apart from a slight maltiness.Pleasant but bland. Beerlando (3343) - Orlando, Florida, USA - AUG 18, 2008
My first Landbier. The body is a dark but clear garnet color. A quickly fleeting, foamy, beige colored head leaves behind a good deal of jagged, lacy lines and spots. The aroma shows candied figs, dark raisons, earthy, smoked spices, and doughy, yeasty malts. Flavors were the same, mostly malty, with just a hint of earthy, spicy hops there for balancing support. Medium-light in body, the mouthfeel is semi-dry, finishing spicy. This reminds me of a cross between a Dunkel and a sweet, dark Belgian ale. Very interesting. I’d say my first encounter with this style was reasonably successful. Slipstream (2702) - USA - AUG 13, 2008
Nice bottle with a swing cap, and a cool-looking, mustard-colored label. Opaque brown pour with a fizzy head. The aroma is tangy, with noteworthy malts. The flavor is earthy - smoky and lightly bitter, but still pretty light on the palate. So this is a landbier. To me it tastes like a respectable brown ale - modestly hopped, and not too sweet, or too much of anything. 3fourths (9358) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 5, 2008
Bottle. Pours a dark but clear nut brown color with a small to medium sized tan head. Nose and flavor center around bready malt, bran and caramel, with little to no hop aroma or bitterness noted, instead it’s crushed bread crumbs, toast, some sweetish bran, etc. Not bad at all, similar to a dunkel I would say. kmweaver (3208) - Petaluma, California, USA - AUG 3, 2008
500mL (?) bottle, courtesy of kramer17801, pre-BCTC tasting. Thanks, Jason! Pours a hazy, reddish-brown color; light tan head with fine-bubbled lacing; nice pour. Toasty cereal, light brown sugar, and wet malts in the aroma. Medium mouthfeel: cereal, light citrus, and soft brown sugar notes upfront; lively, crisp carbonation and acidity; very drinkable stuff; good, toasty rendition. Lengthy finish: toasted cereals, light citrus; some toastiness and a touch of lasting acidity at the far end.
PilsnerPeter (3050) - Flushing, New York, USA - AUG 1, 2008
Bottle: Deep amber pour with a strong and creamy light tan head. Sweet roasted aroma with mildly spicy dark-German malts. Seems Doppelbock-like with pretzel dough notes. Creamy body with mild carbonation. Nice malt driven flavor. Authentic roasted German malts with spicy notes, pretzel dough and a sweet toasted mildly chocolaty finish. Reminded me a bit of Celebrator Doppelbock. Nice. leaparsons (10764) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 27, 2008
Bottle. Chestnut coloured with a small off-white head. Aromas are nutty and earthy with berries. Some rye with smoky notes. Flavours are nutty with bitter hops. Weetabix and chocolate malts with a dry finish. roder60 (1289) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 8, 2008
Pours a beautiful clear brown red color with a large amount of very creamy offwhite head. Looks absolutely delicious. Aroma is sweet caramel malts, bit of earthy smokiness. Flavor is a bit of nutiness, bit watery, slight smokiness, and a bit of yeast. Not bad. TaxiDriver (1830) - Stadland, GERMANY - JUN 8, 2008
Bottle. Moderate malty, light mold. Medium sized brown creamy head, rather fast disappearing. Dark red body. Moderate bitter, average duration. Medium body, dry texture, soft carbonation; light metallic finish. LagerHogger (12) - USA - MAY 25, 2008
Poured from 500ml swing top bottle. Popped the top of the bottle and was met with a frothing bubbly mess. Bottle poured a beautiful red-brown with a lovely off-white head that left a thick lacing. Smell is quite malty with a hint of caramel and wood smoke. Flavor is roasted malt and slightly bitter with some subtle hops. This sweet, smoky and slightly bitter brew tastes like it would be a great compliment to just about any barbecued meat. I would definitely enjoy this one again.