pivo (2685) - GERMANY - DEC 14, 2003
UPDATED: AUG 14, 2004 RERATE: Becoming more and more impressed with the quality, sophistication and versatility of this beer. An impeccable balance and great flavors. Enjoyable on its own or with food. Bumping up my rating on this. Should be a top 50 if you ask me. Old rating: This one surprised me. Just a great find. Light toasted nose, rich amber color, low tight head. Roasted malt body with a very distinct metallic texture and crisp edges. Nearly a smoke beer. Lingering hop bitter. This would go great with a pizza or cheese plate. Grzesiek79 (4314) - Radom, POLAND - NOV 27, 2012
Świetny landbier/kellerbier z czerwono bordowym odcieniem, mocna piana aż się wychyla z nad kufla. W smaku orzechowo karmelowo gożkawe piwo. Bardzo treściwe i pełne. joet (2646) - Wilsonville, Oregon, USA - MAR 18, 2004
Gorgeous in the glass. An earthy amber color and pock marked off white foam. A very earthy caramel with toasty edges. Tobacco spicyness. This is great! Opens up some more as it warms. More earthy aromas -- potting soil. You can feel the mineral content in your gut! Vielen dank, pivo und yogi! JoeMcPhee (9427) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 11, 2007
500 ml flip-top bottle. Deep dark amber/brown beer wit a thick creamy tan head. Really great looking pour. Malty aroma with a fresh breadiness and soft whole wheat toasty character. Light rye spiciness. Very rich without a lot of sweetness. Soft but insistent bitterness behind the sweet fresh malts. Lightly minerally with a soft smokiness as well. Very tasty brew. We need more of these bottle-conditioned lagers. beerengineer01 (1) - USA - MAY 12, 2008 does not count
16.9 oz flip top bottle: nice and cold 32 degrees nice pop when opened, and wonderful aroma. poured bottle brown nice clarity reddish brown. wonderful double, light head good carbonation level. Delicious dark roasted malt flavor, hints of biscuit, and caramel. Wonderful low acidity hops add great balance to the sweet malt flavors in thus double. I finished all in my variety pac.
wlajwl (6876) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - APR 28, 2012
Caramel malts, yeast and very nutty in aroma. The flavor is very malty and nutty and a smooth finish. I’m not very familiar with landbiers, this one was similar to a dunkel, not sure if that’s what a landbier is supposed to be, but to me this was very good. Hildigöltur (5104) - København, DENMARK - DEC 26, 2003
Complex. Malty. Very pleasant smoked flavour. Creamy texture. Long slightly bitter finish. What a perfectly balanced German brew. crossovert (13080) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 21, 2011
500ml flip top bottle.
Pours a nice reddish brown with a thick, large off white head that holds for awhile before receding to some nice lacing.
It has a nice light malt profile, with hints of dark and light, and a pinch of rustic noble hops.
The flavor is really nice on this one, it has a lot of flavor but it supremely light and drinkable. The malts range form slightly roasty with the slightest hint of coffee to nice rich caramel. Ends with some medicinal hoppiness and some sweetness. It is perhaps a bit sweet for the style but a good one nonetheless.
This brew is superbly drinkable, it is good now in the winter, but it would also be fantastic in the hot summer. The Munich Dunkels are some good beers and this is no exception.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 02-10-2010 23:41:18 lachesis (757) - St Idesbald, BELGIUM - OCT 18, 2005
Nice beer with a brilliant chesnut color. The foam is light beige and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is very clean and has a fine refreshing caracter. The smell is fine-malty, has hints of nuts, céréals, Earl Gray tea, Wet forrest soil and slight sugared nuts. Taste is elegant well structured and has a lot of taste. It is light to medium boddied, it is dry and mild; it has slight sweet hints and a crispy well integrated bitter caracter. Finesse is the key word here and the drinkability is just great. Thanks Nat (Yogi Beera) for bringing this one. kramer (6682) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 13, 2008
500 ml bottle. Pours a rather dark mahogany brown body, and it looks completely clear. Plenty of carbonation going on here given the loud pop of the stopper. Dry toasty malt nose, cereal grains, a little huskiness, and a undertone of smoke. This actually smells pretty damn great. The flavor is similarly toasty with a great subtle smokiness lingering in the background. Just the slightest bit of bitterness on the finish, very malt-centric. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a slight bit of huskiness and soft fizzy carbonation. Overall, this was an extremely big surprise for me. It’s like a smoked Dunkle. This is seriously underrated! The only reason I can think that this rates so poorly is the general lack of love for Smoked beers. Delicious!