motthes (846) - GERMANY - APR 25, 2018
resin, floral, grass, spruce, citrus, herbs, caramel, dough, amber, orange, red, cloudy, sparkling, minimal head, frothy, rocky head, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, medium sourness, lightly sour, lightly bitter, light sweetness, beerstar88 (587) - Bavaria, GERMANY - MAY 12, 2017
Bernsteinfarben mit anfangs starker Schaumkrone. Wenig rezent und sehr süffig. Gute Würze. biir (1773) - Berlin, - APR 17, 2017
Bottle - clear nut-brown color, small white head. taste is minerals, nuts, dark malts. low carbonation. slightly sweet. easy drinkable. Good. Ritzn (2349) - GERMANY - FEB 8, 2017
Clear brown with little white head. Aroma is slight DMS, lots of herbs and some caramel malts. Taste is lots of bitter herbs, sour citrus juice. Spiky carbonation on the tongue, not so smooth. Still drinkable. Ok I guess. thomat (4343) - Goteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 5, 2016
Pale amber with a small white head. Malty and hoppy tones. Malt, caramel, and hops. Medium body with a nice bitter sweet finish.
Sven1973 (625) - GERMANY - FEB 29, 2016
Flasche gekauft bei Hopfen&Malz. Bernsteinfarben, klar. Aroma: Getreide Malz. Geschmack Brot, Malz, nussig, etwas Karamell, Geschmack wird nach Antrunk schwächer, wenig bitter. Kurzer Abgang.
MichaelAwesome (6563) - Wanne-Eickel, GERMANY - DEC 1, 2014
Mild und und mit wenig Kohlensäure, dafür mit einer feinen Fruchtigkeit in Aroma und Geschmack. Ein paar Rosinen hier und da, etwas Malz und eine hohe Süffigkeit. Nicht schlecht. McTapps (7113) - Reutlingen, GERMANY - DEC 1, 2014
Bottle from Getränke Kistner in Forchheim. The beer has got a hazy light amber-brown colour with an steady head and medium body. Aroma of hops and straw. Taste of hops, barley, light malt, straw, mild fruits and basement. Hints of nuts and grains. Easy drinkable and good beer. TAR (2802) - Blue Ridge Mountains, North Carolina, USA - OCT 15, 2014
Bottle, best by Dec. 2014 consumed in Sep. 2013: Beaming coppery golden. Wispy but pasty white head. Clean and focused aroma of rich toast, peach, sulfur, fennel seed, piecrust and fresh grass clippings. Graceful, fine carbonation. Vividly malty, initially, with a bouncy pecan note merging with Spalt-derived fennel seed and vibrant lemon. Toasty pils malt generates a piecrust effect and sits weightily atop bright peach-puree nuances. Deep and refined Munich displays a toffee-drizzled-nut dimension accentuated by a bed of grassy, baguette-like pils malt. Rustic tinge of sulfur imparts character and is perfectly placed. Continually evolving maltiness takes on a dry cookie and breadcrust sharpness which vivifies the subtle melanoidins. Dry, well-malted finish strikes a nice balance between cookie, toasty pils malt and breadcrust punctuated elegantly by a splash of lemony hops. A pleasant Franken lager that squeezes considerable malty fullness into a lean body. Very clean yet doesn’t have any of its character sacrificed. Whereas most Franconian beers degrade rapidly once bottled, Wagner-Bräu Kemmern is an exception, as their bottles have held up well in our experience. And much to our surprise, the bottle curiously fared more favorably than the super-fresh gravity pours of this at the brewpub, which ended up being only ho-hum. 3fourths (9407) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 1, 2014
UPDATED: SEP 2, 2014 Bottle from the brewery cold room, best by December 2014. Brilliant orange, lightly hazed with a short white head.
Orange jam hoppiness with touches of caramelized malt. Toasty and bready and clean. Medium-full body, savory mouthfeel, lush carbonation. Starchy and a bit salty in the finish.
From gravity barrel at the brewery in Kemmern. Hazy amber with a patchy off-white head.
Medium body, sweet and syrupy. Low carbonation as expected, but hop acidity and mineral character gives it some foundation, but it’s also yeasty / dirty and the malt comes across as red apple and caramel chews. Dull in the nose, flabby in the mouth. Faint metal off-notes. Pretty poor showing after making our way back to the brewery for a barrel tapping. And odd that the bottle fared better by score, but by memory they are about the same, 2.9-3.3 is not much of a difference, perhaps it was because of expectation.