freekyp (2470) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - OCT 4, 2011
UPDATED: OCT 8, 2011 Pretty disappointing version of a Marzen, especially since it is from Germany. Pours a medium yellow with a small quickly dissipating pure white head. Still, the lacing is strong. Aroma is a mix of light malt, breadiness, lots of noble twang and some vegatal notes. Flavor is much the same with the noble twang very obtrusively in the forefront. Still, it is nicely balanced, shows some continental hop spice, and a solid maltiness. Marko (6290) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - SEP 28, 2011
Rate courtesy of a friend, thanks Plavec! At The Castle in Turku. Golden body, flowery honey nose, flowery honey taste, medium bitterness, nice balance. Relatively ’normal’ but hardly bad. Schroppfy (2362) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - SEP 28, 2011
Christoffel glass, 50 deg at start of beer. Light to medium gold, a shade lighter than I anticipated. Aroma has some wet mud freshness (yes...I said that) added to the hay, grass and slight herbiness. Flavor has light to moderate bitterness, certainly enough to keep things interesting, with only light sweetness! Hooray. The flavor reminds of fresh bread, white and sourdough, with slight pepper spice. Lively body but not too spritz. All in all a delectable beer. I like my fest beers on the hoppier side and this fits the bill. Underrated, of course. Batch 6231, not sure how fresh, but in the store just got it in a few of days ago and kept refrigerated (because Vick Mickunas knows what he is doing at The Emporium!). I wish I had this in Poland first, for freshness reasons, or of course at the source. 944play (431) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 27, 2011
11.2oz at Toad in the Hole. Clear gold with small head. Honey and biscuit nose. Hay and pilsy flavors plus firm bittering. Very dry, with apparent alcohol and slight astringency. Ultimately not as satisfying as it could be. AshtonMcCobb (7049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 25, 2011
UPDATED: OCT 5, 2013 Re-rating, this has got a great palate and therefore deserves more marks than previous.
Previous rating 25/09/13 6+3+6+5+12 = 2.9
50cl bottle. Pours a golden colour with gentle bubbles and gentle bubbles. The nose has pale malt with a gentle herbiness. The taste has more of the lemon herb thing with cereal with the milk soaked in on the end. The palate is light to medium bodied with a tangy/malty middle and a finish that could be a little cleaner. Overall, a nice lager.
davidm (2081) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - SEP 23, 2011
Bottle 500ml from Parkhill cellars. Not their best beer. Aromas of wet leaves, with hints of grass. Taste is sweet, with light bitterness. Palate is oily, and medium bodied. Yellow, with a thin head. mcnealc31 (258) - Elida, Ohio, USA - SEP 21, 2011
The color is a pale, clear gold. Thin white head that doesn’t stick around for long. Smooth and easy to drink, but not much in the way of flavor or body. Getting some light grain and some hay and grass. Little bit of hop bitterness at the end.
It’s not bad, and it’s got some character to it, but there isn’t much going on here for me. dantheman278 (1365) - SCOTLAND - SEP 21, 2011
Bottle at home. Golden amber pour, thick bubbly white head. Nose is rich, sweet lager malts and some toffee. Yum. Palate is a bit watery perhaps but nice notes of lager grains, bready malts, hint at toffee and a long sort of Helles linger. Nice stuff. NobleSquirrel (3439) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 21, 2011
Bottle from Binny’s in Lincoln Park. Pours a rather pale gold, lacking the round orangey notes. Nose is odd. Lots of nutty melanoidins and a touch vegetal at first then just becoming nutty and bready. Minimal hop notes. On tasting, crisp and clean, higher than anticipated bitterness. Really quite refreshing and clean, but lacking round and full malt notes. Okay. Frank (4262) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 20, 2011
UPDATED: SEP 21, 2011 Well done o-fest. Clean and tasty. Little bit of noble hops compete with deep malt character.