bartlebier (3562) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - MAR 31, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
50cl bulky Bruderbottle bb06/2015, love this brewery’s mock-historical label design. Fresh yeast-quickened nose full of plum mousse, raisins, brown bread crust, marzipan. Drinks far easier than its whopping 8+% while typically offering more unilateral, but quality substance than layered subtlety in return: earthy, leathery malt roast, caramel on sundried tomato, brown bread, wild honey, fennel - at least a headstrong mix of sweet and savoury only found in the better specimens of this heavyhanded style. Makes sense in the right gastronomic context, or in lieu of it.
fezzy (105) - California, USA - MAR 14, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Great thick, bready nose on this cloudy ruby red-brown brew. Some of the breadiness gets lost on fairly strong spicing and bock yeast notes on the palate. A warm raisiney fruitiness lingers as the brew warms. A well-done basic doppelbock.
alexsdad06 (9460) - Ohio, USA - MAR 7, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from backlog notes. Pours a dark reddish amber color with a large off white head. The aroma caramel malts,some apple and dark fruits, with mild roastiness. The flavor has caramel malts, some spicy hops, a mild roasted character, hints of molasses, raisins. Medium full bodied, decent enough.
edpeg (892) - Berlin, GERMANY - FEB 7, 2015
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours into brown body, off-white creamy head. Roasted malts, grains. plums. Palate slick, oily, sticky. Carbonation flat smooth, mouthful. Taste rosted malts, plums. Finish sweet malts, somedryness and licorice. Pretty tasty overall , ABV hidden well.
PapaSkeetSkeet (1009) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - JAN 10, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy light brown with 2 mm of fine dusty tan head that fades at a moderate-to-quick rate. Aroma is lot’s of medium-darkness caramel with a light sap and hint of earth. Bread, raisin. Body is medium, oily, fine and light carbonation with little burn. Flavor is caramel, some grass and sap, oat cookie, light bitterness. A decent doppelbock. No complaints, maybe not up to par with the exceptional melanoidin component of the Korbinian, but a notch below with now flaws.
zvikar (5446) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - DEC 31, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer Market Jaffa. Thanks Vova. Pours brown clear with a beige head, aroma of chocolate, caramel, nuts, toffee, flavor of chocolate, malt, dark bread, slightly sour, medium bodied.
alkolord (418) - - DEC 28, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Braun klar im Glas, schokoladig malzig in der Nase, leicht im Antrunk für einen Bock, ziemlich süßlich
kerenmk (4366) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - DEC 27, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer Market Jaffa. Thanks Vova. Clear dark bronze-brown. A little dry fruit, prune aroma, vinous, sweet and rich taste. Silky, full body, soft fizz.
DSG (12373) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - DEC 26, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer Market Jaffa. Thanks Vova. Clear deep reddish amber with a beige head. Aroma of malt, caramel, toast, nuts and some bread. Sweet malty flavor with caramel, nuts and a bit of toast. Rounded mouthfeel.
Borresteijn (6552) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 1, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
50cl Bottle at Brecht. Clear deep amber colour, white head. Aroma of toffee, alcohol, dried fruits, light spicy. Flavour is likewise, quite sweet, light alcoholic, grassy bitter finish. Medium-bodied. OK.