mephisto (1286) - TAIWAN - JAN 27, 2008
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
an overall solid dunkel with nice munich malt aroma and a fruity flavor of caramel that distinguishes this style. dark reddish hue with beige head, it’s a well balanced brew that is a pleasure to drink.
ford9719 (371) - Vilseck, GERMANY - JAN 25, 2008
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Pourerd a dark brown color. Aroma is malt ans smelly feet. Taste is crisp with a malty hint in the finish.
kappldav123 (6013) - GERMANY - JAN 20, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The bottle looks good, the beer in the glass really good. Very fine creamy foam. Flavor strong, dry, constant malty. Very drinkable and good beer.
Finn (6815) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JAN 16, 2008
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap in the Klosterschenke 21 Jun 07. Dark golden colored. A small white head. Weak aroma. A cautious fruity flavor with faint fruity aftertaste. Sweet fruity impression.
Speedle (266) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 9, 2008
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
translucent brown pour...thin head with no lacing....meaty aroma with sweet malts and caramel...fizzy on the tongue, flat in the finish....mediocre brown ale taste
thegreenrooster (4146) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 5, 2008
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pour is a dark brown with a average tan head. Aroma is caramel malts with some dark fruits. Flavor is a bit weaker but some dark malts come out and not much else. Finish is watery and unremarkable.
FlacoAlto (4176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - DEC 31, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Optimistic (?) Bottle date of March 2009; Sampled December 2007
Pours with a frothy, initially three-finger thick, amber tinged, tan colored head that sit on top of a blackened, concentrated brown colored brew that shows a brilliantly clear, concentrated garnet color when held up to the light. Rich malt aromatics greet my nose upon my first smell of the aroma. Sweet, concentrated / caramelized malt notes, a hint of molasses, touches of chocolate, a substantial toasted note along with hints of lightly burnt toast and browned, crushed soda crackers. The rich malt aromatics almost take on a butterscotch like note as the beer warms up.
Quite light feeling up front, but it picks up some light heft towards the middle and finish. Still this is a very quaffable brew. Malt focused with darker grain flavors of caramelized malt sugar, sweet malt, touches of toasted / almost roasted malt and a really pronounced, browned, soda cracker note in the finish. The finish has a light bitterness that couples with an almost raisin like malt sweetness and a slightly dusty malt character. As the beer warms it picks up a slight herbal note that couples with the light hop bitterness in the finish.
This should really appeal to the malt lovers out there, despite being relatively low in alcohol it has a full, rich, textured malt character to it. Plus it is very light and easy drinking.
Purchased: <a href=http://www.ratebeer.com/Places/ShowPlace.asp? Liquors, Tucson, AZ
DonMagi (5593) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from the cave. Aroma is roasty brown ale malts, pale lager malts and some grassy herbal hop character. Taste is similar not much in the way of chocolate malts, a nice dunkel, however reminds me of a lagered brown ale.
Beer5000 (6127) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 26, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: SEP 11, 2010 500ml bottle @ RBNAG’07. Body is clear mahogany with a dense beige head. Aroma is
sweet malt with a hints of alcohol. Flavor is sweet and malty with caramel, quite sweet. Medium body. This beer is nice and well composed but I don’t fint it particular complex.
xmarcnolanx (930) - Kirkwood, Missouri, USA - DEC 25, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
A slight smoked aroma with touches of hazelnut.
Taste is rich hazelnut, a slightly metallic twinge, and caramel/chocolate over a fizzy palate.
Hops make a slight presence on the finish, but only to add a little more complexity.
A decent, clean beer, but overall very average.