Winkler Melkendorf Fränkisches Lagerbier (Vollbier)

Formerly brewed at Brauerei Winkler Melkendorf
Style: Zwickel/Keller/Landbier
Litzendorf-Melkendorf, Germany


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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 2.69/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.71/5   ABV: -
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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
TAR (2729) - Marshall (Asheville area), North Carolina, USA - AUG 21, 2014
Tap at the brewery in Dec. 2013: Burnished golden. Deeply flawed aromas of yogurt, vinegar, metal, paper, light caramel and DMS. Soft carbonation. Flimsy body. Very muddled and flabby with wet paper maltiness, chemicals and cheesy yeast. DMS and metallic fusels are unremitting throughout. Nots of gummy candy contribute additional off notes to the baffling foulness. No trace of malt or hops. Chemical-laden finish is metallic, with vitamin B flavors and grape candy. An interesting take on a kellerbier, that’s for sure. More like an infected soda pop. Pretty amazing that even in Franconia one can stumble upon the occasional head-scratcher such as this one!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
3fourths (9299) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 20, 2011
UPDATED: SEP 2, 2012 draft at the brewery. clear amber gold. apple candy nose. watery texture and thin with low acid gives it a surprisingly weak body. apple and pear juice flavors, minerallic, gravel-like and rough with fizzy and loose soda carbonation. poorly made and poorly designed.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
meerbier (1474) - Pijnacker, NETHERLANDS - NOV 28, 2011
[email protected] as Vollbier. Malts and sulphur aroma. Light brown, beige head, good lace. Light sweet, light malty, pretty bitter. Very German, straightforward, clean, nice. BTW, no butter at all.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Koelschtrinker (19437) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAY 1, 2011
Karamallmalziger Antrunk, ordentlich aromatisch. Dabei spielt der Hopfen eine deutliche, nicht aber entscheidende Rolle, das Malz gleitet von Anfang an aus. Im Abgang noch leicht karamellig, auf selber stufe hopfig. Furioser Antrunk, der den besten Teil darstellt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dedollewaitor (15905) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 19, 2010
Bottle @ Pelikan, Bamberg. Pours clear yellow with a small white head. Very grassy and grainy. A bit of svovl and buiscuit. Dry and hoppy flavor. According to the waitress at Pelikan this should be the same as Hausbrau Stegaurach Lager.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MiP (15453) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUL 14, 2010
Draught at the brewpub. Weak dusty aroma, perhaps even faintly buttery. Clear copper colour. Very small white head. The flavour is caramelly, seems a little oxidised. A bit of butter, but not so bad. Faintly sweet, but not too bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KimJohansen (10486) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - JUL 9, 2010
Clear golden with a tiny white head. Malty aroma with caramel and hints of grassy hops. Flavour had toasted malt, caramel, diacetyl and hints of grassy hops. Finished slightly dry and bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fonefan (47622) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 16, 2010
Draught @ Brauerei Winkler Melkendorf, Otterbachstrasse 13, 96123 Litzendorf-Melkendorf, Bavaria, Germany.
Light light unclear medium amber yellow color with a average, frothy to creamy, good lacing, fully lasting, white to off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted - caramel, toffee, light dusty. Flavor is moderate to lgiht heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20100401]

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
ToddA (21) - California, USA - JAN 3, 2010
Awful and putird. Had this beer in October and I was shocked at how poor this was. Clearly serving a beer that was a butter bomb. The diacetyl was rancid and I could not finish. I was the only one there thought some folks bowling downstairs. Interesting setup but beer was dreadful.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Oakes (16965) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 15, 2009
Ceramic mug. This has a toasty aroma with light diacetyl. There is some butter on the palate as well, with notes of toast and caramel.

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