Cuso (8165) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - DEC 14, 2011
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, many thanks to pivnizub. dark golden color with medium white head. Aroma of malt. Taste, malt, honey, fruity notes. Nice long bitter finish. Nice.
motelpogo (7705) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUL 20, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottled. clear golden with a thin white head; aroma of sultanas and hay; some porridge and stonefruit flavours with a pleasant tinny bitterness and lively texture. decent stuff
Ernest (7511) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 7, 2013
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle (at the brewpub).
Head is initially small, frothy, white, mostly diminishing.
Body is dark yellow.
Aroma is lightly malty (grain, cereal, malt syrup), lightly hoppy (herbs), with light notes of metal.
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly to moderately bitter.
Medium body, watery/syrupy texture, lively carbonation, lightly alcoholic, slightly metallic.
Pretty raw and downright unpleasant. You’d never guess this was from the same brewery based on their draft Vollbier and Kellerbier. We re-sampled a bottled Landbier at this sitting and it pretty much sucked as well. What an inconsistent brewery! And a seemingly cursed trip in which many prior favorite breweries just weren’t performing well (although a few new good ones made up for that in part).
jonas (7184) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - DEC 30, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, thanks pivnizub. Pours amber, fine carbonation and a off-white head. Spicy caramel base, fat fruity, some salt and limestone, a few grainy notes, broad herbal hops.
Fairly dry on the palate, salty edges into the finish. Rough but pleasant.
blutt59 (6552) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 6, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle, thanks to erlangernick, clear orange color with caviar head, fresh aroma and flavor of honey, malt and hay, bitter finish, excellent
Mora2000 (6158) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUN 3, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to blutt59 for sharing this bottle.
The beer pours a yellow color with a white head. The aroma and flavor are both very straightforward and fairly basic. In both of them I get a lot of grain and biscuit malt notes, as well as a hint of grass from the hops, as well as a very low amount of bitterness. Thin mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
thirdeye11 (6131) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 5, 2011
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
(500ml bottle thanks to blutt59) clearish gold with creamy film of head. Nose of cream, gold raisin, sweet, and caramel. Taste of metal, gold raisin, light alcohol, watery grain, not good.
jfb (5991) - Freising, GERMANY - MAR 12, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(bottle, many thanks to pivnizub & erlangernick!) pours a slightly hazy amber colour with a frothy off-white head. aroma of caramel, peaches and worcester sauce, slightly grainy, with some hints of bubble gum and earth. flavour is quite grainy, with big notes of popcorn, pancake batter, some yeast and a hint of herbal hops in the finish. medium-bodied with average carbonation.
Cavie (4418) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAY 22, 2011
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle courtesy blutt59. Pours a slightly hazy golden yellow with light carbonation. Aroma is sweet malt with slight butter. Dry grains and bitter bread. Rough finish.
TAR (2708) - Marshall (Asheville area), North Carolina, USA - AUG 25, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Fresh bottle purchased and consumed at the brewpub in Dec. 2013: Rich golden. Creamy but broken white foam. Dull and flawed nose of metal, papery malt, pear syrup, and a hint of yogurty yeast and toast. Limp and flabby mouthfeel. Foamy carbonic residue. Fuzzily malty with a subtle papery limpness capped with honeyish sugars and floral hop accents. Minimal depth, character and texture from the tired, poorly extracted malt. Merely a touch of toasted hay is discernible. Yeasty twang clashes with the papery, wet hay maltiness. Dull and lifeless finish is overly sweet with notes of pear syrup and nonexistent hop flavor or bitterness. A highly curious concoction from a typically great brewer. Difficult to drink much of as it’s very muddled and unclean. Their glorious Landbier sometimes greatly suffers (and shines!) from the bottle, so perhaps the bottle is to blame for the lackluster quality in this case. Quite perplexing that this is a Witzgall product, but I hope to revisit and find it in better condition.