omhper (25251) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAY 21, 2007
Bottled at Café Abseits, Bamberg, Bavaria. Clody golden, dense creamy head. Buttery malt aroma. Sweet with soft, gentle well strcutured malt covered by grassy hops. Chewy and almost velvetty. salty finish. A superb malt character that lifts this beer. They know what they are doing at Zehendner! MrOrla (3411) - Odense C, DENMARK - JUL 4, 2017
Bottle @ Tux dolls. Pours clear golden with a white head. Aroma of cereal, fruity - honey dew alike, bread, whiff of citrus. Taste is quite bitter, loads of cereal, fruity, light herbal, grassy, notes of marzipan alike notes. Dry finish. Dedollewaitor (16178) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 19, 2011
UPDATED: JUL 5, 2017 Bottle @ Danish Summer Gathering, Ulfborg 2011. From Cafe Abseits, Bamberg. Pours cloudy golden with a creamy white head and lacings. Sweet grains and alcohol. A bit of bread and hay. Medium bodied. -Re-rate july 17. Fresh Bottle. Grassy and White bready. Soft. Lovely. 3,2-3,9 hallinghansen (3331) - Odense SV, DENMARK - JUL 5, 2017
Bottle shared by dedollewaitor. Clear golden body with a small white head. Hops, alcohol, bread, toffee malt. Nice. MartinT (9932) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 18, 2014
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3fourths (9349) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 14, 2014
Herbal hops and light hay-like pils malts evolve in a dryish mouthfeel laced in alcohol warmth and balancing bitterness.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A frothy head of foam stays atop the misty straw blond.
-I don’t understand why alcohol warmth needs to be present here.
-Flavor profile could be a tad more characterful to my tastes.
-I don’t understand the need to drink this one when you have access to their splendid Lagerbier. The latter has more flavour and more drinkability.
-The effervescent mouthfeel is very enjoyable.
On tap at Ma Che Siete, Roma.
Bottle at the brewery shared by Stefan Zehendner. Appearance is clear, sparkling with a full head.TAR (2776) - Blue Ridge Mountains, North Carolina, USA - SEP 10, 2014
Slightly oxidized in the bottle with faint paper / dust notes behind the core of honey-melanoidin malt and lemon juice hops. Strong mineral character. Hoppy and crisp in the mouth, with mild acidic to balance sugars. Some faint apple and banana ester on the edge of baked bread / toast core. Medium-full body, savory and oily and chewy.
Bottle consumed at the brewery in Aug. 2014: Polished blonde. Creamy but nonuniform white head. Bright nose of honeysuckle, minerals, lemon cake and piecrust. Soft pinpricks of creamy carbonation. The stiffly minerally and immaculately clean body is bolstered by a weighty undertow of well-textured baguette malt kissed with delicately sweet residual sugars evocative of chef-grade frosting. Pervasive hop-driven luster perpetuates the clean snappiness. Lemony acids and vibrant hop oils contribute much elegance as they continuously sparkle. Alcohol lends a gentle scratch, but is well hidden, as are the sugars. Finishes notably dry, yet well layered with profuse haylike starches and vanilla cake alongside a malt-tempering kiss of flowers and lemon. It’s impressive to find this kind of malt detail and depth in something so clean and quaffable. Not at all punishingly sweet and alcoholic as many heller bocks can be, which testifies to the incredible talent of Stefan, the head brewer. Mouthfeel is a tad flimsy, but this is another solid creation from Zehendner, one of Franconia’s "cleanest" breweries. ippopotamo36 (2417) - Rome, ITALY - JUN 11, 2016
Gravity keg at Fass&Cask in Rome-Italy. Pours a cloudy honey color, tick white foamy head. Nose: rustic! Malt leftovers, yeast, noble hops far away. Mouth: frizzy peppery start, grassy notes mixed with caramel and honey, peppery finish.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone pivnizub (10668) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - JUL 3, 2011
Bottle (@ Café Abseits, BA): Hazy, golden, big stable white head, moderate hoppy and woody nose with a light yeasty background; moderate bitter-sweet flavour, medium bodied soft; lingering hoppy finish with a malty counterpart. Glorious franconian Bock..... harrisoni (18819) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 25, 2013
Bottle kindly given to me by Gerhard at Café Abseits in Bamberg. Slightly hazy golden/orange with a lasting thick cream head. Looks really carbonated, I may have to decant this to get some of the gas out of it. Slightly perfumed aroma. Good light bock but with a definite alcohol punch. Some hop, I know it’s called a Maibock, but it does actually taste of May. Like May blossom. Really drinkable. Alcohol is hidden well. Yep really tasty.