Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - NOV 18, 2016
Poured into a pilsener glass, the appearance was a ruddy semi-dark orange color with a three finger white foamy head that dissipated at a nice pace. Moderate messy lace.
The aroma had some toffee malts and some sweet crackers to biscuity warmth. Subtle grassy hops.
The flavor leans malty sweet. Biscuity to cracker leads into the aftertaste and on into the finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a light on the body with a nice sessionability about it. Mild carbonation. Malty smoothness rolls over my tongue.
Overall, pretty good Dunkelbock, I think I could come back to. Rastacouere (6177) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 26, 2005
Deep orange, lacing sticky light beige head. Deep bready nose comes out heavily herbal and almost vegetal in its graininess, the whole accompanied by a contextual toasted note. Becomes a bit generic in mouth where caramelized herbs sleep under the giant doughy maltiness, up front and creating a large malty feel. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, sweet take without much of the expected fruitiness. tiggmtl (4545) - East York, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 22, 2005
Raisins, grapes and plums along with light cocoa in the aroma. Clear, deep amber-copper coloured body with a low, off white head that recedes to ring. Fruity flavours are joined by cocoa like powdery chocolate with some notes of alcohol and moderate bitterness. Medium body with moderate carbonation. Sampled on tap at the brewpub with beerbuzzmontreal, MartinT, muzzlehatch, Rastacouere and Yowie.
MartinT (9851) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 5, 2005
The Lure:beerbuzzmontreal (3487) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 5, 2005
Berries surface atop the caramel puddle. Sadly, one must look closely to witness this cute protrusion.
An athletic body pushes forth earthy sweetness and berries. Not enough sweet malts for my tastes in the style, but again this is brewed with talent. Quite fruity and drinkable for this size.
Walking in the suburbs.
Pours a reddish amber color with a thin white head. Aroma of cabbage, fruits, malt. Flavor of cabbage, fruits and malt, the malt doesn’t feel rich or round. Light to medium body with a dry, powdery texture and soft carbonation. Unremarkable, on the verge of boring.
ClarkVV (6642) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 14, 2005
Draught pint at the brewpub, 11/5/2005 with Muzzlehatch. Minimally filtered, brassy-orange with some strong beige-to-pencil-yellow hues and a very small, rather poorly retained off-white to beige colored head. Aroma shows dry toffee and caramel with tons of lager yeast. Nice bockiness, with some caramel corn notes and a touch of light, dry, yellow fruits. Strong, but mostly just sweet caramel malts and lager yeast. Flavor begins with plenty of sticky, sweet caramel and toffee, followed by some lightly drying, yeast notes, moderately acidic, lightly sour toasted grains/munich malts and a hint of soft, grassy hops. Plenty more yeast, which dosent quite balance the sticky caramel. The complexity is lacking, which creates some fatigue on the palate, when drinking a whole pint. The carbonation is low to moderate and the mouthfeel is sticky, with a touch of bready dryness on the texture as it warms. Well-concealed alcohol and low hops, with plenty of yeast and sweetness. It’s well-done to style and maybe batch two will yield a bit more complexity/balance. muzzlehatch (4951) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 31, 2005
Draught pint at the brewpub. Deep copper-bronze, faintly hazy, with a smallish lasting creamy head...nose is all caramel, rich deep lightly burnt caramel, touches of vanilla and a hint of licorice, but mostly CARAMEL....body is lightly alcoholic, warming and just a touch bitter towards the finish, very sweet but not syrupy, lightly smoky/toasty, with some lovely woody chestnut notes towards the finish. Not phenomenal by any means, but another nice German-style addition to this brewpub’s growing repertoire in the area.