Additional notes 08/17/22 (Pictured)
I’ve always loved this beer with its copper colored clarity and well-defined, stylistically correct parameters. Malt lovers rejoice, as do those interested in clean beer, traditional and stylistically correct beers.
Original notes 08/11/2009
Exceptional beer. On-tap at The Brick Store, Decatur, GA, USA and many times from the bottle.
I like the presentation, especially the glassware – classy and very German. Green color is attractive.
Pour is a golden amber body which surprises me a little. Perfect carbonation leading to a fantastic head that lingers and produces some special lace.
Nose and tastes immediately raise the caramel stakes. Lots of light, sugary notes but these give way to the ethanol fairly quickly. The finish is a bit boozy that suggests an ABV higher than the 6.50%. A lot of malt presence (obviously), but the finish belies the style a little and puts in a shot or two of typically harsh, German hops. Super beer that is one of my favorites.