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Average Review High Score Low Score Reviews Tried Consumed
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Review by SAP on 05/24/09  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
78 3 10 15 4 7 2009
A vigorous pour into my 25cl tulip glass produces an almost three-finger thick, amber tinged, tan colored head. The beer is a dark amber, brown color that shows a clearish, bright cherry hue when held up to the light. The aroma has a full, malty, caramelized (very much so actually) note that is quite a bit more distinct than I was expecting. This has an almost fruity caramel not to it that sort of reminds me of something like cotton-candy or marshmallows. There is a backdrop of toasty, bread-crust like and biscuit leaning maltiness.

This has quite a spicy, herbal hop note to it along with a clean, biting bitterness. The malt, while distinct, is almost secondary to the hop character; this is quite a departure from the nose. The beer might be a bit too cold (the low to mid 40s), but when warmed it becomes more creamy in texture. This is still quite hoppy though, but that fruity-caramel / caramelized cotton candy note becomes more noticeable in the flavor. The beer almost has a sort of roasted character to it; it is a touch sharp, with a faint hint of roasted character, even a touch of coffee like notes, but not really roasted. This definitely has a toasted malt edge to it that picks up lots of biscuit character in the finish.

In the end this is quite malt focused, even if I can’t quite decide if the initial hop focus in the flavor was distracting or intriguing. This is quite a tasty beer and the unique notes, presumably from the stoning process, makes this that much more interesting to try.

Served In: Tulip

Review by seaoflament on 04/01/09  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
78 3 9 16 3 8 2009
Read about Steinbier when this came out and the way the used to use heated rocks to boil the wort was fascinating to me. I just had to try this beer and hopefully later on use this method in homebrewing.

The beer has a dark caramel color with about an inch of off-white colored foam.

Chocolate, roasted and toasted malts upfront. Some earthy and slightly spicy hops in the background. Clean finish from the lager yeast. Cocoa and caramelized malts. A touch of a grainy aroma buried in the back. Maybe a little nutty too. Near the end I pick up some sweet bread aromas.

Toasted malts, grainy, burnt sugar, and hints of mocha. Lightly roasted malts in the finish with some brown sugar. I can also taste some biscuit malts as I finish my glass

A little prickly, medium-low, carbonation on the tongue, and some body. A little harsh in the finish which seems to be from a combination of the alcohol and grain tannins. Not bad but the finish is just a tad harsh. A little smoother as it warms up.

Served In: Pint Glass

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