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Simon Spezial Altfränkisches Vollbier - Weissbierbrauerei Simon KG

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Reviews: 4
Hads: 7
Avg: 3.39
pDev: 18.58%
Wants: 2
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Weissbierbrauerei Simon KG
Germany | website

Style | ABV
Kellerbier / Zwickelbier | 5.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: Bierman9 on 08-16-2010

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Reviews: 4 | Hads: 7
Reviews by kojevergas:
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3.45/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle acquired in REWE stores, Bamberg. Served into a halleroder mini-stein/Bierkrug (.3L) in me friend's gaff in Bamberg, while she prepared me a local Franconian (NOT Bavarian!!) dish. Reviewed live. Labelled as a "Vollbier", obviously - which directly translates to "Full beer".

A: Four finger head of nice cream, fair thickness, and good retention. Clear copper colour. Transparent. Appealing.

Sm: Amber hops with wonderful malt. Germans know how to treat their malt. Some nutty notes on the fringe.

T: Amber malt with notes of caramel and a hop-laden climax. Some cream on the finish. Not as yeasty as anticipated. A bit simple but certainly pleasant and refreshing. Not as crisp as a lager or (Czech) pilsner, but good nonetheless. Well balanced and built for the style; this is a zwickel not a keller. The caramel seems to emerge more with each swig. Maybe even a fringe note of chocolate somewhere hidden in back; it's certainly elusive but welcome.

Mf: Cream-laden, smooth, and wet. Slightly coarse on the climax to accentuate the added flavour. Doesn't quite match the flavours of the body perfectly. A weird dryness enters just on the end, negatively affecting the echoing aftertaste, but it's subtle enough to not matter a great deal.

Dr: Very drinkable, and very well priced. A great beer in the style.

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Photo of jonmikel
3.18/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of RuudJH
4.05/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Simon KG brewery special brew.
0.5 l bottle.

Looks chestnut brown, with a beige head. Modest carbonation.

Smell and taste are dark malts. Lots of spice (koriander, nutmeg, clove) and some citrus in it.

Light mouthfeel. Very flavoursome. It lingers in the mouth.
Overall, a nice brew again , from this brewery. Refreshing and interesting.

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Photo of jonb5
3.03/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Dark amber colour, clear, slightly tanned head which soon went but lacing was retained. Grassy aroma, notes of malt and rasin, slight hop. Tasted some caramel and malt. Finish long and roasted. Smooth texture, medium body, slight carbonation. Overall Altfränkisch means a dark Kellerbier, not unlike other beers that say this on them.

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Photo of clarknova
4.5/5  rDev +32.7%

Photo of mmutantl
2.5/5  rDev -26.3%

Photo of Brabander
3.03/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I bought this beer a few weeks ago when i was in the south of Germany. There are good beermarkets where you can buy these beers. Dursty is a good shop. Bottle best before december 2011.

Poured in my Struise beerglass this beer looks ok. The fluid looks like a strong tea. Two fingers of lightbrown head which disappears after a pretty ling while.

A light malty smell and a flat watery taste make that this beer is not very special. It is drinkable but no more than that. With some more body it would be better.

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Simon Spezial Altfränkisches Vollbier from Weissbierbrauerei Simon KG
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