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Freiherr Von Poschinger Braysche Schlossbrauerei Irlbach GmbH

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2.63 | pDev: 27%
Freiherr Von Poschinger Braysche Schlossbrauerei Irlbach GmbH
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flyingpig from Scotland

3.11/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

50cl bottle from Munich Airport (€1.60):
Clear golden with some visible carbonation & a foamy, wavy white head with lacing on the sides. The nose is light & slightly grainy with the odd grassy hop & earthy touches then a bread or doughy sweetness at the end. It tastes quite sweet & basic with corn & a few light adjuncts, bread malts & hay. There's not a lot of variety with the taste & it seemed overly sweet with a smooth, light-medium body but it wasn't a particularly good one really.

Apr 23, 2020
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drmeto from Germany

2.84/5  rDev +8%
look: 5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

-pours a clear deep golden with a medium to big,foamy,white head
-medium to high carbonation visible
-acidic,metallic,spicy,smokey,red apple
-Finishes dry
-medium carbonation
-light to medium body
Surprisingly poor "Festbier" for a Bavarian Brewery.Unpleasant smell and absolutely dull on the tongue.
i had higher hopes since i really like Irlbacher's Hefeweizen

Apr 14, 2020
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sfprint from Germany

2.26/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Poured into a Weißbier glass, half inch head. Slightly on the dark-yellow/orange side of a lager.

I don't have the vocabulary, or beer knowledge to describe this smell accurately, but it does have a smell. :) but not one i particularly like. and it's a smell i've only smelled in other german beers... hmm.

Initially it's not so flavorful but smooth, but after you're done sipping, the slightly bitter flavor sits at the back of your mouth. It's definitely a different taste, not what I expected from the smell. Somewhat sweet, but not in a good way. Quite different from other lagers I've had. Oh wait, the bottle says it's a dark lager ("Kühl und dunkel", cool and dark), contrary to "style" it's been classified under on this website. Or maybe that's refering to the way it was brewed, my german isn't so great.

On one hand it doesn't feel so carbonated, but on the other there's a slight, smooth tingling happening that you can sometimes feel. The way the after taste sits in your mouth isn't particularly pleasant.

If someone offered it to me, I would drink it again, but I probably wouldn't buy it again.

Apr 07, 2010
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beerdrifter from Germany

1.46/5  rDev -44.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Picked up a rack of local beers while visiting Berlin and this was one of them. Slightly hazy light yellow pour with quickly fading head and minimal lacing. Very mild nose with not much going on besides some grass and a slight hint of vanilla. The taste was likewise nothing special. Lots of grassiness with a terrible sour aftertaste at the start. Very earthy with almost no hop bitterness and a sweet honey tinge. This was an all around terrible beer that I ended up not being able to finish. Exzellent it definitely wasn't.

Jan 19, 2010
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Beer rating: 2.63 out of 5 with 5 ratings