Originally Posted by AnOldUR
As for any comparison, the Munich character comes through on both, but in a different way.
Wow, you bet it's different! I'm only halfway through the beer, but I have to say, this is what Munich ought to be!
app: Dark brown, off-white lasting head, some haze, deep copper highlights
aro: Thick with big toffee, fennel, and pumpernickel. Hints of cookie spices.
flv: Malty with black licorice and caramel
plt: Exceptional. Sweet is punctuated with spicy bitterness and tingling carbonation. Finishes very clean and wanting more!
ova: This beer starts out exactly like Mönchshof Schwarz (which, according to Jamil, is much more like a Dunkel with its big bready malt) and when it warms, kind of has notes of English winter warmers (Wychwood Bah Humbug comes to mind) but only in the nose and flavor. Palate has that tell-tale lager void and finish is always surprisingly dry.
Now I'm 3/4ths through it. I will save the other one to put next to my own 1.056 Mu/Tett/838 once it's mature (I actually have one poured right here, but it's clearly green).