Kristall - Pours a pure gold in color with a fairly thick, medium-sized head that does lace the glass. The smell is of grain and aromatic hops, with just a bit of a sour note. The flavor is intense, big grain and very bitter, with a slightly metallic rather than dry finish. 5.6% ABV.
Roggen Gold - Also pours a pure gold in color, a tad darker than the Kristall with the same type of head. The aroma is lighter than I would have expected a hint of grain and lager smell. The flavor is fairly weak for a European lager, slight grain and weak bitter finish. This is the disappointment of the three Schlagl's tried. 4.9% ABV. I will say as the glass goes on, it gets a bit better, a little more flavor is apparent and it develops a nice creamy mouthfeel.