gunnfryd (12964) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 17, 2011
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Can. golden colour with a white head. Aroma is dry, malt, fruit. Flavour is dry, malt, fruit. Boring beer.
JoeMcPhee (9004) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 2, 2011
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pale golden pour with a thin white head. The aroma is actually really quite malty - pale malt, but with some flavour. There is a little bit of light grainy character and some lightly noble hop flavour. It’s a light beer that does the job it’s meant to.
Kavu (3136) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 26, 2011
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours pale yellow with a medium head. Weak aroma is malts. Flavor is malts with a hint of wheat and banana. Not bad.
Martinus (4065) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - AUG 1, 2011
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Another disappointing Estonian lager. I’m rather learning to stay away from the better named and prettier labeled bottles, but there has to be an acceptable lager/pilsner in Estonia, right? I’m still searching.
Clear, pale golden beer, small white head (as is fashion in Estonia). Aroma of brewing cerial, corn and cardboard. Flavour is rather sweet, corn, paper and something strangely reminding of the wax on envelopes or stamps. Rather disappointing.
(From 0,5L bottle)
omhper (21765) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUL 2, 2011
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottled, from Tallinn. Clear pale golden, rich but brief head. Tart, yet syrupy. Unfirm with rice and corn syrup that shifts into tin and resin i the finish. Awfully tough to drink.
Snegurochka (389) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUN 23, 2011
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
568ml can bought in Tallinn, shared at the XI Beer Session 18. Nov.2010.
Champagne coloured body, foamy head that disappears and leaves a filmy layer. Smells like wet leaves and tastes like paper, with some honey, dust and bandage finish. Stylish container - stale beer!
DruncanVeasey (7768) - NUNEATON, 3rd, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2011
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle at The Meriton. Bright gold with a fine white collar that persists...until you take a sip. Aroma of glue, rubber and a hint of sherbet lemon..but that’s probably Octo’s bath cube. Tastes of licked envelope, one pine needle, popcorn and crackers with a corn snack aftertaste. Heavily adjunct-accented. Not my crap Estonian lager of choice.
BeerBaboon (1786) - FINLAND - FEB 14, 2011
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Keltainen ja vähävaahtoinen olut. Tuoksusa on hieman mallasta ja pahvia. Mieto ja neutraali. Hieman hedelmäisyyttä myös. Maussakin on pahvia. En kelpuuta eteeni toiste.
Rune (9501) - Tromsø, NORWAY - NOV 22, 2010
1.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
One pint, 568ml, can. Thanks to Elisabeth and Stefan for sharing. Clear yellow straw coloured body to a decent, white lacing-head. Very modest aroma of pale malts. Dry fruits in flavour, notes of vegetables. Diluted bitterness to the ending. Flat mouth feel (session in Tårnrommet, Tromsø 18.11.2010).
suurjuust (1945) - ESTONIA - NOV 5, 2010
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Estonian macrolager. Pale yellow, grassy and malty aroma, some grain and malt in the taste. This one has some fairly pleasant hoppiness in the aftertaste though, so it’s not a complete loss.