Travlr (9819) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 2, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draft. Clear yellow color, medium white head. Aroma of citrus and straw. Taste is moderately bitter hay and subtle lemonpeel. OK.
Mezcalmannen (395) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 20, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear yellow colour, a film of white head on top of it. There’s a fruity aroma to it, some grains as well. Taste has a nice crispy feel to it, moderately hoppy. As to the debate whether this is Norway’s finest macro lager, to me it probably is, along with Frydenlund Fatøl. (Can)
MadIndian (2218) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 30, 2012
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
The golden / yellow fizzy pour led me to believe that this would be terrible However, it had some good hop and citrus presence. A little skunky and thin, but not terrible.
Foffern (976) - Bodø, NORWAY - JAN 4, 2012
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Can at home. Golden straw-colour with a very carbonated head which fades fast. An aroma of grains and straw towards the classic cech pilsener. The flavours are much alike with more sweet grains. Medium bitternes not very lasting. Watery and thin mouthfeel. Overall not a bad light pilsener, and maybe the one of the industrial pilseners in Norway that is closest to the cech pilsener.
mile (2444) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 5, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can. Golden, small and fully diminishing head. Light to moderate malty - lightly grainy and lightly sweetish aroma, faint grassy hoppyness. Body is medium, malty - lightly grainy and lightly sweetish, some grassy hoppyness. Finish is short to average, malty - lightly grainy and dryish, some grassy hoppyness. Dryish pils - OK hoppyness in the finnish.
tfredvik (796) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 17, 2011
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Oh my, now I’m really disappointed. I have been told that this is supposed to be one of the few decent Norwegian macro lagers, but I couldn’t disagree more. The strange thing is that initially I thought the aroma was quite ok. After smelling the beer a few times I realised that I had been tricked by my preconceptions: this really doesn’t smell very nice. Sweet malts and some hops, but also sugary cornflakes and cooked vegetables. Yikes. The taste is better, a sweet taste with a nice medium bitter finish. However, the bitter finish is accompanied by a harsh tin can flavour that more or less ruins this brew. The body is clear, pale and sparkling. Fluffy white head that soon reduces to a thin film that leaves plenty of lacing. Light to medium body, medium carbonation. Nah.
[33 cl can, 4.7%, from Kiwi, Valle, Oslo]
esp0r (1600) - NORWAY - JUN 11, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can. Pale golden, white head. Aroma of malts, grass and spice. Taste is medium malty with some sweetness. Also a good dry feel. Finish is bitter and hoppy with nice grasso tones.
Geokkjer (5002) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 13, 2011
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pours pale yellow with a white head.Aroma of fruity, herbal with some notes of pear.Flavor is somewhat sweet with some grains and herbal notes.Thin , watery body.
Palme (2669) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAY 8, 2011
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
0.33l can. Pours a clear pale golden body with a decent creamy white head. Aroma is hopy with hint of citrus and malts. Actually not that bad for it’s kind. Body is medium, texture is watery to oily and has a soft to average carbonation. Nice and hopy flavors with medium bitterness and a hint of honey but not to sweet. Watery finish but there is a nice hopy aftertaste (could it be saaz?) Also has a thin lemony-sourness in the end that makes this a bit more interesting - not exciting, but interesting. Probably one of the best macro pale lagers made in Norway.
stobbe74 (3790) - DENMARK - APR 15, 2011
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pours a clear and pale yellow beer with a white head. The aroma is malt and DMS. The flavor is following the nose with some additional notes of sweetness. The palate is sweetness and notes of bitterness. Overall a boring beer.