bark (255) - Linköping, SWEDEN - OCT 2, 2004
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
The colour is clear, deep brown with a tingle of amber. The foam is white and it dissolves in moderate speed from a large head of big bubbles to a small, compact one (without crater).
The delicate smell has got an unusual scent of chalk and sweet canned peas, but there are also notes of very dry hops and burned malt.
The fresh and strong carbonation keeps just on the right side of the border from being prickly. The carbon dioxide last through the whole gulp, and it is leaving a somewhat fizzy feel.
The first taste is a burned, malt flavour that develops into a fine mix of sweet malt and a good bitterness from the hops. There is a somewhat sour taste that is replaced with a mild bitterness. Somewhere in the aftertaste, a clear and almost chalk-like dry bitterness is balanced with a noticeable saltiness.
This is yet another fine dark lager (it seems like a lot of those is introduced right now, may it be some kind of trend?) that works with some unusual, really dry notes.
Oh, the name. It translates into "the Master Brewer’s Best Dark Lager".
Ungstrup (27760) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 3, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Stockholm Beer Festival 2007. A nut-brown beer with a thick dense white head. The aroma is sweet malty combined with notes of straw and nuts. The flavor is sweet malty with notes of nuts and caramel, leading to a dry strawy finish which is lightly bitter.
gnoff (7036) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JUL 22, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught at The Rover in Gothenburg, Sweden. Dark brown color, tan head. Malty sweet scent. ;Alty taste with a bitter touch to it. Medium mouthfeel.
RichardGretton (4118) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 12, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Blackish brown beer with a lightish head. The aroma is yeasty and mildly smoked, the flavour is roasted and quite bitter. Overall a reasonable dark lager like beer.
thewolf (10553) - Kolding, DENMARK - AUG 13, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark mahogany brown colour with dirty white and very creamy head. Mild aroma with caramel sweetness. Taste is very sweet, much caramel and some roasted flavours as well.
jolo (827) - Uppsala, Sweden, SOUTH AFRICA - AUG 3, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 50cl. A clear light-brown colour with a white head. An aroma of malt, caramel, grass and nuts. The taste is medium sweet and light bitter. A medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation and a medium long light sweet duration.
Svesse (5716) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - OCT 1, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(Draught, Stockholm Beer Festival, 29 Sep) Dark brown colour, small off-white head. Malty nose with caramel, toffee and raisins. Malty, slightly burnt, taste with caramel and raisins. Notes (but merely notes) of hops in the finish. Well balanced, hardly exciting.
yespr (28711) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 6, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From tap at Green Lion. Pours clear and golden and with a small white head. Aroma is overripe fruity and breadish. Flavour is the same with a light mouldy and acidic touch. Bitter, dry and breadish malty.
Beer4000 (4116) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 25, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
My breakfast beer served at a dirty sports pub somewhere in Stockholm. Clear amber body with a dense, medium sized off-white head. Not much aroma, just a hint of toast. Flavor is mild, light roasted malt with a hint of toast and an even lighter hint of something fruity. Medium body and moderate in aftertaste. Not very interesting, but frankly not bad either as a plain thirst quencher for breakfast or something similar. Goes well with egg & bacon.
MiP (12863) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JAN 24, 2006
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Weak dusty aroma. Brown colour, big stable head. Flavour is also quite weak, and drowned by too high carbonation. Very weak coffee aftertaste. Low to medium bitterness.