KimJohansen (10347) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - DEC 30, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear golden with a large white head. Sweet malty aroma with caramel notes. Sweet flavour with malty, caramel and breadish notes. Finished mild bitter.
g2bfry (49) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 13, 2008
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2009 Sour malt nose with a bit of floral hop. Gold with a moderate white head. Flavor has some hop notes and mostly light grainy malts. Medium body.
oh6gdx (21546) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 23, 2008
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottled@Kahdet Kasvot, Tampere. Golden colour, big white head. Aroma is hops, mild bready maltyness as well as some paper. Flavour is much the same. Very earthy. Yet refreshing.
TBone (13358) - Pori, FINLAND - OCT 20, 2008
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
(Bottled, flip top, BB 02/2009). Pub Kahdet Kasvot, Tampere.
Golden color, small white head. Grassy, a bit buttery hoppy, papery aroma. Grainy, grassy hoppy, supermarket-type beer. Kind of refreshing.
tomer (1902) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - SEP 26, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
0.5L bottle, medium stable creamy head, golden colour, strong carbonation. Malt and vanila aroma, sweet malty taste with strong sourness, also notes of vanila and tobbaco. medium bodied with an exremely long sweet and sour aftertaste. Not bad but not exactly to my taste.
sirPino (883) - Zawiercie/Sosnowiec, POLAND - SEP 3, 2008
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle brown, 500 ml, 11 P
Appearance: Pours bright and shiny goldenbody with high saturation and white, frothy, rocky, quite pillowy head, slowly decreasing from big to the average, leaving nice lacing.
Aroma: Decent, classic aroma of Premium Lager but nothing extraordinary here as the sophisticated bottle would suggest. In Poland this kind of beer is packed just into plain bottles. Wet, hoppy nose, moderately alcoholic, clean barley malt at the back, gentle yeastyness mixing with maltyness, milky and whipped cream, gentle saltyness, no additional herbal accents.
Flavour: Chalky, metallic and kind of rusty front, pure grains of barley, completely reduced sweetness, kind of truffle like and citrusy hoppyness with a nice bitterness on palate, saltyness, notes of citruses, especially grapefruit and lemon, finish duration is medium.
Palate: Body is light, texture is quite dry, carbonation on palate is moderate to high, finish feel is highly astringent, accidic, salty and metallic.
Archibaldo de la Cruz (1121) - FINLAND - AUG 31, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Malty aroma with notes of hops. Flavour is malty, some sweetness and spicy hoppiness. Medium bodied and quite balanced. Nothing special but very drinkable beer.
Embrouille (2831) - SWITZERLAND - AUG 18, 2008
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottled 33cl. The nose is of vegetables. Quite tart. The taste is of vegetables, wax and malt. Low bitterness. Slightly metallic with a malt liquor edge. Drinkable, but otherwise poor.
SilkTork (5346) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 4, 2008
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500ml swing top bottle from Beers of Europe. Crisp carbonation. Cat pee hops. Clean, decent enough malt - slightly bready. Some soap in the finish. This is fairly average for a pale lager - a smudge more hops than the standard global lager, and a smudge less than typical for east Europe. I was impressed by the Hopfig Herb last year. Not so impressed with this.
ekstedt (5708) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 10, 2008
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Swing-toop bottle (50 cl) from a local beer store in Berlin. Clear golden, short white head. Grainy malt aroma with some herbal hops. Spritzy mouthfeel. Dry and quite bitter. Boring, expected more from this one.