Lowenbrau (1882) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - MAY 7, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap @El Lúpulo Feroz, Oviedo.16-04-2014.
In short: a pretty decent lager.
Pours hazy hay colour, with some nice white head. Short head retention, poor lacing. Citrusy aromas. Light body, high carbonation, crispy texture. Taste follows the nose. Quite nice lager, but i was expecting more from a member of this awesome series.Somehow dissapointing.
TAR (2441) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - MAY 5, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Faded golden with slight haze. Thick and lathery white foam exhibits stellar retention. Lemony, herbaceous and flowery hops comprise the elegant aroma along with dusty yeast, butter cookies, melon, new mown hay and baguette. Distant whiff of nectarine and flower nectar. Soft, fine-bubbled carbonation. Pillow-soft maltiness caresses the tongue and fills the mouth with fresh baguette, bouncy hay and cracker dough. Flowery hops deposit ample nectar alongside a burst of refined oils for added depth and allure. Graceful pils malt soon takes on a delectable lemon cake sweetness. Hop bitterness is quite subdued, but the abundance of elegant hop flavor compensates nicely. Clean and characterful yeast coarsens the remarkably soft body as does a twinge of minerals. Pervasive but nonintrusive yeast also adds ample muscle to the already sturdy pils malt foundation. Closes softly lemony and complexly malty with cakelike flavors dabbed with a delicate butter cookie sweetness and lingering nectar. Well isn’t this a lovely little number! I guess they were going for a pils, but this screams kellerbier all the way down the gullet. And a very authentic one. Certainly softer than the Franconian examples, so I guess it could be more mouthwateringly minerally. Would love to see the bitterness ramped up few notches, but it’s quite clean and quaffable, features an exquisite hoppiness and luscious malt, and the bottle-conditioning, which has been masterfully executed, serves as a huge bonus. Delightful.
thiesen (169) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 3, 2014
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Kihoskh. Spicy, dry and crisp. Pale yellow. Nice pendent to a regular pilsner
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Humlenik (31) - DENMARK - MAY 3, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A fine beer with a decent character. Easy to drink. Good smell of bread or cereal. Hazy, yellow. White head. Lightly bitter. Light to medium body.
fup007 (46) - - MAY 3, 2014
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Fine beer but nothing special. But fully live up to the text at the label. Expensive but quite ordinary.
yeastMonster (47) - - MAY 3, 2014
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
this is a pretty ordinary beer. Maybe a little bit expensive compared to the quality of the beer
ktingleff (135) - - MAY 3, 2014
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
It is indeed greed to charge 59dkk for this beer. It's a decent pilsner with slightly fresh citrusy hops and a touch of basement.
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wlajwl (3765) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAY 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is light citrus, pale malts, German lager yeast and grassy hops. The flavor is pale malts, light citrus/fruit, mild hops and a dry/mildly bitter finish.
kustie (101) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 30, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Mieto tuoksu, hieman hapan maku. Raikas, mutta hieman turhan suoraviivainen olut.
Svesse (6044) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - APR 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle) Golden colour with lasting white head, leaving traces of lacing. Malty nose with notes of crisp-bread, citrus, peaches, hints of tropical fruit and fresh grassy, herbal hops. Malty, hoppy taste with bread, hay, citrus and a fresh, generous, grassy bitterness in the finish. Medium body, quite dry. Solid and well made German style pilsener, with a fresh hop presence. They could easily make this a permanent offering as their "standard" lager. Nice one.