KimJohansen (10350) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - OCT 19, 2012
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 26, 2012 Clear golden with a medium white head. Aroma was nicely packed with grassy hops, flowers and a few hints of german malt. Flavor had a lovely authentic german pilsener taste with german hops and a breadish taste. Grassy and crisp. Dry and bitter. Very authentic. Any ratings of this based on a less than a 50 cl wont do it justice. Masterpiece!
77ships (4215) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 30, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sampled draft @ Borefts 2013. Pale golden with a white head. Nose is grassy & floral hops, hay, touch barn & some yeast. Taste is bitter, crisp with some grass hops, floral bitter, hay, slightly bigger malt than expected, very drying. Nice & crisp, no idea how traditional this is but I found this to be a very nice pilsner.
MartinT (8024) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 4, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
My Bottom Line:
This very authentic German-style lager shares cracking hay and herbal hop spiciness for a highly refreshing pint.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A slice of foam sits atop the misty straw blond.
-Carbonation is appropriately prickly yet soft.
-Malts and hops are both expressed clearly.
-A floral character is found throughout, but more of the dandelion or sunflower variety (not the usual rose-like geraniol connotations).
-Drinkability is obviously quite high (if you like noble hops, that is).
-The flavor profile is also well balanced.
-The finish is perhaps a tad more bitter than the average German Pils.
fiulijn (15060) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 13, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Batch 561, bb 1.2014
Cloudy blond color with medium sized compact head. Nice aroma, although rubbery in the beginning, it shows some crispy cereal, and strong grassy notes. Light and smooth mouthfeel, with a crispy and clean malt profile, good contribution of cereals; very good hopping, both strong and aromatic, evidence of noble hops, with straws and grass.
Excellent beer, delivering fresh sensations.
Cool_Bond (1531) - Kung av Öl @ Facebook, SWEDEN - OCT 19, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smell very pilsner malt. Very special beer with a sweet taste and citrus. Long aftertaste. But this is one of the better beer I drank. Follow me @ Kung av öl @ Facebook for more pictures and ratings.
Ernest (6318) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 9, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Kihoskh, Copenhagen (BB Aug 2014). Head is initially average sized, frothy, white, mostly lasting. Body is hazy medium yellow, unfiltered. Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (toasted grain/bread), lightly to moderately hoppy (herbs), lightly yeasty (sourdough), with light notes of sulfur, melon rind, kumquat. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter. Medium body, velvety texture, lively carbonation. It’s odd that Amager doesn’t advertise this as a Kellerbier, because that is precisely what this is...Franconian lager is something I’ve been particularly saturated in this year, having spent over a month across two separate trips in that region (including just two weeks ago), and visited a couple of times in previous years as well. And this smells *identical* to the unfiltered lagers of that area...if it were poured in a random village south of Bamberg I wouldn’t remark on it being unusual in any way from the next...and best of all, it’s an unflawed example (which *is* notable even for Franconia)...no DMS, diacetyl, etc. Really well done and authentic. If they were really going for a "straight up pilsner" well...they failed in that, I suppose, but they got lucky in making a nicely textured, balanced, and aromatic Kellerbier. Bravo!
canary dog (665) - Rutland, Vermont, USA - APR 3, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
This beer is intriguing. Light and cloudy with a wispy foam head. Very light. The taste is light, but full of character somehow. Finish is lemony. This beer reminded me of a somewhat mixed concoction of German pilsner (about 3/4) and gose (about 1/4). A very drinkable and refreshing pils, in my best estimation. Greed is deceptively simple and, if you appreciate TRUE German style pils and keep an open mind, you will enjoy this half liter offering and discover it grows on you as you finish the glass. But it is, unfortunately, very expensive.
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.
3fourths (8214) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 25, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 7, 2014 Hallertau and Tettnanger hops jump from the glass with peppery and citric lemon, lavender and orange blossom, while the musty basement, sulfur and calcium carbonate minerality is a nod to well-crafted Franconian lager... yep, my boy Ernest was right, this is straight up Kellerbier. Clean malt, juicy, succulent, not a trace of husk... the hops are vibrant, carbonation soft and seemingly natural... it’s a joy to smell and the fine, silky texture combined with a washing of noble hop acid does it for me. heck of a lager here from Amager, it’s a shame it has been largely panned by drinkers.
TAR (2517) - 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.