DrnkMcDermott (2855) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - MAY 8, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Rustic hop bitterness under the cap, more like a Northern Brewer. Foams up a lot when poured into my Sam Adams glass. Just a tad darker than the usual pale lager color, while most old-time lagers (Juengling, Sam) tend to be darker. That slight oxidation that comes with most light lagers. Taste is both highly bittered from that "all-purpose hop," and a bit sweet. If they used a truly historical 2-row barley, they might have had to amp it up with adjunct. An interesting beer, but it’s a little too close to a Pabst for me.
Sarpa (978) - FINLAND - MAR 2, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle 355ml from Alko. Pours clear golden with a nice white head. Hay and grass, malts in the aroma. Malty, smooth, a bit bitter, balanced flavor.
BitchPls (599) - FINLAND - MAR 1, 2015
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pale orange. Foam is big and white. Some bitterness in aroma. Sweetness from malts. Decent bitterness. Nice drinkability. A good lager.
arsol (689) - NORWAY - FEB 28, 2015
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Lys, litt tåkete med hvitt skum. Lukter malt og litt sødme. Sødme i smaken også litt kjedelig tam lager.
Vighals (1536) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - FEB 28, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Gulbrun noe tåkete med lavt hvitt skum. Honning og maltlukt. Lett. Søtlig i smak med lett bitter avslutning.
RexTalionis (2788) - FINLAND - FEB 28, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Golden color, whitish head. Notes of malts and grassy meadow in aroma. Grassy bitterness and bready malts in taste. Sweetish finish. There’s something though here that I like, extra points for that.
domienS (167) - Oostakker, BELGIUM - FEB 26, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a clear blonde beer with a small, unstable white head, has some pearling.
Smells malty, some hop, bit flowery.
Palate is small, non alcoholic. Well saturated.
OK but nothing special at all.
Beerheart65 (1066) - Pori, FINLAND - FEB 26, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pale straw, short thin head. Grainy dry aroma, mild distant fruit. Nice malty flavor with bit hoppyness balancing, light body and feel, potent carbonation, very easy to drink.
oh6gdx (21326) - Vasa, FINLAND - FEB 25, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled. Goldeny orange colour with a small white head. Aroma is fruity, floral, some sweet herbal notes as well as some mild metallic and grainy notes as it got a bit warmer. Flavour is bready, grainy, some slight herbal notes along with mild floral and grassy notes.
SPDickerman (1012) - Texas, USA - FEB 23, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours clear golden with a large off-white head. Smells of grain, malt sweetness, and a subtle earthy pininess. Taste is sweet maltiness, hints of pine. Light-bodied with a smooth texture and soft mouth-carbonation, Anchor California Lager finishes with a lingering sweetness.
czar (4927) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 23, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours unclear bright gold with a creamy/frothy white head, excellent retention and lacing - can’t get any better than that. spicy and grainy lightly toasted maltiness, fruitiness - spicy berries, lemons and limes, grassy leafiness, light woodsy vanilla, minerals, honey flowers, lightly earthy, touch of caramel and cardboard. average carboantion, light body - slightly watery; balanced herbal-grassy-spicy finish. tasty lager.