BlackHaddock (6076) - Shropshire, - NOV 6, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aldi UK stocking this: 500ml bottle, best before 20 Sept 2013, poured @ home into a UK pint sleeve on 06 Nov 2012.
Looks OK, usual Pilsner golden colour, clean, clear, etc, etc, the head vanished before it arrived, I hate that! Gets an average score because my lips might have had some Cambozola remains on them and that would have killed the head.
Nose is hop, grain and hay with some bready malts arriving as the beer warmed a little.
The taste was sweeter than the aroma suggested with the malts pushing the hop content towards the rear, the aftertaste and finish were semi-sweet too, no hop bitterness or dryness, so maybe this has some Christmassy notes after all. I wondered at first about the ’Winterbier’ handle. Still couldn’t detect any spice or ’winterness’ in the brew, but it was tasty and the body wasn’t ’lager-light’.
I actually enjoyed this: for a cheap supermarket brew it knocks the socks off most of the ’designer’ Lagers/Pilsners and I’ll be getting some more for my guests over the festive season.
ForlornHope (377) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - MAR 6, 2016
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at home. Pale yellow with a thin white head. Bready aroma with a little grassy hop. Sweet start, then a gentle bitterness. Sappy malt with a hint of peppery hop. More sweetness in the finish. Well-carbonated with a slightly thin body for its strength. OK, but not that exciting.
kto (796) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 5, 2015
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
0.5l bottle as a part of bavarian beer set, marktkauf/edeka. pours a clear pale golden with a persistent white head and a nice lacing. rather intense aroma of grains and herbs. mild flavour of grains, bread, chalk. oily mounthfeel.
pivnizub (10025) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - JUL 14, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: greenish-golden, mid-sized loose White head; sweetish pale-malty nose with a slight herbal background; moderate to solid sweet flavour, just a light bitterness underneath, medium bodied; sweet pale-malty finish, some balancing hops detectable. Tastes almost like a diluted Heller Bock...
ThirstyBird (2566) - Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 21, 2015
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Thanks to erzengel for the bottle!! Pours a clear medium yellow with an off-white head. The smell is grain, sweet toasted malt, grass. The taste is as it smell with a slightly dry ending. Light and oily with average carbonation. A mediocre beer that smells better than it tastes.
Zita (6083) - Assentoft, DENMARK - MAR 21, 2015
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
lght barnyard, golden, clear, white foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, light body, oily feel, light alcoholic finish.
Hansen (8333) - Assentoft, DENMARK - MAR 21, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Light golden coloured and clear. Has a white head, medium duration. Has a sweet, lightly malty aroma, light bread and chardboard. Flavor is mainly sweet,
Erzengel (7387) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - FEB 16, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
*Best before 26.11.15. Malzig-fruchtiges, würzig-süffiges Bier. Nicht zu tief, ein Hauch Karamell, nett.
Borup (11032) - Albertslund, DENMARK - JAN 25, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
50 cl. bottle. Clear golden colour with a white head. Aroma and flavour of hops, fruit and malt.
joergen (25647) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 25, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at yespr.
Clear yellow colored with a small white head.
Malty aroma of hay, grain and hops.
Malty flavor of hay and hops.
yespr (39962) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JAN 25, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
50 cL bottle. Pours clear and golden yellow with a small white head. Aroma is grassy, straw and light herbal. Mild sweet. Grassy and straw. Bitter and dry herbal into the finish.