BlackHaddock (4552) - 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.
Zita (5279) - 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 (7250) - 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 (4915) - 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 (6989) - 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 (22443) - 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 (33728) - 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.
jfb (4382) - Freising, GERMANY - JAN 24, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(bottle) clear golden colour with a frothy white head. aroma of floral hops and hay, quite grassy, with a light touch of pale malts, some sweet spices and banana. flavour is mostly grainy pale malts and cardboard, rather sweet, with a hint of caramel and some more banana in the finish. full-bodied with average carbonation.
Rasmus40 (12691) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 24, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Prima Beer, Hobro. Clear yellow with a white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, light grainy and light hoppy - straw. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. Good bitterness. 240115
Kristall-König (2392) - Oldenburg, GERMANY - JAN 20, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Geruch moderat hopfig, grasig. Süßlicher Antrunk, grasig, hopfig. Mitte würzig, zieht bis in den Abgang. Ok.
Idiosynkrasie (4553) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JAN 1, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
500ml bottle. Clear golden colour with average, frothy, half-way lasting, minimally lacing, white head. Grainy, strawy aroma. Taste is slightly strawy, subtle pale malt sweetness, a touch of biscuit and powder sugar; super soft palate, entraps to bite instead of slurping.