dreadnord (1009) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 12, 2012
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours copper with a decent white head. Nose is MGD. It doesn’t smell fresh, it smells like it’s been on the shelf a while. What I do get is some caramel malts with light pine. Some dark fruit smells to, which I would expect in a belgian dark, not a helles. Flavor is mildy bitter with some sweet for balance. Rather light tasting for 6%. The mouthfeel is light bodied and soft. Aftertaste is subtle.
POLK (1895) - Hørning, DENMARK - FEB 8, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Slightly more powerful than most other standard German lager, but still a very dull beer.
Nilz (232) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JAN 31, 2012
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
floral, vanilla Aroma,golden, clear appearnce with thin head,lightly bitter, light body, thin feel, soft carbonation.
edpeg (680) - Berlin, GERMANY - JAN 25, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: FEB 19, 2012 Golden yellow clear body with white tight head. Aromas malts, grains. Palate medium bodied with lively carbonation and mouth feel. Aftertaste sweet maltiness with hints of weak dry hoppy finish. Compared to normal helles more full bodied and richer, not too special though.
Meilby (4524) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 7, 2012
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle 330ml @ gunnfryd
Pours clear deep golden with a white head. Aroma has notes of malt and grain. Taste is light sweet and light bitter. Body is light, texture is thin, carbonation is soft,
Geokkjer (4311) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 7, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle.Pours golden with a white head. Aroma of floral and herbal hops, malt, fruitiness and yeast. Flavor is sweet and fruity with some bitterness and herbal notes.Medium body, average carbonation.
delnoche (416) - GERMANY - DEC 28, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
33cl bottle poured into a dimpled mug. Golden amber with very little head. Aroma is light sweet malt. Flavor is lightly sweet with strong hops notes and some mustiness. Decent, nothing special.
solidfunk (1919) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 9, 2011
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
another trashy beer. Havent had much luck in the dortmunder category. Picked this up at a supermarket in Chile - amazing they bother to export such trash. I guess nobody in Germany wants it so they unload it to whoever will take it. Most Chilean beers have this far beat, though
Panzerfaust (539) - Hanga Roa, Easter Island, CHILE - DEC 4, 2011
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Looks nice in the glass with a clear amber colour and a medium white head that stays for a moment and then diminishes leaving a lacing.
Aroma is very malty as the style suggests with notes of rye bread, barley, seeds, camomille and grains. Fine and clean.
Taste reveals itself very quickly with a fresh herbal bitterness and an even stronger malty finish. Lots of grains and cereal. A very solid flavor but a bit one dimensional.
Body is light to medium with a lively carbonation. This is a nice beer, one of the good commercial examples of the style.
Martinus (1878) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - DEC 2, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Reddish amber colour, white head. Malty aroma, light sour, apples, caramel, quite pronounced hops. Reminds of a Speciale Belge with more hops. Malty sweet flavour, light sour touch. Quite OK.
(From 33cL bottle @ local bar, Oranienburgerstr., Berlin)