olio (5931) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 16, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
50 cl bottle. BBE 03/2013.
Pours slightly hazy golden color with a large frothy head. Aroma of grass, grain, mild fruits, herbal notes and distant honey hints. Flavor of grass, mild caramel, citrus fruits, grain and some toffee. A bit stinging bitter palate with a fruity dry finish.
ration (1923) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 11, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
110812. Bottle at home. Pours clear golden with a medium head. Aroma butter, hops and grass. Slight sweet buttery taste. Not Bad.
gowdy (721) - Erskine, SCOTLAND - AUG 4, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Naomi and Billy’s. Pours with a small head that disapates. Yellowy golden colour. Light bitter.
Caytinator (899) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUL 22, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap pint @ Hootnanny, Inverness. Bright yellow color, tiny collar, good lacing. Low carbonation. Aroma is predominantly hoppy. There’s a thistle on the logo, so it’s appropriate that it tastes "prickly". Not what I was expecting out of a blonde lager, almost an IPA - I taste wild grasses. Good body throughout, from tip to tail.
pivoveskotsku (201) - SCOTLAND - JUL 5, 2012
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
On tap. Pale yellowy gold colour. Some lemon, some hops, very grassy aroma. Biscuity taste, bit thin. Not bad, not great.
Hermod (3041) - Vantaa, FINLAND - JUN 30, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
50cl bottle, BBE 03/2013. Poured clear golden with a frothy, creamy white head, lacing. Aroma has citrus, grass, malt. Flavor is , fruity, lemonjuice/bloodgrape, caramel malt, nutty. Finish is quite dry, light grainy. Thin body.
MalcolmTucker (720) - SCOTLAND - MAY 27, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Classic lager appearance, This is at the top end of pale lagers - credit to Black isle for making a good beer in what is generally a poor style.
TBone (12451) - Pori, FINLAND - MAY 27, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled 500ml (K-Kamppi, BB 03/2013, alc. 4.5 %)
Clear golden color, small white head. Fruity aroma with citrus, pale maltyness and yeast. Light bodied, crisp carbonation, oily palate. Citrus, lemon zest, sweet fruityness in the pale malty flavor. Nothing fancy but balanced and tasty beer for this ABV. This doesn’t taste as a lager. More ale-like.
Bov (9270) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - MAY 27, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
from Bier-Bienne - hazy blond beer with a poor foam left; fruity and gently grassy hoppiness; medium-bodied and tasty, some tart bitterness and quite dry, short and refreshing dry and fruity hoppy finish - very drinkable
oh6gdx (20239) - Vasa, FINLAND - APR 27, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled (from K Citymarket Lielahti, Tampere), 4.5 %. Golden colour, mediumsized slightly off-white head. Aroma is fruits, bread, mild grainy and wooden notes as well as quite a nice big herbal touch. Flavour is fruity, floral, grainy and mildly earthy. Big time hoppy floral fiinish. No haze noted in colour even though pouring all the bottle contents in. A "lager" that tasted quite much like a golden ale... The commercial description on the bottle says: "A premium quality blonde beer with a light biscuit palate and a fresh, grassy aroma". Kind of works, but if this pretends to be a lager (As the RB description says) I say FAIL. Is this a different brew from the original Organic Blonde?