fiulijn (15420) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 21, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Pibar, Lausanne; batch 234, bb 07-10-14
Light amber color, hazy, with copper hue; medium sized compact head. The malt aroma has a nice biscuity side; honey coated roasted almonds. Smooth mouthfeel; full bodied for a Pilsner; very good malt flavor with biscuits and light toffee; correct bitterness.
Wonderful Pilsner, balanced and rich.
ferencmato (47) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - DEC 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Golden with medium white head. Aroma/taste reminds me more of an IPA than lager. Fruity hops in the nose. Taste is inicially sweet n malty, then goes bitter - hops and grapefruit. Nutty, bready, bit dry aftertaste. Very nice, but not lager-ish in any way (yeah I get it, its just the yeast, not the style)
TheCametron (1913) - CZECH REPUBLIC - DEC 14, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Tasted alongside the other 3. Pours deep gold and clear with an initially large White head that quickly subsides. The most understated aroma of the four. This was far hoppier than a typical svetle. Much higher alcohol content as well which makes it unfair to compare. I enjoyed the fuller bodied hoppier variation of a style which I’m all too familiar with. Good effort.
kryon (1504) - SWEDEN - DEC 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours light amber with no head
Almost no aromas
Typical pilsner taste with nice sweetness
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Ktwse (2286) - SWEDEN - DEC 8, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours clear golden amber with low white head. Aroma of pilsner, bread, caramel. Taste is bready bitter, light lingering bitter finish. Body is light with soft carbonation.
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sputnikus (96) - Brno, CZECH REPUBLIC - DEC 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours amber liquid with solid white head. Aroma is hopped up, really unusual for pilsen, with citruses, biscuits and some spiciness. Taste is sweet (in a nice way, kinda like drinking sponge cake) and well rounded, Full body with creamy texture and soft carbonation. Spicy finish doesn’t last for long. Well, it’s hoppy and sweet pilsen lager, not my glass of beer, but not bad either.
spacecube (1082) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 bottle, had this out of the bottle. Had this straight after a normal pilsner and straight away the hops come into play here in the nose. The beer has a solid malty body and a crisp bitter finish. Very much a pilsner with just an extra added hop character. Nice
77ships (4545) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - DEC 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33 cl. bottle split with Kraddel. Procured by him. BBF 07/10/2014. Bright clear amber / orange with a disappearing white head. Smell is full of fruity USA hops, tangerine, orange, all on the fruity & mellow side with candy sugar, seems pretty odd to use such dominant hops to showcase yeast but okay it is BrewDog. Taste is pretty sweet, lots of sweet fruits, very sweet, tangerine, caramel, toffee, faint grass, oranges, sweetness covers everything. Body is pretty thick, bit yeast heavy. It is a pretty odd & contradictory brew, not sure what this was meant to be but this is a pretty odd brew for something that has pils yeast in it.
kraddel (4166) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - DEC 4, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
pours clear blonde
rather big white head
smells rather hoppy
taste is hoppy, bit bitter. creamy malty taste
very gentle, yet much taste .
every single craftbeer-lager says its better than regular lagers . only think oertype and imperialist are so far . than comes this . which is also damn nice . so brewdog , skip the fake lager , and make THIS you’re lager . now its just you’re ’temp. lager yeast beer ’...
DruncanVeasey (7332) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - DEC 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From the 4 pack. At first sniff the difference between this and the American is extraordinary; all lean sappy shrub, honey, sesame, soft leather- all things I associate with a quality German/Czech lager and would attribute, in my ignorance, to hops or malt. Pours slightly Martian gold with more ornately frilled white lace than the American. Soft honeyed lager flavour with biscuits dunked in bitter black tea, sesame streaks, buttery orange peel, gently soapy bitterness, thistle sap, light booze. A very, very wee dab of the American’s mandarin hop comes out very late in the drinking process. Sweet and rounded- atypically BrewDog.
A beer that tasted great and (6600 beers in) changed my opinion about beer. You can’t ask for more than that.