pivnizub (8747) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - AUG 5, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Hazy, amber coloured, thin, quite stable foamy head;sweet-malt in the nose with a tinge of liquorice and a quite strong hoppy aroma; moderate to strong bitter flavour, medium bodied: moderate malty and long aromatic bitter finish. Very pleasant and spicy....!
MoritzF (8402) - Bochum, GERMANY - AUG 4, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(bottle, 1 month past the BB-date) Hazy amber coloured effervescent hue with a short, slightly off-white foamy head. Slightly dusty and sweet buttery, resiny Bohemian-like malty aroma with herbal and slightly floral hops. Aromatic bitter hoppy flavour, crispy mouthfeel, well-bodied and balanced malty base with a slightly fruity and floral hoppy taste; quite dry and spicy bitter finish with an aromatic hoppiness. Rather inexperienced with American beers I find it very quaffable.
FrankJohansen (3602) - Sabro, DENMARK - AUG 2, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Golden colour with a nice moslty lasting white head. Heavy hoppy aroma and taste. Very powerful bitter finish.
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JUL 31, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at the sunset grill 7/30/06. Pours a dark copper/brown color with a small fizzy head. Head receedes to nothing. Nose is grainy and malty with some nice earthy notes. Palate is full and grainy with some tingly bubbles. Flavors are grainy and corny with some earthy light hop notes and a sticky finish.
lagermonkey (725) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUL 26, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear copper with a frothy ivory head. Light lacing. Smells of grassy malt and light citrusy hops.
Grassy malt and bitter hops. Light fruitiness from the malt. Persistent low level herbal hops. Lightly sticky mouth and long longering bitterness. Pretty good stuff.
porterhouse (1581) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - JUL 25, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
(Bottle from Julio’s Liquors) Pours a deep amber with about 2’’ of biscuit head that drops to about 1/4". Good-looking beer. Aroma is quite hoppy - flowery and fruity. Mouthfeel quite smooth and full. Decent lacing. Initially has quite a more flowery and less fruity hop taste, very much like an IPA. Remains quite hoppy and bitter but some caramel begins to emerge. Bitter finish. Gosh this seems like an IPA, curious to know why they made it so hoppy. A good beer nonetheless.
shoc (4) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 18, 2006 does not count
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 2/20
Had it on tap, in bottles and at the Brewery. When it first hits your mouth, you think it could be beer. Then the overwhelming flavor of rubbing alchohol hits. I am amazed I can still see. I will never understand how such an otherwise decent brewery can produce such an offensive lager.
Finn (4032) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUL 17, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 0,33l. Starting beer in a tiny beer samling session together with Rune at Järnvägshotellet in Kiruna, Sweden. Clear golden brown. A pretty lasting tanned head. Hoppy aroma. Fruity flavour. Ending in a pleasant bitter lasting aftertaste. A bit unbalanced but a very good lager.
Rune (7775) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUL 16, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 17, 2006 355ml bottle (Alc. 5.3%) sampled with Finn at Järnvägshotellet In Kiruna (13.07.2006). Nice appearance with a lasting white foam over an amber coloured content. Hoppy aroma. Flavour of sweet malt, fruit and hops. Sharp bitter finish. Lively carbonated. Medium bodied. Very much like a pale ale, so this is my best lager so far.
greenmanalishi (468) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 11, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: FEB 9, 2011 355ml bottle. Pours amber. minimal, off-white head. Malt aroma, hoppy taste. Similar to an IPA.
Re-rate. Tap - Jan 2010. Crisp, fresh and more complex than your average lager. Excellent. Will come back to this review...