vipinvelp (1826) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - JUN 14, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Light yellow with white foam head. Aroma is like most pilseners, nothing special. So is taste, bitter pilsener. OK beer, nothing more. (Milaan 201206)
Bart (2941) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JUN 10, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draught, somewhere in London. Golden blond coloured lager with a short white head and some medium carbonation. Sweet pilsener malty touched aroma. Medium palate. Finish is sweet pilsener malty again, no surprises decent but no great lager.
Yves (2073) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - JUN 4, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear goldblond coloured beer with small white head and lots of carbonation. Herby hoppy aroma. Full sparkling palate. Finish is herby hoppy sweet slight bitter dry.
thepegjett (1260) - Cambridge (via Winnipeg), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUN 4, 2012
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Classic light lager. Light sweet, light bitter...not much there. I already feel the hangover.
nazzty (793) - Ödåkra - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - MAY 29, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
As a Northerner, I almost drank it with mother’s milk. Classical taste to match the dining table as on itself.
Jimthechap (1421) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 28, 2012
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 11/20
I’m in two minds about this. Usually export lagers brewed under licence don’t float the boat at all, but there was something about this that said to me "Yes, I’m an impostor and you know I am one, but actually I’m quite tasty as well. And it is in that spirit that I threw a Carlsberg back last Sunday night. Bright yellow in colour with obvious carbonation and a white head. Aromas of some sort of metallic hop and flavours of pale malt and the same. The one I drank would have been around 7-9 degrees and actually tasted like something I would want to have another of. So, yes. Well done.
jaghana (3442) - Strasbourg (France), FRANCE - MAY 27, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 275ml, a clear yellow beer with medium head. Nose is on sweet malt, aroma is sweet on malt with corn sugar notes and a round hopy and grassy finish. Quite drinkable and properly balanced, not a top pilsner but a hopy easy going lager.
deekyn (992) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 15, 2012
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
A - pours clear light stare yellow with no head. S - aromas of honey, floral notes of honey suckle, and some grains and lager. M - pretty light bodied weak palate. Lingering sticky sweet malt ending. T - same as the nose. Awful sticky sweet malt ending. 3+
DJMonarch (9158) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 30, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
1. Bottle 25/08/2001
Clean and smooth on the palate. Slight hop finish.
2. Bottle 26/08/2001
Hoppy lager whcih finishes crisp on the palate.
3. Can 06/10/2003
Golden coloured slightly strong in alcohol. Malty flavour. Some bitterness in a smooth finish.
4. Can 14/12/2003
Golden strong in alcohol.
5. 500ml Can at Bocking Street Warehouse, London 04/07/2010
Malt aroma. Golden coloured and smooth on the palate with some alcohol present. A hint of dryness in a malt finish.
6. On Tap at Emperor’s Court, Northwich 20/12/2010 (As Carlsberg Export ABV 5.6%)
Some hop aroma. Carbonation. Golden coloured hoppy and floral with a hint of dryness in a bitter malt finish.
omega (637) - NEW ZEALAND - APR 19, 2012
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Obviously well sought after by the NZ rate beer crowd. Only reason why I didn’t put this with the others is that the NZ version is 5% while the other is 4.6% which to me means we are not drinking the same beer.
Little nose and quite a flat head. Not much happening in the flavour profile but it is drinkable and quite clean. For drinking fast.