berkshirejohn (5738) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2007
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
33cl bottle bought in Umea, Sweden. Deep reddish brown in colour, almost no head; slight coffee aroma; very thin with some coffee and an astringent bitterness. A reasonable attempt at a low alcohol porter, but needs more body.
Jonte (1413) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - NOV 8, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 28, 2007 Bottle. Brown/red color with a small light brown head. Sweet and roasted aroma with notes of chocolate/cocoa, toasted bread and caramel. The taste is sweet and lightly roasted with some chocolate/cocoa, toasted bread, caramel and light coffee notes. Very light bitterness. Thin moutfeel, but still a bit creamy. Not bad for a 3.5% beer.
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - NOV 4, 2007
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
3.5% rating sessions are what happens when you try to buy beer in Stockholm on a Saturday night... upside is that you stay sharp till your last rating. Carnegie is the first up and looks a lot like coke with a more lasting head. Faint roast and chocolate aromas are actually nice if not robust. Tastes are quite similar. Much drier than Carnagie Stark, and if you could take these flavors and double them, I think you would have a better beer than Stark to boot. Thin and weak body, but thats a given. Weak and watery overall, but the existing flavors are quite nice. The clear winner of the 3.5s, but that isn’t saying a whole lot.
larsga (7108) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 4, 2007
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Medium beige head. Dark reddish brown body. Neutral bready aroma. Dry roasty licorice taste, kind of perfumy. Medium body, not bad for such a light beer. Vague dry roasty aftertaste. Not bad, but very light, and a bit boring. (0.33l bottle from gr0ve, shared on the bus to RBNAG’07.)
BeerBiker (1413) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 21, 2007
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
[Odense-tasting at Scheffel. Bottle from thewolf.] A watery version of the original beer. Why do they make this version. Maybe for the swedish low-alcohol market.
Furseth (2066) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - OCT 13, 2007
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle:Dark red colour, with a thin head.
Aroma was a mix of gras,grainy,dark Chocolate, and a bit of coffee in the end.
Flavor was almost the same, with a smouth creamy mouth feeling. thin body,and a short finish. this is a porter mixed with a light lager (pilsner)
Christian (12553) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 1, 2007
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark brown with a small, but lasting off-white head. Aroma is weak and has some dark malt and toffee. Flavour is sweet with toffee and caramel.
Dedollewaitor (15325) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 1, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Amber with creamy brown bubbly head. Watery palate. Slight roasted caramel. Soft palate. Very anonymous mild taste. OK really.. A fab. light version!
thewolf (11878) - Kolding, DENMARK - SEP 30, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle @ ChristianScheffel tasting. Bought @ a Statoil in Sweden. Pours a clear dark brown with a small beige head. Aroma is very limited, but sweet, caramel, roasted and a bit cloying. Very light body (like a watered down original - which it probably is). Flavour is sweet with a slight coal feel along its limited roasted flavours. Christian said this should have been called an Imperial Mild Ale :o) Probably not far off the mark :o)
sunevdj (3831) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - AUG 2, 2007
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a clear dark brown with a beige head. Sweet and sugary. Some caramel and bitterness towards the end. Quite high carbonation. Light bodied. Also a hint of butter. Chalky finish with a hint of metals. Seem like a sweet dark lager.