yespr (32032) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 27, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
33 cL bottle. Pours hazy orange with a lacing white head. Light citrus aroma, mild caramel malt note. Flavour is citrus to lemon fruity with a light grainy/malty note. Ends with a light bitterness, dry and with a light citrus note.
Ungstrup (29849) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 6, 2004
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
An orange beer with a white head. The aroma is sour malty as if brewing cereal has been used. The flavor is dry malty while the body is thin.
Papsoe (25083) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 12, 2008
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
(Bottle 37,5 cl) Pours a clear golden with a white head. Lightly sweet malt aroma with a whiff of aroma hops. Medium body with sweet malts and a touch of cardboard. Lightly hoppy finish. Getting a bit nostalgic here as this was my favourite brew when I visited Tasmania in 1988. But either my palate or the beer has changed since then - probably both. 210108
oh6gdx (20919) - Vasa, FINLAND - APR 16, 2006
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: JAN 20, 2012 Bottled. Golden colour, minor white head. Aroma is malty, and has some hints of vanilla in it. Flavour is then again plain pale lagerish, malts and hops ina pleasant mix. Could have this again, smooth and not being either good or bad. Refreshing clean lager. 6 3 5 3 10
Bottled (re-rate during the 10th anniversary of 2Pac on RB). Golden colour, small white creamy head. Aroma is bready malts, some slight wood, vanilla and mild herbal notes. Flavour is bready malts, some grains, herbs and mild wooden notes. Not too bad actually. 5 3 5 3 10.
TBone (12998) - Pori, FINLAND - APR 16, 2006
1.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottled 375 ml (BB 05/2006)
Bottle bought from Singapore. Pale yellow color, decent white head. Papery aroma plus some brewing mash, not totally clean. Sweet, unbalanced with strange woody hop profile. Propably better as fresh, this sample was like light version of Bohemian pilsener gone wrong.
Oakes (12789) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 10, 2010
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Light yellow. The aroma is appley and maybe with a hint of bread. Bready taste. Light spicy hops - no bad balance for a macro. Sure it’s sweet and bland, but it’s balanced and drinkable.
KimJohansen (10350) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - MAR 4, 2008
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
[Bottle, Tasting @ Papsoe] Pale golden with medium white head. Fruity aroma with grassy notes. Sweet flavor with fruity, malty and grassy notes. Ends sweet.
Bov (9799) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - SEP 8, 2000
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
3fourths (8236) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 30, 2004
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
A gift from my friend Ailie on her arrival from Melbourne. It’s light yellow and clear, as the picture illustrates. Slightly fruity and crisp nose with a touch of hops, some grains and some wheat. Crisp and sharp, that was good until a mildy unpleasent flavor shows up while you swallow, giving way to a stale finish. Crisp this one is, but not much more.
DuffMan (7030) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 21, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Okay, I’ve been living in Oz for 6 months and I’ve come to realize that each of the big brewers has a version of the "Premium Lager", the top selling of which are Cascade, Boag’s, Hahn, and Crown. In my opinion, only the first two have anything to offer over the many other cheaper mass-marketed pale lagers. Of these two, I prefer Cascade because it has more of a hoppy palate and dry finish, but Boag’s Premium is nice too. Hahn Premium and Crown Lager (by Carlton) are both entirely average, and in a blind taste test I’m not sure I could tell them apart from other average pale lagers out there, such as Fosters, Toohey’s New, and the like.