KnutAlbert (5186) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 21, 2010
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle, gift from LarsGa, thanks!. Very pale beer. Somewhat stale hoppy aroma. Flavour is like a Balkan lager, they have found the recipe, but they’re not wuite able to make it right. The hops are a bit off, there is a hint of cardboard. But it’s almost there, it is perfectly acceptable to drink, but the flavour is not crisp and clean enough.
Gr0ve (2039) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 15, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330 ml bottle. Pale golden and crystal clear. Some large chunky floaties at the bottom of the bottle. Papery and clean malt aroma. Oily and rich malty flavours and a relatively thick mouthfeel. Some hop bitterness, but nicely balanced with the malt sweetness. Reminds me a little of a helles bock, but only a little lighter. Very drinkable, except that it leans somewhat towards the sweet side.
yespr (26042) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 19, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
11.25 fl oz bottle. Pours cloudy orange to yellow with a small white head. Aroma is dry grassy to light malty. Dry malty, light grassy and vaue cornish base flavoured. Bitter and grassy finish.
improvjock (290) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 21, 2009
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours a clear medium dark yellow with minimal head. Taste has a hint of hoppy bitterness, and a dry finish. This one gets an "meh" from me.
faroeviking (10300) - FAROE ISLANDS - SEP 9, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can. Clear deep golden colour. Aroma is a bit sweet, grainyand hoppy with caramel. Malty flavour with caramel and a soft bitter hoppiness. Dry finish.
TheJollyOne (230) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 2, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thick yellow body, bubbily white head. Nose was straw, some floral hops, and butter. Taste was grass, sweet butter cookie, citrus, lemon finish. Palate is crisp but not really refreshing at all. Not my kind of pilsner, too malty and complex.
KyotoLefty (4735) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 17, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Yamaoka.
Buttery pale malt, slightly fruity, a touch of hop aroma. Medium malt flavor, decent hop bitterness with a bit of honey, citrus, some corn. Decently made, refreshing pils. Not great.
rallison (116) - USA - DEC 5, 2008
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Some nice qualities in this pilsener - relatively dry finish, crisp, focused. Unfortunately, the malts are a bit grainy and there is a distinct corn-like component. Smell is too medicinal. The aforementioned positives are right in line for this being good...the other things really need some working on.
larsga (5325) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 1, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Medium offwhite shiny head. Yellow body made slightly hazy by tiny suspended particles. Earthy grassy malty aroma with herbal medicinal notes. Sweetish herbal medicinal taste with notes of earth and peas. Soft, smooth, clean mouthfeel. Dry mealy aftertaste with grassy notes. Not bad, but probably better fresh. Should rerate. (0.33l bottle from Naito-san. BBD March ’08.)
Capa (1905) - Manama, BAHRAIN - FEB 14, 2007
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 3/20
UPDATED: JAN 19, 2008 Pours a lslightly hazy golden color with a small white head. Aroma is sweet, light on the malt, a touch of hop, and corn. Hops, malts and sweetness run through this mediocre pilsener. Dissapointing.