Ungstrup (29988) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAR 4, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. A golden beer with a white head. The aroma has notes of hops and a lighter touch of over ripe fruits. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, caramel, and hops.
Papsoe (25074) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 13, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle 33 cl) Clear golden with a small, off-white head. Very fresh and flowery hop aroma. Medium body with a solid and lightly sweet malt base with a lovely floral hoppiness in the finish that also contains a solid bitterness. Another lovely NZ micro pilsener. 050208
Travlr (14676) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Brew Craft. Clear yellow color, fluffy white head. Aroma of peppery straw and biscuit. Taste is similar. Decent.
Oakes (13155) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 9, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Floral nz hops -rambutan and melon as well. Slightly doughy pale malt accent. Light and dry. Malts are understated but show a bit in the finish. Hops are slightly fruity, slightly woody. Nice.
3fourths (8457) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 27, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JAN 14, 2014 A combination of foul-smelling Matueka and Riwaka hops with abrasive malt roughness and fizzy carbonation, it’s difficult enough to smell let along drink. But it’s foul because of the hops, not because of any fault or flaw... it’s this vegetable root bubble gum and diesel fuel quality that I can’t wrap my head around. These Matueka hops are sexy and the American drinkers are reportedly falling in love, but it’s the same foulness found in Citra and Mosaic that is an instant turn off for me. Sharply acidic with underlying syrupiness, the pale malt has an over-kilned / burnt grain quality. Dry, bitter, medium to light body, very un-Pilsner like and a shame that these hops are being featured over the more elegant and nuanced variants like Pacifica and Wakatu. It’s rare that I give a 4 for aroma without any overt flaws, but these hops are so off-putting and foul-smelling that I have to.
DuffMan (7467) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 7, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a clear yellow gold with a thick dense white head that leaves early lace. Interesting floral and tropical fruit (mango) hop aroma. Clean pale malts with lots of aromatic hops, tropical fruit, goose berries, and capsicum. Very bitter finish. Similar hop profile as their APA, but I found the hops married better to the toasty toffee malts of the APA. Still, a nice brew.
presario (4789) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 23, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. A bit pricey in Calgary but it is a bit of a distance. Dark amber with a nice foam and lace. Good carbonation. Hoppy aroma, a bit of pepperiness and some caramel touches. Moderate malt body and a good hop flavour. Has a bit of that roughness I remember foundly from my first Urquells ten years ago. A bit of vegetable note in the finish and then a long hop aftertaste.
skortila (4712) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - MAR 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ Brew Craft Beer Pub, Rotorua. New Zealand holiday 2011-12. Old notes. The aroma is flowery. Clear, golden coloured beer with a thin, white head. The taste is very fresh hoppy, flowery, bit citric. Clean mouthfeel. Very good.
mkel07 (3963) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 15, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle. Pours a clean looking orange colour with a puffy cloud like head of white foam. Malty orange aroma that is refreshing and clean. Full crisp flavour with some citrus flavours along with some honey. Light and airy and pleasant to drink. Clean on the palate and this is a very good pilsener and another good brew from Croucher.
TimE (3802) - Tokyo, JAPAN - NOV 25, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
pale golden color. Lots of pale malty sweetness. Moderately fruity, a touch of honey, good bitterness. Lovely sweet pils. Excellent.