Svesse (5716) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - FEB 28, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle, Monk’s Café, Wallingatan, Stockholm, 26 Feb 2009) Golden colour with frothy, white head. Malty, slightly fruity nose with tropical fruit (pineapple, peaches) and grassy, spicy hops. Malty, slightly fruity taste with notes of grain, tropical fruit and a grassy, spicy bitterness in the finish. Medium body, fairly sweet with a solid malt foundation and grassy hops to spice it up. Nice one.
TEJA (1183) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 23, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice white lasting foam. Spicy grassy aroma (Saaz). Big body with much malt taste. Spicy with a big bitterness for a lager.
jerohen (1934) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - FEB 9, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at the brewery. Hazy orange-brown coloured, lasting off-white head. Very floral hoppy nose. Thirst-quenching hop-bitter flavour. Bitter finish. Very nice easy going thirst-quencher.
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 20, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled 33cl. at Monks Cafe, Stockholm. Pours out in a clear golden colour with a firm fluffy white foam.
Minerally and grassy hops in the aroma with touches of dough. Medium to light-bodied with touches of white bread, wet grass, minerals and neutral yeast. Medium-bitter finish of minerals and mild grass.
tarjei (1954) - Bryne, NORWAY - OCT 21, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
75 cl bottle at Hopheads´ fourth tasting - in my garage. Bought at Ølkonsortiet, Aalborg. Slightly hazy dark golden color, big off-white head. Aroma is grassy, fruity and hoppy in a moderate way. Flavor is moderate fruity, hoppy and malty with a hint of sourness. Dry finish. Nice pilsener!
austone (1062) - Turku; Pori, FINLAND - OCT 20, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
at EBF. Murky golden with small light beige head. Sourish, little vinous aroma with mild soy sauce. Tartish murky flavor with raspberry, grassy hops, wood and herbs. Low carbonation, a bit watery palate. De Molen makes them strange.
FatPhil (8117) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 21, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
I was asked not to review this as it was the dregs of the bottle, and wouldn’t show the beer at its best, but it was just so tasty I have to come here and bump its average _up_. Fruity aroma. Soft palate, aided by the yeastiness. Tangy fruity hops sit above a gently yeasty malty body. Long hoppy finish. If this was the beer not at its prime, this will be storming fresh. (However, the yeast component was a positive contribution, as I mentioned before.) Should rerate.
ThomasE (5176) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 4, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Golden colour with a white head. Malty, grainy aroma with a light hoppy grassy note. Malty, fruity flavor with grassy and light hoppy fruity notes.
BeerBiker (1412) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 28, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
[Sampled at DØE-festival with Helga, Søren and Anne, Århus 2008.] Golden with nice white head. Notes of grass, fruits, grapes, malt, some hops and a true czech style.
omhper (18372) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 27, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled at Monk’s Café, Stockholm. Clear golden, rich creamy head. Interesting aroma with buttery grainy malt and grassy spicy hops. Medium sweet with dense rouned mouthfeel. The grainy malt combines well with pilsnerish hay-like hoppiness. Finishes with balanced but marked bitterness. A well made enjoyable beer along the line of Czech 14° lagers.