LeftCoastRider (108) - , Washington, USA - JUL 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear, dark gold with a moderate white head that dissipates quickly. Aroma of biscuits. Tastes somewhat Germanic. Actually, tastes more like a strong pilsner than a pale ale. Good carbonation. Decently bitter. Overall, a decent ale that is an interesting marriage of a German pilsner and an American IPA.
hag14 (40) - Hafnarfjörður, ICELAND - DEC 17, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Some citrus in the aroma but very faint. Looks good, soapy head and good carbo. Taste is refreshing but not very distinctive. Overall: 12/20.
Bragesnak (5155) - Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 14, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Mathews tasting, Aarhus, Dk.
Golden with white head. Aroma of hop spices and citrus. Flavor with malt and esters.
Ernest (5922) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 13, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Vinbudin in Reykjanesbaer (BB Jan 2015...what???). Head is initially small, frothy, white, mostly diminishing. Body is medium amber. Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain), lightly hoppy (grapefruit, apricot). Flavor is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Almost nothing to this...very little aroma and quite bland.
beeebon (20) - Cornwall, ENGLAND - DEC 12, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2013 I purchased a bottle of this today and it is my first Icelandic Beer. When poured it looks a pleasant orangey amber colour with noticable carbonation with a small bit of fizzy head. The smell reminded me more of a Pilsner which is no bad thing but nothing about it really struck me as being a typical pale ale. The taste is nice, again reminding me of a more malty pilsner with a refreshing yet minimal hop taste coming through with a mild amount of caramel like sweetness noticable. The carbonation settled quickly and the beer leaves a dry finish in the mouth.
All in all I enjoyed it and would rate it as a decent beer. Not sure if I will buy it again in a hurry as there are plenty of other beers I want to try.
kacsagergo (13) - HUNGARY - DEC 10, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark gold color, nice head. Aroma: sweet, caramel. Bitter flavor, a little bit of coffee.
olliejobbins (619) - Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
330ml bottle. pours a hazy yellow with white head. aroma is of hops and a little citrussy. not much else. taste is ok. thin mouth feel. generic pale ale.
Rasmus40 (8920) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 20, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ Torban Matthews tasting. Clear amber with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, light caramel and light hoppy. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. 201113
3fourths (7534) - Boulder, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 19, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Caramel malt with fruity and resinous American hops, high bitterness, medium sweetness, some dog food / bran muffin raw malt aroma and flavor and a bitter finish of pine resin. A tad messy and lacks direction, and a bit sourish. Raw and unrefined.
marcus (5639) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Corti Bros. Sacramento. Pours cloudy golden with a nice off-white head and a bread and toffee aroma. There is a medium-bodied pale malt flavor with a modestly bitter finish.
Pdubyah (190) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 18, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Not really impressed by this. Talks a good talk just doesn’t deliver a punch of taste or flavour profile. #sadface