conway (606) - - MAY 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours hazy gold with a big off white head. Aroma is grass, wheat and corn. Taste is similar but adds some citrusy notes. Palate is very dry and crisp with good bite. Not as bready as a lot of other pilsners and that really sets it apart.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Cunningham (3037) - Halden, NORWAY - MAY 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Hazy amber color with a off white head that leaves a some lacing.
Aroma: Malty, rich fruity and a bit citric nose.
Palate: Medium body. Slightly sweet and a fine bitterness. Soft carbonation.
Taste: Sweet tropical fruity, citric and caramel malty.
Overall impression: Unusual tasty and fresh strong lager.
Personal stats: Bottle from Vinmonopolet Vika in Oslo, Norway.
blipp (4880) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - MAY 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours gold with a white head. Fruity and grassy hops, lighter tropical fruity, medium fruity sweetness, and a spicy bitter finish. Good stuff.
Ibrew2or3 (5823) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - APR 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl courtesy of seblititje. The bottle pours out with a clear copper body that supports a thin tan head.
The modest aroma offers up tropical fruity hop notes, apricot and ripe red apple. The taste is similar with apricot and peach fruit notes and then moving into more of a mango to tangelo sensation with a modest degree of a hoppy bitter bite. Behind all of that is a persistent sweet Pilsener like maltiness.
tfredvik (648) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 18, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy, medium amber body with a frothy, off-white head with average lifetime, ok lacing. Strong and sweet aroma with very overripe tropical fruits, almost fermented fruits, mainly grapefruit and pineapple. It lacks the crispiness and freshness that a pilsener should have, this is too overly sweet and too overripe fruity. The taste is moderate sweet and moderate to heavy bitter. The very overripe fruits dominate the moderate flavours, the tropical feel is a bit reduced compared to the aroma, the flavour is mostly overripe grapefruit. I definitely disagree with the commercial description of this one, this is not crisp at all! The body is medium to full, the texture is oily and the carbonation is too soft. The alcohol is not very well integrated. Despite all my complaints itís a tasty brew, especially if you donít mind fermented fruits.
[33 cl bottle, from Vinmonopolet Vika, Oslo]
visionthing (1725) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 14, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33cl bottle from Vinmonopolet Vika. Pours hazy dark golden to amber with an off-white head. Hoppy and malty aroma with fruits, caramel, spices and hints of citrus and alcohol. Fairly sweet with caramel and some fruit flavours and a medium bitter finish with citrusy notes. Medium body with fairly soft carbonation. Not quite sure what I think of this one, itís not a favourite, but it certainly has some nice features. Interesting beer.
j12601 (5716) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - APR 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at TÝrst with Max, Ramy, GT & Whitney, Podey, Andy, Pearl, James, J-Dad, and maybe some others later. Pours a lightly hazed gold with a thin white head. I donít get kiwi specifcally, but thereís some tropical fruit. Smells more of dragon fruit than kiwi. Crisp and grainy, soft dusty grain. Medium bodied, light tangy fruit on the finish, grainy and lightly bitter.
Foffern (772) - BodÝ, NORWAY - APR 12, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared with Veitafan. Has a slightly hazy orangy amber colour with a small light beige head. Aroma of pale malt, hay, leather, sweet corn and some spices, alcohol, caramel and grassy hops. Well-balanced. Lots of leather in the taste along with wood, dried fruit, pepper and grassy hops. Has a dry ending with some alcohol. Slick mouth feel, and has a medium lasting bitterness. A balanced and pretty complex imperial pils.
jredmond (4104) - Manhattan, New York, USA - APR 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Torst with RB peeps. Pours a hazy golden body. Aroma is super light fruit, dry hop and light bitterness. Mouthfeel is dry, light graininess, some bitter hop, grass and floral notes.
HoppyBudgie (285) - SOLA, NORWAY - MAR 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
0,33 l bottle from vinmonopolet kvadrat. Blindtaste. Golden pilsner color. 1 finger foam. Nose is very hoppy, some maltsweetness and grassyness.
Taste is nice and hoppy, lactose, peach, pine, alcohol,. Not your average pils. Not your average pilsner, but a must taste for hop lovers.