ClubGonzo (3437) - Bergen, NORWAY - DEC 19, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Meny, Bergen Storsenter. Pours a clear light orange body with a tiny white, short-lived head. Aroma is nice and smooth malty biscuit like tones, with hints of corn and mild fruity hops in the back. Hints of red berries and faint bubble gum. Taste is sweet biscuit-like malts, marzipan, very mild red berries and hints of herbs. Some hop bitterness in the back. Slightly fizzy carbonation, fairly light body. Quite tasty for a straight up lager, IMO.
Aniela (2294) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 17, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Whole Food Market, NYC 120907. Clear golden, a bit bubbly beer with a big lacy not lasting head.Hoppya and a bit malty aroma. Floral and hoppy flavour.
Bamsen78 (2285) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - DEC 15, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours clear golden with airy white head. Clear aroma of hop with a grassy note. Richly carbonated. Bitter hoppy flavour with a rather rough finish. OK.
Gr0ve (2107) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 14, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330 ml bottle. Pale golden. Crystal clear. Medium-sized white fluffy head that clings to the glass. Piney crisp hop aroma. Eucalyptus. Hints of citrus. Light body. Almost watery, but there is a lot of flavour. Nice hoppy flavours and a delicious hoppy bite. Very nice session beer. Happy to see this one at one of my local supermarkets (Meny, Alnabru).
Tide (1372) - Espoo, FINLAND - DEC 13, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Brewdog shop. Golden color, white head. Crisp bitter taste with malts, fruits, grass and toast. Dry bitter finish with fruits. Very tasty, easy-going lager.
kaser (2010) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 12, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear orange pour. Barely any head. earthy and light. Good taste and easy drinking for this style of beer
Frank (2295) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 12, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This pours a cloudy golden w/ a foamy and long lasting head. It’s nose is fairly nice, a bit grassy w/ a touch of lemon, but the grassy notes come out in a sort of unpleasant way when you actually drink it, especially when it’s cold. As it warms though, it becomes a lightly sweet and refreshing lager beer in the American craft brew style. Definitely quite drinkable. I kind of want to seek this out very fresh and on draft.
docsteigs (499) - Texas, USA - DEC 11, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I thought this was a very nice lager. Clean and crisp with a nice amount of bittering hops and a hint of floral aromatic hops as well.
Brandman (1886) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 11, 2012
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear golden body, white head. Aroma has very nice hops on sweet malt. Citrussy, grassy fresh hops. Flavour is bit on the malty side, strange bitterness, bit flat. Grassy bitter aftertaste. Nice start on this one. Bit downhill after that.
ContemplateBeer (1405) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 10, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is moderately floral with some honey, hay and maybe even a little cheese. Appearance is hazy gold with sticky 1/3 inch white head. Flavor is lightly sweet honey up front, leading to a brief impression of hay; the finish is floral and very slightly bitter. Palate is bubbly and average overall; body is light, but not thin. I’m impressed.