BlackHaddock (6317) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 22, 2012
3.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown 50cl bottle, well in date. The first of my German Beer Reviewing Evening on 20th Feb 2009..
Poured into my Budweiser Budvar 0.2 litre stemmed tulip tasting glass (3 times).
Clear golden yellow, fairly pale and bright looking. A large white head sat on top of each pour, sadly the heads all fell away as I drank down each beer, leaving a small collar and some good lacing.
A very slight floral aroma, but not enough to get excited about, otherwise there was no smell, just like most lagers/helles/pilsners.
Dry and refreshing, sharp and crisp. No huge flavours to talk about, but a good example of a German light lager/pilsner.
No great body or depth, just a pleasant lager, easy to drink. The 5.3% is just about detectable. My third glass was taken with some vintage Stilton and dry biscuits, they complimented each other very well.
Now to have some water to clean out the mouth before my next German review.
gedthemanc (20) - ebbw vale, WALES - MAY 19, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle from morrisons. probably the best beer there. you can’t beat bavarian beers, even in the bottle. must find the draught
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 5, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
On cask at Cloisters. Pours a blonde colour with a thick white head. Aroma of bready yeast and caramel. Similar flavours with heavy carbonation and a foamy mouth-feel. Not overly exciting.
ralphdot (1033) - Billingham, Durham, ENGLAND - APR 1, 2012
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 2/20
5.3% gold colour with a thin head, no aroma that I could detect, sweet lager taste.
StuffWine (148) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - FEB 19, 2012
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Clear straw-amber hue, weak white head quickly gone (not a speck of lace). Thin aroma of stale sour white bread. One-dimensional thin lager taste with a touch of grass. Thin bodied and watery on palate, soft carbonation. Moderate bitter hops finish. A let down to german beer. But was cold and i wanted a beer (better than water).
maneliquor (3483) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 12, 2012
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Quite a simple, grassy lager. Not really my cup of tea but ok for a lager I guess
Down2die (106) - IRELAND - NOV 30, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
50cl bottle from lidl milford. white label different then shown (import) nice lager again with bottom fermenting yeasts. good stuff.
oh6gdx (25327) - Vasa, FINLAND - NOV 8, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draught@Euston Tap, London. Yellowish golden colour with a small white head. Aroma is malts, some bready notes, mild diacetyl/buttery notes as well as quite pleasant grassy/hayish hopping. Flavour is rather similar with the diacetyl being toned down a bit. A brew that’s actually a bit more to the Czech style than German.
bhensonb (14073) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 8, 2011
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Munich Airport as Premium Pilsner. Pours clear gole with a 2 finger foamy white head. Aroma of near medium body. Flavor is quite grassy, and the finish is crisp and bitter.
CalumScotland (174) - Hamilton, SCOTLAND - SEP 4, 2011
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Had a bottle at solid rock in glasgow Ok beer but nothing great or exciting