omhper (22607) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAR 8, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled at Byn, Stockholm. Deep golden, rich firm head. Distint oily’ tea-like saaz aroma. Mid sweet withlight-medium body and rounded mouthfeel. Gentle butter and bitter orange flavour. Mid bitter finish.
harrisoni (16564) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33cl bottle from Terre de Boissons, Calais. Gold orange with lasting white head. Characterful yeasty aroma. Almost tart lemon in mouth, some sherbert. Tasty blond beer. Wow a lot more interesting than I was expecting. Maybe a bit too yeasty.
FatPhil (12719) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 18, 2016
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
330ml bottle (Punavuoren Ahven, Helsinki) as "Gallia Lager"
Nice gold, small head. Pretty savoury aroma. Lightish palate. Vegetal, savoury, starchy. Some soy later. Palate a bit slick and stodgy once it’s warmed a little. Decent-ish for an industrial pale lager, but poor as a beer.
Quack-Duck (9075) - Down South, GERMANY - MAR 27, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bouteille from Terres de Bières. Clear deep golden colour, large white head. Malty base, bitter-sweet character, good hoppy finish. Quite Czech in its overall character.
JorisPPattyn (9050) - Ursel, BELGIUM - MAR 15, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Huge, fluffy off-white head over clear coppery-golden beer. Extremely caramelly, even nearly fresh (weak) coffee nose, café noir cookies, going over in fresh, parsley aromatised malts; rainwater. Again caramel; weak tea flavoured with honey or caramelsyrup. Finish is definitely drier, hinting at noble hops, resulting in even some discreet bitternesss. Light body, creamy head, medium carbonation. Interesting as a concept, much less as a beer.
gyllenbock (6897) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 5, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sample at SBWF 2015. (labeled as Lager)
Golden with a large white head. Aroma and taste of grain, light butter and some light hops. Medium bitter. Drinkable but nothing special.
SilkTork (5498) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2012
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
330ml bottle from Monoprix, Marseille. Decent pale lager. Chewy malt, and a spanking of hops. A pleasant drink served cool from the fridge. It tastes like a Czech lager because that’s what it is. There is an interesting story regarding the history of the Parisian "Gallia" beer brand, which this is supposed to replicate - though it is unlikely the original beer tasted like this.
jaghana (5233) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - MAY 28, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 33cl @Framprix Auteuil. Nose is on grassy hops and with typical pilsenr notes. Aroma is on dry malt with nice grassy and hay hops, good bitterness, light green herb, body is a bit light but the whole is well done near to german versions. Much better than expected.
Earlier Rating: 9/29/2011 Total Score: 2.9
Bottle 33cl, A clear yellow beer with huge head. Nose is caramel like, a dry pils, grainy, caramel like, notes of diacetyl, high bitterness at the finish, burnt caramel hints.
thebeertourist (5168) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 18, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours clear golden with a medium head. Spicy and malty nose. Surprisingly dry and hoppy. Not bad.
altonbrownd (5098) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - JUL 3, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Paris supermarket. Gold body w big head nose is spunky, sweet and caramel taste of malts, sugar, paper and caramel. Syrupy texture. Enjoyable.