larsga (5962) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 13, 2006
1.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
UPDATED: FEB 16, 2006 Large, white, creamy head with lacing of larger bubbles. Body is copper
brown. Aroma is very faint; some hops and butter, notes of
caramel. Taste is thin and sourish with a strong metallic bitter taste of caramel and cardboard with notes of straw. Metallic bitterness lingers. Wow! This really
sucks in a completely new way. I’ve never had a beer this bad before.
The best I can say about it is that it could be worse. I would definitely prefer water over this.
yngwie (12605) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 13, 2005
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
UPDATED: MAY 9, 2007 Bottled. Golden with a white micro head. Aroma of malt and dark rye-bread with a metallic note. Malty and metallic taste. Malt dominates the aftertaste, with some bitterness too. A real sink-filler. I am a little uncertain whether this beer deserves a 3 for aroma and flavor. Should perhaps have changed one of them into a 2. (051113)
omhper (18944) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 10, 2004
1.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottled. Deep golden, average head. Rye bread aroma. Thin and somewhat metalic - but most of all empty.
Sigmund (4811) - Tau, NORWAY - APR 20, 2002
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Actually, I have a bottle of this beer now and then with a nothing-special-dinner. There are three reasons for such an irrational behaviour:
a) It’s a low alcohol beer (in Norway, ’light’ beers are always low alcohol, while colour may actually be slightly darker than most pilseners) - and I often have to drive after dinner (yes, our drink-and-drive laws are extreme too - as well as the prices of decent beer).
b)Even the faintest beer flavour is better than no beer flavour. c) This beer is the cheapest there is, and I can’t afford decent beers every day.
A bit of malty flavour barely justifies this beer’s existence. The usual metallic Gran’s aftertaste makes it impossible to drink more than one bottle.