bhensonb (11906) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 12, 2005
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Shame about the corn. A slight aroma of chamomile. A bit sweet towards the tip, and a bit bitter at the rear (of the tongue). A unique beer. It resembles Eastern European lagers, but my faith affirms top fermentation. Most eastern lagers go down my sink drain, but Ekstra will go down my personal plumbing. There is a tongue coating finish of sweet bitterness that redeems the otherwise characterlessness. I have no understanding how this could be a planned beer; the corn must have an important impact here. пробует хорошо!
visionthing (3221) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 12, 2015
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
33cl bottle as a gift (bought at the brewery - labeled "Gubernija art drink series Ekstra"). Pours clear pale golden with a lasting, white head. Wow! Surprisingly buttery smell! Slightly impressive! Aroma of diacetyl with some grainy notes, with hints of ripe pears and grass. Moderate to medium sweet with buttery flavours and a light bitterness. Hardly impressive, but still somehow drinkable.
zvikar (3897) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - DEC 31, 2014
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer Market Jaffa. Thanks Stas. Pours yellow with a small head, aroma of butter, diacetyl, margarine, flavor of butter, slightly bitter and sweet, light bodied.
kerenmk (2874) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - DEC 27, 2014
1.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer Market Jaffa. Thanks Stas. Clear bright gold with white head. Buttery, sweet with hints of salt in the nose, very buttery and sweet in the mouth. Creamy, medium body, buttery finish. Nasty.
DSG (7456) - Tel Aviv, - DEC 26, 2014
1.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer Market Jaffa. Thanks Stas. Clear yellowish gold. Aroma full of butterscotch. Sweetish flavor with malt, diacetyl and a drier bitterish finish. Quite light-bodied with light diacetyl creaminess. Quite unpleasant.
remALUS (23) - Kaunas, LITHUANIA - NOV 15, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. 0,5L Price: ~0,69€. Butelis atrodo nekaip, bet pats alus neblogas...
Rune (8823) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAR 8, 2014
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
500ml can kindly shared by djoeye. Pale golden body, slightly hazy. Bubbly, white head. Semi-sweet malty aroma. Mixed taste profile of toffee malts and grassy hops, mild spices as well. Distant bittersweet ending, semi-dry. Medium bodied. Fair enough (Tromsø 27.02.2014).
djoeye (2067) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 28, 2014
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Aroma; toffee n grass. Low chalk white tight top, bright light golden and slightly unclear body, just a little lacings. Sweet toffee and malts to the tongue, hints of cinnamon, grass and straw, hints of crowberries. Finishes with bread, toffee, dark sweet bread. Ok beer, easy to drink, sweet but tasty enough.
(50cl can 5.5% b@marijampole LT - tasted@RateMeet w Rune 2014Feb27)
Vells (848) - Riga, LATVIA - JAN 26, 2014
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Mostly malty, quite fruity, banana, harsh unpleasant hops, grainy, bit honeyish with some medicine, cardboard. Sweetish with sharp bitterness. Unbalanced
larsga (6446) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 31, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Medium offwhite head. Clear coppery yellow body. Fruity oily
papery aroma with sugary notes. Sweetish earthy papery sugary
taste with fruity, herbal notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, soft
mouthfeel. Dryish salty resiny strawy aftertaste with fruity
herbal notes. Nice, drinkable, not great. (0.33l bottle, from
Bamb Alyne, Vilnius. Called "Gubernija art drink series Ekstra. I’m pretty sure it’s the same beer.)
KyotoLefty (6964) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 27, 2013
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Pale gold. Corny, grainy nose. Sweet, corny, orange falvor. Pretty crappy lager.