Emil (6070) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 4, 2007
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle thanks to Jorgen. Golden colour with a big white head. Light sweet malty, corn, light carboard aroma and a light sweet dry hay taste. Medium body with a dry dusty finish.
Storm (2685) - Amager, DENMARK - DEC 30, 2006
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Golden colour with a little weak head. Malty aroma with some notes of fruit. Light hoppy flavour with some maltness and fruitness.
joergen (17353) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 17, 2006
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear yellow coloured with a white head.
Aroma of malts, spices and hops.
Flavour of malts, spices and hops.
Papsoe (25131) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 16, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Bottle 33 cl) Clear, fully golden with a creamy, off-white head. Nice rich maltiness in the aroma. Fairly light body with some lovely, lightly caramelish accents and then a fairly solid hopping. Nice. 151206
ALLOVATE (2105) - Butler, AUSTRALIA - NOV 16, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
The Dutch version of Australia’s Crown Lager, perhaps, with that ridiculous blue bottle hiding in it what turned out to be a decent, meaty pilsner. Into a flute glass. Big, very loose, messed up white head erupted to daub froth down the sides. Body a comforting deep gold with very fine, slow to release bubbles. Initial burst of sourish, acrid, fresh mowed grass wanes to reveal some assertive honey-like malt tones on the nose. Quite sweet in the mouth- honey again, a dark, rich variety - with a softer showing of dusty pale malts keeping it grounded. Dull, breakfast cereal mid-palate dries it out before a nice peppery hop back-end that shows just a little bitterness on the swallow before all fresh mown grass and dusty malts finish it off with good length.Very subtle hop sourness develops across the very sides of the tongue. Body is firm, not light, making this a little too heavy for a session. With that in mind I can’t contemplate the workings behind the strange blue bottle. I actually liked this. Showed nice balance and good flavour integration. Better than expected, can’t judge a book by its cover!!! (33cL, BBE Jan ’07, Int’l Beer Shop, W. Leederville)
JorisPPattyn (7308) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - OCT 8, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Deeper gold, well carbonated to huge, dirty white, fluffy head. In the empty glass, the head is still clinging on, and seen its colour, I suspect the use of iron... Very imposing toasted malts aroma, near honeyish; grainstore, even bit dusty. Good balance between malty sweetness and a hoppy lining (both in the initial moment as in the finish). Tad flowery, but not very original. Has a certain body, not light; a bit burning MF, which I associate with both heavy carbonation and the toasted malts. I need to correct this down, as, despite its individual OK characteristics in detail, it is not something I’d search for - despite the fancy blue bottle.
DinkingDutch (10) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 14, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
No fizz, no fuss. As if you poured whisky and not beer. A very relaxing attitude. Almost no head. You get pure beer. It has a very refined, round taste. Fits into one’s throat very smoothly. You get a slight bitter taste afterwards, a rather plesant one, like that of Efes Pilsener.
This is a beer you would drink and enjoy like whisky and not beer. Not something you would drink more than 2 a day.
Something to drink as novelty, or with its stylish blue bottle, to impress one’s girlfriend. Otherwise, it may not justify itsef at three times the price of Heineken.
Quinten (1032) - zaandam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 17, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark colden color, thin head, spicy aroma with some bitter and sweed, nice one fore one ore two, not more.
MoritzF (7756) - Bochum, GERMANY - APR 30, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
(bottle, traded with bierkoning) Deep golden colour with a short foamy white head. Moderately sweet grainy, slightly buttery aroma with honey. Light bitter flavour, light to medium body, medium carbonation. Medium dry malty and slightly hoppy initial taste; dry and bitter hoppy, slightly sticky finish.
maupie (923) - Roosendaal, NETHERLANDS - MAR 17, 2006
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
This beer has a gold yellow body - hue apperance and a fine white scum collar. I have drunk the beer from the bottle and it had a lot of carbonic acid. The initial flavor taste is moutig with a moutig afther tast.