fiulijn (13445) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 26, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught, at Glenfiddich Warehouse n. 68
Cloudy blond color; creamy head. Nice Saaz hop aroma. Medium malty body, good bitterness, pretty long. Enjoyable.
Hildigöltur (5104) - København, DENMARK - JUL 13, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Glenfiddich Warehouse No. 68. Hazy pale golden coloured. Very fruity, malty and bready. Bitter finish.
pilsnerrogge (2398) - Finspång, SWEDEN - JUL 6, 2005
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Draught at Glenfiddich Warehouse No 68, Stockholm) Pale yellow with a slight haze. Frothy head. Grassy hop-aroma. Grassy long-lasting hop-bitterness.
MrWalker (926) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 4, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg @ Glenfiddich Warehouse No 68, Stockholm 22 June, 2005.
Malty aroma with a touch of hay. Slightly hazy. Stict and malty initially as a northern German pilsner should be. Qiute bitter in the middle and finishes fruity. Nice one.
larsniclas (5306) - Billdal, SWEDEN - DEC 28, 2004
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught at Stockholm Beer Festival 2004.
Golden and hazy.
Sour/sourish aroma and flavour. Late bitterness.
Jeppe (2631) - Ølbutikken, DENMARK - DEC 5, 2004
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Sampled from bottle at Stockholm Beer & Whisky Festival 2004 (#37).
Hazy yellow colored with a foamy white head. Hebry and dusty in the aroma. Sweet flavor of fruit and light spices. Bitter dry finish. A tasty pilsener and a good summer beer.
rickgordon (3841) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 10, 2004
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught(?), Stockholm Beer Festival.
Hazy golden. Sourish nose, pale malty - is it Maris Otter? It must be, there are gastric juices here. It’s crispy but would gain from a litle more bitterness.
rlgk (9033) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - OCT 3, 2004
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pale yellow, not much head. Quite weak aroma from hops, citrus and maybe some grapefruit. Flavor brings hops and citrus along with some malts. Bit I find it rather mild and somewhat boring.
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 29, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUN 15, 2005 (sampled draught at the Ardbeg Room, Stockholm, Sweden) Hazy golden with a large cotton-like head. Incredibly refreshing aroma of wet grass, minerals, butter and hops. Grassy and bready flavour with notes of peaches and toffee. Solid body. Good hop bitterness with notes of grass, bread and peaches. Quality stuff!
omhper (18762) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAR 18, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 22, 2008 Sampled draught at Ardbeg Room, Stockholm (march 2004)
This is the debut beer from a new Swedish microbrewery. The brewmaster came from the defunct brewpub Gamla Stan, and now seems to have free hands to brew whatever he likes.
Hazy golden with rich firm head. Dry and bread with soft, dense mouthfeel. The body is really meaty and solid and it is strikingly hoppy with a long, grassy, bitter finish. Every detail, from the hoppiness, to the lovely malt profile and the balance seem carefully worked out. It’s not really a complex beer, but certainly a beer with character. (8/5/9/5/17)
Update August 2008: This beer is still as awesome when get in top shape on tap. Sadly this happens to seldom. The bottled stuff is good, but has lost a bit of edge, and the quality of the draught product also varies. While I still enjoy it immensly att times I can no longer maintain that this is among the best pilseners on earth.