pilsnerrogge (2567) - Finspång, SWEDEN - JUL 29, 2006
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
[Bottle] Hazy golden colour, huge thick head. Honey, dough and hops on the nose. Somewhat sour and fruity flavour. Grassy bitterness. Not the best pilsener I’ve had.
ClarkVV (3902) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 20, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The last of my pilseners from my incredible trade with Engelsmann. Consumed on 6/20/06. And still I marvel at the scores for these Danish pils.....Supremely unfiltered and unpasteurized, this now-well-settled beer decants to a near perfect clarity, with burnished copper and strong golden-brass notes. Mountains of unstoppable head fill the glass and are slow to recede, proving rocky at the top and lacing in large, clumps throughout. A large coating of sediment sits on the bottom of the bottle. Numerous medium-size bubbles rush in a flurry throughout the liquid. Bitter and hoppy in the nose, with some light grassiness and plenty of dry, unripened fruitskins (kiwi, starfruit, nectarine, white grapefruit). Quite startling to the senses, really, with a strong backing of honeyish pils malt and very light toastiness. Crisp yeast beckons on the end and not long can I resist taking a sip. I am greeted by a well-bittered and well-yeasted attack in the flavor. Bitter hops fluidly transition in to crisp lager yeast, carried on by a tight, natural carbonation that all the while draws strength from the sweet pale malts. Medium attenuation levels produce a slightly more sweeter than average pils, but the bitter hops work towards keeping this sweetness in check, while a definite smokiness is noted in passing through the middle. Vanilla and leafy, grassy, herbal hops combine to overwhelm (nearly) the palate as the finely bubbled carbonation resets well the palate at the end of each sip. So intriguing is this grainy, almost smoky, wood-like flavor. Never really seen this before in a pilsener and it really helps set this one apart. Working hand in hand with the hops as they grow more bitter and more dry with breathing. Light lime and lemon notes emerge, mixing extremely cohesively with the sugary pils malts to give a lemon-cake-icing feel on the finish. Sweet, for sure, but wonderfully interesting in both hop and malt flavor, with a crisp, appropriate, biting yeast. No alcohol noted, engaging carbonation.
YogiBeera (2516) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 26, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orange color, nice small head on top. Fizzy carbonation. Nice light orange taste and nose.
elektronikfagtekniker (891) - kbh, DENMARK - MAY 13, 2006
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. the best pilsner i have yet to taste. allthough it could have been murkier and unfilteret.
pivo (2610) - GERMANY - MAY 12, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hoppy, dusty lager nose, gold colr, fluffy foamy head. Sweet base at front, broad tingly bitter at the end. Medium body, big flavorful tastes, good balance. Nice.
thewolf (11303) - Kolding, DENMARK - APR 30, 2006
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours muddy yellow with a tone of orange. Good head that retains about 2mm. Aroma is heavily hoppy. Taste is slightly citric, with a hint of orange but first and foremost enough hops to make it feel dry.
Christian (11398) - Odense, DENMARK - APR 9, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Golden with a nice white head. Malty aroma with some flowery hop notes. Flavour dominated by malt and with a nice bitterness
tenghave (402) - Taastrup, DENMARK - FEB 23, 2006
1.7 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Øl fået til ølsmagning.
Øllen er gylden. den har mere smag end en normal pilsner. Har bitter eftersmag.
Skummet er tyndt hvidt.
Den er ikke så sur som en normal guld-pilsner.
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 31, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Zesty citrus and floral hops are prominent in the aroma along with some bready malt character. Slight haze to the deep golden tan coloured body that is topped with a pillowy, fine bubbled, off white head that recedes very slowly to a lasting cover with plenty of lacing. Fair sweetness is offset nicely by a crisp bitterness and lasting notes of floral, citrus and grassy hops. Some toasty malt character is especially notable in the finish. There is just a hint of buttery diacetyl that seems out of place and keeps this from excellence for me and it becomes more noticeable as it warms up. Light, refreshing body with lively carbonation that engages the tongue. Fridge temperature. Tulip glass. Bottle (M.h.t. 30.08.2005 / B88, Ølbutikken, Aug-05).
Skinnyviking (7433) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 25, 2006
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught. White lasting head. Good looking unclear cobber body. Roasted malt aroma. Powerful hops flavor.