ALLOVATE (2503) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Produces up with what seems like a bad case of chill haze. A shrouded sunny medium gold with a frothy and loose white head of foam. Pineneedles and roughly bruised, bitter green herbs dominate the nose with underlying wafts of lychee, pear and lavender. On the palate it is assertively hopped but balanced by a wonderfully dry pilsner malt graininess and toastiness from that Carahell. Light in body with moderate carbonation that sees it move with haste across the tongue. Big bitter peak, raspy and herbaceous on the swallow leaving a lasting dryness of grain and hop. Long camphorous, nettle and pineneedle linger, quite spicy and raw. Very refreshing stuff. I loved this one. Drinks well even as it warms and showcases the wonderful Saaz hop with artistinal brilliance. A solid Pilsner! (47,3cL can, date indistinguishable on base, Cellarbrations Carlisle)
vanvenlo (1344) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - MAY 21, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Slowbeer can - (21-May-2013) Citrus perhaps berry aroma. Cloudy light yellow colour, sheet suds lacing. Light fruity grassy hop flavour. Bitter light pine herbal grass finish and spicy pepper hop aftertaste.
Lunkie (1496) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - MAY 21, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Slight hop malt aroma. Murky amber colour poor head and lacing. Malt spice slight smokey flavour. Flat palate.
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dfearnley (1113) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 11, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft to pint glass
Aroma of hay, wheat, and honey. Pale yellow with long lasting white head.
Light wheaty and a little spicy but no skunkiness. Nicely done lager.
Ferris (6216) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 11, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft - Some grain and that's about it. Pale yellow with a fizzy head. Grains and a light bitterness. Nice lager but still a lager.
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troopie (2291) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - MAY 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tin. Very nice. Clear gold pour with white head and much lacing. Delicate grassy aroma. Full flavour, nicely bitter with bitter and floral finish
davidm (1978) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - APR 27, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can from K&G. Nice for a session. Aromas of citrus, hay. Taste is sweet, with bitter notes, average length. Palate is oily, and medium bodied. Yellow, with a frothy head.
altonbrownd (3681) - Brussels, BELGIUM - APR 15, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can from a Portland, OR supermarket. Gold body with medium, puffy head. Nose is straw, corny, with malts. Taste is hoppy, buttery with bitter in the finish. Pretty decent.
Davros (2106) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAR 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours gold with a lasting head.
Nose shows lemon/dill sorachi-like notes, soft bready malt and banana. Quite nice.
Flavours include more bready notes, soft dill and spicy hops. Enjoyable stuff.
Carbonation could be higher.
hawthorne00 (2626) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAR 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can, 10C. Very pale yellow gold with a modest white head that fades a fair bit. Aroma of lemon, grass, grain. Light bodied, quite high carbonation. Grainy sweetness is restrained and almost austere, bitterness quite high with grass, lemon and a little pepper. Doesn’t taste quite like a Czech beer, but tastes for a change like whoever made it actually likes pilsener. Good stuff.