Martin243 (1019) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle served chilled. Poured into a half pint Ayingerbrau lager glass Bright clear gold with a proud white head. Hay aroma with floral hints. Cereal and lemon flavour. If I fetched up somewhere on holiday in the Med, and the local brew tasted like this, I would be quite happy. Crisp clean refreshing and functional as you’d expect from IKEA. Notice how I managed to avoid a yawn-inducing joke about putting it together myself when I got home.
caesar (6644) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - FEB 11, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from local IKEA, BB 18 10 2016, large sample. Clear golden color, short frothy head. Aroma of grainy malt, bit spicy hop, quite typical german classic pils with slight skunky and bit herbal notes. Soft to medium bitter in taste, some extra malty sweetness not usually found in pale lagers. Which makes it quite full bodied. Pretty good for what I expected actually.
Douberd (4841) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - NOV 12, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle of 330 ml, bought at IKEA, Duiven. It must be relatively new, at least here, since they were not there last year and they’re still not listed on their website.
First of all, this is an actual beer, as in the final product, and not a beer kit containing water, malts, hops and instructions on how to make it yourself (get it? because it’s from IKEA, and that’s what you do with everything else bought from there, haha, hilarious)
Ok, this is a lager, poured into a lager glass it gave me a golden yellow coloured beer, with two fingers of white, soapy head, with very good retention. Lots of activity in the glass that seems that it never stops.
Aroma is quite strong, aromatic hops as with every other lager, with some malts on the background.
Taste is also typical lager one, quite sweet at first, with a long bitter aftertaste. Much better than I expected.
Medium to full body with high carbonation.
Well, I didn’t expect it to be that good. It won’t blow your mind but it’s an honest lager, plus now I have a reason to join my girlfriend on her visits there.
DruncanVeasey (8012) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - APR 9, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Cov split with Octo and Keith, 24/0/13. Pale, fine-haloed gold. Fresh mown grass, lemon, honey on toast aroma. Creamy malt, hints of wine gum fruit; grass and herb. Decent lager with German, possibly kolsch-like leanings. Not going to slag it off just because it’s from
rauchbier (3801) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - SEP 7, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle,from IKEA Leeds. Gold, long lasting white head and good condition. Pleasant sweet maltiness and a hint of flowery hops in the nose, gentle fruitiness in the mouth, pleasantly soft and with a nicely balanced hop note, genle chalky bitterness lingering in the finish
dEnk (4200) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - SEP 17, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ home. Aroma is grainy malt, floral hops, some fruity notes. Wow, actual aroma! Wtf is this? Flavour is dry and watery, but again with floral hoppy notes, grainy malt and a touch of caramel. Pleasantly suprised, but I was expecting the worst. Watery but with flavour.
labeerinthum (542) - Milano, ITALY - MAY 14, 2015
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 2, 2015 Bottiglia. Una schiuma compatta e una amaro deciso accompagnano una intensità olfattiva elevata e una discreta persistenza olfattiva. Di media frizzantezza ma dal corpo ben strutturato, conduce a una buona persistenza gustativa ed elevata intensità gustativa.
invinoveritas (116) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours an attractive golden with a minimal head. Malty, slightly fruity nose. A slight malty sweetness on the tongue, with just a touch of bitterness. Markedly less bitter than the dark version, but still plenty of flavour. Not complex but this is fine!
skortila (5284) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - JAN 12, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. 15cl sample. The aroma has grains and flowery hops. Clear, golden coloured beer with a mdium, white, rocky head. The taste is slightly bitter, grainy sweet and has flowery hops there. Actually, much better than expected.
berntholer (1566) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - JUL 12, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
ivorywhite head leaves some lacing. orangeblonde. aroma is skunky, grainy, maize/cornflakes. taste like aroma, bit soapy with slight dry aftertaste. very thin and watery body, medium carbonation. at least not a sugary mess like other macro lagers. bottle 33cl / bbf mar-2016