GoufCustom (978) - - JAN 29, 2013
0.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
UPDATED: FEB 6, 2013
330ml bottle along with the IKEA Ol Ljus lager bought during a weekly sale at local IKEA store.Clear dark reddish brown colour; Minimal head and off-white foam which disappears in less than 20 seconds; No lacing and okay carbonation; strong smell of dark malt and cheap soy sauce; Light body and very watery palate, with taste of coffee sludge, faint malt and straw. Light but evident hop bitterness with lingers with dry after taste.
Comments: After the terrible experience I had with IKEA’s Ol Ljus lager, the expectation with this one has to be lowered. Turns out it was just as bad but in an entirely different manner. Its smell is a poor-man Mackeson XXX gone rotten, and if you can get pass that, its artificial and bad coffee taste will post a challenge to many beer tasters. Adding the non-head and watery body, this combination just doesn’t add up. Stay away.
AlexGR (142) - GREECE - MAY 2, 2015
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Dark brown-red colour. off white head. Roasted barley. Some bitterness, a little watery and metallic. Not that bad.
Lele (215) - Padova, ITALY - APR 25, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
ASPETTO: praticamente è uguale alla coca cola, schiuma compresa. AROMA: si avverte soprattutto del tostato e del pane, comunque aroma poco pronunciato. GUSTO: come al naso, i sentori di crosta di pane e un po’ di tostato sono predominanti. Scorza di pane anche nel retrogusto. CONCLUSIONE: sinceramente mi aspettavo di peggio. Una birretta tranquilla, niente di particolare, ma contando che è una birra industriale, il confronto con le nostre Peroni e Moretti è spontaneo, e devo ammettere che le italiane escono umiliate.
Idiosynkrasie (4575) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - APR 22, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
330ml bottle. Clear, ruby red glowing, mahogany colour with small to average, frothy, diminishing, minimally lacing, beige head. Strawy, grainy aroma, hints of treacle. Taste is minimally sweet dark malty, a touch of treacle, dry, strawy counterpart. Adequately Småland-ish thrifty.
cervmagpt (325) - PORTUGAL - APR 22, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Review based on the BJCP2008 guidelines (style 4A). Bottle 33 cl - Batch 1240L15015. AROMA: very faint malt aroma with a grainy character and faint notes of caramel. no hop aroma. APPEARANCE: body of ruby color with orange highlights and translucent. thin light brown head with style average retention. TASTE: overall grainy and slight caramel flavour. no hop flavours. low bitterness with a semi-dry and slight metallic finish. PALATE: light body with average carbonation. OVERALL: a contract dark lager with nothing special.
Avetixz (24) - Wolfsburg, GERMANY - APR 18, 2015
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Sweet aroma, some fruit, bread and malt. Pours clear dark brown liquid with a foamy white head. Light bitterness and sweetness in the taste, not much flavour, but some herbs and grainy malt, hints of dark fruit and caramel. Light body with a thin and fizzy texture, watery finish. Nothing really special.
lusikka (6872) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 17, 2015
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
330 ml bottle. Thanks rosenbergh. Pours a brown colour with a small white head. Aroma of sweetness, bread and wet paper. Flavour is sweet and sugary with some mild bready notes. Unpleasant papery notes. Light bodied. Overly sweet.
olio (7248) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 17, 2015
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
33 cl bottle. BBE 10.10.2014. Thanks rosenbergh!
Pours clear mahogany color with a small head. Malty aroma with bread and some sweet fruits. Molasses, malts and grass on the flavor, some ripe fruit notes on the aftertaste. Medium carbonation, moderately bitter palate. Not very pleasant.
klm1 (352) - - APR 14, 2015
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark brown colour with almost no head. Aroma and flavours of roasted barley, malts. Low carbonation and bitterness, watery finish.
Chopper925 (266) - Gross Gerau, GERMANY - FEB 24, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle. Clear brown color, medium lacing brownish head. Nose is sour, wet malt. Taste is rather sour, dry, medium bitter. Thin mouthfeel, average carbonation. Sour, metallic malt aftertaste.
Neorej80 (248) - - FEB 22, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Ahorn strop, cherries and lots of malt aroma. Dark Brown, red colour and a white small head. Ahorn flavour without a good bitter in the beginning. A bit watery though. But for an Ikea beer... Well lets say its not bad!