GoufCustom (855) - - 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.
Dzhigga (136) - Kirov, RUSSIA - NOV 19, 2014
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Brown color with very thin head. Light aroma of roasty malt. Taste is light bitter with some sour notes. Aftertaste is short and withsome medicine. This beer is just like the IKEA’s furniture — simple and plain. Meh.
freretoc (777) - Besançon, FRANCE - NOV 18, 2014
1.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bue en bouteille de 33cl, offerte par Carlie chez ma mčre, couleur transparente mais colorée (oui oui c’est possible, peu de mousse effervescence moyenne. Une bonne bičre de ménagčre... goűt ŕ peine caramélisée, un peu de grains, aucune intéręt.
Renobob (781) - Besançon, FRANCE - NOV 17, 2014
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bue en bouteille. Mauvaise biere, maltée, sans aucun intérêt particulier. Beurk.
Zarkam (456) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 15, 2014
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
330ml bottle from IKEA in st. Petersburg, dark brown colour, snall fizzy beige mostly vanishing head, hardly any lacing. Moderately malty aroma of toast, chocolate and caramel with light floral hops. Taste is initially mildly sweet turning into a lightly bittersweet finish with a slightly roasty and metallic feel. Light to medium body, slick mouthfeel, lively carbonation. A rather uninteresting dark lager, but at least it is distinguishable as a dark one and the malt profile isn’t too bad.
mjansen1310 (34) - Soest, NETHERLANDS - NOV 5, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Dark Brown coloured beer with small head. Taste as aroma wise there is nothing special some fruit and caramel.
SarkyNorthener (2240) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 25, 2014
1.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle from IKEA, Wednesbury. Dark brown beer with small head. Aroma is meaty, bovril and roasted malts. Taste is roasted malts, bovril and caramel. Not great.
Cimbasso (180) - - OCT 20, 2014
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Dark brown colour with an off-white head. Aroma of caramel and prunes. The taste is much dryer than you would expect from the sweet aroma, and the flavour is predominantly of roasted malts with not much hop flavour. A little thin and watery with a very short finish. Nothing offensive in this beer, but rather thin and unmemorable.
Calisky (1006) - ALSACE, FRANCE - SEP 27, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Couleur brune et reflets ambrés, mousse qui disparait. Nez de caramel grillé, malté noir. Gout de caramel et malt assez leger, corps leger, fin légčre amertume. Une dunkel de base mais ca passe.
DSG (6229) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - SEP 22, 2014
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Dancing Camel Florentin. Thanks Stas. Clear deep amber-brown. Aroma of malt, caramel, cardboard and dark bread. Sweet flavor, caramelly, with cardboard and some dark bread. Light to medium-bodied.
Aniela (2462) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 21, 2014
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle at IKEA Bäckebol, Göteborg. Clear amber beer with an offwhite head. Malty aroma with some fruity notes. A really thin beer with some malty flavour notes. A bit metallic notes too.