FatPhil (9977) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 19, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
355ml bottle (Birofilia2014, Zywiec) (6-:3:6-:3:11=2.9--)
Fruity light grains. Pale, clear orange, small head. Simple malts, nice spicy hop bitterness. Refreshing crisp lager.
Marduk (3476) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 11, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
500ml bottle. Clear golden color. Small size, yellow head, stays. Dusty, grassy, faint hops, sweetish aroma. Weak aroma. Sweetish, faint grassy taste. Soft carbonation. Light body. Simple beer.
mansquito (3908) - Nueva York, New York, USA - JUL 7, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The Ruck, Troy tap: Pours pale gold with a white head. Aroma is light malt, bits of grass. and some light American fruity hops. Taste is very light, but has a very nice malt backbone. Really easy to drink. Nothing off. A very well put together session lager.
Cybercat (3770) - Georgia, USA - JUL 5, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear golden with a thick and fine-bubbled eggshell head. Aroma is mainly fruity, pear with some apple and a bit of banana, and a malty undertone. Flavor is fruity and a little malty, not bold but pleasing, with a bit of hops in the finish. Texture is rather fizzy and has about average thickness.
Prufrockstar (1352) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 3, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle with thanks to BoostIPA. Pours clear straw with small white head. Aroma: fruity, a fair bit of caramel. Toast, faint apple juice and just a hint of sulfur. Taste: deeply toasted caramel malts, short lightly bitter finish. Light body, ample carbonation.
larsga (6495) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 23, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Big offwhite head. Clear coppery body with strong carbonation.
Raisiny malt aroma with watery honey notes. Dryish mealy watery
grainy taste with fruity notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, soft, dusty
mouthfeel. Dry dusty watery grain aftertaste with strawy fruity
notes. Weird how they can brew something so watery at 4.5% with
such flavourful malt. Anyway, I felt this didn’t work. There are
no off tastes, but the water really spoils it for me. (0.5l
bottle, from Ølbutikken, Copenhagen.)
zacgillbanks (2885) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUN 22, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Coppers, Newcastle. Hazy pale golden coloured with a light floral and citrus flavour followed by slight pine on the creamy finish.
mgajdaczewa (747) - Katowice, POLAND - JUN 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Solidność. W aromacie słodowo, bardzo czysto, lekkie nutki chmieli niemieckich. W smaku bardzo słodowe, treściwe, goryczka wyraźna, nic nie przeszkadza, jest pijalne i smakowite. Ideał stylu premium lager? Bardzo możliwe. Chciałbym to w każdym sklepie po 3 - 4 zł.
Rastacouere (6153) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy gold. Sturdy white head. Very fresh aroma, exactly what one should look for in a lager: balanced malts and hops in all their purity, no yeasty distraction save for the typical soft sulphur undertones. Even though its 20 IBUs are modest, this feels fairly bitter in a clean and lively way. The mouthfeel is crisp enough, but suffers slightly from the pointy, tongue-poking bubbliness, perhaps a bit over the top to really showcase the maltiness which is otherwise throughly enjoyably and not straight pale malts, there are bockish traits in there and a small, but fresh wheat character. Eminently drinkable, whih is its whole purpose, but also well-constructed, the malts not being completely straightforward yet working hands in hands with the lemony and flowery hops. Good stuff.
radagast83 (5363) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUN 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz or something sized bottle at Pizzeria Paradiso, thanks to Travlr via Bartender Greg. Poured a clear golden color with a small white head. Aroma was nice light pine, citrus (lemon, orange) notes. Crisp. Flavor was pretty nice caramel notes, pine, citrus - pretty darn enjoyable and unexpected. A "session lager" indeed.