larsga (6809) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 24, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Medium coarseish offwhite head. Amber body. Strong harmonic aroma of papery caramel with notes of modelling clay. Dryish kind of sharp papery caramel taste dominates all the way through the aftertaste. Light and mild mouthfeel somewhat obscured by the sharpness of the taste. Minty grassy notes and some fruity straw can be made out. Dry papery caramel aftertaste settles in the mouth, making me want to rinse it. If this were a little less sharp and papery it would be a nice beer. Interestingly, when the beer warms the sharp papery taste becomes less prominent (without disappearing), making the beer more balanced, and citrus notes appear. Becomes more delicate, too. Bitterish aftertaste. (0.75l bottle from Fine Foods at Kastrup airport.)
mikkopen (936) - Oulu, FINLAND - SEP 18, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Graali, Oulu, Finland. Orange, slightly hazy colour; thin but dense white head. Sweet flowery malty aroma, notes of berries. Malty, a little buttery flavour, with spices and berries. A very nice and distinctive pils.
BeerBiker (1413) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 27, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[Draught at Espehus at Grannys 85 years day.] Dark golden like a classic, but with hops like a pilsner. Ok, nice beer, smooth, fruit and malt.
Pinball (11585) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 26, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle, as extra økologisk. (could this be a new version of the beer, given some ingredients probably changed)
great pilsener aroma, quite strong, some hops. pours clear golden, yellowy-white head. flavor is hops, beer tast5es, faint spices, great for a pilsener.
palate is super soft, almost buttery.
overall i was thinking what a nice beer, not as i remember it. it’s so well done. i wonder if the change to ecologic also changed some aspects of the flavor.
mjs (5457) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 16, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Draught on 2008-08-15) Golden. Clear. Medium-sized white head that disappered quickly. Furity and hoppy nose. Medium-bodied palate with medium carbonation, dry. Hops, fruitiness, bitterness and bit of salty liquorice in taste.
sunevdj (3516) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - AUG 3, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear golden with a white head. Malty bitterness. Hints of caramel. High carbonation. Smooth pilsener.
esox (1198) - Oulu, FINLAND - JUL 28, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at Pub Graali, Oulu. A bit hazy, orange beer with a medium dense head. Aroma has surprisingly intensive berry notes and sweetness of caramel malts. Finish is great caramel-malty with medium, woody hops. Flavor is sweetish malty/caramel. Medium bitterness n the finish. Smooth mouthfeel and sof carbonation. Ok long finish with clear berry notes and caramel. Quite strange, but very pleasant pils with a distinctive character.
Habanero (3339) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - JUL 19, 2008
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap: Clear and dark golden with a creamy, white, medium sized head. Weak floral, hoppy nose. Nice, crisp flavour with berry notes. Light to medium bodied. Good, bitter finish.
Miksu (5027) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - JUL 17, 2008
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draught at Gastropub Jalo, Jyväskylä. Copper color. Sweet aroma with herbal hops, honey and malty melanoidins. Sweetish and malty flavor with malt melanoidins, some herbal hops and some bitterness. Needs far more hops.
janir (216) - Oulu, FINLAND - JUL 12, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear coppery color. Head is white, thick, long-lasting and lacy. Very strong caramel malty aroma is also flowery, grassy hoppy and fresh. Toffy, buttery and caramel malty flavor with nice bitter finish. Medium-bodied and foamy carbonated palate.