alex_leit (643) - Minsk, BELARUS - JUN 4, 2015
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
500 ml bottle. Clear golden color. Aroma: licorice grain, slightly spicy hops. Taste: malt sweetness, a little fruits and corn, a hint of hops and salt.
larsga (6767) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 15, 2015
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Small white head. Clear yellow body. Perfumy artificial wild berry aroma. Dry artificial wild berry taste with mealy notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, mealy mouthfeel. Dry mealy papery aftertaste. Bitter finish. Not really very nice. (0.5l bottle shared by gr0ve.)
DSG (8575) - Tel Aviv, - APR 22, 2015
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Can sample at a tasting at Alexey & Rafaela’s place. Thanks Alexey. Clear yellow with a white head. Aroma of cardboard, graininess, a bit of corn and a bit of hay hints. Sweetish grainy flavor with a cardboard hint and a slightly bitterish finish. Light-bodied.
Holmen1 (3641) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JAN 21, 2015
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
0,5 boks (takk til Almas!), hjemme etter orkesterøvelse: klar lys gylden med kortvarig hvitt skum. Parfymert, blomsteraktig aroma. Det blomsteraktige sitter i den friske smakenn også. Kort ettersmak. Lett å helle innpå og like lett å glemme.
KnutAlbert (6386) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 24, 2014
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Golden beer, fluffy head. Malty nose, some perfume. Sweet flowers. The eagle on the label looks unwell, appropriate for the beer.
Travlr (16417) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: MAY 6, 2014 I met Ed at Churchkey about three years ago. He retired from the FAA, as an examiner I think, years ago, and now spends his time seeking out interesting beers, the bars that serve them, and the people that drink them. In other words, a man after my own heart. He is generous to a fault: whenever I see him, his first words, after a warm greeting, are, "Wait right here, I’ll be right back." He then retrieves from the trunk of his car some amazing bottle he’s acquired along the way, more often than not from Casey of Max’s. He doesn’t have a cell phone or a computer, so he doesn’t use the internet - so you can only find him by searching his favorite bars. He has a hand written list of more than 13,000 beers he’s reviewed. Anyway, three years ago, Ed told me he had rated beers from 91 countries, but was stuck, and unable to find any more new countries. He gave me a list of countries he’d tried beers from, which I still carry in my wallet. It took me three years, but tonight I was able to share with Ed beers from countries #99 (Bosnia) and 100, this one. I am proud to call you a friend, Ed, and it has enriched my life to have known you. I wish you all the best in your search for your next centennial, whenever that may be.
Oh, and the beer was a tasty enough lager, a little bit papery with an edge of cardboard, but a shining bright gold color, like Ed’s heart. As Ed graciously described it, "a good hamburger beer, on a hot day." Here’s to you, good sir.
Iphonephan (4624) - McLean, Virginia, USA - MAY 5, 2014
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
From a bottle at ChurchKey DC, courtesy of Travlr. Thanks. I love them pale lagers! This one is, well, ok. Lots of grain and corn flavors. No hops in evidence. Good for a country tic and not much else.
solidfunk (5470) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAY 5, 2014
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
As the bartender says, "I’ve had worse. Some malt here that isn’t ruined by mismanagement. Very nice! Sexy time! Thanks to ed, and happy 100 countries
AndreasJaeger (505) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 5, 2013
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Ljusgul i färgen litet vitt skum. Doftar svagt av söt malt, frukt, gräs. Metallisk smak, söt malt, fruktig. Trist.
vipinvelp (2886) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - FEB 3, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear light golden yellow with white foam head. Aroma is not too strong, barley. Taste is nice bittersweet pale, somewhat high carbonated, but real refreshing nice tasting. Short bittersweet aftertaste. A clean, fresh beer. (Pavlodar 201202)