Oakes (11031) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 9, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Yikes...very short pour. Rich gold colour with a thick head. Malt accented nose sadly with a hint of diacetyl. Itís got a diacetyl taste with some bready malts fighting for space on the palate. Not my type of pils, but I guess itís well-made for what theyíre attempting.
Beershine (5177) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - JUN 22, 2009
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
At brewery. As golden as a helles. Looks like one too. White head. The aroma is odd, slightly phenolic, and sulfuric but not enough to be off-putting. The finish has some grassy hop. Not sweet. Has a touch of diacetyl. Is on the brink of being undrinkable.
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle in Quinns. Alround rating: I recon i had this in the can in the kulminator, but forgot to write the name and have been searching for it ever since. Sweeter pale malts, herbal and lightly grassy hop, on the sweet side of balanced but still nice stuff.
FatPhil (8093) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 2, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500ml bottle (One Pint, Helsinki, Oktoberfest 2008)
Pale orange, small white head. Soft grainy aroma, a touch dry. Very soft palate, soft carbonation. Very well balanced - not too pointy in any particular direction. Very malty, loads of grains. Hops in nice full buds, and thatís the best part of the finish. Could do with a touch more bittering, and still remain a good session.
MesandSim (7121) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A Mes rate: Bottle at Quinns.
Clean gold with a very good white head. Sweet and fruity German malt with some slight hops giving decent bitterness. A little fatty and oily but it just about gets away with it. Clean mouthfeel. A reasonable pils.
harrisoni (12066) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle at Battersea BF 08. Pale gold with thin white head. Some hop on aroma. Decent lager, bit of hop on end. Yeasty aroma. But citrus hop on finish is good with an overall impression of a clean lager (no fish).
Finn (3089) - TromsÝ, NORWAY - JAN 22, 2008
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Vom Fass at the brewery tap 27 Jun 07. Pale golden colored. An OK creamy head. Some fruity aroma. Modest fruity flavor with some bitterness in the finish. Lacing.
pivnizub (8361) - Bochum, PorķřŪ, GERMANY - AUG 11, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap (at the brewery): Golden, firm creamy white head; faint grainy-worty nose with very faint illusions of hops; light to moderate bitter-sweet flavour, soft MF, light to medium bodied; grainy-fruity finish with atinge of sourness in the aftertaste. Drinkable, nothing more..........
downender (5610) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 30, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pale golden with a slight white head. Herbal, grassy aroma followed by a sweet malt flavour. OK but not memorable.
mikeyg850 (8) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 6, 2007 does not count
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to my girlfriend who brought me a bottle from Germany. Golden color with full, foamy head. Fresh, herbal taste, and good sweetness from the malt. I found it disappointingly thin on the palate. A fine example of the style, but nothing too spectacular.