Holmen1 (2408) - Stavanger, NORWAY - AUG 31, 2014
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Flaske delt på RBHD-samlingen hos Asle Bjørn: hurra, et nytt land! Lys og med kort skum. Litt smørmalt/diacetuyl blander seg inn i den beskjedne humlearomaen. Drikkbar, men "with characteristic hop bitterand expressed malt taste" er en betydelig overdrivelse.
Sigmund (5090) - Tau, NORWAY - AUG 29, 2014
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Shared 50 cl green bottle at local tasting, 4.5% ABV. Pale golden colour, low white head. Strong aroma of grass, candy and butterscotch, but not unpleasant. Bland flavour, not much of anything, a little grassy hops in the finish. Forgettable.
abemorsten (2746) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - AUG 29, 2014
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Shared 0,5 l bottle. 4,5% is written on the bottle. Clear golden body with a white film. Buttery malts on the nose. Clean and bitter with a sharp carbonation. Light to medium bodied. Lasting bitterness.
gunnar (5267) - Sandnes, NORWAY - AUG 29, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Shared bottle at local tasting. Pours clear weak golden with a small white head. Aroma is shy, but with a noticeable diacetyl note. Taste is very weak dry, herbal and harsh hops. Boring.
Holmen2 (866) - NORWAY - AUG 29, 2014
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear, pale golden. Quickly disapperaing white head. Sweetish aroma with flowery hops and butterscotch. Similar taste. Not too bad. A bit waterish.
Alengrin (1380) - BELGIUM - AUG 21, 2014
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Every country outside of the old historical ’beer belt’ and outside of the States has its own national mass-marketed lager and usually little else when it comes to beer, and this is the one from Armenia. Crisp with thin mouthfeel, grainy with some corn-like, even a bit sugary sweetness (something I utterly dislike in pale lagers) and light spicy but brief hop bitterness in the finish. Drinkable.
MarkoNm (508) - Novo mesto, SLOVENIA - JUL 26, 2014
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a clear golden color, topped with a small and quickly vanishing white head.
There is a mild malty aroma, which is basically it about the nose.
The taste is watery and light, malty, sweet. No real bitterness.
Calisky (634) - ALSACE, FRANCE - JUL 10, 2014
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: JUL 31, 2014 Couleur dorée, légère mousse blanche. Nez très leger malté typique lager. Gout très leger malté, mais tres aqueuse, bière de base meme si pas désagréable.
tderoeck (4598) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUN 18, 2014
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
25/V/14 - 33cl bottle @ home - BB: 1/V/14 (2014-556) Thanks to 77ships for picking this one up for me!
Clear golden beer, big aery white head, pretty stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: some weed in the bottle, in the glass more sweet and sugary, bit soapy, washing powder for clothes. MF: ok carbon, light body. Taste: pretty bitter, bit sweet, grassy, hay, malty grains, sugary. Aftertaste: pretty bitter, sweet grains, meh. Armenia: check! :p
JefVerstraete (1285) - BELGIUM - MAY 25, 2014
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Bottle from tderoeck, many thanks! Sweet aroma, malty with no hops detectable. very sweet. Boring lager.