oh6gdx (19934) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 9, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught. Hazy golden colour with mediumsized white creamy head, leaves some lace. Aroma is yeast, some malts, sweet berries, earth and rather diacetylic. Flavour is quite much the same, and aftertaste leaves a grassy diacetyl. 7 3 7 3 14
Bottled. Colour is not as hazy as the draught one, no lace. More berries and mild yeasty notes as well as sweet vegetably notes in aroma. Flavour has lots of grass, some mild yeast as well as mild grassy hops. 8 3 8 3 16.
harrisoni (12487) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 8, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Koutland, Plzen. Grassy diacetyl. Real shame. Grassy hop like the filtered version, bit sweet and full in mouth, but the diacetyl kills it. Re-rate Bottle bought from the bar and drunk in my hotel room. A rather good unfiltered 12 degree beer with plenty of character and hop. Having had a number of these this weekend, this isn’t bad, in fact it’s just about the best except Pilsner Urquell.
rickgordon (3841) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 7, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Koutland, Plzen.
Hazy yellow colour. Fresh, hoppy aroma with quite a lot of butterscotch, not too much since the maltiness is still sensed. Good malty flavour with grassy hops.
The sampling from bottle felt much fresher and hoppier, with much less butterscotch, if any at all.
yespr (29424) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 6, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From tap at Koutland. Pours hazy yellow to orange wih a alacing white head. Mild butterish and yeasty aroma. Flavour is smooth caramel malty and light cornish. Holds a medium sweet to medium dry flavoured finish.
Christian (10757) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 6, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy golden with a perfect, long lasting white head. Lots of clean bready malt dominates the aroma, but there is a little too much butterscotch for my taste. Rich malty flavour, full body and again, just a little too much diacetyl.
cgarvieuk (12785) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 5, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUL 8, 2008 Tap at koutland ... Golden yellow slight haze ... light hop nose ... light fruity but over fizzy.
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 4, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at koutland, it had some problems(3.5). However we managed to buy some bottles and i felt it was soo good that i took two home however ended up drinking them in the street. Alround rating: Buttery grainy pale malts, lemon biscuits, herbal hop. In the bottle the balance is superiour.
omhper (18759) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUL 3, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at Koutland (3 consecutive nights!) Hazy golden, small head. Buttery nose with lots of grass. Freshly hoppy with hay and orange. Light-medium bodied with a crisp, vital malt profile, Long bitter finish. A superb drinking beer!
Ungstrup (28235) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 2, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. An unclear golden beer with a huge off-white head. The aroma is sweet malty with notes of hops as well as hints of butter. The flavor is sweet malty with light notes of both diacethyl and butter, leading to a dry bitter finish [5/2/5/3/9=2.4]
Bottled - tapped from the tank at the brewery the day prior to sampling. A hazy golden beer with a lazing white head. The aroma is sweet malty with notes of hops, straw, and freshly cut hay. The flavor is sweet with strong notes of straw and medium notes of malt, leading to a dry bitter finish. The rating is for this version.
On day zero of RBESG there was a problem with the draft version of this - glad that there was a supply of a bottled version to give the beer some recognition.
ekstedt (5082) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 2, 2008
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 15, 2008 Draught at Koutland, Plzen, Czech Republic. Deep hazy golden with medium white head. Fresh grassy and floral hop aroma on a solid bready malt base. Long bitter finish.