ogivlado (6646) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JUL 15, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Koutland, Plzen.
Light hazy yellow coloured, small white head, light bready butterscotch nose. Light malty, fresh hoppy and too strong butterscotch taste for rate higher than 3.1.
Marsiblursi (3070) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 10, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Draught) Pours light hazy golden. The aroma is light to medium sweet with some buttery notes. Floral hops and bread/cookie-like malt. Bit yeasty. The flavour is of grassy hops, bread and cookie-like malt. Some buttery notes are present in the flavour as well. The mouthfeel is light creamy, light soft and bit crisp with a dry finish. Medium bodied.
imdownthepub (11947) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 9, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Koutland, Plzen. Hazed gold with off white head. I found the unfiltered version to have a much greater hoppy character with a real lime like character. Dry and herbal, I noted parsley but it was getting late, it finished quite bitter. Good stuff.
oh6gdx (23671) - 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 (15792) - 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 (3846) - 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 (37013) - 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 (11981) - 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 (18514) - 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 (5595) - 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.