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RATINGS: 1049   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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In The beginning, there were ales. As far as anyone knows, the first beers made were ’top-fermented’, which is longhand for ’Ale’. Sometime long before the 1860’s, beers became popular that were made in Northern Europe with a bottom fermenting yeast strain that liked the colder temperatures. Because they had to spend weeks aging before they tasted their best, they were known as ’Lager’ beer. Lager is the German word for ’storage’. Since they had to sit a while, they took up more time and space and as such were harder and more expensive to make. Where ales are meaty, lagers are sinewy. Where ales are street, lagers are ’haute couture’. Where an ale might hit you over the head and take your wallet, lagers donate to charity and adopt stray cats. While an ale might steal your car or try to date your daughter and keep her out all night for who-knows-what purpose, a well bred lager would offer to clean your house while you’re on vacation and leave fresh scones and coffee for you when you return. Now, don’t get us wrong, ales can be a lot of fun to hang out with when you’re in the right mood, and if you have bail money on you. But what’s wrong with livin’ uptown from time to time, on a nice street, where the doormen all wear those little uniforms, the air smells of flowers, and lagers rule the Earth. Cheers!

Note: Formerly at 5.3%.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Papsoe (25085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 18, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 21, 2007 (Bottle 35,5 cl) Fully golden with a nice, creamy, white head. Malty aroma with a touch of aroma hops. Quite hoppy with an underlying malty sweetness. Rather neat and close to it’s Czech ideal. 171005

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pernille (518) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 18, 2005
Aroma: like plum jam. Appearance: Yellow golden color and quite a steady head. Very pretty actually. Flavor holds some plum as well in the otherwise overall bitter flavor. Very pleasant pils.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (21076) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 7, 2005
Bottled. Clear yellow colouredwith a white head. Sweet candy-like aroma of malts and hops. Sweet flavour of malts, hops, grape fruit and pine needles.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ungstrup (29482) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 6, 2005
A golden beer with beige head. The aroma is sweet and slightly dusty - it must be the hops. The flavor is sweet malty combined with notes of straw and hints of caramel.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Jeppe (2631) - Řlbutikken, DENMARK - OCT 6, 2005
Pours clear golden with a frothy lasting snow white head. Nice and full sweet malty and grassy aroma. Flavor starts sweet with a dry bitterness kicking in. Grassy and earthly tones. Pretty tasty for a pilsner.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Crockett (1009) - Southampton,Ontario, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 1, 2005
Pours deep gold with a great bubbly soap white head. Sweet clean hop florals, grass, honey and a little dough with toasted sugar. Bittersweet. Some berry tart and pie crust. Finish is nicely balanced with focused hops and some sweet candy sugar.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 27, 2005
Citrus, mint, herbal hops over lightly toasty malts with some hints of sulfur in the nose. Slightly hazy golden body is topped by a decent, bright white head that recedes slowly to cover and leaves rings around the glass. Crisp hop bitterness with a light citrus, herbal character over a clean malt base. Some light sweetness lasts on the tongue. Light body with sharp, crisp carbonation and a refreshing bite to it. Lager glass. Fridge temp. Bottle (Half Time, Mar-05).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dixen (1465) - Flagstaff, Arizona, USA - SEP 24, 2005
Bottle @ Zum Biergarten, Cph. Very floral and spicy hop nose. Beautiful golden colored body, with a medium fluffy white head, looks like a pils should look like. Sweet malty flavors at first, then a fresh hoppyness, which ends rather crisp and bitter. A well crafted pils.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beaver (1311) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 13, 2005
12 oz bottle. Pours a clear golden yellow with a fluffy white head that rettains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is floral and slightly spicy german hops (which always smell kind of corn-ey and skunky to me).

The flavor is sweet grainy malts that lead to a sharp hoppy, bitter finish that is a little metallic. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with some sharp carbonation.

Overall, an above average pils (not my favorite style). It’s much more bitter than I’d expect.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 3, 2005
12 oz. bottle, purchased as single at Whole Foods. Pours much as expected, golden and mostly clear with a moderate white head that left some nice lacing as it diminished. Aroma is mild, but sweet with lightly toasted maltiness and some floral notes, pretty clean and simple aroma. Flavor is also sweet, a little more hearty than I might normally expect from a pils, light ripe summer fruits balanced by a good floral and citrus hoppiness with a bit of a spice bite in the finish. Light to medium body and smooth mouthfeel with gentle carbonation. Very drinkable, and not your typical lager.

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