rosenbergh (9144) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 20, 2011
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
500 ml can. Finland.
Clear pale golden colour with small bubbly white head.
Dry aroma of paper and metal. Flavour is... well I don’t know... nothing. Mild hints of malt and metal. I think they should cut down the 123 years of tradition (recipe is said to be from 1888).
FatPhil (11818) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 18, 2011
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
500ml can (ChrisO’s pre-GBBF2011 "Donkey Dork Lord" shindig)
Really nasty lager. No redeeming qualities at all, apart from lack of lumpy bits in it, and pH not too close to either 0 or 14. Would not drink this to quench my thirst. Packed full of corn, metal, and concentrated nasty.
Leighton (15306) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 2, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle (or was it a can?) at ChrisO’s Pre-GBBF Shindig 2011. Pours clear gold with a medium, white head. Some grainy malts in the aroma. Light sweet flavor, some metal, light cereal. Light bodied with average carbonation. Bland finish, some more metal and cereal. Oh, boy!
harrisoni (15792) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 30, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
At Chriso Pre Gbbf 2011. Gold clear lasting white. Ok lager. Ok pale lager drinkable bit of cream fine.
lusikka (7621) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 17, 2011
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
500 ml can. Rated @ 5.8.2010.
Pours a golden colour with a large white head. Aroma of mild bready malts and metals. Flavour of mild bready malts, metals and butter. Light bodied and unpleasant oily mouthfeel. No, no, no.
Archibaldo de la Cruz (1121) - FINLAND - MAY 16, 2011
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Can. Golden colour with a small white head. Malty aroma. Slightly metallic flavour with some malt and grain.
Kavu (3292) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 1, 2011
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Pours pale golden with a light head. Aroma is weak, mostly malts. Flavor is equally weak with some malts and some metallic flavors. Quite horrid.
Bov (10914) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - MAR 31, 2011
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
courtesy of oh6gdx; canned - clear deep golden colour with a bad head retention; aroma of cider with cheap oily hoppy notes; moderate carbonation and malt backbone, no bitterness and with a deeply flat finish where hints of apples subsist - pfouahhh ....
tlind2 (1375) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 30, 2010
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
500 ml can. Golden color, white head. Vegetable flavor with strong metallic notes, slightly buttery background. Light body, medium carbonation. Doesn’t Belgium have any standards for the use of their name in beer?
TBone (14784) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 17, 2010
1.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Can 500ml (Prisma, BB 07/2011)
"Recipe was developed in Belgium in 1888. Premium beer". Contains unmalted grains and hop extract. How much advertising guys can lie us? Clear golden color, small white head. Grainy, sticky, a bit cardboardish nose. Light to medium bodied. Very metallic, grainy, some sweet corn-like maltyness, low bitterness. Taste of iron is bad, otherwise quite unoffensive bulk from infamous Martens-line. Brewed for Finnish trade company.