Holmen1 (1870) - Stavanger, NORWAY - MAR 1, 2013
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Husker når denne kom, lokalpatriotismen for det nye bryggeriet var på topp hos alle. Dette produktet var ingen god start. Såp bra at de overlevde og kunne utvikle seg. Deres beste øl nå er helt fantastiske.
Cunningham (3921) - Halden, NORWAY - MAR 12, 2012
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Særdeles lik de andre lyse lagerene fra Lervig. Lys i fargen med litt hvit skum. Dufter noe humle, grei bitterhet og litt maltfylde.
På flaske fra Meny på Grønland i Oslo
gunnar (4745) - Sandnes, NORWAY - MAR 29, 2011
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle. The first brew fom Lervig, contract brewed by Mack, or maybe it was the Trio brewery. Poured very pale straw coloured with a small fast diminishing white head. Very light grassy hops aroma, taste is fairly thin and watery with almost no bittering hops at all, this was a big disappointment back then.
Odland (137) - NORWAY - MAR 26, 2011
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
A long overdue review, but I remember this moment vividly. Bottle @ Dads house. Tried this on launch day with a helicopter with a banner that read "Ta Ein Te Stavanger" buzzing over head. The sun was shining and Stavanger had finally gotten their own lager back (after Tou was moved to Oslo). Poured golden with a crisp taste. Not much in the hops department but really drinkable. Served in transparent long neck bottles. The start of a good summer.
Beer4000 (4269) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 6, 2007
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
330 ml bottle. A bit old this rating, but my notes says a neutral, typical Norwegian macro pilsner with just enough malt and sweetness to not be classified as really bad. Traces of hops and a really short finish. Not much to remember anyway.
Sigmund (4681) - Tau, NORWAY - SEP 26, 2005
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
330 ml clear bottle - the last bottle in the store, as this beer is now retired, together with the old "Lervig Pilsner", both are replaced by the new "Herlige Lervig Pilsner" (a new recipe, and brewed in Stavanger). Both "Ein Te Pils" and "Lervig Pilsner" were contract brewed for Lervig by Mack or their partner brewery Trio. I nearly let the "Ein Te Pils" slip away under my nose, as I thought it was an alias of "Lervig Pilsner", but I spoke to the brewery today, and they confirm that the two beers were actually different recipes. Pours very pale straw coloured, moderate head. First a "skunky" nose (clear bottle), then a very moderate aroma of grass and citrus on a background of "boiledness" (a trademark of Trio Bryggeri). Thin mouthfeel, very moderate flavour with less than sufficient malts and hops. The new "Herlige Lervig Pilsner" is at least better than this!