Marduk (1939) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 10, 2014
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
500ml bottle (shared by FatPhil, thanks). Clear amber color. Malty, hop extract, sweet notes in aroma. Smells weird. Metallic, malty, caramel in taste. Not again please.
FatPhil (8349) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 8, 2014
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
500ml bottle (Alko Arkadia, Helsinki)
Pale orange, brief head. Sweet lagery grains, some esters. Sweet bready malty body, grainy, a touch husky, some spiciness. Gentle hoppy finish, noble, and not as metallic as Anna tries to make me write. A little sticky.
ClubGonzo (3445) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAR 7, 2014
1.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
Bottle sample @ RBNG-14. Clear golden body, small white head. Nose is mild butterscotch, pilsner malts and faint grassy tones. Taste is faint pilsner malts and very little else. Extremely bland. Light body, soft carbonation. Not a big one.
motelpogo (6126) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAR 3, 2014
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
bottle from pivoteka in pilsen. clear pale golden with a steady head; white grape aroma; some strange schnapps flavour with a tinny finish. so-so
Cunningham (3912) - Halden, NORWAY - MAR 1, 2014
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Clear golden color with a white head. Typical mild malty and mild fruity aroma + flavor for an Czech pilsner. Light bodied and quite mild.
[Bottle at Grand Tasting RBNG14 – Halden]
visionthing (2308) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 26, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
From a shared 50cl bottle at RBNG-14. Pours golden with a white head. Mild malty aroma with some lightly floral and grassy notes. Medium sweet and grainy. Okay pilsner, but a but too sweet for my liking. (2014-02-15 - Grand Tasting, Fredriksten festning, Halden)
Rune (7242) - Tromsř, NORWAY - FEB 25, 2014
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Shared bottle. Clear golden body, low bubbly head, fragile lacing. Pale malty nose with noble hops. Flavoured with mild grassy hops and with notes of buttery malts beneath. Smooth and rather dry malty-fruity ending. Medium bodied. Oily palate. Fair enough (Grand Tasting, RBNG, Halden 15.02.2014).
OleR (4587) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 24, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A finger of dense white foam, over clear honey-golden body. Soft dryish generic malt aroma. Hint of dust and hay. Medium body. Slick semi-dry, plain malt flavor. Firm grassy bitterness linger in the finish. Anonymous. Drinks good, though. [Shared bottle at Grand Tasting, RBNG2014]
gunnar (4740) - Sandnes, NORWAY - FEB 21, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Shared bottle at RBNG-14. Pours clear golden with a small white head. Aroma is weak malty.Taste is light sweet caramel, some herbal and grassy hops. Simple and boring.
Finn (3759) - Tromsř, NORWAY - FEB 20, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Flaske 0,5l fra Alko Muonio. Drukket pĺ RV124 31 Des 13. Gyldenbrun. Hřyt luftig skum som varer en stund. Kniplingslacing. Sřt maltaroma. Smaken er ogsĺ sřt malt med innslag av mandler.