Brewed by Mack Bryggeri
Style: Pale Lager
Tromsø, Norway


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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 2.07/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.19/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
Afterski is a light lager brewed on wheat malt and roasted malt. The brew is cooler than traditional beer and therefore suitable to accompany both snacks as well as your traditional matpakke - and it tastes great on its own!

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Sigmund (6757) - Tau, NORWAY - MAR 12, 2008
500 ml can. ABV is 4.7%. Golden colour, fluffy white head. Very vague and weak sweetish aroma, hints of maize, also a hint of caramel as the beer warms up. The flavour is way too sugary and sweet, but at least there is some maltiness too, so unlike "smrprty" it is not void of flavour. Fizzy mouthfeel, minimal bitterness.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
yngwie (16529) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 26, 2008
Can. Quite pale golden body, but not as pale as it’s brother smrprty. Luckily. No sediments, and a fluffy off-white head on top. Nice lacings. This is one of the brews that get’s a 3.5 on appearance from me. The aroma is quite nice, but far from outstanding, with a balance between fruity hops and pale malts giving it a slightly sweet touch. Fruity flavor with malt and some hops giving it a little bitterness. Effervescent and quite sugary in the mouth, and it has a finish that is quite short except for the sweetness. The bitterness and fruityness disappears too quick. Considering it’s market target being the youth in the ski resorts, it’s surprisingly good, but that’s it. On the other hand, I guess this is better suited for lawn mowing than many, many other Norwegian semi-macros. (080126)

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Beer5000 (5955) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 22, 2008
500 ml can. Nice golden body with a big, but fast diapering off-white head. Vague aroma of grain and bread. Flavor is fruity, refreshing, light malt sweetness and traces of hops. Medium body and a bit short aftertaste. Decent macro lager.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Gr0ve (2177) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 10, 2008
500 ml can. Deep reddish golden colour. Clear. Small white head that clings to the glass. Rounded and sweet malty aroma with hints of cranberries. High carbonation that balances with the residual sugars. Surprisingly flavourful. Nice mellow malty flavours. Light-bodied indeed, but there is enough stuff in here to make up for that. Some bitterness, but not much. Decent beer.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Finn (6291) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JAN 30, 2008
Can 0,5l. Pale golden colored. A good-looking white head lasting for a while. Aroma of grain. Sweet malty flavor with hints of grass. Sweet bitter aftertaste. An OK thirst quencher.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
KnutAlbert (6713) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 24, 2008
0,5 l can. This was better than expected. Wheat malt gives a fine head over a golden lager. Some cereals and bread, Sweet malt, and some crisp bitterness, too. IT’s not much, but when you consider the competition it is all right.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 19, 2008
Mostely diminishing big white head. Clear copper colored body. Low aroma level; medium sweet malts, some fruity notes, scents of hayish hops and a whiff of butterscotch. Not very flavorful either, taste is dry malty and quite crisp. Notes of caramel, and a touch of minerals/metal in the finish. Body is light plus. Feels fizzy in the mouth. Quite quenching, but lacks some gravity. Afterski Winter Party Beer! Why?

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
larsga (7314) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 18, 2008
Biggish coarseish white head shrinks slowly. Copper body. Light aroma of grain and caramel with buttery notes and a faint hint of grassy hops. Dry, grassy buttery taste of rounded caramel malts. Faint fruity hints. Papery aftertaste with notes of metal. Slightly harsh mouthfeel. Clean palate. Not much taste, but not tasteless, either. Decent. (0.5l can from Centra.)

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Rune (11372) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JAN 6, 2008
Afterski was launched in early January 2008 as a Winter Party Beer and as the third and last in Mack’s party serial. It was also called a design beer. So lets start with the can label. The beer comes in 500ml dark blue cans showing arctic winter landscape and other symbols of snow, frost and winter sports. My rating of the content is based on a few cans over the weekend. Amber body colour with good clarity under a fast diminishing white head. Smell of grass added by lightly roasted and sweet grain. Clean tasting of hard water lightly malted and with rounded, smooth wheat. Otherwise the beer is characterised by shortage of taste. Light-medium palate and lively carbonated. Alright as a partner to spicy food, though. (05-06.01.2008)

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