KnutAlbert (5571) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 22, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Extremely light (and very expensive). Some malty body, a little citrus in the finish. Fancy packaging, but I don’t know what they want with this.
OleR (4376) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 15, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours brilliant straw-yellow. Dense and mostly diminishing medium white head. Light citric and grassy hop aroma along with some nice whiffs of sweetish pale malts and freshly baked bread. Taste is light sweet lemon with a mild and gentle hopbitterness. Dry and subdued maltflavors. Feels a little watered down in the mouth. Mild bitterness in the finish. Slim body. Overall a well balanced, elegant and quenching pale lager.
Rune (6950) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 13, 2007
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Mack launced its new series Fluid in early October 07. Fluid is ecologically brewed and according to the advertisement only the fines raw materials have been used. The modern design on the four-pack and on the cans has also been stressed. However, the design does not make me think of beer, but rather of clothes.
My rating is based on three cans with The Fine Lager (330ml, 4.7% ABV). Pours a creamy, white head with moderate duration. Clear straw coloured body. Grassy aroma with light hints of fruity hops. Grain and pale malt in flavour offset by a brush of lemon. Some bitterness can be detected at the ending. Soft and a bit foamy mouthfeel. Moderate palate. One of the best of its kind from Mack - which does not really say a lot (Tromsø, Oct.07).