phredrik (1011) - Copenhagen (formerly Aalborg), DENMARK - MAR 5, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours clear yellow with a white head. Nose has lots of grassy European hops, slightly piney, light malt. Taste has pilsner malts, breadiness, grassy and piney hops. Slightly vegetal and bitter finish
Kestral (506) - Ĺrnes, NORWAY - MAR 3, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap@Hĺndverkerstuene. Light, slightly hazy yellow, with a weak offwhite head. Aroma is very fruity, tropical fruits, some grassiness, and a hint of spiciness and skunk from the saaz. Not a lot of malt sweetness to find here. Some spicy notes in the beginning/mid, with a fairly dry, lightly floral finish. Actually it feels a bit TOO dry, could have had just a hint more sweetness to it. Light bodied, which suits it well. All in all this is a very tasty pilsener.
Sigmund (5462) - Tau, NORWAY - MAR 3, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
330 ml bottle, courtesy of Cardinal Pub & Beer, Stavanger. ABV is 4.6%. Golden colour, hazy in the end, big white head. Fairly nice aroma of floral and herbal Czech and German hops. The flavour is definitely on the hoppy side side, but there is also enough malty sweetness to back it up. Herbal character, some honeyish notes too. Good bitterness in the finish, but not too much. Clearly a pils well above average.
gunnar (5975) - Sandnes, NORWAY - MAR 2, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Cardinal, Stavanger. Pours unclear light golden with a tiny white head. Aroma of fresh cut grass and bisquity malts. Taste is fresh and crisp fruity hops. A bit more herbal hop profile than a bohemian pilsner. Nice and refresing beer.
chriso (7475) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 1, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap (keg) at the Cask Pub & Kitchen on 12 February 2011. Noted at 4.8% but the pump clip looked home made so could have been a misprint. Gold colour. Lively condition with a white head. Quite hoppy. Good malt/hop balance. Very clean. Firm mouthfeel. Avoids the bready / doughy character that I sometimes find too pronounced in Czech pilsners - the malt retains a clean biscuity, slightly toasty feel. Most enjoyable and refreshing with a good depth of flavour.
BrewBoxer (2326) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 25, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
DrAft. Light tan color. No head smells of some pine and lemon. Taste is nothing special or pilsnerish.n would be a great session beer during a game
wlajwl (4253) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - FEB 25, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Good hops give it a nice punch, the fact that its unfiltered takes a bit of the bite off it, though. Good but the unfiltered takes away from what would otherwise have a clean hop bite to it.
GJF (1297) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - FEB 18, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Lincoln Wine Bar. I’ll say up front that I’m not normally a pilsner drinker to begin with, but this is quite nice. It’s refreshing, with a good dose of hops--more flowery hop flavor than I think of in pilsners.
Rune (8823) - Tromsř, NORWAY - FEB 17, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught at Hĺndverkerstuene in Oslo. Bubbly, thin white head. Golden body with a slight haze. Dry herbal hops to the nose. Sweet fruity hops in flavour, in part offset by a bittersweet tail. Perfect with the sausages (Řlkjellermandag, 07.02.2011).
OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 14, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From tap@Hĺndtverkerstuene, Oslo. Hazy dark gold body, with a carpet of beige bubbles on top. Grassy, minty and floral hops on the nose. Notes of wort and grains. Substantial hop bitter taste. Grassy, floral and light resinous flavoring hops. Restrained malt body, semi-dry with some toasty tones. Light to medium full. Softly carbonated. Lingering bitterness in the finish. A pretty good one, maybe a tad too bitter for its body strenght.