TBone (11131) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 27, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled 330ml (PBF)
Slightly hazy yellow color, big creamy off-white head, lace. Grainy, pale malty aroma. Light to medium-bodied. Malty, a bit grainy, grassy hoppyness. Cracker flavors. Perhaps closer to a Belgian pils than a German beer.
oh6gdx (19631) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 27, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled@PBF2012. Golden colour, mediumsized white foamy head. Aroma is Belgian yeast, some spices, mild fruits and some glue. Flavour is fruits, some yeast, herbs and mild earthyness. Not that Kellerbierlike.
tommann (2289) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 18, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle. Pours gold with a creamy, fluffy head. Aroma is grassy and grainy with a touch of corn. Taste is grainy to start. Strong bitter finish with some light corn.
ClubGonzo (3196) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 14, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Ølbutikken, shared with Palme and Inbreak. Pours a deep clear golden body with a big foamy white head. Aroma is fresh grassy hops (Saaz, I reckon) in many nuances, pale malts and hints of honey melon. Taste is caramel malts, freshly cut grass, hints of honey melon, pale malts, grains and smooth bitter-ish end hops. Nice enough. Smooth body, medium carbonation. A very nice lager from Mikkeller, who hereby proves he can make tasty classic lagers without going overboard on the hops.
Tide (1271) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUL 10, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Brewdog shop. Amber color, full white head. Bitter taste with citrus, hops and soft carbonation. Very bitter finish. Good brew.
BeerSkull (1056) - SWEDEN - JUL 5, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle). Slightly metallic and slightly tangy aroma of grassy hops and malt. Very hoppy malt flavor, slightly tart, and with grassy hop notes and a dry bitterness. Mikkeller is a fantastic management concept / brewers that usually makes very good beers, but my first thought was - "Why did they make this beer? it tastes most like a regular German pilsner". Hmm! But the more I thought about it, I realised that I expected more of the beer on the grounds that it comes from Mikkeller. For the truth is that the beer actually taste really good, better than the majority of the German macro-brewed pilsners.
Scopey (4574) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 23, 2012
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle from BrewDog online store. It pours golden yellow, with a thick, fluffy white head. The nose is butter, dough, underlying sweetness, spice, tangerine and pear. The taste is spice, metallic, dough, grass, pear skin, leaf and hint of plastic, with a very dry, grassy finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Really not my sort of thing....
gEUS (785) - Linden, BELGIUM - JUN 9, 2012
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
330 ml - pours golden with a creamy white sticky head. Nose is very floral and some buttery bitterness (peach). Medium body with bitterness from beggining to end, with subtle sweet undertone from the beggining. Taste of malt, grapefruit peel.
Rune (6905) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUN 1, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle from Kihoskh. Shared with Skinnyviking. Large airy white head leaving good amount of lacing behind. Golden body with a slight haze. Aroma of smooth herbal hops and mild spices. Fruit, berries and dry hops in flavour added by dough-like malts. Finish off with a touch of dry hop bitterness. Oily palate. Easy to drink with session qualities (Absalon session on a Sunday in a Copenhagen hotel room, 13.05.2012).
sir__v (409) - Lille, FRANCE - MAY 26, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Color : great blond with orange and hold reflexion and a big white head. Smell: hops an flowers. Taste : orange and hops. Aftertaste: hops