Niko100 (2529) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 2, 2012
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Light straw color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of malt, hay, & some floral hops; Flavor of slight sweet malt, hops, grain, and spice; Finish is slightly bitter; Overall, not bad.
charlotte (5077) - rødovre, DENMARK - SEP 18, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle.Clear golden colour with small white head.Aroma of butter and toffee caramel,mild and soft mouthfeels with hint of hops and white bread.Light short finish.
wlajwl (5376) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - SEP 1, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is bready malts and a hint of spice. The flavor is bread, fruit/berries and a crisp and slightly finish.
Holmen1 (4343) - Stavanger, NORWAY - AUG 31, 2012
1.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
0,33 boks i Barcelona: angivelig brygget med Saazhumle uten at det har satt spor etter seg. Med 5,4% en grei torsteslukker i varmen, men heller ikke noe mer. OK til maten.
Oysteib (112) - NORWAY - AUG 30, 2012
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Standard, garden variety supermarket lager. Not above mediocre for a lager. Not much more to say.
Palme (3637) - Bergen, NORWAY - AUG 28, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
0.33l bottle. This is a clear bright golden one with a small heavy lacing white lager head. It has a tone of sweet honey in the aroma next to some faint cardboard and butter. The honey is waxy and dominant. It has a average carbonation level in a mild oily mouthfeel. Flavors also has honey and butter with something mild grassy bitter in the finish. Also a sense of alcohol near the finish and a mild soapy aftertaste. Not to horrible here in the heat, but definitely sweet!. 06.08.2012
jfb (5246) - Freising, GERMANY - AUG 23, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
(bottle) pours a clear golden-yellow colour with a frothy white head. aroma of sweet spices and bubble-gum, with a hint of marzipan, floral hops and hay. flavour is very cardboardy and quite sweet, with a hint of white grapes, lots of sweet spices and notes of woodruff toward the finish. light to medium-bodied with average carbonation.
MartinT (8957) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 21, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
My Bottom Line :
Diacetyl dominates this lager’s otherwise mineral flavor profile, before spicy hops attempt retribution.
Further Personal Perceptions :
-A sheet of foam covers the hazy straw blond.
-Hop bitterness is moderate, as expected.
-This would have been crisp and highly drinkable, if not for the diacetyl touch.
-Carbonation is prickly, perhaps too much so.
-This was not a diacetyl bomb, but it was still too present for my liking, especially in such a delicate brew.
On tap at a tapas bar in Barcelona.
Jimthechap (2064) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 6, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pale straw coloured Euro-lager with just a hint of haze and a skim of white head, Presentable I suppose with a nose of pale malt and little else. Tastes vaguely of the same, but with useful carbonation and a creamy mouthfeel.
dreadnord (1012) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 22, 2012
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Pours pale yellow with a large white head. Nose is corn syrup and cereal. Taste is way to sweet. If I try real hard I get a tad of bitter, but it’s hardly there. Watered down like a mofo. Mouthfeel is crisp and clean. Light body, short aftertaste. Meh.