ComradeK (1107) - Sydney, - SEP 24, 2012
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
375ml bottle. Pours a clear medium gold, with a smallish white head, which does not last well, but does leave some lace. The aroma has some grainy malt and floral and spice hops. There are some floral hops up front, followed by grainy malt and some white bread. There are some mild spice hops in a dry finish. By no means excellent, but a cut above the other Tanzanian lagers I have sampled (a very minimal compliment).
Alengrin (4529) - BELGIUM - AUG 26, 2016
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle from a trade with tderoeck, shared with the RB crew at Gents Bierfestival. Tanzania’s Premium Lager (I had no idea they even had one but I guess it makes sense to be able to offer ’a beer’ to tourists), thanks Tim for the country tick! Moussy, irregular, bubbly yet stable, snow white head, ’old gold’ colour with greenish hue, strangely a bit hazy - unusual for a standard pale lager from an industrial brewery. Aroma of damp kitchen towels, soaked corn, wet paper, rotting grass, raw potato (starch-like effect which must be related to the haziness). Neutral onset, grainy with a corn-like ’bland’ sweetishness as can be expected from the style, sourish graininess underneath, very spritzy carbo, thin and slightly oily mouthfeel, metallic, some herbal and grassy hop bitterishness in the end - which I guess makes it ’premium’. This has all the properties of a bland, industrial ’macro lager’ but admittedly I had worse especially from Africa (no offense).
tderoeck (8127) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 25, 2016
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
20/VIII/16 - 33cl bottle from a colleague traded with Alengrin @ Gents Bierfestival - BB: 18/IX/14 (2016-896) Thanks to Alengrin for sharing the bottle!
Clear orange to blond beer, big creamy white irregular head, very stable, adhesive, leaving a nice lacing in the glass. Aroma: sweet, cow fodder, sugary, weird, bit oxidized. MF: soft carbon, medium body. Taste: bit sweet, oxidized, marzipan. Aftertaste: grains, malty.
77ships (8038) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - AUG 21, 2016
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Thank you for sharing Alengrin! Sampled 330 ml. green bottle @ Gents Bierfestival 2016. 2014 Vintage. Apparently my second beer from this brewery. Hazy orange, little white . nose is old stale grain corn, unpleasant,… taste is sweet cereal candy, unpleasantly sweet, corn, paper, cereal, spoiled cereal,… Thicker than usual for a pale lager of this kind. Quite poor but there is worse.
k0mpsa (2464) - Tuusula, FINLAND - AUG 7, 2016
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Can. Clear golden color, white head. Aroma has malts, hint of fruits. Balanced malty body, some fruity notes. Clean taste.
esp0r (2729) - NORWAY - AUG 5, 2016
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle enjoyed at home
Hazy yellow, big creamy white head. Smell of light malts, hay, some dust and spices. Light sweet, clean and crisp. Light malts and spices with a nice dry mouthfeel. Moderate bitter, green grass tail. Surprisingly good, i had no expectations
nybol (1428) - DENMARK - FEB 18, 2016
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Helt almindelig pilsner som de nok er i Afrika. Ikke noget specielt men nok god i varmen.
McWorta (1516) - LUXEMBOURG - NOV 6, 2015
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Golden with a pillowy white mostly lasting head. Aromas of cereal, pale malt, hay, herbal and faintly grassy with a starting note of DMS develop. Soft carbonation, thin yet somewhat smooth texture offering a light-medium body. Malty herbal sweetness offering a touch of herbal bitterness with a medium lasting finish.
AtronSeige (1263) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - OCT 11, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Aroma: Light grain/straw, no hops.
Appearance: Brilliant light gold body. Small, white head, low retention.
Flavour: Medium-light malt, balancing bitterness. Dry finish with light lingering maltiness
Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium-high carbonation. Light carbonic sting.
Overall: Great example. Easy drinking, refreshing, crisp.
375 ml bottle, poured. Thanks Andre!
1B. Standard American Lager
Ktwse (4051) - Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2014
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pours clear yellow with medium white head. Aroma of bread, malts, cereal, light honey. Taste is bland sweet with nearly no finish. Light body with fairly low carbonation.
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aleksander9 (1364) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 8, 2014
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
golden with small white head. Some floral hops in aroma. Typical industrial pilsner in mouthfeel and carbonation. Aftertaste is dry with some floral hops, cardboard and some sweet crystal malt in the end. Overall: okay.