hammenlind (737) - Sundbyberg, SWEDEN - APR 10, 2005
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Golden yellow. Sweet caramel nose. Sweet candy flavour. Segments of bananas. Quite hoppy. cardboard(ish) taste. Good bitterness. Fresh.
Bov (9467) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - MAR 13, 2005
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
clear bright golden colour, little chaotic foam, subtle fruity and aromatic hoppiness, medium to full-bodied, sweet and oily, long malty and fruity (peach) finish with a touch of bitterness - a very impressive lager
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 3, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark golden color, little white head. Sweet, hoppy, fruity and floral aroma, nice for being lager. Medium bodied. Malty, floral and fruity start, ends with nice hoppy and mildly alcoholic tones, very bitter ending indeed. Maybe little bit of watery start in palate, still nice bitter lager.
PrimeMinister (138) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 13, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 2, 2005 Wonderful dark yellow color with vanishing head. Unusual power in the aroma. This is either an off-hand Premium Lager or an excellent one. Rather than having a dominant hoppy flavor, there is a nutty malt presence that is sweet and delicious. Although not a lager expert, I must say that this is an excellent example. Thanks Eructoblaster!
joergen (20664) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 29, 2004
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Yellow beer with fast disappearing white head. Floral aroma with notes of hops. Malty flavour with notes of hops. Very drinkable, but nothing special.
Eructoblaster (2999) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 21, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Superb dark gold color. Its white creamy head fades quickly. Relatively strong malty aroma with pronounced hints of sugar. Its malty taste has some hoppy notes that dominates the finish. The sugar and alcohol flavors may be too strong for a premium lager. Not bad at all, but lacks conformity to the style.
screwball (1099) - Motala, SWEDEN - DEC 1, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a new favorit! I really like this one.
Amber in color with a white head. Has a complex aroma and flavor from hops and burnt malt. A nice bitterness in the end.
sayravai (4674) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 28, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Draught) Clear golden color with a creamy, medium head. Quite sweet, grassy toffee aroma. Moderately sweet, toffee-malty flavor with quite conservative, but aromatic hopping. Smooth and oily, medium-bodied palate with well-balanced carbonation. An excellent lager with same characteristics as Renki from Kuninkaankartanon panimo.
jfm (1724) - Holbæk, DENMARK - SEP 17, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Golden color with white head. The taste is light malty sweetness with a balanced bitterness. Has a rather sharp dry palate.
TBone (12545) - Pori, FINLAND - SEP 15, 2004
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAY 22, 2009 Bottled (BB 11/2004)
Dark honey color, small foamy white head, lace. Dry ashy hop aroma. Very good malty base with balanced hop character. Dry slightly bitter finish. This is very well-done lager and easy to drink brew. (4/3/8/4/13 3.2)
Re-rated bottle (BB 10/2009).
Pale amber color, small white head. Sweet malty nose with hints of perfume and lemon. Light to medium body. Sweetish and buttery. More caramelly than hoppy. Some rye in the flavor. Thirst quencher. (6/3/7/3/12 3.1)