Svesse (7775) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JUN 5, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Draught at Akkurat, Stockholm, 3 June) Colour is golden, with a rocky head (like whipped cream), slowly disappearing leaving some laces. Nose is malty, nutty with butter-scotch and a lovely czech-style hop character. Some honey-like sweetness. Taste starts malty and nutty with butter-scotch and chestnut, turning into a smooth hoppy finish. Honey-like sweetness stays through the finish, and becomes a bit too sweet towards the end. The bottled version is slightly drier an more balanced, maybe not as complex. A very nice premium lager.
lgklotet (432) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 5, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Probably one of, if not the best lagers being produced in Sweden right now. Rich malt taste, balanced by nice hoppy aftertaste. A regular in my fridge.
troyc (2870) - Illinois, USA - MAY 1, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle) Probably one of the best beers I tried in Sweden. Golden color with off white head. More flavor then I expected, with a nice balance between the malts and hops. Nice mouthfeel and pleasant aftertaste.
jacobwennbom (357) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - APR 27, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: APR 28, 2006 I had this beer at a bar in Uppsala and it blew my mind. Very full body for a lager. The foamyness adds upp to a great feel on your tounge as you sip it. Best Sweidish beer I’ve had so far.
gnoff (9552) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - MAR 8, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 17, 2006 Draught at Delirium Cafe in Gothenburg, Sweden.
Slightly hazy color, thick creamy white head.
Dominant malty scent. Big sweet taste, unexpected from the scent.
Nice bitterness, a little fruity aftertaste.
Bottle in 2005.
This is a nice, clean tasting lager. Good for drinking when you’re not after a lot of big taste, but you still want something way better than the biggest commercial beers.
Ar 7/Ap 3/ Fl 8/ Pa 3/ Ov 14
Non filteret draught at Akkurat in Stockholm October 17, 2006:
Slightly shady dark golden color, white to tan head. Light malty scent. Sominant malty taste with an acidic kick to it. A little bit sweet malty aftertaste. High bitterness.
5/3/6/3/11 = 2.8
KnutAlbert (6675) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 1, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Round, golden beer with some grassy hops. A very full aftertaste makes this a good, if not a splendid, lager.
larsga (7251) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 12, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Small white head over copper body. Looks like your standard lager, though not too pale. Sweet malt aroma with notes of grassy hops and some fruitiness. A bit more aroma than your normal lager, and quite nice. Clean, sweet, caramelly malt taste with notes of straw, softly bitter, grassy aftertaste. Subtle, sweet, malty taste lingers. A very nice and well-made lager, with more taste than most, if not terribly exciting.
stacey123 (1) - Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2006 does not count
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 7, 2008 I like it so much I’m going to start importing it into UK, let me know if you are interested...
yngwie (16483) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 16, 2006
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Pale golden with a small white head. Fruity, acidic and hoppy aroma. Mild light fruity flavor. Better than the normal Norwegian lager, but nothing to travel miles for. (060113)
Gr0ve (2177) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 10, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: SEP 20, 2006 330 ml bottle. Clear golden lager. Head disappeared quickly leaving only hints of white lace. Little aroma, mostly from malts. The flavour is of generous amounts of noble hops and rich pilsner malt. Fresh. Wonderful balance between the malts and the hops. Aftertaste is of dry from hop bitterness. Would make a perfect session beer.