WallyWalrus (205) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 16, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
11.2oz bottle. Pours a coppery dark amber with a firm off-white head. Aroma is sweet and malty, with scents of syrupy hops, caramel, roasted malt, and floral notes. Taste is light and crisp, with a flavor of caramel, dark fruit, and syrupy hops giving way to a dry finish of roasted malt. Light but full-flavored -- delicious brew.
essexcalf (172) - Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 23, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Beers of Europe. 330ml. Pours medium-sized, creamy, yellow-green head, thinning out to a decent, thin head that covers the whole surface for a good while, with fine bubbles. Clear, orange-copper body. Mid carbonation. Aroma - Heavy, dark caramel & choc malt. Salty crackerish malt too & quite cerealish. Some savoury, vegetabley smell (not sulphurous). Fruity, lightly estery yeast and spiciness. Lightly spicy & herby hops. Taste - Balanced. Bready, cracker, cereal malt and savoury mineralness. Some dark, slightly sweet, molasses and fruity brown sugar & dark choc. Hops are light and herby, light bitterness. Lightly hoppy, very lightly bitter finish; over quickly, leaving clean palate. Heavyish, mid-full body, warming, smooth. Unusually dark malty tasting for a lager, but somewhat lacking on the hop-front: Hops are dull and too far back in the mix.
brekeriet (139) - SWEDEN - JUL 24, 2010
3.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
330ml bottle on a balkony i Lund. Hoppy, sweet, toasty, grassy, lovely aroma. Ok head, amber colour. Metallic bitterness, a bit too sweet and too bitter lowers my overall rating. C
PrimeMinister (138) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 18, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Wonderful dark copper to amber color. Fine white head that slowly vanishes. Strong bitterness crossed with malt and hops. The beer has an earth-like feel which I often find and like in Oktoberfests. Thanks Eructoblaster for another good Nils Oscar!
daad (109) - SWEDEN - FEB 12, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pleasant aroma, taste and palate, but I’m not thrilled. [short review due to it coming from my backlog]
Ronny (100) - Arlöv, SWEDEN - AUG 4, 2002
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
mmmmm...lots of hop and caramell in aroma,tastes of caram. and hazelnut and nice bitternes ,short aftertaste with a little sweetnees
almost more an Ale/bitter than a vienna
boomer0813 (100) - denton, Texas, USA - JUN 1, 2010
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Poured a light brown with light lacing. Aroma was of cherry, caramel, and cinnamon. Flavor was of lemon, pine, and grass. Bitter lemon taste.
estoves2 (98) - SWEDEN - JUL 16, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a crystal clear amber red body with a large frothy head that fades fast.
Aroma is fruity of grapes.
Flavor is mostly of floraly hops and has i bitter aftertaste.
Palaite is thin and little oily.
Proteus (98) - FINLAND - AUG 22, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark amber color with a fading head. Mild bitter and hoppy aroma. A light flavor of a good mixture between hops and malt, bitter character. Something malty in the finish but it doesn’t leave a long taste on the palate. I say it’s very close to the same brewers India Ale, despite being a different type of beer.
khytre (73) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 8, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bronzered. Nice white head.
Fruity, some smoke, whiskylike, very well balanced!