stobbe74 (3789) - DENMARK - MAR 2, 2008
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, 50cl. Pours a orange/amber colored beer, with a beige foamy head. The aroma is malty with caramel and sweetness. Some hops. The aroma is weak. The flavor is close to the aroma with the malts, caramel and hops. The hops is grass and citrus. Has a dry finish with some bitterness. Overall this beer is average.
ClarkVV (3761) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 11, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2006 bottle from Engelsmann drunk on 12/2/06
Very light for a vienna. Only tinges of copper and auburn throughout mostly an orange-amber body. Usual small, but dense and creamy off-white head sits well atop. Light lacing and high clarity with large bubbles drifting lazily upwards.
Thick honey and sweet dough in the nose, backed by a bit of orange and tart cherry. Growing almost astringently spicy and letting up on the smooth sweetness. Cinnamon-like, almost. Medium strength of aroma, with no alcohol or brewing flaws. The grains are well-extracted but while I’m no stickler for style, the dry spiciness and odd fruity-honeyish malts just come across strangely and don’t seem to correctly balance or complement the malts.
Very sweet for a vienna, not surprisingly, being from Nils Oscar. More phenolic-like cinnamon and/or nutmeg that really almost reminds me of a Belgian ale. But watery, also, which seems to be a recurring theme from Nils Oscar. Undercarbonated and what is there is loose. I understand it’s not easy to bottle lagers, but this needs crispness very badly. Grainy, lightly hay-like hops are lost to the strong malt sweetness. No alcohol noted.
FrankJohansen (3600) - Sabro, DENMARK - MAR 23, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Clear amber colour with a large creamy head and some lacing. Sweet malty aroma with piney notes. Semi bitter finish.
stouby (3489) - Holbæk, DENMARK - JUN 13, 2007
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at home.
Copper color with a fluffy white head leaving nice lacings. Aroma moderate malty (caramel) and hoppy. Flavor moderate sweet and bitter. Light/medium body. Nice.
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 23, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark coppery colored, little beige head. Hops, chocolate and roastiness in aroma. Medium bodied. Chocolate, toffee, roastiness in flavor, aftertaste lasts with dryness and strong hops. Somehow expected more out of this.
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 2, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 22, 2007 Amber colored. Lovely aroma of hops, toffee and some dried apricot. Taste:very fruity, buttery, crispy, flowery and bitter with strong notes of toffee in background. Long bitter finish with a clean maltiness.
Enjoyit (3082) - Vadum, DENMARK - MAR 9, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear amber of color with a nice beige head. An aroma of malt, hay and caramel. A flavor of hay, straw, bitter and smoky notes.
Marsiblursi (2975) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 22, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle) Pours amber. Light roasted aroma with, grain, cheap milk chocolate, toffee and crisp bread Hoppy with tones of flowers and grass. Light roasted flavour with toffee and caramel. Hoppy with a medium bitterness. Some smoke and fruitiness both the in the aroma and in the flavour. Light to medium body.
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - MAR 24, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
50 cl bottle. Claer amber colour with a nice head. Aroma of grass, hops, caramel and malt. Nice taste of malt, caramel, some toffee and notes of malt. Ends up tasty and clean.
Jeppe (2631) - Ølbutikken, DENMARK - APR 20, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fine foamy tan head on an amber reddish body. Hoppy and yeasty aroma with spices (pepper) in the background. Flavors are roasted malt and plenty of hops with some nice spices and toffee notes. Quite thin finish. Another very nice and tasty beer from Nils Oscar!