Alexus (239) - Stavanger, - JAN 30, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Apotekergården, Grimstad. Pours golden with a nice, white head. Aromas of citrus fruits and grassy hops. Pleasant bitterness. Nice mouthfeel, medium body. Good balance. I wanted this to be more hoppy, but it’s a great lager :-)
sir__v (291) - Lille, FRANCE - MAY 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ La fine Mousse, Paris - France. Color : dark amber beer with small carbonization and small white head. Smell : hops, grass and floral presence. Taste : strong bitterness and hops taste, with good malt presence. Aftertaste : strong bitterness and hops.
BoBoChamp (4194) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAY 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
50cl, new exclusive Norwegian brew Anno 2012, from Beers of Europe Setchey, complex brew, floral/bitter and slightly fruity/sweet, balanced, hazy, rocky head, good brew
SaintMatty (3640) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAY 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
500ml Bottle (Thanks Cunningham) - Amber with a small head. Malt, dried fruit, apricot and sultanas in the aroma. Malty, fruity and hoppy taste with grapefruit, dried apricot, sultanas and spice malt detected.
Theis (11081) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home. Clear amber/red - white head. Toasted malts, light knækbrød, nice bitterness, red berries, light sweetness, resin, cactus, nice citrus, green grass, light hebal, grape fruits, nutyt, pine nuts.
rederic (2559) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle, batch 856, clean amber-gold color, with a thick bubbly white head, yeasty, doughy, mild floral citrus fruity, peachy, tangerine, candied orange peel, marmalade, tropical, leafy, grassy hoppy nose, with a zesty, faint lemon pie, honeyed bready, wheat, pale, pilsener malt accent, with a faint orange, lemon lollipop candyish note in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a nice sweet flowery citrus candied orange, grapefruit, lemon peel, leafy, grassy hop character, with some orange marmalade, honey lollipop, honeyed crunchy wheat, pale, toasted malt cereal flavours, with a lemon marmalade, faint sweet lemon pie, minty undertone, leading towards a yeasty, faint honeyish wheat, pale, toasty maltiness, lingering candied citrus, peach, leafy, grassy, minty hop bitterness finish.
mansquito (2507) - Nueva York, New York, USA - MAR 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pizzeria Paradiso, Georgetown tap ($10): Pours a copper color with a white head. Aroma is citrus hops, akin to an IPA, but with a clear lager element as well. The taste is a seemless blend of superb lager with well-crafted IPA. The fruity elements stand out and deliver, while maintaining excellent light, lager mouthfeel. I liked it a lot.
Sevenlee (886) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - MAR 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy amber colour with a beige head. Aroma is malt, fruit, caramel, grass with hints of hops. Taste is medium sweet leading to a moderate bitter finish. Interesting idea; I would still take an IPA over this, though.
rodenbach99 (2510) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bouteille de 0,5L brassée le 15.08.12 et meilleure avant le 15.08.2014 la batch 856. Un liquide doré avec une mince couche de mousse blanche. Un nez un peu sous l’influence des houblons. L’amertume transperce. La bouche est de bonne consistance avec un malt supportant ce houblon amère. La finale est résineuse. Je ne suis pas sur de vraiment apprécier à sa juste valeur.
daje (1291) - NORWAY - MAR 5, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Crowbar, january 8th 2012. Hazy dark golden body, big beige head. Aroma is hoppy; floral, tropical fruits, some grass. taste of the same tropical fruits, crisp malt, the yeast characteristic is doing a very good job keeping it dry at the same time, while bitterness is not overdone it certainly plays a big part here. Good body, and of course it finishes in a very hoppy way, peach and grass.
Rastacouere (6045) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very cloudy straight orange, very much orange actually even though we tend to use that colour descriptor rather loosely. I’m a sucker for hoppy lagers and on the nose, this one showceases very forward hops - piney, resinous and very tropical rather than simply citric. Beautiful mango and tangerine notes. In mouth, I don’t find the same vibrant, even juicy fruit notes; resinous notes pretty much dominate whilst supporting malts including a good touch of caramel ones procure a fair body that did not feel necessary to me, but then again, was never annoyingly sweet, mostly providing texture. A bit perplexing, there is very little lager character remaining, its sulfury subtleties being masked by the dominating hops and unfortunately, they don’t make as nice an impression in mouth, providing more bitterness than flavour, than they did in the nose.