Randy4Beer (314) - - APR 11, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the new Jack Astor’s Lansdowne location (nice venue). I know it’s brewed to the Bavarian Purity Law standards, but in 2015, this comes across as a really old school beer. Both the aromas and tastes are all breads, cereals, grains and malts. Almost zero hop profile. It drank easy enough while watching an important hockey game in a bar, but I wouldn’t go out and buy this if it was at the LCBO.
BeerAndPonies (97) - Medicine Hat, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 7, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
341 ml bottle from a twelve-pack sampler from Sobeys Liquor, served in a shaker pint glass. Pours a faintly hazy straw yellow with low carbonation and an eggshell-colored head, leaving vertical oval lace spots. Aroma is of clean cereal grains and malt, faintly sweet, a touch metallic, with noticeable vegetal/tomato that gets a bit stronger with time, and grassy hops. Flavor is a bit more vegetal than what I prefer and has an initial metallic tang, but it settles back fairly quickly, and is clean and inoffensive otherwise. Thin and a bit slick; the finish is okay and appropriate for a lager. It’s a notch above most lagers; while it has a few aroma and flavor quirks, none are harsh enough to be deal-breakers. It started off questionably, but ended friendly enough. Good times.
rejtable (1584) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 28, 2014
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours clear dark light head and lacing. Nose is. sweet corn and cereal. Flavs cheerios some caramel. Tastes light sweet very light bitter. Light body lively carb.
wrussell65 (7) - Quebec, CANADA - DEC 24, 2014 does not count
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Sweet aroma, pale color, too light tasting for aroma. Slightly bitter palette. Overall just an average beer. Not outstandingly Bavarian.
Gethinbeer (2261) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - DEC 14, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Clear golden pour with a thin white lace. Malt lager flavour. Quite sweet with a smooth finish.
RickTheRick (547) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 12, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dorée et limpide, une mousse blanche assez gênée se pose sur le dessus de la bière. Le nez de céréales et d’houblons floraux loin d’être explosifs n’est pas très marquant, tout comme les saveurs de cette bière. Facile à boire, mais rien d’extraordinaire. Du foin liquide, carrément.
Nisse666 (4708) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 24, 2014
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle thx to Ingo (not on RB, yet ;) ) cons 2014-08-23 Göteborg
And a new Province - thank you SIr!
AR: overboiled veggis, caramel
AP: oily coppery, wee frothy white head
F: sweet corn, white sugar, wetabix, wee grainy
gnoff (8140) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - AUG 24, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle 341 ml thanks to Ingo! Sampled on August 23, 2014.
Clear golden color, small white head. Bread, yeast, light toasty scent. Malty, dry, mineral, bread, yeast taste. Medium mouthfeel to fizzy, low bitterness.
_angst_ (3259) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 23, 2014
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle courtesy of Ingo (non-RB). Pours golden with a small white head that doesn’t leave much trace on the glass while dissipating. Smell is tiny sour with cereal, lemon zest, hay and cardboard. Taste is tiny sweet, tiny bitter and tiny malty with cereal, old bread, hay and lemon zest. Mouthfeel is soft, tiny round and light bodied. Finish is tiny sweet, slightly bitter and tiny malty with cereal, bread, hay and lemon zest. Smells pretty bad but goes down easily…
RCx240 (107) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 16, 2014
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Pale yellow. Smells malty, grassy, with slight spruce and pepper. Taste is semi sweet malt, grass, orange peel. Finishes slightly dry. Average carbonation but slightly thicker. Decent but nothing special.