kingvit (358) - - DEC 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: hay, bread; Appearance: clear golden, medium frothy head; Taste: medium bitterness, medium sweetness, slight sourness; Palate: bitter finish, medium body, average carbonation, slick texture
Nice sessionable pilsener inspired by Bohemian traditions.
Borresteijn (5238) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 1, 2014
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
50cl Bottle thanks to Benzai. From the can. Aroma of papery stuff, cardboard, some soft sweet malts. Flavour is medium sweet, light grassy, cardboard, dust. Light bodied.
JulienHuxley (4003) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 29, 2014
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 6/20
Can shared by René. Clear gold pour with white head. Aroma is really dusty, cardboard. Taste is really cardboard, tons of carboard. Palate is light, low carb. Bleh.
Benzai (9758) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - NOV 29, 2014
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Can shared during the Amsterdam pub crawl. Clear golden color, full sized rough white head. Smell and taste malts, cardboard, slightly bitter. Oh man, this is bad. Sucks.
PorterPounder (6019) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 15, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tallahassee, Fl - New Leaf Market - big 500 ml Euro bottle. Sparkling medium golden pour, initial bubbly snow white head, fades quickly. Aroma has a hint of honey sweetness, some grainy notes, Flavor has some buttery notes, a speck of honey sweetness, just a hint of nuttiness. Plain, but pleasant and somewhat natural tasting. Smooth mouthfeel. Decent.
Aurelius (4594) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 27, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pudgy-necked europint bottle, suitable for homebrew re-use. Good label and cap. Clear, pale straw gold with a tall white head that condenses but lasts a while. Powdery, dryish pale lager aroma. A little flat on the tongue but effervescent on the lips - go figure. Sweetish malt, under-hopped for a pils. Sweet malt finish. Clean drinking but boring. New Leaf Market, Tallahassee.
otornber (34) - FINLAND - AUG 11, 2014
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
A drinkable, forgettable pislener. Aroma: not bothersome, fresh, malty. Appearance: looks good cold in a sweating glass and has a decent head for a typical lager. Taste: drinkable when cold, but with a stuffy aftertaste. Unremarkable. Palate: fizzy carboantion, very light body. Overall: one was enough for me, not worth the extra calories!
Ungstrup (29989) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 26, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled. A golden beer with a white head. The aroma has notes of straw and malt. The flavor is sweet with notes of straw, malt, and a bit of hops, leading to a bitter finish.
yespr (34303) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 26, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
50 cl bottle. Pours clear and golden yellow with a small white head. Aroma is grassy, light herbal. Mild metallic. Bitter, cornish and light grassy. Bitter and dry finish.
FatPhil (10240) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 5, 2013
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
(500 ml can from Bazar, Lublin, PL; ’Jasne Pelne Piwo’)
Brief fizzy head on a pale beer. (1+)
Smells of insipid but not nasty light lager, maybe a little honey.
Nettly hop precursors but not quite there.
A little honey in what taste there is. Slightly too fizzy.
Watery and has no finish to speak of. I might detect a hop. Meh.
Unusually, Phil did not share this.