Egon (478) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - MAR 18, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Clear golden with white head. More bitterness in this than the Åbro Bryggmästarens Bästa Pilsener 3.5% I tried before. A bit dry and a hint of grass. Not as good as the original but not that bad. As the other 3.5 % pilsener it is thin but that comes with the low alcohol I guess.
Svesse (7052) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JAN 13, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(Bottle) Golden colour with frothy, white head. Malty nose with hints of toffee and lots of grassy hops, almost metallic. Malty, hoppy taste with notes of toffee and lots of grassy hops in the finish. Rather dry. Defintely thinner than the original version, but otherwise very much in line with that one. One of the better 3,5% beers on the swedish market.
Jonte (1413) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - DEC 28, 2007
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: APR 28, 2008 Bottle. Golden yellow color with a white head. Aroma: Light smell of white bread, grain, grass, sweet malt and some bitter hops. Flavor: White bread, grain, grass, some sweetness, and bitter hops.
Gr0ve (2177) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 9, 2007
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
500 ml bottle. Crystal clear golden colour. Medium-sized coarse white head. Light and crisp hop aroma with a somewhat watery feeling to it. Light-bodied. High carbonation level. Rather high and crisp bitterness. The lowered alcohol level is not a good thing. I definitely prefer the ordinary version as this one feels a bit too watery and light.
OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 31, 2007
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: APR 1, 2007 500 ml can. Same clear golden color as the 4,4% abv original version. But this one has a far more ’light’ attitude. Almost hopless aroma. Quite dry and clean taste, some hopbitterness, but a very weak malt profile. Quite thin and light-bodied. I’ll stick to to the elder brother...
ekstedt (6089) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 25, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Clear golden with a medium white head. Bready, malty aroma with floral hops and butterscotch. Thin mouthfeel. Nice bitter finish. Quite OK for a 3.5 abv, but the missing 1 % is clearly affecting this bear.
saxo (15095) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 19, 2007
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Medium head with medium duration. Color is golden. Aroma is nice and hoppy. Taste is hops with some malt too.
gnoff (8937) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JAN 29, 2007
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
(50 cl bottle) Sweet malty and bitter scent, also grainy. Clear golden color, non-lasting white head. Bitter and a bit fat taste. Spritzy mouthfeel. Medium bitterness.
MiP (14519) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - NOV 21, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, 3.5%. Golden colour, small white head. Not too malty, but tastes of more than other 3.5% lagers. Low to medium bitterness.
larsniclas (6194) - Billdal, SWEDEN - OCT 8, 2006
1.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Golden with an average white head.
Some dry hoppiness.
Really thin. Maybe some maltiness to be found.