Admiral (524) - Schnecksville, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 13, 2005
1.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Gold, diminishing offwhite head. No aroma to speak of. Malty. Where are the hops? Caramel, some oxidisation. I don’t know if I got a bad bottle or what. Reasonably full-bodied for a lager but direly lacking in all other respects. Perhaps Count Grischnackh killed Euronymous because the latter gave him a bottle of this. Who knows?
AndySnow (4084) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 23, 2012
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pale amber colour with a white head. Aroma of hops and malt. A little bitter flavour.
Nisse666 (4505) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 5, 2009
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Better the the ordinary Pripps Blå, but unfortunatly not that much. Those beers are for a foregin old regim.
Nuffield (3717) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - MAY 30, 2007
1.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Dusty, oxidized, musty. Er, not very good at any rate. I didn’t know that this was an old bottle (shared with JK and other Minnesotans) but I put very clearly in my notes that this seemed old. If you find it around, do not purchase.
JK (4615) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - MAY 6, 2007
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
I talked Brad(brewfiend) in to opening this beer, a full five years past its best-by date. And it is a in a green bottle. Considering all this, it was surprisingly good. Somehow not lightstruck or skunked.. It is a solid lager that I would drink again, but not at the nearly $3 cost.
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - MAY 5, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sickly pale golden brown color. No skunk on this lager but plenty of honey and corn malt. Sweet malty body with a thick mouthfeel. Surprisingly good for a lager.
Skyview (5269) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - MAY 5, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
A 12-oz bottle shared by brewfiend. This is cool! A retired and aged beer; don’t get many of those. Pours a pale golden amber with a small white head that leaves behind a nice lacing. Aroma of fruity hops, sweet apples, and some multi-grain malt. Taste is a little watery, medium body and some fruitiness. Finish is silky with some dryness.
Papsoe (25083) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 28, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Bottle 33 cl) Fully golden with a small head. Very smooth and malty with quite some sweetness in there and notes of caramel. Nice all right. 190700
PorterPounder (5712) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 23, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Blue Max Liquors, Burnsville, Mn - 11.2 oz bottle. Pours a dark golden with a firm white head. Yeasty aroma, with a touch of fresh lake water accents. Flavor is yeasty with an underlying presence of corn. Some honey sweetness redeems it somewhat. Creamy mouthfeel for a lager. Overall a decent lager - even if the bottle says best if by 12 Aug 02!!!!
BeerAteHer (384) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - OCT 23, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a bubbly off-white head that dissipates quickly. Pleasant grainy, grassy aroma. Body is quite watery yet lively and bubbly. Taste is truly unique and intense! Most of the other reviews are quite accurate in describing this taste: tart (but not cidery), earthy, malty. The best way to describe it is that it is quite the same as monsooned Malibar coffee from India. (In order to recognize this you almost have to order the coffee over the Internet, as it is not commonly found in coffee-brewing establishments.) Maybe the fact that I have acquired the taste of monsooned Malibar coffee - which is considered to be an "acquired" taste - is the reason I like this beer so much! Perhaps Pripps 1828 gets somewhat of a bad rap because it is so different, but I personally wish it hadn’t been retired!