Hermod (2579) - Vantaa, FINLAND - MAY 31, 2013
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
50cl bottle. Straw color, frothy white head, creamy. Aroma resembles boiled rice, malt and light citric notes. Taste is weak with some malt and light fruity notes. empty finish, watery. Nothing I would like to try again, but not the worst non-alc beer out there.
rosenbergh (5556) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 18, 2013
1.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
500 ml bottle. BB 07/01/14. (Prisma) Kirkkonummi, Finland.
Clear golden colour with a small to average sized white head.
Typical non-alcoholic lager aroma of wet malt, burned grains, rye bread with a tiny hints of hops. Blah! The flavour is a bit better. Not the worst n/a lager. Watery. Soggy malty aftertaste.
lusikka (4987) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 11, 2013
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
500 ml bottle.
Pours a golden colour with a white head. Aroma of cereal, moss and wet paper. Flavour of wet paper, strong grainy malts, rubber, sugar and cereals. Rather repulsive. Light bodied, watery mouthfeel and harsh, grainy, sugary finish. A ridiculous drainpour.
DruncanVeasey (6621) - NUNEATON, Conference Premier, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - MAR 1, 2011
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle at the Domina Inn. NA really is about the weirdest, most challenging style out there..Branflake, baked beans,honey and rabbit tray aroma from 4ft away. Bright gold with a slick of head spotting with yeast and specks of lace. Slick and heavy with notes of cornflakes, branflakes, beans, honey and coins. Decent NA. Am I desperate? The lady at the ring-the-bell 24hr Statoil certainly thought so when I battered on the glass demanding this at 2am (no alcohol sold after 22:00).
thirstyrabbit (853) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 25, 2010
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle. Aroma has citrus and margarine. Taste is not too bad, but still out of balance. The alcohol "bite" is taken away, so they should put in more hops or something else that would give the drink some bitterness. Otherwise it resembles a lemonade.
TBone (11282) - Pori, FINLAND - APR 26, 2009
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottled (BB 01/2009, Vasa session).
Golden color, small white head. Strong bready wort aroma. Very sweet and sugary. Taste of wort and plastic. Slightly fizzy finish. No bitterness.
oh6gdx (19642) - Vasa, FINLAND - APR 26, 2009
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottled (thanks SADESA!). Golden colour small white head. Aroma is grains, some rubber and mild grassy/earthy notes. Flavour is grains, grass, and bready and cardboardy.
gnoff (7030) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - APR 14, 2009
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
50 cl bottle from the Rimi supermarket in Tallinn.
On April 11, 2009
Clear pale golden color, white head. Sweet, sugary, wort, vegetable, rotten hay scent. Sweet, sugary, vegetable taste. Stale, wort aftertaste. Thin mouthfeel, low bitterness.
estpiwo (1161) - ESTONIA - NOV 20, 2008
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Bottled. Golden color. Frederik alcohol-free is same beer from Viru. Sweet corny flavor, but not so watery
FatPhil (8107) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 18, 2008
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
500ml bottle (Rimi, Tallinn)
Rich artificial (it’s hideous in the clear bottle) orange. Sweet cornflake and weetabix aroma. Lively carbonation, but a very watery palate. Taste follows the aroma. Corny, a little worty, and somehow just rather odd - I can’t put my finger on it, but it might be a touch of cardboardy hops. Not exactly a treat...