MoritzF (8676) - GERMANY - OCT 11, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(bottle) Clear, pale golden colour with a blond and huge but also loose foamy head. Hop-accented aroma with citrus-fruity and flowery notes and a mildly pale malty background. Quite bitter flavour with a dry mouthfeel, light to medium bodied with a crisp carbonation. Soft pale malt character with a fruity and floral hoppy bite; dry and hop bitter finish with fruity and slightly resiny notes and traces of sweet malt in the aftertaste. Very good German Pilsener. 11.X.10
Quack-Duck (8568) - Down South, GERMANY - MAY 29, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle from Biershop-bayern.de. Clear pale yellow colour, large white head. Lovely fresh hoppy aroma. Light and elegant malt falvours with lots of herbal-grassy hops with a touch of citrus. Quite hoppy, not one of those mild examples of the style. Very nice!
Skinnyviking (7762) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 19, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Berlin Bar. High fluffy white lasting head. Clear yellow golden body. Powerful malt hops aroma and flavor wigth a low carbonation and a long bitter finish.
Hansen (7592) - Assentoft, DENMARK - FEB 13, 2011
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
An ok pilsner. Yellow and faint hazy. Has a white head, mostly lasting. Aroma is light malty, light bread, moderate hoppy. Moderate sweet flavor, moderate bitter finish . Dry texture.
lusikka (7102) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 15, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 ml bottle. Pours a clear golden colour with a small foamy head. Aroma of strong grassy hops, some basil and mild graininess. Flavour of fresh herbal hops, grass, some bread, grains and mild fruitiness. Medium bodied and a lingering bitter finish. Really fresh and refreshing.
Svesse (6899) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - APR 16, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Draught at Monk’s Café, Stockholm) Golden yellow colour with huge white head. Malty, grassy nose with toffee notes. Malty, grassy taste with notes of citrus and pineapple. Initial malt sweetness leading to a drier, nice grassy bitterness in the finish. Hops leaning slightly in the Czech direction. Classic pils, solid but unadventurous.
larsga (6684) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 20, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2014
First rating: Medium white lasting head is creamy on top. Yellow body. Fruity strawy grassy aroma is kind of faint. Dry-sweetish mealy strawy grassy taste with peppery notes. Mid-bodied. Dusty mouthfeel. Bitter grassy aftertaste is sort of simple. Not bad, but not very good, either. (0.33l draft at Monk’s Café, Stockholm, as Monks Bavarian Pils.) 5,3,6,3,12=2.9
Second rating: Big coarseish offwhite head. Clear yellow body with light
carbonation. Light herbal mealy aroma with fruity notes. Dry strawy
linoleum taste with papery floral notes. Mid-bodied. Slightly
abrasive mouthfeel. Dryish herbal floral spicy aftertaste with papery
notes. Interesting. Definitely has character, but perhaps a little
sharply papery. (0.33l bottle, from Systembolaget, Torp.) 5,4,6,3,11=2.9
daniele (6464) - ITALY - NOV 23, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
chiara buona schiuma piuttosto persistente naso erbaceeo fresco malto leggero in bocca piuttosto asciutto amaro aromatico erbaceo fine
KnutAlbert (6377) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy gold, bottle from an Augsburg Getränkemarkt. Nice peppery hops, light but malty dody, noce bitterness in the tail. The hops lift this from a crowd of Helles that tend to be bland.
Rastacouere (6159) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 30, 2007
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
On Tap, Monks Café Stockholm Clearest pale golden pour with active effervescence that conjures a fair white head leaving solid lacing around. A bit lacking in terms of hop brightness, rather mineral for the style as well, which disturbs the bitterness furthermore. otherwise, rather generic grassiness hides hop pretty much any trace of the deficient malts. Very dry palate ultimately, but lacking the freshness that could lead it anywhere close to glory.