Skinnyviking (6966) - 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 (6569) - 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.
larsga (6179) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 20, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.)
Rastacouere (6126) - 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.
KnutAlbert (6067) - 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.
Svesse (6065) - 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.
jonas (5617) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - NOV 8, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAR 11, 2014 re-rate from bottle. Green-golden, fine sparkly, white lace. Rich german aromatic hops, a hint countryside/sulphur, Medium body, chewy, sparkly, nice broad hop profile going from metallic grassy to a flowery finish. Really nice, happy I had a chance to try it again.
old rating: 5 2 6 2 10
Pale green golden colouring, low lacing head.
Bready malt aroma with hints of aromatic hops.
Lightbodied, onedimensional malty pils, some flowery hops help a bit - its nowhere near what the commercial description promisses though.
daniele (5345) - 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
SaintMatty (5190) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - OCT 12, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draught (Monks Cafe, Sveavägen, Stockholm) - Pale golden in colour. Fresh aroma with hay, lemon and tea. Lemon and malt in the taste with hints of tea. Fairly refreshing.
Miksu (4947) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - OCT 24, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at Stockholm Beer Festival 2009, as Monks Cafe Bavarian Pils. Golden color with long lasting head. Firm honeyish malty aroma. Malty and honeyish flavor with medium bitterness and some herbal hops.
Smooth palate. Good maltiness but this needs more hops.