Zarkam (538) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 28, 2014
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
500ml bottle from a store near the Latvian border, clear dark amber colour, medium rocky off-white mostly vanishing head, fair lacing. Moderate to heavily malty aroma of caramel, grain, toast and a bit of nuts with light floral hops. Taste is initally mildly sweet and acidic, turning into a lightly bittersweet finish with a somewhat meaty feel. Medium body, oily mouthfeel, lively carbonation. Decent if underhopped vienna lager, at least not so much of the butterscotch taste as the rest of their products.
ectuohy27 (1007) - ESTONIA - SEP 8, 2014
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pretty disappointing. Dark in appearance, but crappy malt and hop-extract PL elements throughout, otherwise
kiwianer (3428) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The head is stable, body brown and clear. It smells roasty, darkmalty, aromatic. The taste is darkmalty, aromatic, malty, tasty, good. 11/11/11/11/12/11 3.5
KyotoLefty (9114) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 25, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Amber-brown with a tall, fine head. Malty caramel nose, chocolate, simple but clean. Nicely malty flavor, caramel andnchocolate. Plain and thin.
mzaar (2751) - Varberg, SWEDEN - DEC 21, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Flaska. Bärnstensfärgad öl, gulvitt skum. Doftar mer som en Traditional Ale (á la Litauen) än en lager. D v s smörkola, röda bär och vanilj. Gräsig smak, men ocksĺ smörkola och viss fruktighet. Lättdrucken. Och god.
kevnic2008 (11220) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - SEP 6, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Crisp dark amber body with a small white head. Very mild grassy floral bitterness. Mild grassy aroma.
thirstyrabbit (1710) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 3, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From keg to PET bottle. Dark amber body (nearing Vienna and Dunkel territory) with a small head. Aroma has creamy dark malts. Taste is sweet and caramelly with a lactic and nutty side-taste. Quite predictable and mediocre. Not bad but not memorable either.
Marduk (6129) - Reval, ESTONIA - JUL 27, 2012
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Draught. Clear deep dark copper color. Small beige head, stays. Rotten eggs, malty aroma. Watery, caramel, burnt sugar, bitter in flavor.
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 28, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
In short: A bland copper sweet lager. Not offensive but not even sessionnable. Meh.
How: Bottle 500ml, picked up directly at the brewery and split two-way a few days later
The look: Clear copper body topped by a small persistent white head
In long: Timid nose of toasted semi-sweet cereals. Taste is barley candy lollipop, some hay, crunchy and oily cereals, some caramel. No hops to speak of. Not much happening here really. Very boring and a bit too much on the sweet side to be sessionnable. I don’t expect pure excitement from a filtered and pasteurized premium lager but I expect high drinkability, this one did not even deliver this basic quality. And if like me you think that there is nothing worse than a premium lager that is not highly drinkable then I’m gonna assume that just like me you’ve never seen your entire family being eaten alive by alligators.
larsga (7242) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 16, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Medium beige head. Amber body. Sugary caramelly aroma with spicy hoppy notes. Dry-sweet earthy perfumy minty taste with caramel and butterscotch notes. Mild, soft, slick mouthfeel. Mid-bodied. Dryish roasty spicy wooden cinnamon aftertaste with papery notes. Quite nice, and really somewhat unusual. (0.5l bottle, Maxima, Vilnius.)