MartinT (7779) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 24, 2006
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: AUG 1, 2011 My Bottom Line :
Delicately toasted pils malts, lemongrass angles and suave herbal hops are impeccably interwoven in this über-soft, süffig lager.
Further Personal Perceptions :
-A creamy sheet of foam protects the misty blond.
-The expansive yet soft carbonation is a perfect match for the slender residual sugars.
-Pils malt flavors possess some crunch while never being overwhelming.
-This brew is near perfect as a quencher, even in the bottled version called Urbräu. This rating though is for the tap version called Lagerbier at the brewery. The bottles can be excellent, but the freshest is always the best for these types of subtle lagers.
-If more North American breweries brewed « house blonds » that were this competent, maybe sessionable beers would be taken more seriously over here.
On tap at the brewery gasthof and from bottles.
Papsoe (25088) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 25, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Bottle 50 cl) Pilsener golden with a creamy, white head. Fresh, hoppy nose. Rather light-bodied dominated by pilsener malt. Light hoppy finish. Solid craftmanship. 190206
Ungstrup (29223) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - FEB 20, 2006
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
A pale yellow beer with a nice white head. The aroma has light notes of citrus and malt. The flavor is dry malty with a goo bitter hops, giving it a refreshing citrusy note. But the body is thin.
pivnizub (8797) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - JAN 1, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Golden coloured, bigger rocky off-white head, slowly diminishing; malt, lemon and herbal hops in the aroma with a tinge of yeast; moderate bitter flavour, quite dry, light to medium bodied, creamy mouthfeel; lingering bitter-aromatic finish. O.K., spicy, tasty..........
JorisPPattyn (7885) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 19, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Served in Stein ; small, just off-white head. Herbal, slightly earthy nose, faint but inviting malts. Malty flavour, coloured and pale malts alike. Finish more bitter, some bitterhops, but not much. Just "not-light" body, some quite malt induced bite in the MF. Nice Kellerbier - this one was bottled and still very good, standing up to draught ones.
rsmeds (228) - Turku, FINLAND - SEP 8, 2005
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Hazy light yellow. Small, creamy white head. Aroma of hops and fruits. Silky smooth palate. Well-balanced, but rather boring, faintly yeasty flavor of hops and malt.
TBone (12544) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 28, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled, alc. 4.8%
Hazy yellow, small creamy white head. Fruity lemony hoppy nose. Medium to light bodied. Refreshing summer drink: good hopping, less to give on malt side. Quite good example of landbier style.
oh6gdx (20299) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 10, 2005
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottled. Yellow colour with big foamy head. Strong aroma of peas, hops and yeast. Flavour of peas, malt, hops and yeast. Vegetably aftertaste.
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 9, 2005
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Light yellow color, mildly cloudy appearance. No head. Sweet, fruity, mildly hoppy and yeasty aroma. Thin to medium bodied. Crispy, medium hopped and yeasty flavor with mild carbonation. Metallic aftertaste, dries till the end. Pretty dull brew.
YogiBeera (2470) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 23, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Yellow with hints of green, medium fizzy head. Lemon medium acidic nose. Goes deep with a short fast hoppy kick in the beginning followed by a long refreshing grainy finish with slightly grassy intervalls.