jpt07c (1) - - DEC 3, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On Draft the first appearance is a rich copper color with fantastic head retention. The aroma of the beer starts with a sweet malt characteristic with a bit of piney/spiciness on the nose from the hops. First sip hits you with sweet caramel malt, hints of biscuit, and spiciness. The lingering flavor is subtle and leaves a bit of bitterness that I find amazing in a sessional beer like this one. This will always be my go-to where it is offered.
mikske79 (1264) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - JAN 31, 2015
0.7 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
Er komt al geen schuim als je het inschenkt. De geur voorspelt ook al niet veel goeds. Maar de smaak is echt nog meer teleurstellend... Heineken heeft nog meer smaak dan dit. Gedronken in Rilix in Puerto Plata
Florya (466) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 27, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
How: Bottle Appearance: clear copper, small to medium white head. Aroma: floral, light caramel, bread, citrus Palate : medium body, lively carbonation.
Cam_Dynamite (55) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 25, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours Amber/orange with a thick white head. Nose is bread, malt. Taste is pretty similar, drinkable but nothing much to see here
spartakbarnsley (56) - St Petersburg, RUSSIA - JAN 23, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at JFK Airport, New York. Aroma fresh and organic. Golden with a decent head and lacing. Grassy and citrussy with a slightly hoppy finish. Flavoursome and refreshing, without the nasty metallic notes associated with most macro-lagers. A very fine example of the style.
NB - the bottled version available in the UK is brewed under licence, and is not a patch on the US version IMHO.
BRW (1183) - Barcelona, SPAIN - JAN 21, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Amundsen Bryggeri. Copper colour with white head. Malt and grass aroma. Malt, grain and grass aroma. Light to medium body.
BeerAndPonies (41) - Medicine Hat, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 20, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
355 ml bottle from a six-pack from Liquor Depot, served in a Grolsch-labeled 330 ml lager glass with pinched sides and laser-etched bottom, a second-hand store find in my search for cool beer glassware. Pours a light orangey amber with slight (chill?) haze, moderate carbonation, and a creamy, eggshell-tinted cap that leaves rings and spots of lace. Fragrant barley malt dominates, with hops lending almost spicy tomato, pine, and grapefruit notes. The flavor has a solid backbone of big, rich malt, with the hop profile branching into the taste with elements of pine and citrus. It leaves a pleasantly bracing bitterness on the tonguetip. Mouthfeel is solid and the finish is clean. Just delicious! An immediate favorite lager with a lot of actual character. Were all lagers as robust, we beer drinkers would be truly blessed.
jamesewelch (78) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JAN 18, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma: bread, caramel
Appearance: Amber, clear, tan head
Taste: Medium bitter
Palate: light body, thick texture, somewhat dry and bitter finish
Overall: The spicy/bitterness from hops seems to be near balanced with sweetness of malts. After first few sips, wasn’t able to get as much taste as the first couple of sips. Bitterness lingers a bit. Aroma faded pretty fast. Not bad.
sturmthis (640) - Ohio, USA - JAN 16, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft. Amber color with almost no head. Malty aroma. Malty and caramel taste with a dry finish. Decent.
Milter (89) - Nyborg, DENMARK - JAN 16, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
ForlornHope (117) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - JAN 13, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33 cl bottle at home. Pours a golden-orange colour with a thin head. Slight aroma of bready yeast and the classic sour, pungent hop. Taste is sweet with a light balancing bitterness. Malty and satisfying with a short finish. OK. The bottle was from a UK supermarket, so almost certainly pasteurised. An unfiltered draught version would be better.