canary dog (655) - Rutland, Vermont, USA - JUN 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2014 New rating (March 9, 2014): This beer is different than what I remember the first time I had it. The beer I had last night was very malty-- more like a Czech pilsner than a German one-- and not crisp at all. Nose was maple malts. The head was sometimes very decent with excellent foamy lacing, and sometimes it dissipated quickly (I had 3 bottles). The wheat and straw overtones were very noticeable. Still a very light body like before, with a watery finish. Does not hold up to food. Still a decent pilsner in my book, and way better than any American Pils I have tried.
June 2, 2013 (original rating): Hazy and light straw colored. Rich and tasty Noble/Saaz hops that let you know you are drinking a fine German pilsner. Very clean and smooth finish, almost unusually so. I don’t understand the many comments stating this doesn’t taste like a pilsner. Actually it does, but a very light one. What we have here is the fresh and flavorful hop profile of a fine Bavarian pilsner with the clean and dry finish of a Kolsch. This beer does not hold up well to food, and becomes bland even from light snacking. Please enjoy on its own.
Rasmus40 (11216) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 6, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Vinspecialisten, Kolding Storcenter. Hazy yellow with a white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, grainy and moderate hoppy - straw. Flavor is medium sweet and light bitter. Dry and light bitter finish. 060513
omikr0n (730) - Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC - APR 14, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours slightly cloudy light yellow with nice white head. Aroma is malt, cereal. Flavor is malt, cereal. Slightly lingering hops in the aftertaste. A bit watery and I’m missing some biterness there, but quite drinkable.
gunnfryd (10582) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 29, 2013
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Golden colour with a white head. Aroma is fruit, malt, hint of hop. Flavour is fruit, malt, hint of hop, grass, grain. Boring beer.
birraiolo (201) - ITALY - FEB 14, 2013
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottiglia da 50 cl. Color oro opaco con schiuma bianca. Delidente al naso solo malto e un pó citrico. Al palato inizia con un fine amaro che lascia spazio al malto leggermente citrico che la rende astringente.
luttonm (2222) - Belgrade, SERBIA - FEB 12, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
.5l swing top, found in a new Belgrade market. Soft corny grain malt aroma foamy white head. Lemony yellow, hazy body. fresh clean citrus notes of of the aroma, well hidden. Same lemon and honey with an astringent bitterness pervade. Not super easy to drink. Some honey, herbs are rolled in. Not a bad beer, no huge flaws, but isn’t jumping out in any category. Well balanced and put together, I can give it.
Camons (5963) - Hasselager, DENMARK - JAN 27, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle @ Søren. Pours slightly hazy dark yellow with a whiote head. Aroma of malt, light caramel, grain, hay. Flavor is malt, grain, little citrus, hay, notes of cardboard. Medium body, lively carbonation. 270113
yngwie (13574) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 19, 2013
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. A small, dense, off-white head over a lightly hazy, golden body. The aroma is quite grassy and grainy, with a little spiced hint. Decent, but boring. The flavor is more or less similar, but with a nice bitterness lasting for a good while. Some pine cones. Medium body, quite dry, and with a soft carbonation. Pleasant bitterness in the end. Overall, quite boring, but refreshing and pleasantly dry. 130119
Meilby (7611) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 19, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle 500ml @ Geokkjer
Pours clear golden with a white head. Aroma has notes of malt, grain and floral. Taste is light to medium sweet and light to medium bitter. Body is medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.
Geokkjer (5750) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 19, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours golden with a white head. Aroma of malt, herbs and fruitiness. Flavor is sweet and fruity with some wet paper, some bitterness, dry finfish. medium body, average carbonation.