Skinnyviking (7595) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 13, 2015
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Swingtop bottle. Low fluffy white lasting head. Clear yellow golden body. Mildly hoipped malt cardboard aroma. Weak malt cardboard flavor with little hops bitterness, low carbonation and a short finish.
Niko100 (2188) - Illinois, USA - AUG 10, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Hazy amber/gold color; Light to medium body; Aroma malt, hay, & some floral; Flavor of slight sweet malt, some caramel, light hops, and some citrus; Decent.
UncleKorm (1035) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUL 21, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle poured a clear yellow hue w/ large fizzy fully diminishing head. Moderate malty aromas. Initial flavor is moderate sweet w/ a light bitter finish. Tastes are sweet malts, straw, light grass and biscuit. Light bodied and lively carbonation.
Frank (3270) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 30, 2014
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
This just showed up on my local’s shelf but tastes old and gross already. Not sure whose fault that is but there is no date on the bottle so it’s not mine. This pours a hazy golden color and nearly headless. It has a grassy earthy hop character and that is about all it has going for it--and that is not much. This is too sweet and sluggish and heavy on the palate. I figured this was a novelty so it would not be great but this is pretty well terrible. While it is not actively off putting there are some so many flavor problems that it’s impossible to overlook them. Don’t know how this stuff tastes in its own country but do not buy it in the US.
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - MAR 13, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice pig label. Nice f0amy, bubbled, sustained head 0ver a pale yell0w/g0ld b0dy with l0ads 0f carb0nati0n, this had a sweet cereal ar0ma, a t0uch 0f sugar, and s0me fl0ral scents. The flav0r was much the same, a tad t00 sweet, with the light additi0n 0f a grassy bitterness. Just 0kay.
BVery (7633) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - FEB 8, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pale murky yellow gold pour with a small soapy white head. Sweet grain and malt nose. Taste is pretty sweet and otherwise not that interesting.
drjay44 (2897) - Salida, Colorado, USA - NOV 17, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
500 ml. bottle. Pours a medium well retained, white head with some lacing, over a clear, dark yellow (SRM 4) body......nose is slightly sweet Pils malts, minimal hops, no esters.......taste is medium Pils malts, hints of light sweetness, finishing with mild noble type bitterness......mouth feel light, no astringency, carbonation makes for a clean acid finish. This meets this light style quite nicely. It is not a style I particularly like as shows in the top score. The bottom score is to style. BJCP 9/3/16/5/7
Beergeek23322 (2595) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - SEP 12, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
December 2011. From bottle. Pale yellow with a white head. Aromas of malt, yeast, hops and grass. Hops on the finish. Not bad at all.
Tmoney99 (11698) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 24, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared at Natifest ’13. Poured clear golden color with an average frothy white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate hop and dough malt aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. My expectations where met.
Kinz (3467) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - AUG 19, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a medium towards deep gold, very slight haze - almost looks like it might have been bottle conditioned? Slight but nice head. Aroma is slightly grassy hops. Flavor is crackery pale malts and light floral hops. A touch sweet, but some bitterness on the finish to clean things up. Bears no resemblance to any dortmunder/helles I have ever had before, closer to a land bier. But pleasant enough, happy to try something from Germany I hadn’t had before - just don’t see all that much these days, probably because the US micros are filling the market themselves quite nicely, thank you very much.