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RATINGS: 47   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
Brewed using American hallertau and spalt select hops. Straw colored, and lightly hopped. Very refreshing and light bodied. This is a wonderful example of this traditional lager style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (44144) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 1, 2012

Draught @ The Cockney Pub, Maren Smeds Gyde 8, 8000 Aarhus, Denmark.

Clear medium yellow colour with a small to average, frothy, good lacing, mostly diminishing, white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted, pale malt, light to moderate hoppy, citrus, grass, herbs and butter notes. Flavour is moderate sweet and light to moderate bitter with a average duration, dry, buttery, hoppy, fresh. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20120908]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (25462) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 21, 2012
Draught@SBWF2011. Small sample. Small pale yellowish golden colour with a small fluffy white head. Aroma is bready malts, some grains, floral and grassy hops. Flavour is quite similar in a nice balanced. Surprisingly good for being only 4.7 %. If only Finnish lagers would be like this...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
omhper (23712) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 20, 2011
Draught at Bishop’ Arms Folkungagatan, Stockholm. Clear golden, brief head. Distinct grassy, spicy hop aroma. Dry with dense mouthfeel and light-medium body. Firm bready malt backs the hops perfectly. Marked but unassalting bitterness. Authentic, tastym and hugely drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (23333) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 5, 2011
Draft @ The White Horse, Parsons Green SW6. Pours a yellow color with a small white head. Has a fruity crisp malty grainy aroma. Fruity malty crisp grainy grassy flavor. has a fruity malty finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
chrisv10 (15515) - DENMARK - SEP 12, 2012
Tap @ Cockney. Clear golden with small white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, hops, little grass and a little butter. Flavour is malt, fruit, hops, grass, butter and medium bitter.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
BeerandBlues2 (12189) - Escondido, California, USA - AUG 15, 2006
Draught at 2006 Craft Lager Festival. Pours golden yellow with a white edgy head. Aroma is perfumey hops, corn malt (grain), yeast (sweat, grass) and flowers. Moderately bitter, medium acidity, malt and sweaty yeast flavor, sour and dry finish. Light bodied and dry palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kp (10883) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 09/05/1997
Source: Brewpub

clear yellow, whispy head, nice floral hop aroma, light body, light crisp hop flavor, no bitterness clean finish

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 10/20
Rating: 2.8/5.0
Score: *4
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (9562) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - DEC 3, 2010
On tap at Rattle n Hum during their Sierra Nevada event. Pours a clear yellow with a thin white head. Toast and some sweet crisp grain. Grainy and sweet, very earthy and gritty. Nice sweet citrus notes show up a little later. Lots of crackery grain. Long grain and light toast on the finish. Well done, but definitely not for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JoeMcPhee (9325) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 22, 2011
Pale golden pour with a nice tight head. The nose is quite crackery and wheaty smelling. Very grassy smelling initially with a softly perfumey hop character and a touch of spice. On the palate, the hopping is more restrained than I would have imagined. Softly earthy with a suggestion of noble character. Moderate bitterness and an oddly light hop flavour. Not using European-grown hops really seems to reduce the intensely perfumey character that typifies noble hops. The beer seems to lack finesse to me. I think the base beer is really well made and suitably flinty, but the hops used just don’t cut it for me. A little bit of lemon comes out as it warms.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bb (8557) - Alamo, California, USA - MAY 29, 2006
Draft. Pale golden-straw color with a whitish head. Great noble hop aroma and flavor. Light malt, good spice. Lots of hops to keep it interesting, yet still be light and drinkable.

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