Leighton (14703) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 4, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home in London. I sourced this fella from some Systembolaget in Stockholm. The beer pours clear gold with a medium, bubbly-foamy white head. Nose is lots of biscuity, doughy malts with nips of toast and light hay. Flavor is light to medium sweet, with some melon fruit tones, mild tangy lemon and orange, lightly toasted pale malts, faint pine needles. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Fairly sweet to finish with restrained bitterness, some faintly toasted pale malts, light citrusy hops, light citrus rind, mild grass linger. A very nice lager. Definitely not a vienna in my book. Decently balanced overall. Not overly sweet, with some nice, lasting hop character. Solid beer.
MeadMe (1481) - Riverview, Florida, USA - JUL 3, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Have noted rated much other than top 50 or mead recently but this one was such a nice surprise. Pours nice and light. Wonderful biscuity malt aroma with notes of hops. Flavor was wonderful malt, biscuity, corn, and cereal with a wonderful mild sweetness. A good does of hops had to be used as there were strong wonderful grassy notes pushing through all that malt. It finishes with a bit of bitterness, in an other wise mildly dry finish. Really hit the spot on a hot Florida night. We need more lagers like this one. They are such wonderful beers when done right. Wish I had more. Thanks for the share Timo. Really really enjoyed this one.
ClubGonzo (4812) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUN 25, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle, shared with BBGTC. Pours a deep golden body with a small white head. Aroma is pale malts, melon and hints of red berries and biscuits. Taste is pale malts, grassy hops, dusty cardboard notes and hints of soap. Medium body and carbonation. Half-decent but no more, and quite overrated IMO.
ej (1019) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - JUN 16, 2012
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Slightly cloudy deep golden
Little to no smell, only hints of grassy florality
No much flavour either, boring lager stuff
Light body, medium carb
nazzty (921) - Ödåkra - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - MAY 31, 2012
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Does not fit in my bag. A little too rough. Sigtuna have difficulties to balance the hop bitterness in many of its potions.
ephemeral8 (68) - denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 30, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Nose was clean, not particularly exciting, except for it’s lack of offensiveness. Mouth was toasty, cleanly balanced, and perfectly unobtrusive. Not bad face was made. Although I certainly did enjoy drinking it, I can’t really get excited about this beer, except as further confirmation about the link between the hardness of water and general quality of lagers vs ales.
GBZ59 (1200) - BARCELONA (Catalonia), SPAIN - MAY 28, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Botella de 500ml. Vaso Lager. Saboreada en may´12. Color dorado anaranjado. Espuma blanca que crea una corona tupida con bastante buena retención. Aromas de maltas dulces. Sabor de malteado leve y paladar seco. Final amargo y agradable resina en el retrogusto. Matices de piel cítrica. Realmente una buena Lager.
500ml bottle. Lager glass. Enjoyed on may´12. Orangish gold in color. White froth creates a close, fairly well retention, head. Sweet malt aromas. Mildy malty flavor & dry palate. Bitter finish & gentle resiny aftertaste. Hints of citric zest. Real good Lager.
tkrjukoff (4206) - SWEDEN - MAY 25, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 33 cl, SB. Pours clear amber with a good diminishng off white head leaving lace. Aroma is very malty and grainy, floral fruity, hoppy fruity and has some Soapy grassy tones. Flavor is soapy fruity grainy and malty in the start, more fruityness and pungent bitterness together with piny tones getting more dry towards the end still keeping the good maltyness. Finishes with a longlived bitter bite. Clean and well brewed, love the steady malty body and bitterness.
dnoaksson (758) - , SWEDEN - MAY 21, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Om man inte är försiktig och ser upp kan det sluta med att man ådrar sig belastningsskada på smaklökarna. Så tung är beskan. Kom ihåg att värma upp ordentligt innan, gärna i ett par timmar.
3fourths (8696) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 21, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 18, 2012 multiple bottles. made with cornmalt, so I guess fitting in with the classic American lager more than vienna, but whatever. really quite interesting, flavorful and well-balanced, from first sip to last. striking malt cleanliness with a wonderfully toasty corn kernel and barley and wheat malt character; minimal yeast but what is there is doughy and adds to the richness. clean semi-sweet flavor of toasted grains and just-caramelized honey, and the bottle conditioning provides a firmness and denseness which with the light body is well-suited. flavorful rigid malt, moderately hopped, pillow firm carbonation, light, low hop-rate... sticky and snappy but never too big or sweet. a malt showcase. superb! and from the bottle! would love to try on tap but never found it. 5.2% toasty firm / full carbonation bottle-conditioned lager. there’s a balance reached in this beer that NAILS it for me. reminds me of Ayinger Jahrhundert. god damn I love lager. ernie and jeff your bottles await you!