TBone (9999) - Pori, FINLAND - JUN 30, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled 500ml (Konttori, BB 09/2011)
Clear, deep golden color, good creamy white head. Light malty and hoppy nose with evident butterness. Medium-bodied. Hoppyness from American hops, light butterness. This reminds me about Samuel Adams Boston Lager and Brooklyn Lager. Probably good beer with food.
thewolf (9856) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAY 19, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Brogatan, Malmö.
Pours super lovely, clear amber with a small, creamy, off-white head. Aroma is sweet, has caramel and a light metallic edge. Medium carbonation, pleasantly bitter and dry mouthfeel. Flavour is lovely, caramel, bitter, piney, light herbal and light metallic. Quite nice.
HenrikSoegaard (9123) - Randers, DENMARK - JUL 29, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught. Creamy white good mostly lasting head. Amber colour. Moderate malty and heavy hoppy aroma. Flowery notes! Heavy bitter flavor. Average moderate bitter finish. Creamy palate. Fantastic beer.
gunnfryd (8549) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 28, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Deep golden colour with an off-white head. Aroma is peaches, malt, fruit. flavour is peaches, malt, fruit, hop, grain. Medium body. OK beer.
Bov (8158) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - SEP 1, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
courtesy of Per - hazy blond beer with a modest foam left; a fresh flowery and almondy hoppiness; some astringency and a fair bitterness; long and very tasty hoppy flowery finish
rlgk (7440) - Skövde, SWEDEN - OCT 28, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Golden colored beer with a nice white head. Malty aroma, fruity, some lemon, some vegetables. Malty sweetish flavor with grainy notes, and some bitterness.
3fourths (6939) - 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!
Leighton (6927) - 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.
gnoff (6317) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - OCT 15, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at SB&WF 2011
Clear golden color, fluffy off-white head. Sweet, malty, hoppy, cheese scent. Sweet, malty, bitter taste. Dry finish, moussy mouthfeel, medium bitterness.
Rune (6120) - Tromsø, NORWAY - APR 20, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle carried home from Vikapolet in Oslo. A slight haze to an amber-gold body. Caramel malts to the nose. Ditto taste profile accomplished by dusty hops. Distant fruit bitterness to the ending. Food friendly (Tromsø, 08.04.2012).