slakemythirst (187) - - MAR 3, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Doftar faantastiskt. Blommande fruktträd. God och välbalanserad. Sigtuna har övertygat mig. Slutsats: mycket god brygd
3fourths (7762) - 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!
GBZ59 (926) - 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.
MeadMe (1206) - 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.
tkrjukoff (3822) - 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.
ephemeral8 (67) - 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.
Pyrmir (2633) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAR 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml can. Aroma is very hoppy, almost ipa?like. Some caramel notes hides behind the massive hop wall. Taste is malty, caramel, perfume notes rounded off with a nice bitter finish. Nice beer
Frovigalning (2664) - Örebro, SWEDEN - AUG 22, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 8, 2013 Bottle from Systembolaget in Märsta.
It poured a light hazy orange liquid, with a medium sized dirty white fluffy head that left a very thick layer of foam on the side of the glass. Very appealing look.
Hops, fruits and flowers, also fairly sweet.
Hops, flowers and malt.
Semi-smooth mouthfeel, medium body and medium amount of carbonation.
A very nice lager, first of all it looks great, very appealing almost like a nice IPA. I also liked that it had a strong bitterness that lasted a while. The hops was noticeable and both fruity and flowery.
I think this beer was enjoyable on it’s own but should work very well with food.
I liked this one, one of the better lagers at Systembolaget. Unfortunately you have to order it or get your ass to Märsta. But it’s of the same quality as Dugges Lager nr 1, St Eriks Pilsner or Jämtlands Hell to name a few.
Re-rated on the 1st of March.
HenrikSoegaard (9998) - 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.
OleR (4581) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 24, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
0.5 L bottle, picked up @Vinmonopolet, Vika. Two fingers of dense yellow-blond foamy head, upon a near clear orangey-golden body. Just the right aroma. Clean and refined, fresh and bready malt aroma. Some nice floral hops shines trough after a while. Clean malt flavor as well. Light sweet, light sourish. Subtle bitterness, mild earthy flavoring hops. A light bitter, gentle sourish bread-like finish. This is a very well crafted and moreish lager. A spot on Vienna.