LoveCaissa (873) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 19, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Not bad at all but somewhat disappointing for a "microbrew". Golden colour, white quickly disapperaring head. Crisp, fairly high carbanation.
bark (255) - Linköping, SWEDEN - OCT 2, 2004
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
The colour is yellow with a small touch of amber; the liquid is a little cloudy. The foam is white and compact and fast disappearing.
The smell is discrete, the only thing I could notice were a little scent of sweet malt.
The first taste that hit my mouth was sweetness, then, there were notes of somewhat burned malt and a dry touch of metal. The aftertaste was a little harsh with tastes of lactose and a mild bitterness from the hops.
In other words, this is a well-crafted version of the classic Swedish lager beer. It’s something like a Volvo 240 car from the 80’s: You know exactly what you can expect. It is predictable, well built and reliable. But you won’t get any surprises or any new experiences.
Plain? Well, maybe for me who is used to (and fed up with) with this kind of beer. But if you want to try out a bottle of Swedish lager, it’s an OK selection, but I prefer the dryer and more bitter Uppsala lager from the same brewery.
Oh yes, the name. It is a play on words, “Roslagen” is the archipelago north of Stockholm and east of Uppsala, the town where this beer is made. And Roslager is a lager beer, of course. Very witty.
madsberg (9337) - Søborg, DENMARK - SEP 26, 2004
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled: Golden coloured. Clear. Off white fluffy head. Quickly diminishing. Malt and fruit in the nose. Is well sweetened. Flavour is malty with some light cocoa notes. Is light hopped and fruity. Is dry and light bitter in the end. Is a somewhat bland and light watery beer, where the aromas and flaovours are way to vague for my likings.
TBone (11379) - Pori, FINLAND - SEP 15, 2004
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled (BB 01/2005)
Yellow, vanishing head, lively carbonation. Aroma has hay, rubber and malt. Dry grassy and tasty, medium-bodied. A bit like some Czech pilseners. Dry and slightly bitter and sweet aftertaste. Well-balanced.
Oakes (11031) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 5, 2004
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Copper coloured and very well carbonated. Aroma is spicy, minty, hoppy. Quite crisp slightly fruity and dryish.
Earlier Rating: 12/1/2000 Total Score: 4
Golden lager, with a complex, hoppy-herbal nose, and a very fresh hop character and clean maltiness.
Nate (3470) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 28, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Floral herbal nose, hoppy, salty, grapefruit. Golgen pale clear with white head. Medium body with light medium carbonation. Good pale ale, light malts, nice hoppy character. Finish is hoppy floral, light malt. After is dry medium bitter.
sayravai (4668) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 1, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: FEB 8, 2009 (Bottled, 4.4% ABV) Clear, deep golden with a small head. Mild but aromatic, grassy-buttery-hoppy nose with citrusy and toffee notes. Toffee-malty, slightly toasty and spicy flavor with mellow, nutty-aromatic hops with low bitterness. Medium body with lowish carbonation. A quite pleasant, very malt-accented and aromatic lager. Not for hopheads.
(Rated May 1, 2004, was 7-2-6-3-13) Typical lager color with a small, but lasting head with lace. Sweet and malty aroma with spicy hopping. Medium-bodied, malty and sweetish flavor with nice hops. Sweet, bitter and oily, medium-carbonated palate. A very nice and tasty lager - one of the best in its class!
Ungstrup (27766) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 3, 2003
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
The aroma is pretty hoppy. The color is golden and it has an OK but extremely fast disappearing head. The flavor is fresh, grassy, and hoppy. A good lager, but nothing special.
rlgk (8517) - Skövde, SWEDEN - AUG 30, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Golden color and a nice head. Aroma is hoppy. This is a quite bitter lager, but it is a nice one. Some hops in the flavor as well.
Boystout (1000) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - AUG 14, 2003
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pale golden lager with huge rich head. Aroma is fruity and slightly hoppy. Very good malt presence and dryish spicy finish.