esp0r (1981) - NORWAY - AUG 25, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Brewpub
Yellow hazed, white head. Smell of light spicy and dusty hops, some light malts. Light sweet, quite dry and crisp, some grassy hops in the medium bitter finish
abemorsten (2782) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - AUG 2, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at the brewpub. ABV is 4,8%. Pours a misty straw golden body with a white head. Floral, herbal nose with notes of lemon. Malts and a lasting herbal bitterness in the mouth. Light to medium bodied and smooth to drink in the summer heat. Malty notes in the finish.
MartinT (7860) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 9, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
My Bottom Line:
Toasted straw, herbs and citrus converge in this peculiar but quite memorable Pilsener.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A ring of foam circles the misty pale yellow.
-The aroma is redolent of oxidation on straw-like pils malts; something very Lithuanian in character, if I may say so.
-This is nicely drinkable.
-Carbonation is prickly.
On tap at Henrik Ol & Vinstove.
POLK (2219) - Hørning, DENMARK - MAR 9, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Ready golden lager with a slight taste of eggs. Soft and thin.
Tasted on tap at the brewery.
gunnar (5325) - Sandnes, NORWAY - FEB 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Henrik, Bergen. Pours hazy weak golden with a small creamy white head. Aroma of grassy hops, pilsner malt.Good bodied, high carbonation level. Taste is grassy hops, lifted forward by the high carbonation level, well balanced with a decent bitter finish.
Earlier Rating: 3/11/2012 Total Score: 3
On tap at the brewpub. Pours hazy straw coloured with a small creamy white head. Aroma of spicy and grassy hops. Taste is moderate bitter, crisp and spicy hops. Lingering dry, clean and fresh mouthfeel. Medium bodied. Good pilsner.
Finn (4210) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 18, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Flaske 0,5l. Medbragt av Rune og delt under avskjedsrating i H9 - 3 Des 13. Veldig lys gylden med et høyt kritthvitt skum som varer. Litt uklar. Mye lacing. God aroma av sitrus & fersken. Myk munnfølelse. Syrlig frukt. Blir behagelig bitter etter hvert.
Palme (3385) - Bergen, NORWAY - DEC 11, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
On tap @ Henrik. A blurry golden kinda paleish one with a really good looking dense big and lasting white top. Nose is sweet and somewhat sticky. Pale malts, caramel and lots of biscuits. It has a mild fizzing big bubbly carbonation level and a near watery mouthfeel. Lots of cereal and metallic hops in the taste. I mean it’s nothing wrong with this, but it’s not really any different from any old macro lager really. Soft bitterness, metallic lingering aftertaste. Not any special, exciting or interesting at all. If it hadn’t been Friday and pub straight after work, I most likely would not even finish this. 13.09.2013
Earlier Rating: 2/5/2013 Total Score: 3.7
On tap @ Henrik. This is a cloudy yellow-golden one with a small light islandy and off-white sidesticking top. It has a nice aroma of soft malts, biscuits and hints of citrus. It’s average to soft on the carbonation and soft oily on the mouthfeel. The taste has mild citrus grapefruit, canned sweet peaches and a dry finish. Some buttery tones also. Really tasty and fruity for a pilsner. Good stuff! 13.10.2012
Rune (8066) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 3, 2013
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
500ml bottle, trade with Skinnyviking. Frothy, bubbly white head, cloudy pale golden body. Poor lacing. Mild aroma of candied fruits lightly spiced. Blended taste of honey sweetness, almond and apricot surrounded by wheat. Rounded bittersweet finish. Rather flat in the mouth. Ok, perhaps not in its best shape (mass online tasting, shared with Finn, Tromsø 03.12.2013).
Inbreak (2133) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - SEP 18, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2014 18.09.2013, tap @ Henrik Øl & Vinstove:
Small slightly fizzy longlasting head. Aroma is light malts, caramel, soap water, cereal, hay. Taste is slightly sweet, light malts, caramel, hay, hops, soap water, harsh grass, cardboard. Longlasting mild bitterness. Pretty boring.
ClubGonzo (4053) - Bergen, NORWAY - SEP 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ Henrik, Bergen. Pours a slightly hazy golden body, small creamy white head. Nose is pale malts, floral grassy hops and hints of honey and diacetyl, but in a very fitting way. Taste is smooth pilsner malt tones, grass, heather, biscuits and hints of diacetyl again; all well integrated. Medium body, high carbonation. A very nice Bohemian pilsner indeed from Søgaard.
Earlier Rating: 10/28/2012 Total Score: 3.6
On tap @ Henrik, Bergen. Hazy, near-milky body, small white head. Nose is Saaz hops, grass, flowers and hints of grain. Taste is floral honey tones, grass, hints of butterscotch which is rather suitable, actually. Full body, soft carbonation. Very nice and highly drinkable, and a real surprise from Søgaard.