Papsoe (25085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 31, 2005
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
(Can 50 cl) Pilsener golden with a small, creamy head. Weak flowery nose. No body, no real taste of malt and only a vague hint of hops in the finish. 280705
oh6gdx (20618) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 30, 2005
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Canned. Pale yellow colour, mediumsized white bubbly head. Malty and hoppy aroma, though very weak. Hoppy flavour with malty hints. Very wellbalanced and nice for being 3,5%.
Dixen (1465) - Flagstaff, Arizona, USA - JUL 29, 2005
1.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Slight hoppy nose, quite weak. Pale yellow body, small white head. Taste like water with a hint of hops.
joergen (21072) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 29, 2005
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Clear yellow coloured with a small white head.
Aroma of malts and corn with fruity notes.
Flavour of malts and corn with a hoppy finish.
TBone (12815) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 27, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can (BB 08/2005)
Pale yellow, mostly vanishing white head. Fruity hoppy aroma, some lemon soap mixed in. Good Saaz hopping in flavor. Of course, a bit thin but one of the best Swedish 3,5% I’ve had - much better than "normal" version of Old Gold. Decent Uruqell imitation.
veronika (410) - SWEDEN - JUN 1, 2005
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pale yellow, thin head. Aroma from grape, citrus, elder and some grass. Grassy flavor with grape and elder. Some soap (!). Quite bitter finish.
larsniclas (5635) - Billdal, SWEDEN - APR 24, 2005
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pale golden, large head.
Grassy aroma, a bit swetish.
Rather fresh and light-bodied.
omhper (19659) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - APR 3, 2005
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Canned. Pale yellow, rich head.
Pleasant saaz hop aroma with hay, aromatic oils and flowers. Light bodied with fairly hard mouthfeel. Low-medium bitterness.
If it wasn’t for the fairly mediocre malr profile this could well be a really good Czechish desitka (10 degree lager). Still, it’s a very welcome addition to Swedish supermarkets.
bark (255) - Linköping, SWEDEN - MAR 5, 2005
3.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can. The colour is pale yellow; the large light foam forms a soft uneven cone.
The smell is full of Saaz hops, lots of bitter notes with some white bread and a flowery flavour of lilac and dandelion (yes!). Very interesting.
The carbonation is fresh and unexpectedly soft for a German-style pils, which makes the taste ever more finely tuned.
The taste is bitter and dry with a flowery touch. It is not very complex, but well balanced and well crafted. The long aftertaste is bitter with notes of bitter almonds, dandelion and a trace of sweetness.
This is a weaker version of Old Gold, the prestige German pils from Spendrups Brewery made to celebrate the twentieth anniversary of the stronger variant. To my surprise, I found this beer much more complex and well made than the original, which I feel is just a simple bitter brew.
rlgk (11026) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - FEB 7, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Yellow, small white head. Aroma from elder and citturs. Mild flavor that turns hoppy and offers a nice hoppy bitterness in the finish. Good to be a 3.5...