vipinvelp (2370) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - AUG 28, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear yellow color with white foam head lacing to glass. Typical barley aroma, similar taste yet bitter enough. Quite long bitter aftertaste. Not bad at all, yet nothing too special either. (Göthenborg 201208)
EithCubes (5090) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 11, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle form a Karstadt in Kreuzberg, by 03OCT2012. Nose is dusty, corny malt, pours a pale clear yellow with a soapy white head. Taste lightly sweet and bitter with papery malt, thin and dries a bit, straw strengthens and picks up a little more hop flavor and bitterness with time. Light body.
wimpyjoe (4424) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2012
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Decent aroma, but devoid of taste when drunk, however the light texture is palatable.
kevnic2008 (8510) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - MAY 11, 2012
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a clear golden with no head, the aroma is light and the taste has a decent dough flavor that is okay, just ok.
Lowenbrau (2213) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - MAY 3, 2012
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
330ml bottle. Pale gold, clear. Some malt and herbal aromas. Light body, high carbonated. Taste is malty, some bitterness. Average pilsner, nothing more to say.
BlackHaddock (4150) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 30, 2012
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
June 2009: Another Spendrup beer available from IKEA in the UK. It is sold here in a 33cl brown bottle (5%).
Poured into a stemmed Veltins Pilsner tulip it looked very impressive: A lovely crisp white head sat on top of a mid-range golden lager yellow body. A clean looking beer, carbonisation clearly visible rising to replenish the head.
Aroma was barely of anything, some cereal notes, gets my standard score of 3 for a lager.
Dry and hoppy at first, then the dryness really kicks in and the hops lose their way. The dryness took over completely and ruined the beer for me. No malts to be found either, a disappointing beer apart from its looks.
Geokkjer (6016) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 13, 2012
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle. Pours straw yellow with a white head. Aroma of fruitiness, some corn, malt and herbs. Flavor is sweet and fruity with some bitterness and herbs. Thin body, lively carbonation.
Linnet (1154) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - APR 6, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Run of the mill pilsener, bigger bitterness and crisper malt profile than the standard macro, in no way an interesting beer though.
Palme (3591) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAR 5, 2012
1.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
0.33l bottle shared with the tasting crew. This one pours a clear golden body with a small bubbly - almost transparent little head. The aroma is pale malty with some soft and low fruity yeasty hints. Thin and watery texture in the mouth with a medium carbonation level. It starts off pungent muddy with a yeasty-cheese like yeastiness before it ends in a watery and almost sour finish and aftertaste. Forgettable. 30.01.2012
tmrmwel (1058) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAR 1, 2012
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours light golden, with a nice but small head. Aroma is roasted malts, and notes of a zesty hoppines. Flavour is a pleasant roasted malt, with a nice sweetness of toffee and bread. There’s a presence of zesty hops, giving a fairly bitter and long after taste.