Cunningham (5893) - Halden, NORWAY - AUG 13, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A fine finger thick off white head, on top of a hazy golden body. Mellow malty, and herbal hoppy aroma. Some acidic notes Quite fresh and nice. Medium body. Moderate sweet, and an ok bitterness. A bit dry ending. Unusual fresh lager. Unusual lager in most ways. Acidic citric, mellow malty, some fruity notes and some yeast. I really like this one. But would not guess it was a pale lager!
[Bottle from a trade with dnicolaescu. Thanxxx a lot Dorin]
Country #115 Pale lager #400
MarkoNm (1802) - Novo mesto, SLOVENIA - JUN 6, 2014
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours a very hazy golden color, topped with a small white head that soon settles to a tiny cover.
Herbal aroma, slight soury notes, reminiscent of wine.
The taste is slightly fruity, some grapes. Later quite soury that also leaves some acid feel in the aftertaste.
Doesn’t taste like your regular lager. Drinkable but not sure if I like it.
tomer (2257) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - MAY 31, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle, many thanks dnicolaescu, stable creamy head, very cloudy lightish orange colour, lemony fruity aroma with rubbery notes, sour fruity flavour with some vinegary notes and honey in the back, light bitterness. This is refreshing and quite enjoyable, though i am not sure this is what it was supposed to be.
abemorsten (3289) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - MAY 10, 2014
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
0,5 l bottle kindly preserved by RBHD from yesterdays tasting on Fridtjoffen. Pours a muddy yellow golden body with a white film. Apples and grape fruit fills the nose. Fizz powder acetic with a light doughy astringent mouth feel. Medium bodied. Spoiled beer.
gunnar (6715) - Sandnes, NORWAY - MAY 9, 2014
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle from a trade with Dorin. Pours light hazy golden with a big creamy white head. Aroma is weak sweet, some grassy and weak sourish fruit. Taste is light lambic, sour and crisp, raspberry. Good lambic, strange lager.
Holmen2 (1993) - NORWAY - MAY 9, 2014
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 2/20
Cloudy and greyish yellow. Good head. A bit of lambic in aroma and even more in taste. Infected?
Holmen1 (3734) - Stavanger, NORWAY - MAY 9, 2014
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Fra flaske på RBHD-treff ombord på Fridtjofen mai-14: mitt første (og sannsynligvis eneste) øl noengang fra Transdniestra - et land kun anerkjent av Putin og Ratebeer. Flott skum! Ufiltrert og upasteurisert. Aroma av gress og kløver. Noko syrleg. Kveldens (og forhåpentligvis eneste) nakkeskudd.
Sigmund (5832) - Tau, NORWAY - MAY 9, 2014
1.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Shared bottle at local tasting. Hazy yellow colour, large white head. Fairly strong grassy aroma, some floral notes too. Sour flavour, notes of silage. Oh dear.
ThirstyBird (2252) - London area, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 17, 2014
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Thanks to erzengel for sharing! Pours a clear yellow/gold with a loose of-white head. The smell is corn, grain...A little buttery. The taste is fruity, grainy and not much else. Very light body with mild carbonation. Not particularly good.
Erzengel (5800) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - APR 15, 2014
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Many thanks to Dorin for this bottle. Dark golden in the glass, malty-chemical nose. The beer starts smooth and malty. Slightly sweet, smooth in the mainpart. The aftertaste is first bitter-smooth, then watery-neutral. Malty-dry with bitter-chemical hints.
All in all a drinkable brew, but nothing really great... --> 6/10/6/6