EchoShine (32) - Athens, GREECE - FEB 9, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
golden, red, clear but darkish enough. ’Garnet’ says it all. Much more complex than the Staropramen Lager.... from the moment you pop the cap off this is evident. Highly drinkable but at the same time can sit back and enjoy its roasty, semi clove, light carmel, with just enough hoppy aftertaste bits to where u say wow! interesting beer.
Head dissipates quickly after 2 minutes... which is understandable for its use. It is not over carbonated by any means. nice balance.
Grzesiek79 (2903) - Radom, POLAND - JAN 26, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
citrus, chocolate, bread, earthy, raisin, soy sauce, bubblegum, butterscotch, smoke, amber, cloudy, white foam, rocky head, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, lightly sour, full body, lively, long finish, bitter,
_angst_ (2264) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 22, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330 ml bottle bought @ Systembolaget and consumed on January 22. Pours clear pale amber with a frothy white head that leaves some lacing on the glass while dissipating. Smell is slightly sweet with caramel and some bread. Taste is slightly sweet, slightly bitter and quite malty with some dark bread, grass and some caramel. Finish is slightly sweet and slightly bitter.
POLK (1944) - Hřrning, DENMARK - DEC 16, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Copper color with ok sized off-white head. Fine easy driankable lager beer.
Cunningham (3910) - Halden, NORWAY - DEC 12, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2012 Bottle from Systembolaget in Strřmstad, Sweden. Lovely amber colour with an off white head. Malty and light raisin nose. Medium caramel flavour with fruity notes. Nice!
hackobock (834) - SWEDEN - NOV 18, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Systembolaget. Pours red/copper with a quickly diseappering white head, Grass and some malt in aroma. Fizzy carbonation, a bit sweet with a mild finishing bitterness
zvikar (2568) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - NOV 13, 2011
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
At a tasting, thanks Oren, pours yellow to bronze with a quickly diminishing head, aroma of malt, wheat some yeast and malty sourness, flavor of mushrooms, bread and some malt, quite bitter, medium to light bodied, OK
ClubGonzo (3437) - Bergen, NORWAY - NOV 2, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Light clear bronze body, small white head. Nose is raisins, sawdust, dusty hops and pale malts. Taste is smooth caramel malty tones, sawdust and hints of dry hops. A bit thin, a bit strange but still kind of nice.
DSG (4921) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - OCT 24, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Dagan’s place. Thanks Tom. Clear amber color. Aroma of malt, some toasted bread notes, light caramel hints and a bit of hops. Sweetish malty flavor with a drier hoppy finish with light grassy notes. Medium-bodied. OK.
JanLaursen (2660) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 20, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught: Reddish orange beer with a nice white foamy head.
Light caramel flavor with flowery and grassy notes. The flavor is flowery and slightly toasted with a medium malt sweetness and medium bitterness in the mouth. Fine evident hop profile, quite edgy for the style. Medium body, oily texture and average carbonation. Dry bitter finish - I much prefer this to the the Staropramen Pilsener.