ALLOVATE (2264) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAR 16, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours a hazy, sandy yellow with fine carbonation and a loose, foamed milk head. Light vegetal waft fades to reveal a dusty and mineral-like malt and hop aroma tainted by what I can only describe as reminiscent of Mortadella sandwich meat - weird! Quite spicy on the palate, grassy, metallic and bitter in the tail. Light bodied with a dry and somewhat pasty mouthfeel. Soapy finish is a little off putting and this affects it quite negatively. Bready and grainy upfront. Not much here and what is here doesn’t work. Disappointing!! (50cL, BB 01/08/13, Cellarbrations Carlisle)
Pyrmir (2655) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAR 15, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 ml bottle. Aroma pretty neutral, pale malts, faint hops and weak wheat notes. Taste is malty and rich, I get a wheaty feeling from this for some reason.
laiti (4798) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 9, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
50 cl bottle (4,7%) @ Nurmo, BBE 15.06.2013
Aroma has citrus, hay, grain and hints of metal. Flavour has grain, citrus, some hay and hints of honey. A good kellerbier, the metallic notes disturb a bit though.
Douberd (1549) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - MAR 8, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500 ml bottle, bought in Germany, poured into a big english pint glass. ABV 4.8%.
Bright yellow goldenn colour, slighty hazy. Two fingers of white head, soapy, with low retention and light lacing around the glass.
Aroma of malts mainly,stale bread and wet hay.
Taste is typical of a lager, only a bit more bitter. Again lots of malts on the taste, some very light hop taste on the back and more notable on the aftertaste, which by the way is quite bitter.
Medium on the body, carbonation a tiny bit above average.
Overall, not bad, easily drinkable but also a bit boring.
zenkis (485) - Ogre, LATVIA - MAR 7, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
After visiting Germany, started to like this style, but maybe more cause of very hopped examples.
Pours pale cloudy yellow with whate top, minimal lacing. On nose sweet kind of malt (not like mostly malt) with aromatic hopping portion, average intensity. Pleasant mix. In taste sections are bit changed and it becomes above average bitter with sweet malty profile. Nice. Although I prefer even more bitter samples. Medium body, min dry finish. Overall - very refreshing, drinkable one.
thellgren (208) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 23, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
0.5 bottle from local supermarket. Light yellow colour, not much of a head. Taste has hops, but no as much as I expected. Nice unfiltered dry light beer.
esox (950) - Oulu, FINLAND - FEB 20, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled. Pale straw-yellow and slightly hazy beer, thin white head. Dry grainy malt aroma, herbal and slightly floral hoppiness. Light yeasty notes. Dryish maltiness, some yeasty bread notes. Slightly yeasty finish has faint fruitiness. Medium bitterness is a bit harsh. Slightly fizzy carbonation.
gyllenbock (3948) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 18, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sample at a tasting at Systembolaget, February 2013.
Slightly hazy golden with a white head. Aroma and taste of hops, cake batter and malt. Also some notes of grass and citrus. Drinkable but not that exciting to be honest.
lusikka (5175) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 4, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
500 ml bottle.
Pours a cloudy pale yellow colour with a white head. Aroma of sweet fruits, grass and malts. Flavour of sweet fruits again, grassy hops with some floral notes, lemon and grainy malts. Some wet paper notes as well. Light bodied, slick mouthfeel and low carbonation. Good drinkability but has some off-flavours.
MichaelAwesome (2762) - Wanne-Eickel, GERMANY - FEB 4, 2013
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2013 There aren’t many beers from Störtebeker that I like and this one is again an awful one. Taste of old grains and cereals, dust, cow webs and bitter hops.