zenkis (747) - Ogre, LATVIA - MAR 9, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
from Berlin trip, 6 pack. Pour pale yellow with medium white foam. Aroma of sweet malt, light hopping, far away lime. Taste the same, medium spicy on tongue. Above average carbonation, medium dry finish. Overall very nice, pleasant drinkable brew. No defects comes out to me so - in category "could be repeated".
ekstedt (6234) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 9, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle (33 cl) from Systembolaget. Clear pale golden, large soapy white head. Grainy malt aroma with some herbal hops. Light to medium bodied, medium carbonation. Dry with medium bitterness.
TEJA (1928) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 8, 2013
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Systembolaget, Sweden, from an explorer 6-pack.
Medium lasting white head and typical yellow color for a pilsner.
Much boiled corn/ DMS in the aroma. Malty and fine small hoppy taste with a well balanced bitterness. Good body and easy to drink.
Douberd (3995) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - MAR 2, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 ml bottle, bought in Germany in a six pack of Stortebeker beers. Poured into a pilsner glass. ABV 4.9%
Pale gyellow golden colour, with lots of bubbles rising continuously to the surface. On top of the beer a snow white head, soapy and with very good retention. Light lacing on the glass,while the foal persists and covers the surface after most of it has disappeared.
Aroma mostly of malts and wet hay. Not too appealing but not offensive either. Lack of hops on the aroma though.
Hops are notable on the taste thankfully, offering a bitter taste from the very beginning. A light apples taste as well, although it’s hidden under tons of malts and, once again, wet hay taste.
Nice carbonation, not too faint, not too much, along with a medium thin body. QUite dry on the palate.
Overall, a nice example of a pilsner, a little bit above average, very easily and pleasantly drinkable.
SaintMatty (6302) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - FEB 21, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500ml Bottle - Golden in colour. Malt, grass, lemon and lime in the aroma. Malty taste with notes of lemon and grain detected.
gyllenbock (6484) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 18, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sample at a tasting at Systembolaget, February 2013.
Golden with a white head. Sweet aroma and taste of bread, some citrus and cake batter. Dry with a bitter finish. Hmmmmmm.
Leini (1551) - SWEDEN - FEB 4, 2013
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
330ml bottle. Clear golden with a white head. Malty and grainy with a dash of citrus. Brief bitter ending. Medium carbonation. A bit on the light side but ok.
MichaelAwesome (6157) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - FEB 1, 2013
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle shared with McTapps. Some grains in the aroma snd taste, bit too bitter but in the end a simple but quality berr.
McTapps (6194) - Ruhrcity, GERMANY - JAN 31, 2013
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle shared with MichaelBruch. Clear light golden in colour with low head and medium body. Aroma is -again for the brewery- not that nice, more like an old cheese sandwich. Taste is -also again- better. Hints of sour and bitter hops, spruce and citrus fruits. Quite bitter but it might be very refreshing in summer.
Bamsen78 (4690) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JAN 30, 2013
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Pours clear light golden with airy white head. Clear, bitter aroma of hops with a metallic finish. Ditto taste. Dry aftertaste. Drinkable but nothing revolutionary.