neverleaveopen (245) - GERMANY - JUN 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
clear, light golden with a beautiful, fine head. subtle, slightly sweet aroma of hay, bread, butter and some grass. very well-balanced taste and nice carbonisation.
Beermack (725) - London, ENGLAND - MAY 17, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
50cl bottle at Probus Wines, Dublin. Very light pale golden pour with thin white head. Aroma is bready malt and a bit of herbal spice - not too much going on. Taste brings that doughy sweet malt alongside some light earthy tones and herbaceous notes. Mouthfeel is medium - not as thin as I expected given the look of it. Some metallic notes in the finish, but not enough to be off-putting. Crisp and clean. This is certainly a tasty, uncomplicated, and sinkable lager.
cgreb (409) - Marburg, GERMANY - MAY 10, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle - Golden beer with a white head. Straw and hay aroma. Flavour is spicy somehow. Low bitterness. Medium carbonation.
bartlebier (3249) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - MAY 6, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 16, 2013 50cl bottle, already one of more exotic choices at the adventurously stocked local Getränkemarkt. - Lighter than typical Bavarian Helles that pours a disconcerting green-yellow watery transparent, with no aroma to speak of and a taste of dusty grains, modest grassy hops and hints of generally any West-European green fruit harvested before its time. If beers were harvested, this should have remained in the soil for another month or two. Rerate very fresh xi2013: must review this modest, but very easy-drinking and exquisitly dry lager/Helles: pale malts so dry and near-smokey they could have been diluted Auchentoshan. Come to appreciate the HQ simplicity of this...
cwebb (5) - - APR 25, 2013 does not count
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Very pilsig, light and full of hops. Not a very special beer but nice in the summer. Nice old style bottle
ansjelaah (1747) - Westelbeers, NETHERLANDS - MAR 14, 2013
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Gedronken met benzai, joes en dutchdrebus, geel en helder van kleur, geen schuimkraag, ruikt naar afwaswater maar smaakt naar pils
Benzai (12588) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - MAR 14, 2013
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle thanks to Joes. Clear a bit pale yellow color, small white head. Smell and taste malts, dishwasher-water, sweetish, soapy. Weird.
DutchDrebus (5503) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - MAR 14, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle @ benzai thx to joes. Very pale yellow colour with a medium white head. Smells malty, dishwashingfluid, sweet, floral. Tastes soapy, toilet refresher, dishwashingfluid. Thin body, soft carbo.
Bamsen78 (4838) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - FEB 23, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours clear pale golden with airy white head. Clear aroma of hops. Clear, bittey, hoppy flavour with a sæight sweetish nalty note. Dryish aftertaste. OK.
Borresteijn (6208) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - JAN 3, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
50cl Bottle from a kiosk in Friedrichshain, Berlin, drank straight from the bottle. Aroma is malty, honey, light floral hops. Flavour is medium sweet, malty, honey-ish, floral, light grassy hoppy finish with some malty sweetness. Light-bodied, oily mouthfeel. Decent.