rickgordon (3845) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 19, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Golden colour. Fresh, dewy nose, a bit chemical. Decent malty flavour with a sourish, citrusy tone - high mash temp pils malt or is it the hops? The finish is pretty bitter with flavoury hop notes.
oh6gdx (21814) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 4, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Canned. Golden colour, big foamy white head. Sweet citric aroma along with hoppy and malty hints. Citric hoppy flavour which turns into cranberry in aftertaste. Sticky palate.
sayravai (4677) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 3, 2005
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
(Canned) Paleish golden color with a small head and little lace. Very faint aroma with a hint of sweetness and grassy hops. Quite buttery-hoppy flavor with a decent amount of malt and some metal and chlorine hints. Light to medium-bodied palate with smooth carbonation. A quite enjoyable, easily drinkable lager. If you’re looking for aroma, though, go look elsewhere.
pilsnerrogge (2590) - Finspång, SWEDEN - MAY 29, 2005
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Straw colour. Nice head, good lacing. Perfumy hop-aroma. Grassy hop-flavour with notes and malt and maybe some yeast. Metallic bitterness in the finish. Decent lager.
rlgk (12430) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 21, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Yellow, white head. Aroma from dough, but also with fruity notes. Hoppy, metallic flavor with a somewhat bitter finish.
omhper (20568) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - APR 21, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Canned. Golden colour. Surprising peach aroma. Sweet with some papery caramel malt. Fairly hoppy and aromatic. Medium bitterness. A solid standard lager of good quality.
bark (255) - Linköping, SWEDEN - APR 10, 2005
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. The large white foam sinks down to a finger thick head while making a fizzing sound. The liquid is clear yellow.
The smell is a bit bitter with some sweet malts; it is somewhat chemical.
The carbonation is strong, on the edge on being sharp.
The taste is fresh, and refreshing. There are notes of some malt, with an OK body and notes of boiled vegetables. The growing bitterness got some metallic flavours; there are some flowery notes among the hoppy flavours. The aftertaste is not so long but it got a powerful bitterness with some gentle sourish notes.
Much better than I did expected, a good lager. If they had made the bitterness somewhat more complex and added more body, it would have been really good!