Frode (191) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 29, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 33 cl.
Fruity and hoppy aroma. Medium sweet, and longer nice bitterness. Quite easily accessible, if you like good bitterness. Perfect for drinking from the bottle.
momordgz (48) - - JUL 27, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice Hoppy Lager. Intense mango aroma and flavor. Bitter end. Tø ol guys know how to do it!
reebtogi (4103) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle pours a golden orange color with a 2 finger white head that settles to leave some decent lacing on the glass. Aroma is citrus and pine with hints of caramel. Taste is a citrus and pine hop bitterness with a fruity and caramel malty sweetness. Light to medium bodied with good carbonation that tickles the tongue. A very hoppy, but tasty pilsner.
ianwelby (441) - SCOTLAND - JUL 21, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy orange-amber beer with a decent bubbly head. The blend of hops really comes through in the aroma too. That blend of hops is also balanced very well, not allowing the likes of the citra to dominate. There’s not as much aftertaste as I anticipated but it’s nice and fruity along with the lingering hop. Unsurprisingly given the brewery it’s very tasty.
nimbleprop (4621) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 13, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Kaelderkold in Barcelona. Comes out a mostly clear gold with some frothy, white head. Nose has some nice hop character, lemon, pine and soap, some crisp cracker malt, but otherwise fairly simple. Flavor is the same, piney, soapy, some lemon zest, a little crackery malt, grass, straw, but everything is fairly mild. Clean, watery finish. Malt backbone might need a tweak to hold things together.
dnicolaescu (708) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - JUN 27, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
BOTTLE 33CL from fonefan. Thanks, Jan.
Look: cloudy amber, ivory frothy to creamy head.
Aroma: quite hoppy, but not over the top, with notes of acid fruitiness - not so ripe pine-apple, gooseberry maybe - and some resins too. Some dirt too - glue?
Taste: juicy, dry, hefty mouth-feel, medium and velvety soft slightly puckering bitterness covering all your palate, sour fruit notes.
Excellent keller-style lager. Hops are assertive, but kept under control, without turning it into a IPL.
miquelcrush (1273) - Granollers, SPAIN - JUN 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bona cervesa, equilibrada i gustosa.
Buena cerveza, equilibrada y sabrosa.
minutemat (1387) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUN 16, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle from Bottledog. Pours murky orange / brown. Bursting with new world hops, pineapple, mandarin, grapefruit and lime zinging at you in all directions with pine, citrus and bitterness all scrambling for your attention. Definitely seems more like an APA than a lager, pilsener or whatever it’s supposed to be.
damarchett (3) - Bazzano parmense, ITALY - JUN 10, 2014 does not count
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
alla spina da da marchètt ,ambrata, aj naso to bel bouquet di frutta che ritrovo anche in bocca prima di un bell amaro finale... personalmente l ho trovata più vicina aad altri stili che alla lager... buona decisamente beverina
MartinT (7746) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
My Bottom Line:
Pineapple and light honey ride this IPL’s fine bubbling, building a straightforward, enjoyable example of the style.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam tops the light amber glow.
-The flavor profile is balanced. This is not one of those excessive examples.
-This might be advertised as a Pilsener, but the hop character and the mouthfeel all point to just another New World brew.
-Mouthfeel is lean and drinkability is high.