To Øl
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Premium Lager
Copenhagen N, Denmark
Serve in Lager glass


on tap

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RATINGS: 310   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
"Sometimes when you’re drunk you can see better."

This is <em>the</em> lager. This is the pilsner, the lager, the bottom fermented beer. This is the Captain on the deck, one of the lone lagers cruising on the ocean of ale. To Øl actually loves lager type beers, and sometimes lagers is missed out because of the many great ales present. Problem is that most people who brew lagers apparently has a taste of old dusty piss yellow obnoxious stale impotent beers. So now was the time to stir things up and tell the people how you can do a super hoppy, well balanced pilsner type beer!

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Ingredients: Water, Malted barley, flaked oats, Hops (Simcoe, Citra, Nelson Sauvin, Centennial) and Yeast.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ianwelby (748) - SCOTLAND - JUL 21, 2014
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nimbleprop (5928) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 13, 2014
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dnicolaescu (1282) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - JUN 27, 2014
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
miquelcrush (1785) - Granollers, SPAIN - JUN 24, 2014
Bona cervesa, equilibrada i gustosa. Buena cerveza, equilibrada y sabrosa.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
minutemat (2503) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUN 16, 2014
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
damarchett (3) - Bazzano parmense, ITALY - JUN 10, 2014 does not count
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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (8550) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 9, 2014
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.


   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Garrold (2613) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2014
Bottle from Beermoth, Manchester. Clear, golden colour. Thick, bubbly, lasting, white head. A lemon biscuit thing going on. Simcoe hop. Maybe a tad of spice. Taste is dry, with a little citric tang. A light bitterness, too. Crunchy bitter palate. Finish is long, light bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Abrakarl (386) - SWEDEN - JUN 6, 2014
Nice lager with quality hops. Not my favourite type though. Quality.......

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JohnRMurdoch (3790) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUN 2, 2014
330ml bottle from Valhalla’s Goat. Hazy orange amber, reasonable head. Corn hop aroma. Soapy pine hop flavour. Very sharp with bitter aftertaste. This can’t be a lager - it has too much flavour and is really good.

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