Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 8, 2005
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Can sample, TFOB. Gold pour, white head. Skunk aroma and taste. The hops are there just for a second and then it just stops trying. Watery bland, you name it, this was awful.
GregClow (2959) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 6, 2005
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Can sample at TFOB 2005. Pale yellow colour. Typical canned Euro-lager aroma - stale malt & a hint of grassy hops with a metallic edge. Watery body. A bit sweet of the top, limp in the middle, and a very slight citric dryness in the finish. Not very good at all.
Wacher (129) - Århus C, DENMARK - JUL 29, 2005
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Pale golden with no head. Weak hoppy nose. Taste is watery with a bit of citrus. Slightly hoppy. A "studenterøl" by all accounts.
Papsoe (25074) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 7, 2005
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: SEP 11, 2005 (Bottle 33 cl) Danish version: Very pale golden, pretty much non-existing head. Rather harmonious and balanced, discreet but existing bitterness and a lightly sweet finish. A none-offending beer for the masses. 210799
(Bottle 38 cl) Plastic bottled Danish version. 4/2/4/2/8=2 110300
(Bottle 33 cl) Icelandic version brewed by "Ölgerdin Egill Skallagrímson" in Reykjavik. Pale golden, with a very small, creamy head. A bit of aroma hops in the nose. Rather sweet malt, medium body and a short, dry hoppiness in the finish. Decent brew and certainly not a beer that will offend anyone.
(Bottle 33 cl) Swedish version made by Falcon at 4,2% ABV. Golden beer with a nice creamy head. Light and very drinkable, slightly watery. Very standard lager that neither pleases nor offends. 4/2/4/2/8=2 210202
Earlier Rating: 6/1/2005 Total Score: 2.4
(Bottle 33 cl) Nicely golden with a good, strong and more stable head than in the Danish original. And not surprisingly this is more bitter. But aromatic and pleasant. 060100
sveskemus (3) - Århus, DENMARK - JUN 6, 2005 does not count
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
From a 33 cl can. Weak very slight malty aroma.Slightly bitter taste. A bit watery. Refreshing.
sayravai (4677) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 2, 2005
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
(Canned) Very pale golden with almost no head. Mild, slightly stuffy, grassy-buttery nose with sweet, corny sugar. Some buttery, lemony hops and corny malt in the flavor. No real hop bite, but quite balanced. Pretty light-bodied with hefty carbonation. Very easily drinkable. Not the worst lager, but maybe not quite "premium" one, either.
bark (255) - Linköping, SWEDEN - APR 6, 2005
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Colour is yellow; the head is white and finger thick.
The smell is dry and bitter. There are citric notes and some light sweet malt.
The carbonation is strong and very refreshing; the bubbles are medium sized.
The taste uncomplicated and delicate with dry malt; the bitterness is light with citric notes. The citric is also present in the medium long aftertaste.
This is an extremely drinkable “Danish pilsner”, great for barbeques and hot dogs.
Marko (4208) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - MAR 30, 2005
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Guess what, they started importing yet another lager to Croatia. So ok, it isn’t really imported, but brewed by Carlsberg Croatia (Panonska Pivovara), but it’s the principle that matters. We don’t need any more beers like this. If they’re really good, ok. But if they’re like this, what’s the point ? To the beer. Fluffy white head, golden color, quite carbonated. Nothing new here. Not much of an aroma, but it’s malty. Bready, maybe hoppy taste with some bad tasting malt lingering persistently in the background. Flat aftertaste. Pointless. Why isn’t it a Pilsner by the way, it clearly says so on the label.
pivo (2626) - GERMANY - MAR 18, 2005
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Carlsberg is capable of brewing good beers dispite its being a macro. This isn’t one of those good ones. Dusty lager nose, yellow-gold color, fluffy head. A little citrusy malt, but otherwise not very flavorful and low hop character. Overall poor.
Earlier Rating: 7/1/2002 Total Score: 1.1
Faint mild malt scent and a pale yellow color. Light malt flavor comes through but this is rather tasteless. Thin swilling beer
danielhanefelt (25) - brabrand, DENMARK - MAR 4, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
My first beer. Original Danish beer for every day. Still a favourite on a hot summers day in good company. Weak watery aroma with a bitter flavour almost hiding a touch of acid. I still love it, possibly because of great memories.