kuphish (381) - Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA - JUN 30, 2011
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can. Fizzy, diminishing white head with big bubbles and a clear, straw yellow body. Aroma of spicy, Saazish hops on top of sweet pils malt. A little musty and funky. Flavor has some metallic hops up front with the spiciness coming next. Malt is sweet and crisp pils with some corn. Body is light, crisp, and dry. Moderate-high carbonation with a light, lingering metallic finish. Overall a decent pale lager. It does what it sets out to do and is inoffensive. Gets better as I drink it.
mansquito (5043) - Nueva York, New York, USA - MAR 19, 2011
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Some Liquor Store in DC six-pack ($11.99): Pours pale gold with your white head. Aroma is of slight skunk, grains, and a modicum of hops. Taste is pretty similar to Heineken, but perhaps with less of that rotten vegetable flavor. Obviously, this is really easy drinking, but ultimately utterly boring. A disappointing beer for my first sampling of Iceland. Although frankly, I knew what I was getting in to.
blipp (7902) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 12, 2011
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle. Pours golden yellow with a white head. Corny sweet and grainy. Drinkable, but a little dirty.
Alphadelic (2104) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 11, 2010
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Quite a standard big-brew-style lager with plenty of honey notes to keep you occupied but not for that long. Drinkable but boring.
natejgood (469) - Bozeman, Montana, USA - OCT 31, 2010
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This is a pale lager much like Heineken or Becks, but it has a bit more flavor and is less skunky than those beers. This beer is also a bit sweeter and has more body than the two previously mentioned beers. It is also fairly easy to drink.
EithCubes (5461) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 24, 2010
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Another can split with kuphish and his beloved. Very pale yellow golden, lets all light through, ephemeral white head. Sweet malty nose with a very light sting of citrus rising up through its spine. Medium-dry with time, has the overwhelming disappointment of grain husks and mass production. Very, very light bitterness with a touch of wet cardboard, perhaps corn. Lighter side of medium. I’ve had worse, as this doesn’t rank among the offensive, but DAMN, is there any good beer coming out of Iceland these days?
Derek881 (1236) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 21, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bought a large can in Iceland and poured into a pint glass to drink. The beer has a clear gold color with a few rising bubbles, a foamy-bubbly white head with decent retention and little cling. The aroma was primarily grainy and grassy hops with a touch of straw and a faint hit of malt. The taste was mostly bitter with a grainy flavor, and had a sour element too it as well. The beer had pretty good liveliness and carbonation, and was fairly dry, with a slight thinness.
ClubGonzo (5306) - Bergen, NORWAY - AUG 27, 2010
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 3/20
This is a very, very standard industrial pale lager. Not much to say here, really. Faint traces of metal and wet cardboard makes this yet another beer Iceland does not impress me with.
Travlr (20337) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 14, 2010
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle at Bar Pilar. Very pale yellow, thin white head, scant lacing. Aroma of burnt rice. Taste is bitter and acidic, start to finish. No character or complexity. Best skipped.
KnutAlbert (6627) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 9, 2009
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
Can from Reykjavik airport.
Thin, beer, and the maize did not help much. Metallic flavour, very pale.