Rune (7760) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAY 29, 2014
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
330ml green bottle bought at Systembolaget Storheden, shared with djoeye. Huge bubbly, chalk white head to a clear, late straw coloured body. Fair lacing down the glass. Mild aroma of grass and pale malts. Fresh fruity taste with grainy malts beneath. Restrained bitter endnotes. Smooth in the mouth. Just alright to drink (hotel room, Luleå 25.05.2014).
djoeye (1206) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAY 28, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
In Sweden green 33cl bottle, look as the "3.5%" but has 4.8%abv and barcode for Sweden;
Light off-white near white head, dense, tall, deutschhhhhh.
Clear light straw golden beer, sparkling.
Aroma; fruity hops, floral fruitiness, fresh brewery scents, nice aroma.
Taste; bread, mild fine hops, vegetables, fruity taste with nice bready touches.
Palate; slightly rubbery, body&carbonation normal.
Finish; malts, breads, juicy, good.
If it was made at 4.7, it could be sold in supermarkets in Norway and Finland.
(b@Systembolaget Storheden, shared w Rune @Park Hotel (Luleå) Su25May2014)
Lukaduke (1992) - Portland, Maine, USA - MAY 26, 2014
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Pours a light golden color with a finger of fizzy white foam and lots of rising bubbles. Nose is doughy malts, corn and a hint of grass. Palate is astrigent with sweet corn and a strange slickness. Bit of grassy bitterness cleans it up but some strange sweetness lingers. Meh
joeneugs (3106) - Livermore, California, USA - JAN 7, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Babushka Russian deli in Walnut Creek. It pours a crystal clear golden yellow color with a small white head. The aroma is rather simple with some bread and apple juice. Maybe a hint of spicy hops. The flavor is a little better. No skunk here, with a lot of bread. Not much hop flavor and kind of a bland maltiness as well, but nothing bad. Decent body and mouthfeel. A well made brew, but it lacks style and needs a boost in flavor.
seymour (1384) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - JAN 6, 2014
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Poured from sloped brown pint bottle into a Willybecher glass. Clear golden colour with thin white head which immediately dissipated, no lasting foam nor lacing. Faint grainy aromas, almost no sign of hops nor yeast. Weak flavours too. Mushy mouthfeel, average carbonation, boring. More like a bland Euro-lager than a classic German Pilsener. Perhaps it’s better fresh, and nearer to the source, but it certainly isn’t worth exporting in my opinion.
The Etruscan (498) - Tuscany, ITALY - DEC 30, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
White weak head. Bright golden colour: Aroma is malty, grainy with slightly fruity (hazelnuts, almonds) notes. Flavor is moderately malty with bready and biscuits tones, ending in an hoppy finish. Light bodied.
Erzengel (2327) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - DEC 13, 2013
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 3/20
Schön süffig, schon im Antrunk. Im Hauptteil allerdings wird es noch muffiger, und dazu leicht herb. Der Nachgeschmack schmeckt, wie der Kleiderschrank meiner Oma riecht - total trocken-muffig mit leichter Herbe. "Keller" passt auch ganz gut - nicht so mein Fall!!
Test vom 16.4.2008, Gebinde: Glasflasche Noten: 12,4,11,2,12,5 - 6,35
nuplastikk (4268) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 7, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
500ml bottle. Pale yellow-tan color. Thin, oily head. The aroma is kind of old and approaches putrid buttery. The body is soft, but the flavor just isn’t there. I’m sure this isn’t the freshest example. Lemony cardboard finish. Not good.
5000 (6180) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - AUG 18, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle:   Translucent straw, light carbonation, small frothy white head, spotty lacing.   Grassy nose,
yeasty, dull or stale, a bit bready and musty.   Similar on the tongue, decent malt base, but finishes quick.
Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Dull grassy finish.   Not as bright or crisp as others.   Clean, but very
pedestrian.   Perhaps a bit heavier and more grassy than others.   Needs to be sharper/crisper.
WillemsUrenkel (415) - Oldenburg, GERMANY - AUG 2, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
0,5 l bottle, in my opinion too much gold on the label. Pours pale golden, small short living head. More than average carbonation. Grainy and honey for the nose. Starts malty. Followed by cereals and low hops. Ends with long lasting light hop bitterness. Typical Pilsener out of central germany.