craftycarl21 (2338) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 11, 2012
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask at Churchkey. Very light straw colored pour. Strange husky bite to this beer, with bready grain and a touch of grassy hops. Ehhhh.
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 24, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 5, 2012 On keg at Cloisters. Pours a blonde colour with a thin white head. Aroma of musty honey, yeast and caramel. Similar flavours and just a little sweet. Mild carbonation and CO2 prickle with a foamy mouth-feel (5,2,5,3, 14). Also had this unfiltered on draught at The Holyrood 9A. Poured a very pale straw colour with a fair white head. Aroma of bready yeast, caramel and grassy hops. Similar flavours with mild carbonation and CO2 prickle and a foamy mouth-feel. Very drinkable.
tombyars (1568) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - MAR 12, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tasted this in the Last Post, Paisley (JDW) in September 2010. Cask, handpump dispense. Clear pale amber in colour with a thin white head. Smooth creamy mouthfeel. Pleasant smooth oak vanilla note in the aroma. Pale malt complex gives sweet fruit notes of mango and lychees. Hops impart a floral bitter flavour in the short aftertaste. Slight sweet edge returns to the finish. An excellent session ale.
Kavu (3819) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 25, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours pale golden with a very low head. Aroma is fruity and hoppy malts. Flavor is malts with some fruits and hops. Pretty nice lager.
BeerBaboon (1903) - FINLAND - FEB 15, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Golden yellow. Aroma of malt, straw and grass. Flavour of malt, citrus and grass.
jamestulloch (3203) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 6, 2012
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma: Inoffensive, clean.
Appearance: Light golden, clear body. Mild carbonation. Tiny head which soon dissipates.
Taste: Not as crisp as I had hoped. Quite bland actually. Would benefit from additional hops and carbonation.
Palate: Thin, watery body. Light mouthfeel. Very little alcohol flavour on the finish.
Overall: Not a bad lager, but certainly not a great one. Too flat, too flabby.
jaghana (5332) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - FEB 5, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle 50cln a clear golden beer with medium head. Nose is hopy and a bit vegetable like. Aroma is grainy, grassy, floral, toasted notes, body has a dry grassy hops, finish has a slightly lemony and resin like.
Lonick (1143) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 26, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
A lager the way it should be. Crisp and dry not fat and sweet as the normal mass produced lagers are.
MikeHolm (8) - FINLAND - JAN 21, 2012 does not count
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Smooth and mild taste some flavor of citrus. Hops from the Czech republic. Nice color.
stravale (2723) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - JAN 2, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Alesela
Light straw...crystal clear...big frothy white head....good lacing
Aroma is light - spicy hops, some citrus hops, light pale malts
Taste of spicy light grassy hops...some citrus...good light sweet pale malt background - light flavour overall but good for a lager
Palate - soft carb, light to medium body, light sweet malts and some bitterness, smooth, slightly oily texture. Finish - sweet malt and spicy hops lingers a little with a bit of bitterness.
Overall - Light in aroma and flavour but it’s a good lager - far far better than the macro crap - underrated here IMHO (No way it deserves RB of 28) - maybe it’s better bottled?