Miksu (4972) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - NOV 28, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
0.5 l bottle, thanks hanniku! Golden color. Sweet honeyish and grainy aroma with hint of floral citrus. Dryish honeyish flavor with herbal, earthy and peppery hops. Herbal bitterness and some roughness in finish. Light bodied. Not bad in international lager category.
larsga (6321) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 16, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Medium white head. Coppery body. Caramelly sherry aroma with
papery floral notes. Dry-sweet spicy caramelly grassy taste with
grainy notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, soft mouthfeel. Dryish herbal
caramelly grainy aftertaste with floral notes. Really nice.
Completely unexpected that this should be such a high-quality
brew. (0.33l bottle from some supermarket in Moscow.)
Melker (218) - Varberg, SWEDEN - NOV 13, 2012
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Clear yellow, white head. Aroma of grass, malts, citrus. Low bitterness and slightly metallic aftertaste.
ogivlado (5900) - Zagreb, CROATIA - NOV 3, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled 500ml. -from Billa Kiev or random kiosk, Ukraine. Shared with Marko and luttonm. Golden coloured, small white head, discreet grainy nose. Sweetish malty, light grainy/hoppy/vegetables taste. Not so bad but still pretty ordinary beer.
Travlr (13304) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 30, 2012
1.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
Bottle in Chisinau, Moldova. Clear bright golden color, thick white head with decent retention. Aroma of citrus, straw, subtle boiled broccoli. Taste is watery straw with subtle lemon.
luttonm (2427) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 24, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle with Ogi and Marko. Zagreb via Ukraine. Clear gold, minor head. Stagnant water, sour. Fizzy golden malt, sweet full body, nicely balanced. Coating feel. Normal lager notes but pretty nice overall.
Marko (4056) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - OCT 21, 2012
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
This seems to be getting a huge distribution. Ogi got it somewhere in Ukraine though. Anyway, poured a tiny white head on top of a golden body. Almost no nose, slightly sweaty and grainy. Empty creamy grainy taste, very light somewhat crude notes of something that’s illegible. Meh.
mansquito (3555) - Nueva York, New York, USA - SEP 8, 2012
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
New Beer Distributors, NY 50cl ($2.25): Pours a golden color with barely any head. Aroma is near nil, mostly just grain and nail polish. Taste is just pretty sweet Euro-lager. There is barely a hop to be seen. Apparently Russian hipsters drink this. I’ll take PBR over this any day.
jfb (4073) - Freising, GERMANY - AUG 31, 2012
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
(bottle) pours a clear golden colour with a frothy white head. aroma of floral hops, straw and caramel, earth and only a hint of cooked vegetables. flavour is mostly sweet caramel, earth and cooked vegetables, slightly salty, with a grainy slightly alcoholic finish. medium-bodied with average carbonation.
ej (785) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - AUG 29, 2012
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Clear and light golden with a fast dissipating, fluffy head.
Aroma is slightly sourish with grains, cardboard, boiled vegetables and wet dog. Taste is sweet and slightly malty. slight hints of bitterness at the end, harsh and not very nice. body is light and carbonation medium