Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 31, 2012
In short: A slightly lemony nourishing thirst blond lager. Nothing special but something I’d drink by the gallonsBrandman (2948) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 6, 2011
How: Bottle 500ml, purchased directly at the brewpub and consumed fresh one hour later
The look: Cloudy orange-blonde body topped by a medium white head with medium retention
In long: Nose has boiled eggs (I get that from some lagers), lemony meringue and some floral hops. Taste has this true lager sensation that I can never pub into words, very nice full mouthfeel with lots of very soft bubbles, chewy cereals, a slice of unsweetened lemon pie with thick meringue, a tiny bit of cheese cake, a good amount of floral hops. Very satisfying and refreshing thirst lager, good stuff here. Deserves much better than its current below 3.0 rating average. The low ratings do not surprise me, a ratebeer top rater giving a good rating to a thirst lager is probably as rare as a ratebeer top rater getting sex on a regular basis.
Golden bodym white head. Lots of grapefruits, very flowery, sweet and fruity. Nice easter fruit bomb. I just don’t know what else to say. Unorthodox and not dortmunder or helles at all. TyggaBrown (430) - NORWAY - SEP 7, 2012
500 ml bottle. I’m really glad I ’bumped’ into this one at a grocery store a while back. It is refreshing and has great flavours, and the total picture gives an impression of balance and a desire for an identity of its own. Hermod (7841) - Vantaa, FINLAND - MAR 27, 2011
50cl bottle. Poured golden color with a steady creamy looking white head, nice lacing. Aroma is wheat, yeast and spices, coriander comes to mind. Flavor similar, wheat, spices and malt. Refreshing beer. Probably more a Witbier than a Dortmunder/Helles IMO. ClubGonzo (5670) - Bergen, NORWAY - APR 8, 2011
Bottle from Meny Bergen Storsenter. Pours a light, slightly hazy orange body with a medium foamy top which disappears rather quickly. Nose is pale malts, sweet corn, cereals and hints of cooked vegetables. Smelling like a pale lager, I’m a bit skeptical in my initial sip. The first mouthful dispels my fears, however, as I’m greeted by a voluminous, light body filled with fresh tones of pale malts, hay and subtle hints of fruitiness and grass. Low on bitterness, this beer only hints at hops which are obviously used more as a balancing feature than an active flavor component - which is true to the Dortmunder/Helles style of lager beer. A nice specimen, this is, and a fresher and more tasty alternative to a light lager in the sun during the traditional Norwegian skiing holidays up in a mountain cabin. Even for me, down in the city, there’s a bit of sunshine coming through in this beer.
Palme (4807) - Bergen, NORWAY - APR 27, 2011
0.5l bottle. Pours a clear golden body loaded with microscopic sediments and a big bubbly white head. Aroma is citrus dominant in a non-dominant way. Also notes of yeast, cheese, malts and a thin peppery hint. Medium bodied, perhaps a bit watery yet smooth texture and medium carbonation. Mild and refreshing flavors, quite low on the bitterness, mildly malty and really easy to drink. Ends in a near fruity finish. I was not expecting much from this brew, but got quite surprised over how nice and refreshing this actually was. Due to the relatively low alcohol percentage it’s safe to have a few of these even if you’re out skiing or whatever people does in the easter. liinis (1770) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 25, 2011
light yellow hazy. white medium sized head. Very tasty with nice hops. enjoyable mouthfeel. It is a great dessert. Kavu (4783) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 31, 2011
Pours cloudy golden with a high head. Aroma is malts and yeast, flavor is malts with a hint of honey and some hops in the finish. Good. lusikka (7813) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 4, 2011
UPDATED: JUL 12, 2012 500 ml bottle. BBE 02.02.2013.oh6gdx (26488) - Vasa, FINLAND - APR 11, 2011
Pours a hazy yellow colour with a small white head with good retention. Aroma of strong lemon, grainy malts and some hops. Flavour of lemon, wheat, fresh citrusy hops, malts, grass and mild spices. Medium bodied with a slick mouthfeel and a pleasant citrusy finish. Refreshing spring brew.
Bottled (From K-Market Kamppi, Helsinki). Goldeny orange colour with a small head. Aroma is caramel malts, some wood, fruits and mild earthyness. Flavour is caramel malts, fruits, earth and mild yeastyness. Rather pleasant brew.