Ungstrup (36537) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 11, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. An unclear golden with an off-white head. The aroma has notes of malt and spices. The malt, straw, and some citrus, leading to a bitter finish.
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 11, 2010
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle 33 cl. Pours a hazy golden with a dense white head leaving a little head. Sweet malty nose with a little flowery hops. Medium body, sweet malts and some fruit. Fairly hoppy finish. Not bad, but nowhere near a Bohemian Pils. 110910
Kestral (506) - Årnes, NORWAY - SEP 3, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy light yellow with a massive, dense, rocky white head. Aroma is herbal, grassy, hay, but not much else. A slight skunkiness. Pleasant balance, but it’s no complex affair. A slight earthy and dusty note. Easy drinkin’, quite forgettable. More hoppy than your average pilsener I guess. Medium bodied, well rounded carbonation. Semidry finish. Could easily drink this on a regular basis if it was widely distributed.
gunnar (8786) - Sandnes, NORWAY - SEP 2, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at Cardinal, Stavanger. Pours golden with a tiny white head. Aroma of weak grassy hops. Taste is medium to heavy sweet, with a weak bitter end.
ClubGonzo (5653) - Bergen, NORWAY - SEP 2, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a slightly hazy orange body with a thin, creamy white top. Nose is pale malts and grassy hops, with citric and flowery hints. Taste is flowery, with the malts and hops blending in a rather elegant way. Tones of honey, hay and molasses also appear along the way. Perhaps a bit too sweet at first but a decent bitterness comes in at the end. Not too bad, but not a beer I’d necessarily buy again.
Christian (13343) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 15, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden with a small white head. Delicious malty aroma with pilsner malt and bread crust. Spicy and herbal hops noticed in the background. Dry and bitter pilsner flavour of hops on top of nice crisp malt, with a faint fruity note.
Leighton (20650) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Excellent pilsner and quite dynamic. Pours a hazy golden-blonde with a medium, white head. Great aroma with plenty of malts and saaz hops, along with grass and earth. I take the oak-aging as an interesting approach, giving this beer a more robust, nuanced flavor profile if not the sharp crispness of a traditional Pilsener. Plenty of malts in the flavor, with some caramel and rich bread, mild fruit notes, and strong bitterness. Medium in body with good carbonation. Finishes relatively crisp and sweet. I liked this.
KnutAlbert (6754) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 4, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Domus Birrae.
The aging has led to a beer that lacks freshness, there is a dusty, slightly stale feeling to this.
Sigmund (7235) - Tau, NORWAY - JUL 21, 2010
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
330 ml bottle, courtesy of Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. According to the label, ABV is 4.8%, brewery website says 4.7%. Golden colour, minimal white head. Nice aroma of Saaz hops, floral, fruity and herbal notes. Minimal carbonation in the glass. The flavour is very sweet (too sweet) and sugary for a pilsener, notes of fruits and herbs too, decent hoppy bittterness in the finish. The excessive sweetness and minimal carbonation might be due to a production error, the beer has been retired from Vinmonopolet before it came for sale there. Still drinkable as it is.
madmitch76 (24187) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 19, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
6th June 2010. Bottle for breakfast in my hotel! Very slightly hazy gold beeer. Pours with a good head but is fairly low in carbonation. Oak aged for 7 months - this is a smooth Pils. The oaking is actually quite subtle and unsweet and blends well with the smooth malt. A little orange hop rounds things off. A bit unusual and decent!