anders37 (27621) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 31, 2009
Bottle @ chriso’s Pre-GBBF Shindig 2008. Pours a pale golden color with a small white head. Has a malty grainy aroma with some hoppy hints. Sweetish fruity and grainy malty flavor. Has a sweetish grainy finish with some hoppy hints. SaintMatty (7608) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - FEB 28, 2009
Bottle (Olutkellari, Helsinki) - Gold/amber in colout with a slight haze. Fruity and hoppy aroma with grapefruit and tea. Moderately bitter taste with hints of citrus, malt and hops. MiP (16055) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - FEB 26, 2009
Bottle, 5.4%. Quite hoppy aroma, a bit rough, hint of butter. Cloudy yellow colour. Very small white head. The flavour is malty and dusty, bordering on papery. Medium bitterness, a little grainy. A bit on the citric side, and tastes a little old, but OK drinkable. gam (4139) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - FEB 22, 2009
Thin head clear gold beer good carbonation head to fine layer aroma fruity caramel floral flavour hoppy fruits grapefruit apple resinous touch no harm a caramel malty taste nice relaxing lager nothing tops but okay finish fruity malt bitter sweet. Stew41 (2118) - Phuket, THAILAND - FEB 15, 2009
What have I missed here? The commercial description, IMHO, is misleading. This is a good interpretation of industrial swill. Complete with grainy and stale like malt and a murky, low hop / bitterness finish. Touches of Bohem pils here. BB May 2009 so maybe not as fresh as it could have been.
skortila (6012) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - FEB 13, 2009
Bottled. The aroma is crisp, fresh hoppy with aprikots. Clear, golden coloured with a white head. The taste is bitter, crisp with the frish hoppiness. Nice sayravai (4711) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 2, 2009
(Bottled) Opaque orange with almost no head. Fruity aroma with lots of blackcurrant. Flavor is also very fruity, with flowery-perfumy, aromatic hops, and mild bitterness. Light to medium body, low carbonation, reasonably refreshing. A quite tasty, steam beer -like (although fresher) lager. KnutAlbert (6798) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 16, 2009
Bottle at the Rake.
Hoppy pilsener, rather flowery and perfumed, a bit too much on the rose petal side for me.
But, of course, it is miles above most industrial lagers. Crisp finish. nate2g (1548) - Boomtown!, AUSTRALIA - JAN 3, 2009
Pours clear golden with a disappearing white head. Aroma of malt and floral hops. Malty flavour and well balanced with a fruity hop bitterness. Medium bodied with good carbonation and a malty bitter finish. Ethereal (2471) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 2, 2009
Bottle (batch #140) at The Rake, "What company Christmas party?" session, 4th Dec 08. Clear gold, light carbonation. Nose has hints of vanilla, flowers and a bit of the usual lager aromas. Soft fruity and citrus taste. Full, somewhat heavy mouthfeel. The strength is apparent. It certainly achieves its aim of being a very long way from a macrobrewery lager.