AJL1980 (56) - West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 19, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from marks and spencer in Guiseley. Not much on the nose, pours dark amber. This is a strong lager but has a nice after taste with some very late fruit notes.
k0mpsa (2530) - Tuusula, FINLAND - NOV 17, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at st barbara, tallinn. Clear deep golden color, white head. Aroma has malts and some fruity notes. Balanced malty body, some hops, fruity notes.
TET (2730) - Kaarina, FINLAND - NOV 2, 2016
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
A golden beer, a head is medium and white. Aroma has maltyness, some grass, hint of frutiness of lemon. Taste has grain and malts, mild bitterness, some hay. Medium bodied, quite smooth. Pure and easy to enjoy.
AtronSeige (1334) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - OCT 28, 2016
1.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 2/20
Aroma: Medium grainy, honey, bread crust.No hops.
Appearance: Slightly hazy, golden body. Small, white head, fine bubbles, low retention.
Flavour: Medium-high honey, medium grainy, Medium bitterness. Dry, papery finish with lingering honey aromas.
Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium carbonation, creamy.
Overall: The beer shows strong oxidation notes. Not the example I was told it will be. Probably suffered some heat damage on the way to South Africa.
500 ml bottle, poured.
4A. Munich Helles
mjs (6624) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 27, 2016
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(Bottle, 0.5 l - BBE 07.17, from Alko, 20161027) The beer poured golden and clear. Its head was medium sized and white. Aroma had grass, grain and sweetness. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were grass, sweetness, grain, malts and bitterness. Aftertaste was grassy, sweet and bitter. A bit weak helles.
ChadPoole (345) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 20, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours clear gold with a white head. Aroma is malt, grain and grass. Sweet malt balanced with bitter hops taste, a light body with a medium carbination. It’s a clean easy drinking beer.
vodkaiceland (3) - - SEP 25, 2016 does not count
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
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Kauge (1648) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 16, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from local supermarket. BB 03.2017. Pours clear bright golden with good off-white head. The aroma is damp malts with grassy-herbal hoppiness. Tastes of cereals, a bit papery, moderately sweet, with a tingle of grassy hops in the finish. I wonder what the ratio is between hops and hop extract. Crispish yet moderate carbonation, lightish medium body. Pleasantly soft mouthfeel. Not made to blow anyone’s mind but it’s perfectly adequate. Nice for a lager.
portwood (215) - Markham, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 10, 2016
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aromatic, malty, grassy hops, slight phenolic note. Light body, slightly grainy carbonation, malt sugars. Dry grass, herbal note, light Euro hop bitterness. Better than avg lager without the nasty adjunct taste. (canned 04/27/16)
nephirem (293) - CROATIA - SEP 10, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours clear golden body with medium sized, soapy looking white head. Nose is malts, grass, some subtle licorice and hops.
Medium body. Regular carbonation, soft and smooth texture and mouthfeel. Bittersweet taste, very subtle and mild. Aroma of malts, yeast, grains, grass, herbs. Finish is somewhat dry and herbal, slightly peppery.
Overall, very decent lager. Clean, crisp and refreshing.