BlackHaddock (6980) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2013
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Green 330ml bottle: BBD of 15 Jun 2013: poured into a very tall and thin ’Harboe Beer’ vase shaped glass (I don’t own any Swedish beer glasses).
The flute showed off the beer nicely: good amber/golden body, bright and clear, on top a rich foaming head of pure white.
Odourless to be honest and almost tasteless too.
The brew is slightly malty and semi-sweet, but it offers nothing for my senses to get excited about. A bog standard, cheap tasting supermarket lager/pilsner: it didn’t upset me but it was boring.
Just an average lager and a bit of a disappointment all round: it looked like it might have some spunk, but sadly it didn’t.
caesar (6974) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - FEB 11, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from local IKEA, BB 18 10 2016, large sample. Clear golden color, short frothy head. Aroma of grainy malt, bit spicy hop, quite typical german classic pils with slight skunky and bit herbal notes. Soft to medium bitter in taste, some extra malty sweetness not usually found in pale lagers. Which makes it quite full bodied. Pretty good for what I expected actually.
Borresteijn (6795) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 25, 2013
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
33cl Bottle from IKEA. Clear golden colour, white head. Aroma is light skunky, grain, light grassy. Flavour is medium-sweet, light malty, grainy, light skunky, light-bitter finish. Light-bodied. OK-ish.
McTapps (6791) - Reutlingen, GERMANY - AUG 27, 2014
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle bought at IKEA in Dortmund. Pours out in a clear light golden colour with low head and medium body. Aroma of mild hops and straw. Taste of mild hops, light bread, straw, flowers and grains. Mild and refreshing finish. Not bad, but nothing nice either.
MichaelAwesome (6503) - Wanne-Eickel, GERMANY - AUG 27, 2014
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Got thaht one from Ikea in D*rtmund and shared with McTapps. Quite a simple with some rye, bit of corn and some bread. Easily drinkable, bit watery, good beer for a football night but a bit expensive, though.
Countbeer (6470) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - JAN 17, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle: Thanks Edwin:
Medium to bigger sized vast, creamy and thicker off white head, settles down slow, on top of a clear yellow colored beer.
Smell malts, barleys, hoos, some flowers, honey,
Taste is a pretty nice medium creamy mix of: honey, flowers and fruit, pils malts, light bitter, a very light acidity and some corn.
When there is honey in the smell and taste it might implicate that it’s an old or not fresh beer but this beer gives me the feeling that it is a bit crisp. Pretty nice actually.
Honey malty light dusty aftertaste.
Medium carbo, light spicy but soft mouthfeel, medium body and a watery to light watery texture.
I don’t think it’s that bad... Quite tasty for a pale lager.
berkshirejohn (6373) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2016
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
33cl bottle from IKEA, Reading. A straw coloured pour with a loose white head; grassy aroma; crisp grassy taste with some fizz and a corn syrup body; then a grassy finish. Not too bad for a cheap lager.
mike_77 (6253) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - AUG 20, 2012
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pleasant lager with a slighly sharp tang and a light bitter finish.
jfb (6131) - GERMANY - JUL 31, 2014
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
(bottle, thanks to hawanna!) pours a clear golden colour with a frothy off-white head. aroma of caramel and hay, rather metallic, with a hint of rotten fruit, some earth and cooked vegetables. flavour is mostly powdered sugar, caramel and more rotten fruit, with just a hint of treebark and a semi-dry finish. medium-bodied with average carbonation.
altonbrownd (5898) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - JUL 6, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from IKEA Zaventem. Body is golden with medium head. Nose dull, corny. Taste malty, with corn and not so much flavour. Pretty bland. Some sweetness in the finish. Not so great.