dimeon (467) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - JUL 4, 2017 egg (426) - USA - JUL 14, 2010
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Pours pale yellow/golden with little head, quickly dissipating. Little aroma of sweet malt. Flavor is light malt, a bit sweet. Fairly carbonated. Very easy to drink. Good for the style. Good for South Africa.
A: Pours dark straw with a thin white head
N: Slightly sweet malts
T: Nice balance for a lager. Bitter noble hops and a full, malty mouthfeel.
F: Medium length and bitterness
O: One of the better craft lagers in the market.
ChewyBeer (419) - SOUTH AFRICA - JAN 10, 2016
Pours lovely clear golden with slight head
Aroma: crisp light hoppy aroma
Mouthfeel: medium light with good carbonation
Taste: caramelised malts underlying bitterness that solid all the way through
Good lager! Holmen2 (4038) - NORWAY - APR 2, 2015
Bottle shared with JMD at HNB. Foamy and uneven off-white head. Fine lacing. Aroma of noble pilsner hops and slightly caramelized malt. Malt in aftertaste. A lovely and well-balanced pilsner, with pronounced taste of malt, balanced with hops and bitterness. High quaffability! Holmen1 (6476) - Stavanger, NORWAY - APR 2, 2015
Flaske fra Ovesens håndimport, på Holmens påskeaktivitetsdag: klar gylden med tett hvitt skum som varer. Edelhumlearoma og raffinert smak med blomstereng i beste mellomeuropeiske stil. Elegant balansert ettersmak. Nr.9 til å rate denne. aleksander9 (1898) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 14, 2014
South Africa has a fair share of uninspired craft lagers, but this one is impressive. Pours a deep clear golden with small white carbonating head. Lacing too. Aroma is floral and spicy noble hops and some cardboard. Nice palate. Aftertaste is a solid floral hop bite for a lager. Overall: Very nice. Clean, good presentation and nice hop balance.
fiulijn (21274) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 11, 2013
Draught at The Foundry, Johannesburgsbloomer (2) - SOUTH AFRICA - JUL 4, 2013 does not count
Pale blond color. It’s a dry beer, with corn character. Bad.
This a pretty fine lager and superior to anything available from its bigger South African bullies.
I have had both kegged and bottled versions. The kegged version had a great formy head which held up almost all the way to the end of the glass leaving a nice lace behind.
Much more malty than expected, almost akin to a Munich Hellas than a traditional SA lager. Starts off a little sweet, finishing quite dry. Light floral hops.
Will definitely be quaffing this more :) trev1972 (2) - SOUTH AFRICA - JUN 17, 2012 does not count
Very weak beer in taste and flavour. Pale ale and ok in very small doses. Cheap and cheerful Papsoe (25056) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 24, 2008
(Bottle 34 cl) Pours a clear, deep golden with a small, white head. Lightly tart aroma and some floral accents. Medium body with a good malt feel and a distinct touch of aroma hops before a short, dry finish. The beer has an underlying tartness that is acceptable as of now, but I doubt it will be by expiry date July 08. However you do get the feeling of better raw materials in this one. 170508