CanCrusher (1031) - Ilirska Bistrica, SLOVENIA - MAY 16, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 0,33L from the local Hoffer store. Clear golden color with small, frothy, white head that doesn’t last long. Aroma is gentle - grassy hops and some herbs. Taste starts sweet and although it became bitter fast, I can’t get rid of this sweetness out of my mouth. Strange feeling, like you’re drinking something sweet and bitter at the same time. Medium body, creamy texture, soft carbonation. Reminds me of a lager beer.
Moebbels (767) - FINLAND - MAY 14, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A clear yellow body with a decently lasting, fluffy white head. Nose has aromas of citrus fruits, mango and mikd resin. Dry taste with a somewhat short and bitter finish. Medium carbonation and light palate. Decent basic blonde ale tgat is quite easy to drink.
skaramucha (8) - - APR 28, 2016 does not count
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Gialla limpida con schiuma bianca compatta. Intensità olfattiva normale e finezza attraente. carbonatura normale e amaro moderato. Persistenza retrolfattiva sufficiente e corpo rotondo.
erickok (5688) - Leuven, BELGIUM - MAR 29, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Refined golden malts, light biscuit like malts, appealing hop mix. Bitter enough, very drinkable, fairly big bubble. Nice stuff. (33cl bottle from Saveur Bière)
espenra (1004) - Kurland, NORWAY - MAR 25, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl bottle from Systembolaget. Best before 2016-12-01. It poured a pale yellow colour with a medium big white foamy head. Aroma is fresh and moderately hoppy. Notes of malts, mild spices and light caramel. Flavour is bitter and moderately hoppy. Notes of spices, grass and spices. Medium long aftertaste.
MarkoNm (2554) - Novo mesto, SLOVENIA - MAR 7, 2016
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a clear golden color, topped with a medium sized white head, slowly disappearing. Piney aroma, some citruses and quite dusty. A bit malty and resiny backbone. Sweet start, a bit fruity really. Very gentle hoppy bitterness in the finish, and quite metalic aftertaste. Light, but nothing really special.
klm1 (1294) - Bled, SLOVENIA - MAR 3, 2016
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours clear golden color with tiny off-ehite/white head. Visually medizm carbonation.
Aroma: biscuit like malt aroma, with hints of honey, supported with floral, citrusy and slightly spicy hop aroma. The same notes I detected in flavors. Finish is surprisingly bitter and lingers in aftertaste. Body is moderste medium, texture soft, carbonation medium.
TolminAl (1) - Most na Soci, SLOVENIA - MAR 2, 2016 does not count
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
Extremely surprised by this beer. With the level of taxes and price in Sweden I did not realise they had breweries producing this quality and taste. I dislike sweet bland lagers and beers and this one suits my palate perfectly. It very much reminds me of Boddington’s of Manchester bitter before takeovers by mega brewers with no interest in beer other than mega profit, reduced it to a bland nothingness. When I first drank Boddington’s bitter it needed time to become used to it and maybe this Golden Ale by Oppigards falls into the same class, hence the low scores, but once accustomed to the high level of hop taste, all others tasted thin by comparison. Our local Hofer (Aldi) in Slovenia is currently selling a range of Oppigard bottled beers, of which four are outstanding. I will be buying plenty to store for the future months whilst stocks last, fortunately at Slovene prices rather than Swedish.
nephirem (392) - CROATIA - MAR 1, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear golden color with small white head. Refreshing smell, bready, herbal, slightly fruity.
Medium body with prickly carbonation. Creamy texture. Taste is mostly bitter. Aroma of hops, citrus, spices. Floral and grassy notes. Very refreshing. Finish is dry and bitter.
Overall, nicely balanced beer. Tasty and refreshing. Recommended.
jerama (58) - SLOVENIA - FEB 27, 2016
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a golden body with a light white head. Aroma malty and grain with a slight honey note. Sweet caramel start, malty and caramel middle, a nice bitter end. Medium body, average carbonation. Slight bitter and dry aftertaste.