Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 31, 2005
(Can 50 cl) Pilsener golden with a small, creamy head. Weak flowery nose. No body, no real taste of malt and only a vague hint of hops in the finish. 280705 oh6gdx (26482) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 30, 2005
Canned. Pale yellow colour, mediumsized white bubbly head. Malty and hoppy aroma, though very weak. Hoppy flavour with malty hints. Very wellbalanced and nice for being 3,5%. Dixen (1465) - Flagstaff, Arizona, USA - JUL 29, 2005
Slight hoppy nose, quite weak. Pale yellow body, small white head. Taste like water with a hint of hops. joergen (27984) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 29, 2005
Clear yellow coloured with a small white head.
Aroma of malts and corn with fruity notes.
Flavour of malts and corn with a hoppy finish. TBone (17442) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 27, 2005
Can (BB 08/2005)
veronika (410) - SWEDEN - JUN 1, 2005
Pale yellow, mostly vanishing white head. Fruity hoppy aroma, some lemon soap mixed in. Good Saaz hopping in flavor. Of course, a bit thin but one of the best Swedish 3,5% I’ve had - much better than "normal" version of Old Gold. Decent Uruqell imitation.
Pale yellow, thin head. Aroma from grape, citrus, elder and some grass. Grassy flavor with grape and elder. Some soap (!). Quite bitter finish. larsniclas (7040) - Billdal, SWEDEN - APR 24, 2005
Pale golden, large head.
Grassy aroma, a bit swetish.
Rather fresh and light-bodied.
Ok bitterness. omhper (24980) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - APR 3, 2005
Canned. Pale yellow, rich head.
Pleasant saaz hop aroma with hay, aromatic oils and flowers. Light bodied with fairly hard mouthfeel. Low-medium bitterness.
If it wasn’t for the fairly mediocre malr profile this could well be a really good Czechish desitka (10 degree lager). Still, it’s a very welcome addition to Swedish supermarkets. bark (255) - Linköping, SWEDEN - MAR 5, 2005
Can. The colour is pale yellow; the large light foam forms a soft uneven cone. rlgk (18847) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 7, 2005
The smell is full of Saaz hops, lots of bitter notes with some white bread and a flowery flavour of lilac and dandelion (yes!). Very interesting.
The carbonation is fresh and unexpectedly soft for a German-style pils, which makes the taste ever more finely tuned.
The taste is bitter and dry with a flowery touch. It is not very complex, but well balanced and well crafted. The long aftertaste is bitter with notes of bitter almonds, dandelion and a trace of sweetness.
This is a weaker version of Old Gold, the prestige German pils from Spendrups Brewery made to celebrate the twentieth anniversary of the stronger variant. To my surprise, I found this beer much more complex and well made than the original, which I feel is just a simple bitter brew.
Yellow, small white head. Aroma from elder and citturs. Mild flavor that turns hoppy and offers a nice hoppy bitterness in the finish. Good to be a 3.5...