Monday, May 30, 2011
Borg Pilsner (Norway) 4.7%
A typical international lager base with a thicker feel on the tongue. On the yellow side of gold in a glass. It has a sort of nutty aftertaste that is rather nice at first. More bitter than some of the other pilsners/lagers out there. As you drink on, the aftertaste lingers and becomes a little more bitter. One of the cheaper beers in Norway (retailing for 9.70 NOK which is about $1.70 CAD for a 330 ml bottle) it tends to leave a somewhat scummy feeling in the back of the throat after several beers and a hangover is guaranteed after three bottles.
Be sure to grab this one if drinking beer bought from a grocery store (it's worth the price savings) but I wouldn't drink it at a a bar when it is bound to be as marked up as anything else or not served at all.
Borg Lettol (Norway) 2.5%
A lighter version of the Borg Pilsner: lighter in flavour, lower in alcohol and a little bit cheaper.
However the best of the Norwegian Lettols (their light beers) is Lettol Grans.
Borg Sommer Pilsner (Norway) 4.5%
A light but engaging malty flavour. A little bitter in the immediate aftertaste which settles into a nice almost smoky lingering aftertaste. Very appetizing beer.