BlackHaddock (4931) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2014
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Green 25cl bottle: part of a pack bought for my son, he’ll drink anything.
Poured into a chalice on 23 Feb 14, the 4th beer in a random beer tasting evening with myself.
Basic French supermarket cheap beer.
Grainy, metallic and nasty.
Looks OK: clear, bright and golden, no head though.
Not something I could recommend. It might be OK in a hot sweaty kitchen or in the sun, but fails drastically on a damp, dark, cold evening in February, even with heating on in my Shropshire home:I’d give it a miss if I was you!
GoufCustom (1072) - HONG KONG - FEB 17, 2014
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
250 ml green bottle with screwed crown cap bought at CitySuper in Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui.
Pale dull golden colour; No head and faint residual white foam which fades in 5 seconds; Minimal lacing with notable carbonation; Extremely pungent smell of skunked hops which can be smelt a foot away, with malt, strong grains, light bread and mustyness; Close to light sweet taste of very thin malt, with strong grains, water, wet cardboard, faint lemon and stinky grass; Light body. watery palate; Mouth feel is under the spell of skunked hops, is essentially water - not even beer-water, but plain water - malt taste is next to zero, lots of Cornish grains and wet paper. That’s it. Yeah!... Hoppiness is super skunk nose which carried onto the taste plus bits of lemon. No bitterness, just H2O finish; Wet after taste. Awful plus plain and boring to mouth.
Comments: The “33” I had when I was young was pretty crisp, neat and quite tasty. That was then and this is now. Green bottle and screwed crown cap is perfect combo for mediocrity, but off-tastes aside there’s really no malt, rivaling the Amercian macros. This is so bad I almost laughed out loud. A sure-fire drain pours!
radagast83 (5703) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - FEB 12, 2014
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. This poured a clear, yellow color with a small sized white head. Aroma was mellow malts, adjunct skunk some light earthy hop character. Flavor was light lager malts - some light skunky sweetness. Mostly inoffensive, watery.
geologyguy (974) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - JAN 9, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
tastes like savory chicken noodles...megan agrees chicken broth taste...strange...malty most...very little hops...popped popcorn so not sure if that is throwing senses off....
two7offsuit (366) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 31, 2013
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
It is refreshing is about all that can be said about it. Could work ok with spicy food. Pale yellow in colors with minimal head.
blackisle (1203) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - NOV 23, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: NOV 24, 2013 Clear yellow golden, small white head, nice lacing; sweet malty nose, grain, corn, herbal; medium sweet, slightly bitter; light to medium body, somewhat watery mouthfeel; sweet finish, crisp
zvikar (4015) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - NOV 12, 2013
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer Market Jaffa. Thanks DSG. Pours yellow with a small head, aroma of honey and corn, flavor is bitter with malt and hops, light bodied
tomer (2164) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - NOV 12, 2013
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
At a tasting, thanks DSG, smallish head, clear light golden colour, aroma of hay, honey and sand, dry and quite fizzy with an unpleasant bitterness. Not essential.
worldbeertaste (1741) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 11, 2013
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Medium gold with a white, thin, disappearing, lacy, head. Smells of pale hops, corn, stanky vegetable pale malt with corn. Light thin body with soft carbonation. Sweet taste of corn with grass and pale malt with a vegetable centre and a bitter sharp dry finish.
DSG (8448) - Tel Aviv, - NOV 9, 2013
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle shared at a tasting at Beer Market Jaffa. Thanks mom for this bottle! 5.2%. Version brewed in Morocco. Clear golden with a tiny white head. Aroma of graininess, a bit of corn and some acetaldehyde. Flavor is a bit grainy, papery, with acetaldehyde. Light-bodied.