Flipbrewer (33) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 25, 2004
2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
(Rating # 33) Bottled Sparklingly clear light gold color. Poured an average sized frothy white head that lasted about 10 minutes before dissipating to thin layer; fair lacing. Aroma was cidery and slightly woody with a trace of rice starchiness. It also had an odd dirty, rubbery character that smelled a bit like an eraser. Started moderately sweet and lightly acidic with a moderate bitterness that lasted through to the finish. Middle had a cherry like fruitiness that appeared briefly. Finish and aftertaste had some odd notes: pleasantly dry and bready at first but soon after a subtle off-flavor emerged that had stale, fishy character to it. A strangely medicinal alcohol warmth also appeared which seemed out of place for a low ABV beer (4.9%). Bitterness in the aftertaste took on a harsh clinging quality that lingered in the back of the throat. Palate was light to medium with a somewhat watery texture and a lively carbonation. Can’t say I would have this one again.
freretoc (443) - Besançon, FRANCE - MAR 30, 2014
0.7 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 1/20
Une bière de lycéen qui a un magnifique goût de flotte mélangé à du malt, une vraie catastrophe.
musinj6 (377) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 22, 2014
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours golden with 1 finger head that dissipates.Golden toasted, with little hop flavor. medium malty finish. Not bad.
BlackHaddock (3185) - 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 (620) - 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 (4134) - 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 (586) - 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 (124) - 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 (463) - Amsterdam, 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 (2837) - 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 (1529) - 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.