MadMan (495) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - OCT 5, 2007
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle. 1PT. 09 oz. Pours pale yellow with nearly zero head. Aroma has a vegetable quality to it, lightly unpleasant at times but with enough hoppiness to save it and a sweet maltiness that comes through once it gets enough air. The palate is fairly good, medium carbonation, medium in body. Flavor is somewhat sour cabbage, some carrot, mildly bitter but after a sweet and malty front. Finish is light and almost okay, it leans towards something nicely hopped and fairly dry but gets screwed up with a couple off flavors I can’t define. Good bitterness, good palate, everything else is lacking. It gives me that malt liquor type corn flavor I’ve grown to hate. Better than the last few beers off the same shelf though. Just a touch more hops might have covered up all that vegetable yuckiness. I guess I got quite a ways to go before I kill the eastern bloc section at Topp’s because I’ve not even gotten through the first half case. Hope this one will continue a streak of unskunks.
begbie100 (181) - Oulu, FINLAND - AUG 23, 2007
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
On Tap. Thin white head, diminishes fast. Clear golden colour. Aroma is sweet and fruity, little bit metallic. Taste us mildly malty and little bit bitter. Pretty thin.
PorterPounder (5882) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 16, 2007
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Savannah, Ga. - Habersham Beverages - 500 ml bottle. Light golden pour, soft, soapy white head. Slightly neutral aroma, hint of grassiness. Hint of honey sweetness in the flavor. Just a bit of cake mix sweetness as well. Decent lager crispness. Mouthfeel - leaning to the thin side. Better than expected.
SilkTork (5346) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2007
1.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
500ml bottle from BeersOfEurope. A grainy and sweet East European pale lager. Vegetable quality. Greasy. Corn notes. Vaguely unpleasant, but drinkable.
Sigmund (5466) - Tau, NORWAY - AUG 2, 2007
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
500 ml bottle, bought in Riga. ABV is 4.5%. Pale golden colour, large and lasting white head. Pleasant fruity and flowery aroma. Relatively sweet pale lager flavour, light bodied and thin, hints of fruit and honey, low bitterness. Far from exciting, but not offensive either.
heemer77 (5148) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JUL 16, 2007
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. New arrival at the Coralville Liquor Store. Light gold body with a fluffy slightly off white head. The aroma is grainy with some fresh green beans and corn. The taste is fairly sweet with some notes of sweet potato and bell pepper. Slightly spice in the finish. Light carbonation.
leaparsons (8606) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2007
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Bright gold with a white head. Aromas are dry biscuit with lemon and grain. Some floral, hoppy notes. Flavours are grain and corn with light hops. Some sweet caramel with hints of citrus.
argo0 (11868) - Washington DC, USA - APR 20, 2007
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
(50cl bottle, bottled 27-09-06, thanks kegoguinness) Crystal clear straw body with medium white head. Aroma is mild, medium sweet, bread, some corn. Taste is sweet, corn, light bread, no bitterness at all. Watery light body, minimal crispness.
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2006
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottled. An anaemic pale gold coloured beer with some beige bubbles for a head. The aroma is corny with some buttery notes and doesn’t draw you in. The taste is thin, with just a little grassy hop. Inofffensive but very dull.
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 8, 2006
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle sampled with The Mad Indian. Pours pale yellow with a decent size white head. Aroma of sweet malts, with no traces of hops. The flavor is sweet malts and musty yeast. Nothing good here.