Ernest (6354) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 4, 2008
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Head is initially average sized, frothy, white, mostly diminishing.
Body is clear medium yellow.
Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain), lightly hoppy (herbs), with a light note of soap.
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, moderately bitter, slightly husky.
Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation.
A bit grainy and soapy, but not too bad overall.
bhensonb (11533) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 4, 2008
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Total WIne. Aroma seems to be grassy/noble hop (unique?). Pale golden color with a stiff four finger head that was stable. Thinnish in body. Mild carbonation (must have gone to its head). Pale malt and grain flavors backed by enough grassy hop. Finish is clean, and the bitter seems to be building. As it goes along, I can admit the hop is not at all familiar - just similar to common nobility.
thedm (4972) - Fort Wayne, USA - FEB 1, 2008
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
This bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a medium sized head of foamy with a frothy top white colored bubbles that were mostly lasting and left behind a slightly hazy typically carbonated yellow-white colored body and a poor lacing. The aroma was lagerish and grassy. The crisp mouth feel was tingly at the start with a mellow finish. The flavor contained notes of hops and and was grassy with a crisp hop backing. A marginally good brew.
faroeviking (10288) - FAROE ISLANDS - JAN 29, 2008
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draught served ina big mug. Nice golden colour with a white steady head. Aroma of grains bitter hops and some butter, slight citrus. The flavour has some sweetnes with a bit of malt, some bitter hops and grains. Boring.
FatPhil (9646) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 28, 2007
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Keg (Victory, Riga)
Pale gold, thin head. Dishwater and maybe some malt aroma. Very plain malty taste, and what I think is supposed to be hop ends up just being nasty.
Kinz (3365) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - DEC 14, 2007
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
I would be curious to know if the specialness of the bottle is the fact that it is "brown." In any case, medium gold, nice head that lasts well, good lacing, rather attractive. Aroma is lightly of sweet pale malts, a touch of honey, and a faint floral spicy hop note. Adjuncts show up on the tongue, giving the beer a slightly odd note, but not despicable. Some sweetness from actual malt emerges, and the finish is lightly bitter with a faint floral and spice hop character. Honestly not that bad, perhaps because I was expecting so little to begin with.
Tranquillity (1422) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 10, 2007
1.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Draught. Clear yellow colour, thick uneven white head. Smalls yeast... and bad mineral water. Taste like Finnish Koff or any other Nordic lager. Bad.
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 19, 2007
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Very slightly hazy golden body with a large rocky white head. Sweet corn and grain aroma but somewhat skunked (surprisng for a brown bottle). Dry grainy corn flavor and more skunk. Light body with high carbonation.
robforbes (2074) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - OCT 30, 2007
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
bought at red apple in bremerton, washington.
pour is clear, light yellow with a 2 finger foamy white head.
smell is sweet, straw, faint touch of fruit (maybe apple or pear).
taste is silage, honey, a bit like beer that is not quite done brewing (green beer i think they call it), woody.
better than bud, coors, miller, etc... :O)
PorterPounder (5713) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 15, 2007
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Savannah, Ga. - Habersham Beverages - 500 ml bottle. Light golden pour, soft white head, thin, but leaves a bit of lacing. Rather neutral aroma with hints of hard water amd metal. Flavor has a hint of honey sweetness with some saaz hoppiness. Common lager flavor and thankfully lacking that musty, yeasty flavor that some of these types of beers seems to have. Somewhat crisp finishes. Mouthfeel is rather thin and a tad tinny. Does in a pinch.