dwyerpg (4306) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 25, 2007
3.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Maybe my bottle was relatively new, but I thought this was a pretty decent lager from start to finish. A little funkyness in the aroma, apples. Still, a nice hoppiness and one that I found worth trying.
PhillyBeer2112 (2488) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - JAN 20, 2007
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Dirty and sweaty aroma, like a drunk farmer. A tad grainy, tart/astringent and overall pretty gross. Lightly bitter finish.
Ugly on the whole. Pale golden color, small head.
biz82 (1328) - austin, Texas, USA - JUL 20, 2006
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Especial Premium Lager. 5.0% ABV. I assume this is the same beer, with a lower alcohol content. The name is the same, but the ABV differs. Dark gold in color with a loose white head. Aroma of cardboard, alcohol, toffee, pear. Surprisingly bitter. Rather thin in body and dry. Not much in the flavor deptartment but hints of toffee and alcohol.
Reid (1786) - Salem,Oregon, Oregon, USA - JUL 6, 2006
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
330ml brown bottle, embossed. Says 5.4% alc on this one
Regular Euro lager appaearance light golden with a large fluffy white head.
Aroma is pretty grassy/grainy. Some doughy scents too.
Taste is semi-sweet, quite noticabl malty with peppery hoppiness appearing soon after and in the after taste.
Quite "soft" on the palate, lowish carbonation.
Overall an average European lager, but its quite nice and better than American macro type lagers.
Ernest (6018) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 19, 2002
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
UPDATED: MAR 27, 2007 Head is initially small, frothy/fizzy, white, mostly diminishing. Body is medium to dark yellow. Aroma is trace hops (herbs), lightly malty (grain/cereal, husks), with a note of soap. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, moderately bitter, husky. Medium body, watery texture, fizzy carbonation. Grainy, industrial, blah.