Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 8, 2003
0.7 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
Straw yellow color, fizzy, skunky, basically everything that I don't want in a beer.
ericnixon (737) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 23, 2003
1.2 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
A skunk in every bottle! the odor (much too strong to call it an "aroma") was very skunky (probably due to the green bottle). it was very smooth but with remarkably little taste.
ravidesai (940) - Bombay, INDIA - MAY 10, 2003
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 5/20
rather foul pils, skunky and not much body,
full of adjunct and with a grainy flavor.
YogiBeera (2435) - Hamburg, GERMANY - APR 27, 2003
1.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Like Esche said - my liver was indeed crying. She btw had an wry face saying:"That is Astra". Grainy skunky nose. Pale yellow with a fizzy head. Oliy, unpleasant light bitterness. Watery.
Esche (11) - Dresden, GERMANY - APR 27, 2003
1.4 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
absolutely disgusting. Maybe it's a good beer for road constructors or like my friend Nath said: "My liver is crying!".
pivo (2542) - GERMANY - APR 22, 2003
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Big initially skunky head that turns sweet and bareable. Medium gold with a low, frothy head. Round, creamy sweet malt with a chemical-like aftertaste. Soapy mouth feel and thin.
PorterPounder (4940) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 11, 2003
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: DEC 22, 2005 Rerate Flavor has a distinct corn twang to it. Not quite as sweet as I had noticed the first time around. Original 3.0 Pleasantly surprised. Straw like aroma, little to no head. Flavor was dry and sweet - very complex for a pilsener. One complaint though - bottle was only 9 oz.
Holdwine (1064) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 8, 2003
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Best that can be said, it is not Bud. For a Middle Eastern pilsener, it is drinkable, especially with a nice lamb shank. Other than not being offensive, this beer doesn't have much going for it. It certainly pours and looks like a clean crisp pilsener. Not much flavor and a dry finish.
CapFlu (4242) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 11, 2002
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Interesting Lebeanese pilsner... fast dissipating white head, malt scent, and clean taste with no finish. It could be that it is 4% but I could swear that it is the average Mexican/Mediterranian pilsner. Rather weak...
BillKismet (3164) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 9, 2002
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Yellow-gold colored, fairly carbonated, and with a white head, this brew had a clean aroma with a malt tone--and after some warming, a doritos cheese chip smell as well. The flavor had an odd, but not unpleasant quality, that combined with the laced malt smoothness fairly well. This was a decent pilsner.