mullet (849) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - OCT 24, 2004
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pretty light and thin with no real faults but there is a distinctive Cascade hop flavour to it. There’s no Cascade aroma and the flavour is mild, but definitely there. I must have been imagining things though - there’s no way such a beer would use American hops like that. It did make it a bit interesting though.
Hunsell (400) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 23, 2004
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Did I taste soap? Or was it beer? Looks like a normal Pale Lager, but phew...I think they took water out of the river, added soap and hoppy notes et voila...
Nekronos (3738) - Xalapa, MEXICO - OCT 23, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JAN 31, 2006 NOt bad, nothing out of this world, It’s ok, refreshing, and good for a Metal 3-days concert!.
SilkTork (5346) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 6, 2004
1.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
UPDATED: JUN 29, 2006 Oct, 2004Le Petit Moka, Nimes. Pression. Called Amstel Free. Fruit acid, lemon tea, some interesting sourness and a very noticable though not that pleasant bitterness. We wondered if this was off or the sourness was intentional. [1.8]
June, 2006 Cafe de France, Tour de Ville, Valreas, Provence. Pression. Midly soapy with a soapy finish. Rubbery vague biterness. Instant tea. Poor showing, but drinkable. [1.7]
JoeMcPhee (8788) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 1, 2004
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pale golden colour, white fast fading head. Light malt aroma, grassy hops. Very thin body. Not so bad for a macro lager.
haddonsman (1234) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - SEP 5, 2004
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Let’s face it, pale lager is never going to knock your socks off with aroma and taste. But having revisited half a dozen of them courtesy of a gift pack bought by my wife on the way back from Switzerland, this shines a little brighter than the rest. Lovely pale gold body, hint of malt in the nose
(and possiibly grass, maeib, but then I’m rating this in the garden having mowed the lawn only a couple of hours ago), gentle hopped finish, I have fond memories of this on draught in Amsterdam in a bar near our hotel right on the outskirts of the city (Dick’s? Rick’s? It catered for non-discerning Brits by selling pints) where I can vaguely remember it tasting maltier. Still, a couple of notches higher than most of the usual Euro-pap lager.
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2004
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught. What a suprise. A common lager beer with hops. The aroma is typical with grass and malt notes, and the appearance is boring golden, but the taste is a revelation. There are some real smooth hop notes in there. Almost a revelation!
vanvenlo (1362) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - AUG 23, 2004
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
14 May 2004 - Low head, reasonalble lacing, light golden clear colour. Slight light malty aroma. Slighty better tasting than heineken, light malt flavour, light hops, slight hop bitterness, with a short finish.
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 23, 2004
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Ligth golden bode with average head. Aroma and flavor is both a bit sweet. Very watery thin lager. Really not much to say, spend a bit more money and get some good beer.
unclebleen (620) - California, USA - AUG 21, 2004
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Man this beer is pretty poor. Pours a gold color. Flavor and aroma is sweet and grainy. Lager at its worst. Metallic and poor. Bad beer.