DruncanVeasey (7854) - NUNEATON, TOP, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - SEP 7, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Ricoh Tesco, Cov. Piss pale with snowy, receding froth. Actually a pretty decent grassy sweet aroma with biscuit, honey, Dolly Mixtures. Pencilly Saaz-type hops to the fore, clean biscuity and floury elastic notes, some sweetcorn jamminess. A bit sickly and coniferous in that cheap papery way of a lot of European lagers; dunks of envelope and Flying Saucer, but still way better than expected. Ends up drinking clean and Germanic like a sweet Munich lager, or Oktoberfest, even. Light yards from the plughole.
Snoop59 (105) - Penn Run, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 5, 2009
1.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
169 oz. mini-keg. Pours a clear golden color with a substantial white head that lasts throughout and leaves excellent lacing on the glass. Sweet grain aroma. Flavor mirrors the aroma with a sweet malty grain-like taste. Medium body. Soft carbonation. Slightly cloying finish.
dionysus (1473) - Arizona, USA - SEP 4, 2009
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Basically it’s just a stepped up version of the 5. Same vegetative nose, showing a little caramel, and slight soapy hop note. Flavor is still nothing to write home about. Pretty basic but a much fuller, rounder mouthfeel than it’s little brother.
Boliv (1150) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 26, 2009
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle with a pull tab. Pours a very pale straw-colored gold color. Weak aroma of hops, and pretty much as your average lager would smell like. Not a whole lot going on flavor-wise; weak maltiness, little hop presence, and pretty thin. A good pick on a hot day, I guess. Thanks Olga!
imdownthepub (11928) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 18, 2009
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottled, 500ml pull off cap, pasteurised from Tesco in Winchester. Gold, carbonated white head. Very grainy, cheap malt aroma leading to a sweet, malty, thin body, poor and watery. Little to recommend.
Dragonblaze99 (353) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2009
1.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Grassy aroma. Very pale amber, large head. Flavour is sweetish and very grainy, no hops I can detect. Light bodied, overcarbonated and watery. Finishes grainy. Too watery for my taste.
Sigmund (5964) - Tau, NORWAY - AUG 3, 2009
1.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
330 ml green bottle with pull-off cap, courtesy of Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 5.4%. Very pale yellow colour, big head. Sweetish fruity and grassy aroma, also notes of candy. Sweet flavour, far too sweet for a pale lager, notes of fruit and candy. Low bitterness. Not my kind of beer.
johndoughty (4587) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 1, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Golden with a small head.Cloying sweetness which wasn’t very pleasant. Very much Euro-fizz but reasonable if you are thirsty and not very fussy.
berkshirejohn (5390) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 29, 2009
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
500ml bottle from Tesco - ABV 5.5% Straw with a ring of white head; light carbonation; light malty aroma; soft and acidic with a sweet malty flavour and some cardboard to finish. Not unpleasant.
HenrikSoegaard (12044) - Randers, DENMARK - JUL 22, 2009
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle from "Moskva" Rådhuspladsen København. Frothy white fair mostly deminishing head. Yellow colour. Moderate malty ans light hoppy aroma. Light bitter flavor. Short light bitter finish. Watery palate. Nice pale lager.