saxo (16724) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 23, 2009
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Medium head with medium duration. Color is pale golden. Aroma and taste are malt, hops and straw.
Fratto (2845) - Arlington, Texas, USA - SEP 19, 2009
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
All the way from Russia in a green bottle and it wasn’t skunked. Nice work, Russia! Too bad the beer is piss poor.
Rciesla (5500) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - SEP 15, 2009
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle. Pours a a pale golden body with a thin white head. Grainy with a dry malty body, thin sweet with a lightly dank malt finish. Vegetative with a corn husk finish. Junk.
fsbw21086 (460) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 11, 2009
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Light flavors but pretty good refreshing beer. Not to big on flavor though. I think of it as a more balanced refined stella with less of a grassy flavor and a big of uniqueness. Good if you want a watery beer that had some effort put into it.
DruncanVeasey (7999) - NUNEATON, 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 (1485) - 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 (13033) - 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.