fsbw21086 (449) - 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 (12814) - 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 (6382) - 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 (4807) - 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 (5829) - 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.