janir (216) - Oulu, FINLAND - AUG 22, 2008
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Very pale yellow color with small, bit creamy and soapy white head. Finally head is only flimsy ace. Sweet malty and slightly fruity aroma contains a bit toffee also. Mild flavor is sweet corny malty with slight alcoholic finish. Light-bodied, oily and slightly alcoholic palate.
yespr (36244) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 17, 2008
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
50 cL bottle. Pours clear and golden yellow with a lacing white head. Alcohol and cornish/brewing cereal aroma. Flavour is cornish, light bitterhoppy and again with an alcohol presence. Bitterhoppy finish with a lingering cornish sweetness.
blutt59 (6264) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 15, 2008
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
bottle, pale yellow color, not much nose to speak of, flavor is weak malt and some sweetness, finish is plain
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - AUG 9, 2008
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
In the 0.5L green bottle from HyVee CB. These Baltika beers keep on amazing me with their competency at an absurd price. I drank the 7 on a very hot saturday afternoon after having cleaned out the air conditioner heat exchanger. Now, most any beer would have seemed refreshing under such circumstances, but this lager has its own merits. Light golden in color with a bountiful white head, this has an initial slight sulfurous/slightly skunky aroma that whafts away rapidly leaving only a grassy and straw like scent. The beer is smooth and drinks very fast. This has a mild carbonation and just a subtle enough malty backbone to leave no doubt as to its premium status. Not as rich or hoppy as its German counterparts, this nonetheless spanks the Belgian/South African owned "US" macros.
posikyle (165) - Alabama, USA - JUL 30, 2008
2.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours very thin yellow, very thin head, grassy aroma, grassy, slightly bitter flavor.
ABUSEDGOAT (2417) - California, USA - JUL 26, 2008
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Golden color, moderate head, decent lacing and retention. Grain aroma, sweet pale malts. Pretty sloppy but not terribad.
Drake (10806) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUL 25, 2008
2.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
16.9 oz. bottle from Wine Warehouse in Charlottesville, best by 4/6/09. Clear straw color with a medium head. Aroma is so skunky it caused minor gagging. Beyond all that are notes of grass and maybe grain. Very sweet, grainy taste with some caramel notes. Taste is vastly better than the aroma. Medium bodied.
Baumgartner (122) - Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 16, 2008
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
22 oz Bottle poured to glass. A sharp aroma of grassy hops and a very light toasted malt, bread like smell. A ever slight haze to the yellow brew. Average head. Light bodied and a bit dry.
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 15, 2008
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
16oz bottle from BevMo La Mesa. A tad better than your standard domestic pale lager. Lightly hopped nose with a clean and refreshing finish.
hayduke (3919) - Eureka, California, USA - JUL 9, 2008
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Been working my way through the beer cellar trying to drink beers that might have low shelf life at 55 degrees. This was there, and poured a light yellow with small white head and little lacing. Nose of light malts and a touch of hops. Light mouthfeel. Flavor was mild. Drinkable, but not by much.