oldrtybastrd (3225) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 8, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a nice light golden yellow. Aromas of hops, malts. Taste is crisp with a nice mellow hop flavor.
JanPrimus1982 (48) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - OCT 12, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not one of the better pale lagers, watery flavor. Appearance is just as all those other pale lagers, refreshing on a hot day but not more.
Dorqui (2081) - Brescia, ITALY - SEP 21, 2005
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Friable and compact foam, good shape and persistence. Yellow pale color, bubbly and discreetly lively, dark reflections. Determined alcohol and malty scent, light herbaceous rumors on the end. Fresh taste, much stinging and racy. Strongly alcoholic, nearly a soft malt liquor to my opinion. Preponderant bitter and alcoholic tenor. Wrapping and pungent end.
Kevin (2046) - New Mexico, USA - SEP 16, 2005
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
poured from a green bottle i grabbed at S&K. very light straw colored gold body with a very large bleached head. veggie corn aroma that makes me think of canned peas. o.k. the head finally settled enough for me to pour the rest of the bottle into my glass. grainy sweetness to this. not a natural sweet flavor either, but not too synthetic. something leathery to this. but wow, this dries out fast. leaves me thirsty and miserable to quote black flag. there isn’t one easy way to describe this except to say this is bad in a few different ways. i can find nothing appealing in this. if a coconut and a cob of corn were combined and fernmented with some stale hops in a barrel made of plywood, this would be the result.
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 15, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The beer after its extraction from the 500ml green bottle resides in my glass a luminous gold with a diminutive frothy white head that evaporates quickly leaving a thin cover of lace upon the glass. Nose is archetypal lager sweet malt that is fresh, crisp and clean, with the start slightly sweet and the grain presence adequate but a bit light, top is fair to middling in its feel to the palate. Finish is pleasantly spicy as far as the hops go acidity moderate and the aftertaste desert bone dry, a passable beer, but nothing to get excited about.
Bov (9245) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - AUG 15, 2005
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
canned; from Rutzicka - pours a very pale yellow colour and shows a nice white head; fat grassy and shy nose, a buttery touch, oily with a moderate malt body, sweet with a light herbal finish - lacks terribly of character
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 10, 2005
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pour is light golden yellow with a big white quick fading head...huge skunky nose that filled the room immediately after opening the bottle, but faded nicely into a perfume scent...small sweetness throughout with a mild bitter finish...not very good...
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 21, 2005
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
pours a pale golden with a large white head, the aroma is of malts and a little skunky smelling, the taste had some sweetness to it but mostly malt flavor, its an average or slightly less than beer.
TChrome (1409) - Bedford, Texas, USA - JUL 15, 2005
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Beer pours pale golden with a better than average, for a pale lager, egg white head. Aroma is very mildly hoppy with the pedominant aroma being skunked. Flavor is a bit better. A bit of grainy maltiness comes through as does some hop bitterness. Not worth driving any distance to acquire, but worth a rating.
Jedsbrew (465) - Rhineland, Missouri, USA - JUL 8, 2005
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 3/20
Golden color, slightly paler than the Baltika 2 that I just sampled, durable sudsy head and some lacing. Aroma: some maltiness tried to peek through the skunky perfume but it didn’t really work out. Seemed to be a fair amount of malt in the flavor and was a little boozy and sugar sweet, all in all crude and regretable from a brewer that can make some fairly good brew.