KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - JUN 12, 2005
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pours a beautiful golden hue with a nice healthy head that lasts throughout the duration of the drink. Aroma is typical skunk, albeit a weakened-by-the-elements variety. Flavor is bits of hops mixed with corn and straw, with a weak malt finish. Palate is thin but admirable in its efforts. Unspectacular, but not disgusting.
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - JUN 11, 2005
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle. Straw yellow with a thick rocky head. Overly sweet. Notes of burnt plastic, cardboard and very sweet corn come through. Alcohol is a little too upfront. Dirty, sweet aftertaste.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 2, 2005
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Can. Pale straw color with a moderate foamy white head. Really smells like a strong malt liquor, with resin, light petunias, and grain alcohol. Watery and slightly chalky in feel. Flavors of mild malt steeped in rose buds and hexane. They certainly like their alcohol and even when it is not that high its presence is known.
Ray1975 (251) - Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, USA - JUN 1, 2005
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: JUN 2, 2005 Poured a golden color with a medium white head.. Aromas of malt, skunk and a bit of yeast.. Flavor followed suit with a sweet malty flavor followed up wit a mild yeastines and a bit of alcohol flavor. not bad compared to the other pale lager’s I have sampled.
envane (567) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 27, 2005
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Ugh, like a more alcoholic, nastier version of the No. 3. Acid, grainy, metallica. Avoid.
Nuffield (3668) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - MAY 23, 2005
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Tomorrow morning my wife and I are going to the hospital to have our baby born (induced), our third child. To commemorate that event, I have a bottle of Westy 12 in the fridge. But tonight it’s just a Baltika 7. I think this warmed decently. What I liked most was that it brought out some of the better flavor qualities of Eastern European hops but without the dry, sometimes astringent bitterness that goes with them. Make no mistake: we’re not talking about an "achievement" of brewing here. What it accomplishes, it does it by providing a palate-pleasing sweetness, though there is still a watery vein here. Tonight I thought this was a drinkable swill, though many people would find this to be just regular old swill--including features such as a light yellow color with a lively, starchy, white head, plus a classic wet paper and grass aroma. Still, it is what I call "clean" going down with little that is offensive, while still providing more than many American beers.
bierkoning (10162) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - MAY 13, 2005
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Light grainy aroma and flavor with boiled milk. Mildly hopped, advertisements would say. I say: bland! Medium bodied. Just a touch of bitterness in the short finish.
biz82 (1328) - austin, Texas, USA - MAY 11, 2005
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Very light yellow with a frothy white head. Slightly skunky aroma with some malt, grass and floral hops. Watery and too sweet with little flavor but some perceptable bitterness. What exactly is an "Export Lager." I have seen this description before and assume that it means that the beer has been well filtered and pasturized so that is durable for shipment and therefore also lacking in character.
nicholai (100) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 27, 2005
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
This is definitely a light lager, with a lightish gold color. The smell had maybe a hint of lemon. Taste was relatively sweet, unlike what I expect from a lager.
ThomasE (5176) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 27, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Yellow colour with a big white head. Malty aroma with grainy touch. Flavor is malty with some sweetness and a light bitter finish.