Frank (3952) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 2, 2003
1.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Russian malt liquor? Yeah, it tastes like it. Golden yellow, fizzy head. Doughy aroma. Watery mouthfeel. A stong alcohol presence was also appearant, making this otherwise lightly flavored beer hard to choke down.
rickgordon (3851) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 2, 2003
1.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 1/20
Pale golden. Fruity/Sourish aroma and flavor. Not so much alcohol presence...
LoveCaissa (873) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 9, 2003
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Looks pretty much like an ordinary lager but the sweet and alcoholic aroma/flavour reveals the style. Surprisingly thick mouthfeel but the finish lacks hops and is too sweet. As the beer warms, the grain becomes more apparent; it should definitely be served cold!
Nexxus (261) - Apple Valley, Minnesota, USA - MAR 28, 2004
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
UPDATED: APR 21, 2004 A clear golden (urine) yellow with a large diminishing white head. Mostly sweet, slightly sour aroma of cereal, honey, and soap with hints of straw and peach. Light-medium watery body with lively carbonation. Flavor is mostly sweet with honey, light bread, pepper and straw coming through. The sweetness is kind of odd and unfamiliar (adjunct related?). Somewhat astringent. Not really offensive, just not good. At least now I will have the 'Malt Liquor' style category filled.
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - AUG 11, 2004
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
Yellow and fizzy. Head virtually runs away, perhaps it knows better. Aroma is almost sickly sweet. Taste is remarkably the same. Alcohol is not disguised at all. Some sort of bitter/astringency at the end, very sharp. Well, I have at least knocked off another beer style.
BigBastard (668) - L.A., California, USA - SEP 13, 2004
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Not as bad as I expected. Tasted like an AMerican standard, with a slightly sweet/alcohol flavor in there too.
nquantz (28) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 14, 2005
1.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
Light amber color. Medium head that dissipates slowly. Light cabonation. Taste is not as bad as some of the reviewers claim, but not very interesting either. Similarly, the high abv is not overwhelming, but is evident. Basically, a high octane light beer that is not bad, but not memorable either
Ernest (7242) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 13, 2002
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Head is initially average sized, frothy, white, mostly diminishing. Body
is clear light yellow. Aroma is light malty (grain, cereal), lightly
hoppy (herbs), lightly yeasty (soap), with hints of DMS and alcohol.
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is
lightly sweet, lightly bitter, moderately acidic. Light to medium body,
watery texture, lively carbonation, lightly alcoholic. Smells bad, too
sweet, sour finish, more alcohol than it can elegantly bear, etc.
skortila (5157) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - JAN 3, 2003
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Smell is like a bad pilsener; hoppy and skunky. Initially large head, disappears quickly. Clear golden colour. taste is pilsenerlike, but more sweet and more malts, bit fruity perhaps. Alchololic, moderate bitter palate.
Ungstrup (33990) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 20, 2003
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
A very light yellow beer with almost no head. A light sweet aroma. The flavor is strong alcohol right from the beginning with a pretty sweet experience afterward and then ending suddenly - no bitterness to wrap of the flavor. Not a very pleasant example of a Barley Wine/Malt Liquor.