frankenkitty (2004) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - MAR 28, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bright golden yellow, minor carbonation, under a fast-fading, fluffy white head. Lager yeast aroma, light metallics, low herabls, and NO green-bottle skunk! Mild, pleasant flavor... grainy, fruity and herbal all at once. Smooth yet slightly thick on the palate, wishing for more crispness. Nothing too exceptional here, but quite drinkable. ~~~~~~~~~~~ A review from yesteryear found in a lost notebook. Single bottle carried overseas for us from our good friend (and German connection), Jill.
Patrickctenchi (5785) - Coxís Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - AUG 28, 2012
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours amber gold, slightly hazy with a small, quick white head.
Scent is light grain, grass.
Taste is a mild bitter....nice carbonation tingle.
I got no skunk whatsoever, despite the green glass.
hoffrobert (178) - Indiana, USA - JUL 1, 2012
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
12 oz bottle. Pours pale yellow. Grassy, skunky and grainy taste and aroma but is crisp. Donít trust beer that comes in green bottles.
Onslow (1361) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - FEB 23, 2012
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pour from a 12 oz green bottle. Classic lager look - clear yellow, white head. Aroma of skunk, cider. Taste is very light grains. with a little astringent in the finish. A little skunk comes through on the swallow.
ben4321 (5481) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 5, 2011
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Location: 12 oz bottle from Colonial Wine and Spirits, 12/5/11, This one is such a tick, it is almost embarrassing, Prince definitely would NOT say that this is how you party like itís rating #1999. Iíd like to apologize for that joke, but I couldnít help myself...
Aroma: At first it smells a bit like a skunk, but then it turns just a touch of grassy. Honestly, that grassy hop aroma saves this one, because originally I hated it. It still isnít good, but atleast it isnít all skunk and grain.
Appearance: Pours a completely clear piss yellow color that doesnít look appetizing, good lacing at least.
Flavor: The flavor is somehow a mix of grains, corn, vegetation, and metallic notes, not a good combo
Palate: The body is rather light and crisp, it is really watery, and it has a fairly unpleasant mouthfeel to it
Man, this one leaves one of the worst first impressions of all time. Iíve never cracked a beer before and looked around to see what died! Terrible! Somehow though, I decided to give it another minute, and the aroma improved enough to make the beer palatable. I would definitely not recommend this one.
crossovert (10893) - Illinois, USA - FEB 12, 2011
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
UPDATED: AUG 30, 2011 11.2 ounce bottle from Aldi, a store that I knew had some beer but never checked it out. I figured they would only have German stuff but they had this (Klassiek), a German pilsener, and some beer from Guatemala or some South American County. Only 5.99 a six pack for either. Best Before 02/2010.
After I pop the cap open, skunk. This beer smells exactly like Heineken. Theres a pinch of hops and metal.
Its about as crystal clear pale yellow as a beer gets.
It has prickling carbonation with a slightly watery mouthfeel. Doesnít seem as dry as other Dutch pale lagers. Initially has some intense bitterness and a metallic aftertaste. Theres a little bit of malt, not very good tasting grainy malt. The bitterness mellows the more you drink of it.
If you looking for a cheaper, more bitter, slightly crappier Heineken, than this is a good bet, at only 6 bucks for a 6 pack itís not a bad price, Iím not sure if I would go back to it again, maybe for parties.
drowland (7803) - Georgia, USA - JAN 18, 2011
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
1/11/11. Bottle courtesy Cavie! Clear golden pour with a small white head. Plain sweet corny aroma (surprised itís not skunked) with a plain grainy flavor with a watery finish. Surprisingly decent.
thirdeye11 (5975) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2010
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
(330ml bottle best by 7-2011 thanks to Cavie) clear very pale yellow with soapy white bubbles. Nose is skunky, sugar, lemon zest. Taste of sugar, raw grain, oily body with soft carbonation. Didnít taste any major flaws, but certainly not very good either.
mar (5180) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 21, 2010
1.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
bottle thanks to cavie. poured a pale yellow with a white head. nose is bready malts, fruity, and corn. thin palate, not good.
bu11zeye (12594) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 11, 2010
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
(12oz bottle, courtesy of Cavie) Pours a clear yellow body with a medium white head. Aroma of skunk, corn, and minerals. Flavor of minerals, corn, and grass with a somewhat dry finish.