Onslow (1264) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - OCT 20, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour from a 12oz bottle. Clear yellow brew with creamy white head - surprisingly good head retention and lacing. Aroma of grain and grass. Taste is surprisingly good - sweet full bodied light malt at the start with a pilsener-ish finish at the end. A little too sweet in the malt, but tha tis a quibble. The lack of alcohol does leave this a little flat tasting an non-aromatic but that’s to be expected. Overall - for an N/A it’s excellent and holds its own flavor-wise.
AtronSeige (966) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - OCT 16, 2014
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Aroma: Medium-high grainy.
Appearance: Body: Brilliant light yellow. Head: Small, white. Good retention
Flavour: Medium-high bitterness. Crisp. Dry finish with slight slick feel. Light grainy. No hop flavours.
Mouthfeel: Medium-body. High, creamy carbonation. Slight slick in finish.
Overall: No hops on aroma, too much malt. Can do with a bit of hops in the flavour.
330 ml bottle, poured. Thanks Tanja!
23. Specialty Beer
2A. German Pilsner (Pils)
Calisky (1665) - ALSACE, FRANCE - OCT 12, 2014
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Couleur dorée, petite mousse blanche. Nez malté doux. Gout malté doux, orge, note amère houblonnée. Corps moyen.
coinage (2) - INDIA - OCT 10, 2014 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This is really awesome! Taste best and alcohol free! Great to have! Some one should import the whole distillery locally!
sonnycheeba (4239) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 4, 2014
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle. Aroma is pale malts, light corn, and light grassiness. Flavor is bland malty flavor with faint hops and citrus esters. Light body and medium carbonation.
snoworsummer (3237) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 4, 2014
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
bottle. Tastes like bread, carbonation, and very musky grains. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like musk, bread, corn.
Frank (3333) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 12, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
This is one of those green bottle brews that just really, really smacks you in the face w/ skunk when you open it. It dissipates pretty quickly though and leaves behind a pretty decent European style pale lager. It is pils golden w/ a long lasting head and big sheets of lace--nice looking beer, to be honest. After the skunk wafts off, it is sweet in grainy in the nose with maybe the slightest touch of grassy hops. The taste has a touch of unfermented tasting sweetness that is not the end of the world but still dristracting from what would otherwise be a pretty drinkable non-alcoholic beer. As it is, I think there are lots better options out there in this category that are cheaper or better or both. I don’t really feel this beer justifies its existence for that reason.
Travlr (15858) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 26, 2014
0.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
Bottle at Lufthansa lounge, Frankfurt Airport. What this brew lacks in flavor it certainly makes up for in water content. A complete waste of time.
Chudwick (2438) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - AUG 25, 2014
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
edit: almost finished the beer and I’ve changed my mind. The aftertaste is pretty bad: weak champagne
12oz bottle into tall table glass - nose is skunky, grainy, and dried wild weeds. Sip adds nothing. fairly tasty and flavorful. My be my favorite N/A so far. 7/2/6/3/11 or 2.9
DandyLion (518) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2014
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle @ The Clarendon, Leicester. On strong antibiotics so can't have alcohol. I had this and tbh it wasn't great, but it was cold and tastes beer like.
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