alexsdad06 (7219) - Ohio, USA - OCT 23, 2014
0.9 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
12 oz bottle shared by DrSilverworm, thanks? Pours a clear pale yellow with a fleeting white film. The aroma leaps from the bottle (not in a good way) with grainy, tart, cat piss, just not inviting. The flavor is somehow slightly less offensive in that it loses some of the moldy, tart, grainy, cat piss and just focuses on sweet grainy malt. I wish I just said no.
Onslow (1276) - 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 (1012) - 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 (1837) - 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 (4385) - 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 (3497) - 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 (3508) - 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 (16791) - 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 (2498) - 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