ogivlado (6467) - Zagreb, CROATIA - OCT 11, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled(500ml). -transparent golden coloured, little quick dissapearing head, malty and hoppy aroma , strong hop bitterness
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 7, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Christian Firtal, Odense, August 2005. Rich gold colour. Fairly dry throughout, with a very dry malt finish. Some hops come in at the end too. Crisp and very refreshing. A well put together pilsner.
beerbuzzmontreal (3488) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 1, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark golden pour with a thin white head. Aroma of crisp malt with some sweetness. Flavor of malt with subdued hops and a mild bitter finish. There is also a feeling of residual sugar.
TerryR (384) - Oswego, Illinois, USA - AUG 31, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Golden body with a large white head. Sweet malt aroma. Flavor is more of the same with a nice hop finnish. Very well balanced with an exceptionally soft body.
MartinT (8661) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 28, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Shining haystacks and straw-littered floors cover the splattered yeast. Hops are subdued but present within the hay, offering some citrus and barren oiliness.
A mineral phantom betrays the wooden hop flavor. Hop bitterness is mostly herbal, and does benefit from some minty leafy sweetness. Soft and cuddly equilibrium like most well-brewed Czech pilsners, but not much to dissociate it from the pack.
A living room aquarium.
DrnkMcDermott (2921) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - AUG 27, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: DEC 3, 2007 Sampler from bottle at <a href=http://ratebeer.com/Place/illinois/orland-par Orland Park, This must just now be appearing in America. A great pilsener malt color, to be sure. Like any imported light lager, I suspect a lot of the spicy hop oils have gone away. So I taste a balanced bitterness to the malts, but not much more. Guess it’s not fair to seek out good imported pilseners, but I’m still in the hunt.
Sigmund (5832) - Tau, NORWAY - AUG 17, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Christian Firtal, Odense. ABV was 5%, like the brewery website says. Very nice Saazer aroma, flowers and honey, some fruit too. Reasonably well balanced flavour with a tolerable maltiness and decent hops which linger through the aftertaste.
screwball (1099) - Motala, SWEDEN - AUG 9, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice Pale Lager! Golden body with a creamy long lasting head. Perfect bitternes and sweet hopes. God aftertaste. I had this one in Croatia.
joergen (23987) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 3, 2005
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Amber coloured with a white head.
Malty aroma with notes of caramel and spices.
Malty flavour with notes of caramel and hops.
theacelatrain (262) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 26, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at a beer garden in Prague. Bubbly and malty, pretty straightforward and plain, even cloying by the end.