GG (2326) - NorCal, California, USA - JAN 27, 2006
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Can version. The only reason I’ve even been exposed to this beer was because my best friend went to Romania and brought back some of their local stuff that’s probably not available in the states. So while this won’t be too informative in making a decision in buying it stateside, if you ever make it to Romania then you will know what to avoid (or try if you want to see for yourself). The pour out of the can was incredibly foamy with a typical blonde ale look. Lots of carbonation, a very clear yellowish color with little aroma. At first taste, I had to make sure my tongue was working because quite frankly there was nothing registering. Then after a second mouthful, I could taste a slight grainyness to it that was not pleasant. Then an awful chemical taste that was reminiscent of Budweiser or Miller. Then it hit me. This cold sweat started to break out. I was being optimistic and rationalized that it was something other than the beer (same friend gave his dad Oranjeboom and subsequently got gout...what a son). I was wondering if the formaldahyde like chemical taste was causing this sweat. It had me worried so as I got up and walked to the sink to pour out this garbage, I had to stop and remember that my best bud got this for me, so I had to do an about-face and stomach the rest. It did not get any better, but it didn’t get any worse either which was weird. Anyways, I guess the moral to the story is that if you find yourself in Romania you might want to avoid this one, but if your best friend gets it for you just grin and bear it."
babyseal (1) - blaj, ROMANIA - AUG 25, 2005 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
golden, fruitty flavour, bitter enough for whom likes a masculin beer, overall a clean, good lager beer
MrWalker (926) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 23, 2005
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Canned Marked 4.8% abv
Golden with minimal head. Some hops can be detected upon first pour, then it’s gone. Slightly malty aroma with a touch of ripe apples. Bit of fruity taste with sharp tannines. Quite thin body. Average (international) pale lager.
Papsoe (25083) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 12, 2005
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: JUN 13, 2005 (Bottle 50 cl) Straightforward golden colour with a moderate head. Decent Pilsener with a somewhat metallic edge. "Bere de calitate" - Quality beer -the label reads. Now now.... Easy does it. Apparently the sponsor of the national Romanian soccer team, which may explain their lack of results in recent years. 030803
Boystout (1000) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - AUG 6, 2004
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Standard summer pale beer (in 1990s it was much better). Slightly fruity, acidic and refreshing.
TransylBeeria (16) - USA - JUL 18, 2003
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
One of the best cheap brews in Romania, at about 30 cents a bottle you cant go wrong with BBier
ogivlado (5900) - Zagreb, CROATIA - DEC 25, 2002
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled(500ml). -average lager, golden coloured, fruty
omhper (19974) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAR 5, 2002
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
Golden coloured. Clean, sweetish, medium bodied. Boring international lager.