mabel (7712) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 14, 2007
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
[284-20070503] 330mL (c/o GregClow, w/ him, blankboy, jerc, mds). Very sweet caramelized toffee aroma. Clear, light yellow pee body with a disappearing bubbly froth on top. Tastes like watered-down liquid caramel with some floral notes. Light body. Not repeatable.
mds (2250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 20, 2007
1.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Can. Pours a light, clear golden body with a small white ring of head. The aroma is sweet and cereal-like along with metal and vegetables (cabbage). Devoid of body - watery and grassy and typically very light. Not too enlightening.
GregClow (3027) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 11, 2007
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Can shared with blankboy, mds, jerc & mabel. My can from a falafel joint near my office. Egypt-brewed version. Pale gold colour with a wispy white head. Aroma is quite vegetal (tomato juice, peas & carrots). Thin, watery body. Flavour is light and inoffensive at first, but it develops some unpleasant rotting fruit notes as it warms. Pretty gross stuff.
blankboy (6787) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 8, 2007
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Can shared with GregClow, mds, jerc & mabel -- courtesy of GregClow. Pours a pale gold with lots of bubbles and a spare diminishing white head. Weird and unpleasant aroma of burnt caramel, grass and vegetables. Flavour, unfortunately, follows the aroma. Average bodied. Awful, a small sample was more then enough for me.
jercraigs (9046) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 4, 2007
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 2/20
Can. Crisp yellow body with a small white head. Very grassy, grainy aroma with sweet vegetal notes. Very sweet, dilute flavour with notes of caramel and mild vegetal notes. Average palate has a bit more body from the residual sugars I think.
JoeMcPhee (9004) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 29, 2006
0.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
Can. Pale golden beer, fast fading white head. Thin worty aroma. A nasty combination of metal and urine. Flavour is sweet and simple, worty and pissy as well. Watery finish. Not good.
Bart (2938) - Brussels, BELGIUM - MAR 17, 2006
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Birell brewd under license by Al Abram in Egypt. Light gold blond colour, small white head. Some carbonation. Sweet light hoppy aroma and cooked vegetables. Not really enjoyable. Flat, sweet taste. Finish is sweet, with a slight taste of cooked vegetables again. Much to sweet, no texture, clearly no alcohol, rather a bad one.
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 15, 2006
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Mine also was from Egypt.
Sweet malt nose, golden, small firm white head, with lace. Faint malt taste, light bodied, sweet. Ordinary.
I thought I had a new country. $*!
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 3, 2006
1.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
Like Nuffield, I also had a can of Birell brewed in Egypt under license by Al Ahram. It was fine. Sort of O’Douls-ish. Rather uneventful, light, and innocuous. Not disgusting. Pull-back top - very old school.
Engelsmann (651) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 3, 2005
1.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
Can. Pours golden, with a thin white head. Aroma is sweet corn. Taste is sweet and metalic.