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.
jbrus (4991) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - SEP 29, 2005
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Can. Grainy aroma, pale yellow color, grainy and light bitter flavors, very light, very bad.
Nuffield (3835) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - MAR 11, 2005
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 3/20
UPDATED: MAR 12, 2005 I had a can from Al Ahram in Egypt, brewed under license. It was largely disappointing. The color was relatively dark, an amber that suggested some malts, but at the same time it seemed like food coloring. Some head. At first all I could detect was a kind of mineral water flavor, being fizzy but without flavor, but the cardboard, corn cob, and tin can flavors welled up and make it difficult to drink, much less enjoy. At least the palate wasn’t the problem, as it had a bit of body and the carbonation wasn’t out the mainstream. It wasn’t aggressively unpleasant, just mostly unpleasant. One sort of cool thing was the pull-back top, the kind that leaves a sharp, curled up piece of metal, the kind of which I haven’t seen on a beer can in many years.
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 28, 2005
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Can. Golden colour with a small white head. Weak chemical cornz aroma and a sick sweet taste. Waterz bodz and a appel kind of finish.
ogivlado (6341) - Zagreb, CROATIA - MAY 12, 2004
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Canned(500ml). -pale golden, little quick-disappearing head, high carbonated with some corn aroma, ordinary N.A. taste
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - APR 26, 2004
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Can. Yellow color with a nice white head. Taste was all corn. It was good initially but something went wrong real quick. Draino.