SSSteve (3879) - - MAY 19, 2005
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
malty aroma. brownish yellow color. foamy head. malty flavor with something sweet. not much to say.
eve (240) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAY 18, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
After hearing so many negative reviews, I was pleasantly surprised with this burnished gold "Italian Heineken." A smooth malty, yeasty nose, I donít get the vegetal and spicy tones at all, maybe some apple--one of the ubiquitous European pale lagers for sure, but not bad considering. I would choose this over a Bud, I call it a pleasant-enough, sweetish thirst quencher.
ALLOVATE (2503) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 15, 2005
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
As itís now part of the Heineken group, I donít know whether this beer has gotten better or, even worse still, remained in itís original form. Pours a clear pale straw with islands of effervescent bubbles in place of itís missing head. Unusual ground pepper, chives and bittering hops in the aroma. Husky malt in the mouth, very light bodied and spritzy in carbonation. Became sweeter as it warmed, but remained husky and dry throughout, with only a hint of lemony hops. Nothing too offensive about it, but it didnít seem the refresher I expected from a Mediterranean country such as itís homeland. Just didnít work for me!!!
neocon (34) - Gold Canyon, Arizona, USA - MAY 12, 2005
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Not impressed. Light gold color, kind of dry and very watery. Will not buy again. Drain pour.
KUEric (886) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 7, 2005
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle: Felt it was rather dry. Nothing special. The color looked like an american macro to me, very light. I agree though, when in Italy drink some red wine, not beer!
Tmoney99 (11372) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 6, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Clear light amber with average white head. Aroma and flavor light hop with a dry light body and a short refreshing finish. Below average for style.
GiBrew (171) - Fredericton, New Brunswick, CANADA - MAY 4, 2005
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Nothing special here. Straw colour, clear, maybe a bit of corn and malt aroma. Mouthfeel is very carbonated, weak malt, corn and yeast flavours. As the Waiter (which was very Italian by the way) told me, "We got the Vinos, canít expect much from our beer"....
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 2, 2005
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Straw color with a taller, white head that settles to a chunk of sturdy bubbles. Very dry aromas, with only a hint of malt and some herbal hops. A sweetness through out the quaff that is not lead to much of a thought that it was produced by malt. Hint of floral bitterness and a touch of resin. Quite simple and only marginally better than most american macros.
raymow (902) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 27, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pretty good stuff (although, not as good as the La Rossa). Malty, nice color and flavor.
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - APR 21, 2005
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
like this over peroni, slighty more of the golden malt flavors coming through. cool and crisp and easy to drink. nice golden color. thin and uninteresting. heineken is not italian