wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUN 22, 2004
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle. Golden yellow color, see through with medium white head. Not much retention or lacing in head. Slightly malty, slightly stale in aroma. Flavor is watery and bitter without having much taste to it at all. Kind of run of the mill crappy eurolager.
TBone (12329) - Pori, FINLAND - JUN 16, 2004
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottled (BB 10/2005, ABV 4.6%)
Pale yellow lager color, small steady white head. Sparkling carbonation. Grassy hop aroma, slightly skunked. Mouthfeel starts watery, then malty and crispy carbonated palate. Slightly hopped in aftertaste. Another (boring) basic lager.
JFGrind (1834) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 14, 2004
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
I sampled mine at the St. Anthony’s Italian Festival in Wilmington, DE. Poured from the bottle into a plastic cup by the vendor. Beer set me back $3.50. Good looking golden lager, slight malty aroma and flavor. Refreshing, but not remarkable.
00cobraR (1103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - JUN 5, 2004
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a golden yellow with a white head. Not a lot of flavor and aftertaste is slightly bitter
MrBeerUSA (40) - HorseShoe, North Carolina, USA - JUN 4, 2004
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
SKUNK JUICE!!!! But they trick you by giving it absolutely no smell. Tricky bastards thought they could get away with it. Well they didn’t expect me to come along and tell the world about the biohazardous waste there shipping to us. Don’t buy!!
brewshthereen (316) - Oregon, USA - JUN 4, 2004
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured pale golden with creamy white head. Soon however, the head became rather clumpy. Skunky, sweet malt/faint hop aroma. Nothing very special about this one. Light in flavor, had a strange wet paper taste to it. My first beer from Italy.
Boutip (4637) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 28, 2004
1.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle: Poured a golden colored brew with almost no head. Aroma is quite thin and almost non-existent. Taste is a light mix of sweetness with some floral malt. No aftertaste to speak of and carbonation is not good. Body is quite thin. Overall, this is a refreshing lager that doesn’t have much in term of taste.
Shag (2584) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - MAY 27, 2004
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Smells like lemons and cookies? Am I crazy? Apperance is golden and bubbly. The taste is a little weak with some sour and bitter flavors present. Its aftertaste is a bit dry. It would do ok on a hot day.
DuffManOhYeah (133) - USA - MAY 24, 2004
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Halfway decent. Looks and tastes like the Italian’s version of an American Standard. I can definitely tell that it’s a Heineken product. Not bad, but not terrific either.
fly (1417) - austin, Tejas, Alabama, USA - MAY 19, 2004
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Were it not for the moustachioed man on the label I might not think as hihgly as I do. Not that I think all too highly of this. On the one hand, standard fair like what gets shot down here a lot. On the other is it not having a bunch of off flavors and the sense of being adjunct laden.