thehinge (290) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 27, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
A lively, but clear golden pour. Has a small white head that dissipates quickly.
Does have some lacing. Aroma is grassy....well, actually kinda skunky.....really put off by it. Taste has strong flavor of corn....adjuncts? This is not very good at all. I wonít be drinking this again.
lagermonkey (725) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUN 21, 2005
1.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Pours a very pale yellow with a snowwhite head. Dissipates very quickly but is very fizzy. Smell is lightly grassy with a light bittering hops in the background.
Taste is grassy, rice crispness. Sparkling mineral water flavors. Long unpleasant mineral bitterness. Clean and crisp mouth. Very fizzy. Overall, unpleasant little lager lots of that mineral water bitterness (for lack of a better deScripter) and not enjoyable on any level.
xerox51 (11) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 13, 2005
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Cant really compare with Urquel Pilsner however it is a good effort, i wish it had more body.
DocLock (8989) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 6, 2005
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Gold colored with aromas of dry hops, some citrusy pale malt. Tastes bland and watery, with some hopcit in the finish.
ABUSEDGOAT (2424) - California, USA - MAY 25, 2005
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pours like any other pale lager. Uninspiring and boring. Italy is known for wine, not beer..
SSSteve (4006) - - 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 (2772) - 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 (918) - Scottsdale, Arizona, 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!