YnotABeer (96) - Missouri, USA - DEC 24, 2003
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
really average and unexicting, but clean and fresh tasting. mild and not too hoppy; better than an american macro.
gws57 (1275) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - DEC 22, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled. Thin head that dissipated rapidly, dry taste, somewhat malty. This was average in all respects.
hotstuff (4303) - Indiana, USA - DEC 20, 2003
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at the Italian Courtyard restaurant in Cocoa Beach. This beer had an average sized creamy and smooth white head with fine-small sized bubbles that were mostly lasting. The body was carbonated and transparent with a gold hue. The nose was lightly malty with a malty flavor. The palate was smooth and this was a light bodied beer with good lacing on the sides of my glass.
Gromit (479) - Port Orchard, Washington, USA - DEC 20, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I found this to be a rather pleasent change from some of the stouts I've been sampling lately. It almost reminded me of champaign.
It poured nice and light. Very pale; it reminded me of a US macro, only it was very lively looking. Nice head that lasted better than I thought it would last. The smell was nice and light. Everything about the beer was very inviting.
The taste was very crisp and clean. I craved a nice, thick Italian meal that needed washing down. Granted, I often crave Italian food, but I digress...
This beer has a lot of carbonation. My tongue seemed to foam. Man this could cleanse the pallet.
Drinkability? Sure. It would be easy to have several of these over a nice slab of lasagna. However, I think for that I would rather have a nice red wine. Kinda weird; I keep thinking how nice this would be with food and the more I think about the food the more I realize I wouldn't choose to drink this with that food.
Overall, it's a nice pilsner, the best I've had in a while. It's far better than any macro.
thedm (4973) - Fort Wayne, USA - DEC 17, 2003
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
TheDM and Hotstuff vacation brew 58. This bottle was sampled with our pizza dinner at a most excellent restaurant called the Italian Courtyard in Cocoa Beach Florida. It poured a foamy medium sized head of finely sized white colored long lasting bubbles that left behind a transparent carbonated light yellow orange colored body and a good lace. The aroma was a simple mild malt one and the mouthfeel was smooth and slightly tingly.
pjk33 (390) - Sligo - Curllsville Heights, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 15, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I drank many of these in Rome, Florence, Capri, Venice... all over Italy. I had to drink something since most of the Italians tried to push that skunk piss Heineken on me. I know that this is made by the green machine, but they haven't found a way to totally screw it up yet. I enjoyed this pilsener for what it was. A light, carbonated, flavorful and enjoyable beer. Every time I taste one, I think of Italia. Vorrei cinque per favore!
kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - DEC 13, 2003
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pale gold with white head. Little aroma. Light on hops. Overall a so-so Pilsener.
evinal (48) - Mattapoisett, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 11, 2003
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
It was either this or bud, i was in an italian restaurant, so it made sense.
Light in aroma, dry, light body, well cartbonated. better than bud.
bob32256 (171) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - DEC 10, 2003
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
very faint aroma; washed-out yellow color; watery feel and taste - not offensive, just much to watery for my taste
ZepolK (102) - South Side Montebello, California, USA - NOV 22, 2003
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Grassy skunky aroma that pours clear with a lot of carbonation and a medium white head. Doughy and malty and rather mild all around, not very impressed by this one.