tba (1) - LAW COURTS VIC, AUSTRALIA - OCT 14, 2005 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Palate: sparkling, light body, thin feel, lively carbonation, bitter finish.
CampbellWilson (533) - SCOTLAND - OCT 10, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Sainsbury’s. Golden yellow with diminishing head. Gorgeous fresh hop aroma, oily, herbal, grassy. Spritzy mouthfeel with bags of hop in the dry long finish. Great stuff.
shoestring (351) - larkhall, SCOTLAND - OCT 3, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 10, 2005 LOVED IT...BIG BOTTLE FROM LOCAL SUPERMARKET HERE IN SCOTLAND...FULL MOUTHFEEL, LOVELY HEAD...YUMMY POUR AND ENJOY...I AGREE WITH OTHER RATERS WHO SAID YOU CAN SIP IT OR YOU CAN CHUG IT IN LARGE AMOUNTS...WILL NOT OVERPOWER FOOD..GOD THE GERMANS CAN MAKE LAGERED BEER.
yalnikim (800) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 28, 2005
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: MAR 15, 2007 Retasted 15/03/2007. 330ml bottle shared with 4 others at Island Bay. Very very tired. No head, sweet aroma, all the hop character is gone except for a mild bitterness. A shame to see these German beers in such a manner. Dropped everything a little but not as low as it should be - I know this is a better beer (even if only slightly better). Tasted 29/09/2005. 330ml bottle at Cellar-Vate tasting, Backbencher.
Pale gold, crystal clear, low carbonation and a thin, white, head. Lovely honey-ish malt and herbacious nose. Flavour is slightly more hop angled - restrained sweetness up front and a bitter herbal, rosemary-like, lemony, hop flavour. A bit short but easy drinking.
harrisoni (17149) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 28, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
660ml bottle from Sainsburys. Pale gold with thin white head. Lemon, pale malt Saaz/Hallertau hop aromas. Good pilsener flavour in mouth and then good hoppy finish. I like it.
kwik-lime (1667) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 28, 2005
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very pale in colour, average size head that slowly dissipates. Unremarkable aroma but some decent hop character and carbonation give it a bit of crispness and mean it goes down nicely enough. A fair share of maltyness as well mean it is wel balanced, however, a slight wateryness is evident and it is ultimately rather on the boring side.
Dorwart (2519) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - SEP 27, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500 mL CAN! Very large bright white head with almost no lingering carbonation. Reduces to a scatterbrained mess. Very sticky. Looks like the inside of my young daughters nose during cold season. Light smartie aroma with a bit of corn and hops. Color is a light gold. Dry bitter palate with more corn and cardboard. Nice hops bitterness keeps this one afloat. Some straw and yeast in for good measure. Finish is dry and a little bitter. Decent but nothing special.
BetterRedFred (65) - Los Alamos, New Mexico, USA - SEP 26, 2005
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This one’s definitely an acquired taste. Most Americans I know usually gag on their first sip of this one - the name sums it up - BITTER! Given time, it grows on you. IMMENSELY popular in Germany, quite good with Brats and Kraut. Light, thin bodied, and quite effervescent. Drank more than my fill while stationed at Ramstein AB.
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 23, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sweet and somewhat toasted malt aroma. Crystal clear..golden with a limp head. Clean and refreshing fore with some mild malt sweetness and almost no hop presence to my taste buds. Still I would drink this again happily in warm weather.
MartinT (9267) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 21, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Toasted malts and hay agree at every level. Citrusy undertones adopt the maltiness, and develop some sort of complexity. From the can, this smells aptly brewed.
Suave hay-ish and honeyed malts are pricked by nagging salty nodules. These precede the pleasurable wooden hop bitterness which lingers smoothly. Light dryness ensues, making sure you follow up with another sip.
Efficiency is certainly attainable if you follow the rules.