Sigmund (5618) - Tau, NORWAY - AUG 10, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Halfpint on tap at The Last Post, Guernsey, as Breda XXX Premium Lager Beer, and 500 ml can at the Fauxquets Valley Campsite, as Breda XXX Royal Lager, ABV 5%. I assume this is the same beer. Golden colour, moderate white head. Standard pilsener aroma, some malts and grain, sweetish grassy notes. Flavour notes keg: The flavour is rather bland, no obvious faults other than the hops being far too moderate. Flavour notes can: Malty and slightly alcoholic flavour, despite only 5% ABV. Moderate but noticeable hops.
Erzengel (5082) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - AUG 9, 2014
1.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
On tap @ Cock & Bull, St. Peter Port. Grainy beginning, easy to drink with lots if grain in the aroma. Sweetish grainy body. The aftertaste is sweetish-grainy, slightly bitterness, fresh, easy to drink but for me way too sweet! The Breda Super Dry is much better - even for a Pale Lager!
Dzhigga (209) - Kirov, RUSSIA - MAY 14, 2014
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can. Golden color with big disappearing head. Very light malt aroma. Light sweet taste with no hops. Typical south beer brewed by Netherlands. Strange.
BalkanMac (37) - Belgrade, - MAY 3, 2014
1 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
330ml can in Sanbra Lounge, Accra, Ghana. Clear golden lager with small head retained. Aroma is horrible - alcohol rotting hay, fizzy fermentation. Taste is also off - corn plus weirdness, that horrible saccharine tang one gets from Ghanaian beers, even though this was apparently brewed in Germany.
GoufCustom (1003) - HONG KONG - MAR 20, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
500 ml can bought at 759 Store in Sheung Shui Centre.
Piss pale dull golden colour; Very thin head and residual soapy white foam which fades in 20 seconds; Very small sticky lacing and active small carbonation; Light pungent smell of malt, with faint floral, dough, bread, and very light lemony grass; Very light sweet taste of thin malt, with faint syrup, very light wet cardboard, dough, light bread, very light lemon and faint grass; Light body. Thin and slightly slick palate; Mouth feel is standard Euro macro. Light body with appropriate thin maltyness, sweetness is barely detectable, some wet paper but not a bugger. Quite doughty and bready, plus some faint light hops. Okay… Hoppiness is very light lemon and faint grass in nose and taste. Minimal bitterness for an lightly malty finish; Fairly dry after taste, wery easy to mouth.
Comments: This one may be standard, un-fanciful everyman’s Euro macro, but in all honesty, the smell is okay with bits of neat floral, taste is pretty clean with light malt and thin hops, and as a going down-easy crowd pleaser, it serves it purpose well enough. I have no complain and it’s okay with me. A good companion for watching football matches.
Jimthechap (2010) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 16, 2014
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
Looks like pale Dutch lager. Smells like pale Dutch lager only paler. Tastes like ambrosia from the Gods... of Dutch lager... only without any ambrosia. Completely unremarkable.
Koskela (379) - Marysville, California, USA - DEC 6, 2013
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
A slightly malty aroma from this yellow almost clear beer with no head. A bitter medium light bodied club soda with a bit of grainy flavor. Not a horrible lager but coulda been a bit better
Lubiere (10873) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 14, 2013
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
A golden lager with a thin white head. In aroma, bready malt with mineral notes, light German hops, faint. In mouth, a corny grainy malt with light German hops, very boring. Can from a local Asunción supermarket.
harrisoni (14873) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 22, 2013
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Bottle from Terre de Boissons Calais. pale gold lasting white head. Nasty aroma. Nasty horrible malt and just disgusting flavour. Yuck. Awful. I can’t tell you how bad this beer is. Terrible. Drain pour.
Rasmus40 (12959) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 17, 2013
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Can from supermarket in Ayia Napa, Cyprus. Clear golden with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, grainy and cardboard. Flavor is medium sweet and light bitter. Dry and light bitter finish. Watery. 170913