PorterPounder (5367) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 4, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Jax Beer and Wine, Atlanta, Ga - 12 oz bottle. Pours a light amber color with a slight off-white head. Aroma has a perfumey, sweet essence to it with some floral accents to it and a citrusy back end. Flavor has some sweet caramel notes, hints of ripening vegetables, and a hint of mosquito repellant. Mouthfeel is decently thick for a lager and it finishes strong. Surprised and impressed.
anders37 (16456) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 3, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber in colour with a nice big white head. Disappears quickly though. Has a little fruity and hoppy aroma. Malty and a little sweet taste with the bitter hops coming in the end leaving a nice mouthfeel.
imdownthepub (10020) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 3, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled, pasteurised, Wetherspoons World of Beer Promo. Deep amber colour, white head, not over carbonated. Surprisingly decent beer, heady fragrant hops with a good chunky dry malt body. Long finishing late hops, a very enjoyable beer.
TheBeerGenius (154) - Pittsburgh, PA, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 25, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
This was a good solid lager. It was pretty hoppy and sweet and had a good smooth taste. Was hoping for a little thicker taste though.
braudimusprime (75) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 19, 2005
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber pour with frothy, solid head. Aroma of flowery hops, crisp lager taste but with a strong floral character which definitely dominates any malt presence. Exceptionally clean, no discordant notes or bad aftertaste. Pretty good stuff.
BuckyinMinn (18) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - SEP 15, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
One of the best lager beers I have experienced--tastes more like an ale with a stronger hoppy taste. Dark red in color with a small amount of head.
Sigmund (4953) - Tau, NORWAY - SEP 14, 2005
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
355 ml bottle, bought in Denmark. Amber colour, large foamy head. Very nice flowery and fruity sweet aroma. Flavour is somewhat less interesting, some toffee, nuts and dusty hops. Bitter finish.
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 12, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 3, 2006 Unexpected. Aroma is sudden and unexpected as soon as i open the bottle, floural hops and grapefruit. Taste is similar with enough malt to balance it out nicely making this a very drinkable and enjoyable, what i would call pale ale rather than lager. Wetherspoons now sell it so winner all round.
snclrlws (19) - Hanover, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 12, 2005
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I bought this beer on the recommendation of my liquor store owner, and have regretted the decision ever since. Unbalanced hops, an unenjoyable bitterness, and a watery palate combine to render this beer virtually undrinkable.
GarethYoung (1109) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - SEP 9, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
[bottle from peckhams] Pours dark brown with a moderate head. Aroma is sweet fruitymalts with some breadish notes. body is light and it has a little bitterness in the finish.