Darkover (1522) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 2, 2004
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden color with a med white head. Aroma of malt and bread. Clean malt flavor with just a little hop bitterness.
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - JAN 2, 2004
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Yet another from a gift six pack assortment. Amber body with white head. Looked typical pilsner. Aroma and flavor were characteristic of a classic pilsner. tasted like a good, standard beer. Nothing special.
scoobyluv (508) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - JAN 1, 2004
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
apparently, i got a mildly skunked batch cuz i was not overly impressed by this beer. granted, it is better than it's american namesake but that's not saying much. i much prefer the urquell but this wasn't bad. it just had some weird funky taste that i have yet to discern.
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 1, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Mild peppery herbal hop aroma with some sweetness and bit of grain. Clear golden colour with white bubbly head that dissipates fairly quickly to a fine film. Suggestion of citrus in the start of the taste gets enveloped by a mild toastiness and a slight sweetness with a gentle but lasting bitterness in the finish. Carbonation is medium-light and mouthfeel is refreshingly light. Pairs well with savoury foods or heavy dark meats. Bottle.
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - DEC 31, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice golden color,small foamy head that hung around for a decent amount of time and left a small lace behind as well.Malty sweet aroma with a nice hop presence and mild fruit coming through as well.Nice smooth feel,malty and sweet with a nice lemony taste and mild hops.If this is what bud is supposed to taste like,then it's a shame that U.S. companies have screwed up the recipe so badly with there rendition of this brew.I'd have to say that if i had better access to this brew i think it would be a regular in my fridge.
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 30, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle, shaker glass. Average, creamy, tight, white head is slowly diminishing and sits on a slightly hazy, deep copper body. Toasted light bread, grain malt (M); grassy, herb hops (M); hit of red and green apples. Subtle, pleasant and no green bottle skunk. Moderately sweet, lightly bitter flavor becomes a lightly sweet, moderately bitter finish. Incredibly clean. Medium body, creamy texture, lively carbonation. The bottom line is: quality.
Beer Guy99 (250) - Maineville, Ohio, USA - DEC 28, 2003
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice Czech pilsner...the way it's supposed to be done for any of those Anheuser-Busch execs reading this. A tawny golden color, reminiscent of an all malt brew. Looks a lot like a helles in color. Frothy head. Rich malty body with a fair dose of hops bitterness give this beer a distinct body that keeps you coming back for more. Nicely done.
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - DEC 26, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A nice pilsener, however no where near as good as the Urquell. Bitter taste with tinny finish.
johndoughty (4133) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The classic Czech pils
with a lovely golden colour and a dry malty finnish.The only thing that in my opinion stops it from being a world class beer is the rather unimpressive aftertaste that seemed to linger for hours.
tbookman (618) - Ephrata, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 18, 2003
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A dark and hoppy pilsner. Silky smooth body and nice flavor. Very light head and slightly cloudy. Tell the Anhueser-Busch folks that THIS is a far superior Bud to their mega-swill!