JonMoore (2025) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 9, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Nice yellow colour, with good sized white head. Malty aroma. Crisp, with a well balanced flavour. Good pilsner.
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 5, 2004
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance: clear, pure yellow color, with afine, thick bone-white head, slowly shifting into a tight ring.
Aroma: blank and bare, simple, but not shallow, a hint of hops, dry, but delicate, possessing a stoicly sophisticated character.
Taste: nice little lift of hops enters the tongue, then quickly heads out and leaves the palate in a mellow condition. Light bodied, good balance, miniscule malt, making for an overall very nice, satisfactory lager. Only a few hop notes away from a pilsner like Urquell, perhaps.
After finally sampling this brew, I can understand why Anheuser-Busch has spent so much time, money and energy spanning a century plus to contest this beer’s right to exist. If the Budweiser drinking suckers knew how dumbed down and cheap their version is, compared to the original they swiped from, in name, style, and slogan, who knows, maybe they’d question their choice.
dirkules (629) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 26, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light yellow. Aroma is grassy, oaky and bready. Light, not bad taste a moderately midaverage beer. Enjoy.
Sancho (245) - Da Bronx, New York, USA - AUG 25, 2004
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Pioneer 74th st NYC,
light yellow color, decent head and taste, knda like BUD but w/o anjuncts
nice beer i could drink many of..
whiterabbit81 (244) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 24, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 19, 2007 The TRUE budweiser, it’s a damn shame those pricks from St. Louis have name rights in the states. I was surprised by how mellow this beer was. It has a beautiful color and very nice head. The aroma smells what you’d like a lager to smell like, quite good. The flavor is very crisp, mild and well-balanced. It’s quite dry on the tounge and has a sort of light aftertaste. This is remarkably easy to drink and refreshing. A very well-crafted brew with great distinction. A great representative of its style.
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 24, 2004
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Yellow colored, no head. Malty aroma. Crispy and carbonated start, nicely hopped ending. Nicely bodied and refreshing pilsner, this beer is the big reason why I started rating beers.
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 24, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
One of my favorite bottled lagers. This beer is like an old trusted friend, you can go and taste other interesting beers, but somehow you know that you can always return to this one for "comfort". The elegant golden colour with it’s nice big head, the fine hoppy and malty aroma and the malty flavor with a fine bitter finish, what more can a lager offer?
beaconstreet (811) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 24, 2004
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bubbly and not at all like American Budweiser. This stuff seems to retain the taste of the bottle somehow. A decent beer, light tasting. Some people in the UK asked me how Budweiser could legally keep selling beer under its name if the copyright for this Czech beer had been established long before. I gave them my typical "what are you talking about?" faces to their gibes.
Nexxus (261) - Apple Valley, Minnesota, USA - AUG 20, 2004
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear golden yellow with a medium diminishing white head. Aroma of light bread, herbs and honey. Medium light watery body with a moderate amount of carbonation. Flavor of honey, light bread and herbs. Very uninspiring and boring, but balanced and without flaw. Highly drinkable. Decent.
2ndstage (4) - Amarillo, Texas, USA - AUG 19, 2004 does not count
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fairly skunky presence at first, of course I should attribute that to the bottle date of 9-03 on it. A bit of a cidery twang and a high diactely taste. It was great to finally find this but with this sample not what I expected