Sickboy282 (1114) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 9, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poursa golden hue with a light fizzy white head. Aromas of skunk, gras, and just a touch of hops. Flavors is fairly bitter on the palate, yet smooth going down.
Goldorak (438) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 5, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Translucent golden blonde, with almost a greenish hue. The fizzy cloud of head calmed down quickly, but from start to finish tiny effervescent bubbles seemed to come out of the bottom of my glass, like a champagne.
This is what a lager is supposed to smell: freshly cut grass Saaz.
Not very malty, but the herbal hop finish has just enough bite to make you come back for more. Light mouthfeel, but still refreshing and enjoyable, when you’re in a lager mood, which happens to me from time to time.
shadey (2079) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 26, 2005
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Golden color with plenty of carbonation and no head. Skunky aroma and flavor. Not as bad as bud, and I bet it would be a lot better fresh.
mdi (573) - Nebraska, USA - FEB 26, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml brown bottle, BB 10/2005...poured chilled into a Pils glass, this beer had trouble with the head, and didn’t sustain it. I don’t have much to say about this. Nicely hoppy and a well done lager. I’m just not that into these beers, although I would drink this again. It was just fine for drinking right after a long day at work playing with the dog in the backyard. Just something beery tasting to put down and relax abit before I moved on to a more interesting ale.
erod61 (31) - Bangor WI, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 25, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tastes like a flat Pilsner Urquell to me. Not that it wasn’t enjoyable, but I guess that I measure all of the Czech Pils against Urquell. That and the fact that my brother in law brought it from Munich to me for nada!
ALLOVATE (2899) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - FEB 21, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 24, 2006 Re-rate 24/02/06- I had forgotten how good this beer was so it was time for a re-rate. Tasted from the fully imported 50cL and the bottled in Oz 33cL (good either way). Bright medium gold bodied with a lot of fine carbonation raising up to a short soapy white head that was mostly lasting. Grassy, tart and tight, lemony sour hops on the nose with a softer note of fresh herbs and sweet honey that just completes it. Fresh, juicy citrus fruits open it up in the mouth. Soft on the tongue with a little spritz from the carbonation. Nice quenching spicy hops and balanced honey and estery malts fill the palate out and follow through into the short, crisp and lightly bitter swallow. A lovely, delicate little ’Budweiser’ that A-B just need to leave alone. This is still a great Czech lager.
scotty (1152) - SCOTLAND - FEB 21, 2005
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Beautiful mid gold colour, head disappoining tho! Fresh ,full and fragrant hoppy nose, hint of malt in the background...superb. Palate is medium bodied, smooth and well balanced. Malty,with a clean fruity hoppy acidity, a fine flavoursome lager. Not to be confused with overpriced imitations.
stouby (4439) - Holbćk, DENMARK - FEB 20, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle, at home.
Light yellow. Light malty and hoppy (flowers) aroma and flavor. Moderate bitter finish.
Hunsell (403) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - FEB 19, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Better than average pilsener, but not the best I’ve ever had. Just’ allright’, not really something special in this brew. Golden color, clear, white head that goes down fast. Pretty wellbodied, hopbitter. Simplicity is the way to success here, though I like something special in a beer..
madquacker (1112) - Canberra ACT, AUSTRALIA - FEB 19, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A spectacularly simple beer. It is so right. Probbaly my favourite standard beer.