Odin (123) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - APR 12, 2002
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tastes like many other eastern European pilsners, but that isn’t a bad thing. Tastes a lot better than the aroma would have you believe.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - APR 11, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear, spicy and somewhat dry. A good but not great pils in this packaging. Losses something in the shipping as do most. Perhaps its that I prefer a german pils.
VENOM (941) - Connecticut, USA - APR 9, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Crystal clear light gold/yellow with a fat at first then thinnish white head. Good lacing. Moderately heavy carbonation. Spicy hop aroma, clean and fresh. Stingingly crisp and hoppy with spicy and peppery notes. Clean finish. Some specs floating around. Malt flavor emerges as it sits, and it lingers in the aftertaste along with the hop bitterness. Finishes softer and clean. A better than average but not stellar pils. Something I’d buy again but there are many I’d prefer instead of this.
leaparsons (8635) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - APR 7, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Spritzy and refreshing but not as special in my opinion as many suggest. An odd finish end the beer.
RichardGretton (4371) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - APR 7, 2002
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Frothy palate which is bad but has a nice bitter taste which is good.
Davhgbrew (945) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 6, 2002
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Large white frothy head, aroma of a German pils, yet very smooth. Bitter middle, but an aftertaste I don’t exactly find enjoyable. Crisp and drinkable, but I wouldn’t go out of my way. This beer was very much built up.
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - APR 6, 2002
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 29, 2003 Can't help but say Budvar, after all that is what it's called. Comparisons are inevitable. Much better than Bud, no contest but as far as Czech pilsners go I think that Urquell and Staropramen are both better. Good spice and pepper in the nose and mild sweetness in the taste. Well pronounced crisp bitterness in the finish.
argo0 (11885) - Washington DC, USA - APR 5, 2002
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light odor, sharp initial flavor quickly settles down into smooth pilsener. Golden hue with a mild aftertaste. I can see why it’s so well appreciated.
jonas (5996) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - APR 4, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 26, 2004 A classic pilsner that became victim of the mass market - like so many of the other big czech beers.
If you get it really fresh it has some redeeming qualities, especially a nice citric hop nose, but the flavors don't really improve.
legion242 (2312) - Richardson, Texas, USA - MAR 30, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pale straw in color; Head was firm but the beer looked eerily still underneath; Proper amount of skunk on the nose. Unremarkable beer but pleasent nonetheless. Quaffable.