Grumbo (1507) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2013
1.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Bottle brought back from L.A. Pale yellow colour, medium white head. Aroma of hay and grass. Thin, carbonated, not very nice.
nearbeer (4917) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 5, 2012
1.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 5/20
12 oz. Clear, golden with a lasting quarter inch of creamy foam. Nose of burnt tire, honey, and scorched grain. Taste is the same as the aroma, but the skunky tire fades after a short while, so it gets a little higher mark. Light medium body is fairly smooth with carbonation and to the sweetish side, but well balanced. Seems as though it may be better than I expected, and if it wasn’t skunked and scorched, buttered popcorn it would be a pretty damn good lager.
bhensonb (14162) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 1, 2012
1.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Clear bottle from a Save-Mart. Pours very pale gold with a creamy/bubbly white head. Light skunky aroma. Flavor is quite bready, tho not in a heavy way, and there’s a lot of noble hop. Barring the skunk it would be pretty decent for a pale lager.
Suttree (6099) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 16, 2011
1 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 2/20
Clear yellow, loose white head. Aroma is OH GOD, THE STANK! THE STAAAAAAAAAANK! DEAR LORD, THAT"S BAD! OH GOD NO! Also, tastes bad, too. I swear, this is the first time I’ve ever tasted chlorine in a beer...
SanfordBrewer (1505) - Sanford, Florida, USA - SEP 2, 2010
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Lucent straw, thin lasting white head, thin body, high co2.
Aroma: very skunk cabbage.
Taste: sweet pale malt, roasted corn, mild vegetal bitterness, skunk cabbage, carbonic acid.
I’m surprised there’s even enough hops in here to get this much skunky light-struck flavor. If i was hosting a class on beer off-flavors, this would be my prime example of what happens to pale lagers in clear bottles that orbit the sun a few times on their way to my house.
daknole (10883) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUL 2, 2010
1.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
Yellow. Corn and light honeyed malts in the nose. Flavoris clean and eatery but the finish is metallic. Not good.
beernovice39 (3270) - Idaho, USA - JUN 20, 2010
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Light clear yellow pour with a tiny white head. Scent is corn, cereal and musty. Taste is carbonated corn and this time of year might not be bad but there is a metal hint in the after taste that I do not care for...
Taverner (1100) - San Ramon, California, USA - MAR 28, 2010
2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
I just got a whole bunch of "Beers of the World" as a gift, and damned if I’m not going to rate these fairly. Pale Lagers get a bad rap here, and they take a ratings hit just because they are PALE LAGERS. Granted, I am no fan of this beer - but I am going to rate it as if it were any other style I just didn’t like. That includes Golden Ales, Lagers and Berlinnerweisses. Anyway, this stuf smells a little skunky - probably because of the bottle. But to be honest, I was surprised it wasn’t MORE skunky. Clear bottle - hello? Anway, the beer itself pours a golden clear, with a piss yellow hue. Right off the bat, this stuff is very buttery aka full of diactyl. Goes too slow on the tongue. Notes of some rotting fruit and a little banana. Finishes cloying. AT the same time, better than Corona. Would go well with a lime to help make it less viscous.
drowland (7887) - Georgia, USA - OCT 20, 2009
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Tried a sample at Brewfest Tallahassee. Oh boy. Why would somebody copy Corona and make it worse? Skunk and corn. Disgusting.
hopscotch (10642) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 8, 2009
1.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle… Clear, straw-colored lager with a small, fizzy, white head. The aroma is pure skunk – my wife smelled it from across the kitchen – with a little lemon thrown in. Light to medium-bodied with a slick mouthfeel and tingly carbonation. The flavor is actually pleasant, much to my surprise. Trends toward the sweet side of balance, but offers light acidity and mild bitterness. Crisp, clean finish.