Sigmund (6760) - Tau, NORWAY - MAR 22, 2002
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 23, 2003 My can (bought in Norway, ABV 4,8%) says 'Premium Irish Beer', but surely this must be more or less the same thing?? An easily drinkable ale, perhaps not all that much character, but good, GOOD (not great). I don't hate nitro cans, but would like to sample this one on tap. (Maybe I have, without noticing....) Rerate: ABV 4.2% version, 440 ml can says "Premium beer" but this is clearly the same stuff, just a little more watery version. Very smooth.
maxhits (172) - Pico Rivera, California, USA - MAR 19, 2002
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Light and fairly easy to throw down. Smooth and creamy, yes... but not a particularly great beer.
Drinkingdan (375) - East Norriton, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 18, 2002
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice and creamy, Maybe a little lite on the flavor side, but it is still a great beer.
MOboy (504) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - MAR 18, 2002
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Way too sweet. I had this served on nitrogen and it tasted a little like fruit snacks. I could not even finish the glass. Beautiful head though.
tourette (225) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 15, 2002
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
I’m still not sure what I think of a nitrogen pumped ale. Its smooth for sure, and has a pretty head, but its too artificial and strange. If the beer has something to back it up (like guiness), I would rate it higher. Still not bad though.
RobBestwick (845) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 15, 2002
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
If this beer was a person it would be an accountant.. it is boring but it is drinkable and it can save you money... i.e. it is not Becks
Nesta13 (205) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 12, 2002
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(draught) Nice, distinctly Irish ale. But nothing special either.
BlueMarlin99 (2) - USA - MAR 11, 2002 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Almost the perfect beer that has made me stop ordering cocktails at the local pub. A tad watery, the more you drink the less you taste. However that can be said for all spirits. Too hard to find.
Dogbrick (11641) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 8, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Excellent pour that started out butterscotch-colored then settled into the more typical Ale hue. Creamy almost to a fault, as there was not much of a beer flavor to it at all. Slightly tannic, and overall the flavor does not live up to the looks.
dprior (118) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 7, 2002
2.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
The best looking non-stout pour I have ever seen. A real thick, rich, creamy head. Sadly, it’s not all it could be. It needs a bit more bite to it. As it stands, it goes down real creamy and leaves my palate hanging. The flavor is just not there. I waited and waited for that extra hoppy kick, but it never set in. Still, the appearance and aroma makes it a worthwhile purchase now and then. Put some bite into this and It’d be one of the best beers out there. It just goes down like creamy water. I was harsh on the overall because it’s just so damn disapointing.