Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - MAR 20, 2008
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
THOUGHTS: Almost forgot to input this one. Had it back on New Year’s Eve. Just another standard lousy pale lager, This one ,though, is very one-sided.
TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a light yellow with an average, sudsy, white head that mostly diminished and left good lacing. The aroma was light malt and corn. Then initial flavor was lightly sweet, while the finish was moderately sweet and bitter and a little sour with a short duration. There was lightly sweet malt then a slightly lemony bitterness and sourness. The light body was watery but also a little dry with lightly fizzy carbonation and a moderately astringent finish.
TBone (14267) - Pori, FINLAND - MAR 12, 2008
1.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Can (BB 07/2008)
Golden color, small white head. Sweet malty (apple peals) and grainy aroma. Sweet malty flavor and more apple peels. Short oily finish. More or less another crap tropical lager, although not the worst and most drinkable (ice gold) of Costa Rican main brands.
hopscotch (10144) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 10, 2008
1.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 2/20
Bottle... Clear, straw-colored lager with a large, rocky, white head. Excellent retention. The aroma is sweet and creamy. Light to medium-bodied with a milky mouthfeel and middling carbonation. Flavor-wise, it’s very seltzer-like. Well balanced and inoffensive, but there’s just nothing there. Finishes crisp, and very clean. This one’s like having sex in a canoe... f*ck*ng way too close to water!
Maria (10191) - Thisted, DENMARK - MAR 1, 2008
1.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Thank you Morten, it was nice of you to bring this one back to me. It’s light straw with an OK head. Both aroma and flavour are very weak with light notes of malt, straw, metal, a light sweetness and practically no bitterness. It’s a very uninspiring beer - but it’s wet and cold :)
gam (3644) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - FEB 24, 2008
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Thin head,meek carbonation,gold colour,not much cover from head.Aroma citrus(lemon)sweetness,mild hops.Flavour strong hop and malt flavour,malt is good,lack of bitter,finish sweet and malty.
PhillyBeer2112 (2655) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - FEB 11, 2008
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Ricey adjuncty aroma, cereal grain, rice crispies. A bit of tangerine? Sugar cane. Surprisingly medium mouthfeel, not watery at all. High carbonation contributes to the near fullness of palate. Bready grainy malts, balanced finish. A bit tart/astringent/husky in the finish. Straw color but a medium foamy head and lacing. What a surprise!
mjg74 (2854) - Salem, Oregon, USA - FEB 8, 2008
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from BevMo. Light golden in color upon pouring. Wispy white head. Sweet sugary grainy aroma, some sweet corn. Flavor is mostly grainy. A little bit of sweetness with a hint of malts.
mistersinalin (381) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - JAN 27, 2008
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
Stuck in the Grand Cayman Airport and this is the beer of choice. Anywhere in the US and there should would be someting better. As far as flavor-challenged lagers go, this still isn’t the best.
patty26 (95) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 20, 2008
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Pours an ugly yellow. Looks like corn and smells like corn. Tastes like molten tortilla chips. I didn’t expect much from this one but it is downright awful. The only real positive is that I dig the phoenix on the label.
bluevegie (3067) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 17, 2008
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Clear, pale yellow body with an average head. Some corn in the aroma, with not too much else, which carries through to the taste otherwise it is a little bland, as expected. Don’t expect too much from pale lagers so I wasn’t too disappointed.