kerenmk (2196) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 14, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can sample at a tasting at Yoav’s place. Thanks DSG for being so selfless and helping me achieving the 100oth rating milestone in such a respectable and appropriate way! Clear, golden with bubbly white head. Artificial malty and a little H2O aroma, faint corn too. Sweetish, malty taste. Refreshing, light-bodied, softish fizz, sweetish finish. Not bad at all.
DSG (5657) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 14, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can shared at a tasting at Yoav’s place. Clear golden with a white head. Aroma of hay, some bread, grainy notes, grass and metallic notes. Sweetish malt flavor, pretty bready with a mildly bitter finish with grassy notes. Light to medium-bodied. Quite easy-drinking and surprisingly a pretty good Pale Lager.
crossovert (6970) - Illinois, USA - JAN 19, 2013
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
Cheap bottle. INBEV bottle (sigh). Super light golden color. Grain and slight hosp int he aroma. Soapiness in the flavor, metallic, malt, cooked grain, sweet, very light hop. Not good.
MichaelAwesome (3601) - Wanne-Eickel, GERMANY - JAN 19, 2013
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle shared with McTapps. Just another pissy lager made up with some syrup. Drinkable but with no aroma.
McTapps (3603) - Ruhrcity, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - JAN 19, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2013 Bottle from Mix Markt Recklinghausen and shared with MichaelBruch. Clear golden colour with steady head and thin body. Taste of low malt, mild fruits and grass. Boring.
Travlr (9998) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 30, 2012
1.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Bottle from a supermarket in Chisinau, Moldova. Clear pale golden yellow color, medium white head. Aroma of straw. Taste is dilute and slightly sour straw.
ogivlado (5584) - Zagreb, CROATIA - OCT 7, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled 500ml. -from some local shop in Kiev, Ukraine. Pale golden coloured, medium sized white head, slight hoppy nose. Malty, mild hoppy and cereals with light bitter finish. Light but drinkable and one of the better Ukrainian lagers.
tomer (1644) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - AUG 31, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, small bubbly head, clear gold with bronze hints, aroma of herbs and vanila, flavour of honey, fruits and herbs. pleasant long lasting medium bitterness, quite dry. Clean and satisfying.
rauchbier (3596) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2012
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle, from an ethnic food store in Hull. Gold, thin shortlived white head and low condition. Brief suggestion of sweet fruity malt in the nose, quite dry in the mouth with some low ester notes and a hint of bitterness that lingers into the finish with little else to threaten its dominance.
Beershine (5212) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - AUG 5, 2012
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Draft in Kiev park. Bright yellow. Aroma of diacetyl in the form of popcorn butter. While it’s still cold it’s bearable but the butter could foreseeably become unbearable too. There is a decent pale malt character but in general it’s a lame macro.