rauchbier (3686) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JUN 15, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle conditioned, or unfiltered. Pale gold with faint haze. Good rocky white head and good condition. Muted aromas of malt and hops that have a faintly apple edge and an almost Orval like yeastiness. In the mouth it is madly hop bitter but never gets out of balance, with a spicy pepperiness adding some depth. Finish is long hoppy and chalky.
GreatDane (101) - Skævinge, DENMARK - JUN 14, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Almost as good as a Pilsener can get - Has a long-lasting head and a dark yellow color
LoveCaissa (873) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 10, 2003
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hazy dark yellow colour, nice head. Lovely hoppy and lightly acidic aroma (grapefruit). Wonderful balance between the malty sweetness and the LONG very bitter finish. Considering the style, this is as good as it gets!
shintriad (700) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 1, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 1, 2003 Pleasant herbal smell, somewhat bitter but very smooth with little aftertaste. Fairly strong for a pilsener; comes in a pretty fancy bottle as well.
wnp22 (698) - Toronto (Roncesvalles Village), Ontario, CANADA - MAY 28, 2003
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fruity, spicy scent. Malt aroma. Light head, light colour. Taste is well balanced, malty and smooth. Hoppy finish.
mds (2250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 24, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 1, 2005 bottle. hazy golden body with a marvelous white frothy head and sticky white lace. grainy aroma with plenty of floral hops. very good balance. flavourful malts and adequate hopping. lingering bitter finish. I think this is a prime example of the style.
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 21, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
hazy yellow w/ big, fluffy white head. Piney, herbal (lemon grass) nose. Smooth, buttery feel. Lovely bread and butter malt flavour giving way to a whack of hops in the finish. Very nicely structured.
iam (369) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 18, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very fruity aroma. Pours a cloudy golden colour with a thin head. Slight citrus taste with lots of hop bitterness. Christ awful its not.
Mads Langtved (2244) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - MAY 3, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A nice pilsener. Very hoppy and extremely dry. There is no doubt that this is a good beer. Bready palate and quite bitter notes.
Cartoonkhaki (1222) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - APR 12, 2003
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Best till Oct 2003. I found somewhat muted wet earth in the nose with grass clippings. Decent none-the-less. Nice appearance. Cloudy gold with a faint pale yellow head. Citrusy and bitter that drys out the back of your tounge. Hoppy. Worth having again but much fresher next time.