foduck (330) - Denton, Texas, USA - SEP 8, 2009
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
smells like alcohol and grain. flavor is sweet, bitter, and alcohol. mostly alcohol though. it’s not well-hidden in this beer. this is almost disgusting but not quite that bad. borderline i’d say. just needs to be sold in a cheap 40oz bottle instead of a six pack.
bu11zeye (12353) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 3, 2011
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
(330ml bottle, courtesy of Fratto) Pours a clear yellow body with a spare white head. Aroma of grain, earth, grass, faint paint thinner, and metal. Flavor of grain, butterscotch, and earth.
Oakes (13601) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 18, 2014
1.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Light gold, quite dull, no head. Plastic aroma and a bit of alcohol. Taste is only a little plasticy, and it is cleaner, less grainy than regular Cisk. For the type, it’s positively civilized. Malt liquor for adults.
yngwie (15605) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 28, 2007
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle. Clear, almost golden beer with a white head. Alcohol, sweetness and maltyness, as well as a vague fruityness in the aroma. The flavor is sweet and malty as well, with some fruityness, a little bitter touch, and surprisingly not so much alcohol, at least not until the end. Medium full, sweetish body. The beer is too strong and unbalanced. I like strong beers, but they need a balance, and the alcohol should be more of the warming kind, than just alcohol. (070914)
pineypower (2791) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - FEB 10, 2010
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle thanks to Dmac. Pours out a slightly cloudy moderate golden color with a head like if you’d poured apple juice too fast. Aroma is of sticky sweet malts, some grains and slight fruit, not much alcohol on the aroma...then comes the taste. Straight up booze, sweet grainy malts, and maybe a touch of fruit, but the alcohol takes the spotlight big time, alcohol is about as well hidden as grease in MC Donald’s.
djd07 (6461) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 13, 2011
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle as shown. Pours a clear orange golden with a quickly diminishing white head. The aroma is a corn malt and cereal. Medium mouthfeel with a corn malt and honey. Not too much going on with this one.
GTAEgeek (1532) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 19, 2012
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours pale yellow with a medium, beige head. The aroma is molasses, corn syrup, and white bread. The flavor is unpleasantly sweet, and the aftertaste is sour and awful. The palate is medium, grainy, and sticky. Overall, this is a terrible, malty beer, with mediocre aroma, and repulsive flavor.
rumproasts (4234) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 18, 2012
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
yellow with minimal head. booze and corn and some more booze. slightly sweeter than the average lager. the only redeeming feature seems to be that this is from Malta.
worldbeertaste (1755) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 16, 2012
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Medium Yellow with a thick lasting white nice lacy head. Smells of sweet malt, grain, with a light fruitiness. There is a bit of staleness. Thin oily body that seems a little syrupy. Tastes of sweet malt, light caramel on the start with fruit like peach with a light bitter citrus lemon that are found in all the other Cisk beers. A touch of alcohol and pepper on the end. Dry. The aftertaste leaves a bit of grass. I’m impressed by how drinkable it is. Its smooth for 9% and not at all harsh.
TorbenJensen (1278) - Valby, DENMARK - SEP 27, 2015
1.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
The aroma is sparingly hoppy. The taste is mainly characterized by high alcohol. 9 percent alcohol for a lager are also among the strong ones, but this XS carries real strength quite nicely. It may otherwise be difficult to find a good balance between high alcohol and flavor notes in a strong lager, who are indeed generally just have the same ingredients as lagers and therefore not has many shades to save the strength behind. XS is a lovely malty beer that starts with a good malt profile, becoming the sharp alcohol embossed warming taste, which a sweetish taste reveals the addition of saccharine, but saved at the finish line of a reasonable non-dominant hoppy bitterness.