Oakes (12777) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 4, 2011
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: OCT 29, 2012 2012 update: Golden and bright. Light aroma but the palate has a delicate spicy hop. Hints of malt. Decent, refreshing and relatively dry macro.
Original rating, 2011: Can from a random Eastern Euro grocer in Nicosia. Hazy light yellow. Smells a bit doughy. Low bitterness and vague minty, sugary hops but all told it’s a clean, bland pale lager. Nothing going for it, but nothing wrong with it.
bhensonb (11389) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 6, 2011
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Green bottle. Slight waft of skunk when cap came off. Pours gold with a slight white head. Apparently there wasn’t much skunk cause the nose is bready and grassy. Near med body. Flavor is bready, and there is some grassy/spicy hop. I’d say no skunk at all. Gotta be one of the better pale lagers of East Europe.
Holy (833) - GERMANY - JUL 1, 2011
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle about an hour South of Cluj. Nice standard lager. Easy to drink - mild aftertaste.
Slayer85 (1051) - Firenze, ITALY - JUN 6, 2011
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle (5% ABV). A clear pale golden beer with an average sized, frothy/fizzy, mostly diminishing white head. The aroma is lightly malty and lightly hoppy, with notes of bread and grass. The flavor is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Light to medium body, watery texture, fizzy carbonation, dry finish with almost medium bitterness. Surprisingly not skunky, fairly clean instead, just useless and forgettable.
JoeMcPhee (8534) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 16, 2011
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Very pale straw colour. The aroma is a bit light and slightly worty. Light bodied and a bit of light herbal hops. Quite watery and bland. Meh.
crossovert (7738) - Illinois, USA - MAR 15, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
11.2 oz green twist off bottle. It came covered for the most part in paper and it is pretty fresh (best before 16/08/11) and the store was nice and dark.
It pours a pale gold with a foamy right white head, typical of the style. It has above average lacing though.
The smell is thankfully not skunked, it has a nice bready malt presence and some super grassy hops.
The first thing I noticed was it actually started out pretty full bodied for a pilsener, then it mellowed out with a super dry finish. It has enough flavor, it straddles the line between a generic Euro pale lager and a pilsener. But it is well balanced, the malt is bready and almost papery and the hops have a nice tang, pretty much lime zest, and a surprising bitterness right in the finish. This a noble hop bomb and I like that a ton.
I really like the drinkability and mouthfeel, and that will certainly bump this one up.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 01-17-2011 03:42:31
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - MAR 13, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: AUG 25, 2012 Can from supermarket in Cyprus. Pale yellow with small head. Inoffensive and fairly clean swill, even if tasteless and boring. 3-2-3-2-6 = 1.6/...........re-rate in Brasov, Romania. Standard gold, slim stable head
Aroma has hint of lemonbalm and the flavors have solid pale malts and finish with brisk, nicely bitter hops. Highly drinkable
blankboy (6217) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 21, 2011
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Can [500ml] shared with HogTownHarry, jerc & mabel -- c/o j&m. Pours a clear pale, pale yellow with a small diminishing white head. Aroma: Yuck! Overly sweet along with garbage, corn & vegetables. Watery flavour is sweet and vegetal. Light bodied. Simply awful.
cyrenaica (1053) - Milton, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 11, 2011
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
I tried this beer on January 7, 2011 after purchasing from one of my local LCBO outlets. The beer poured a translucent pale gold with a very thin white head. The aroma was grainy malt and some floral hops. The mouthfeel was medium bodied with medium carbonation. The flavour was grainy malt, and overly bitter hops.
mabel (5805) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 6, 2011
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
[3576-20110129] 500mL can. Sweet but off straw yeast aroma. Clear, pale yellow body with a quick foamy white head. Sweet yeast hay straw watery flavour. Light body. Grainy and just not a fan. (3/3/2/2/5) 1.5
(w/ blankboy, HogTownHarry, jerc)